One of my friends had a Corporate (Green) American Express used specifically for business expenses where he wasn’t earning a single membership reward point. After a weird look to him, I suggested he find out what it would cost to upgrade the card to earn membership rewards. A quick call to American Express, $65 later and he was earning membership rewards. To boot, I further suggested that he request a courtesy credit of membership rewards points due to his continued personal and business relationships with American Express… 30 minutes later, via secure message, he had a few thousand membership rewards points from his spend over the last two months.
In a world of retention bonuses and reconsideration letters, it’s good to see that good old simple customer service still exists.
If you carry a similar card issued by your employer and aren’t earning points this is definitely something to check out. From my experience companies don’t care if you have a different card as long as they’re getting the bill every month and you use it as directed. They may not be likely to cover the annual fee for you to earn points … but if they’re already not earning points from the card this is a great opportunity to rack up some.
I’m lucky enough to be able to use my own cards for business expenses and be reimbursed, but for those that aren’t check this out.
Deal of the Day
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