Well....I guess I can finally believe it. Today in the mail arrived my Fidelity Platinum AMEX card. I WIN! GAME OVER! This is the card that I've always wanted and even though I went the easy way (via Fidelity) I still get the same benefits and respect as a non Fidelity Platinum member. O.k. O.k. so I cheated (you got me!)....but still, I'm happy! I just didn't have the patience to spend the next several years charging my eyes out on a Gold AMEX charge card (I would of had to product transfered from my Optima Platinum card to Gold charge) and then wait to be invited to apply or upgrade to the Platinum. I do realize that Momof3 got invited to upgrade after several months, I don't think I would of been that lucky.
I can't even tell you how crazy AMEX is. The card came packaged in a blue rectangular numbered (silver sticker on back) box type packaging that you could velcro open and closed. On the front were the words "PLATINUM" in silver foil with a silver foil picture of the card. Inside the fold was the card in a plastic sleeve and a nice letter signed by Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. General Manager, Consumer Cards (member since 1981). Along with a letter was a 45 page manifesto of all of the benefits of the card and a bunch of other little flyers that I have to fill out (i.e. travel profile). Talk about crazy. On a good note, I get free enrollment into the Membership Rewards program for both of my AMEX cards. I'm not going to even go over all of the benefits of this card, it's simply amazing! I'm excited.
The card looks exactly like the regular Platinum charge card with the exception of the words "Fidelity Investments" under the words "Platinum" and directly to the right of the face in the middle. Interesting enough....the member since date on this card is 00. I first became a member in 2000 when I got the secured Optima card (Ha!). Then my OAOA (on again off again) added me as AU on his Gold charge. When they sent the Gold Fidelity AMEX card, it had a member since 01 on it (for when I got my Optima Platinum in 2001 I guess).
I am at peace in the credit world now. Nothing else matters to me other than fighting for better terms.
Anyone else care to join me? LOL...