More on Amex Biz Plat lameness

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So Amex apparently overextended themselves when they offered a 50% rebate on the Biz Plat. Dumbshits. So they’ve yanked that back to 35%, but at least you get 50% for a full year after you sign up. Including through May 31.

Except that what you’re not exempted from is that you now get that rebate 6-10 weeks after booking the ticket, rather than a couple days. This is fucking killing me.

Meanwhile I’m waiting on 163,000 Amex points to come back to me, and I can’t book shit with the 32K I have. Maybe they never should have offered it in the first place if they couldn’t afford to, but no one likes having something offered to them and then taken away. I have to imagine that, since a version of this benefit had previously existed at 30% instead of 50%, and not very many people were aware of it, someone just thought 50% would sound good as a response to the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

And then, movie-style, I imagine someone looking at the numbers one day, eyes growing wider and wider.

It was fun while it lasted.

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