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Old 07-28-2008, 03:05 PM
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Default American Express credit card

Do you have American Express credit card? Is it much different than Visa and MasterCard? Is it easy to get AMEX?
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:09 PM
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I have a Costco Platinum America Express card, which offers cash-backs. I'm very happy with the card, although it is not accepted everywhere, which is kind of annoying. I didn't have any problems when applying for the card, and I was actually approved for more credit than I asked for, within a week of submitting my application.

I highly recommend AMEX credit cards.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:49 PM
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I have a Costco Platinum America Express card, which offers cash-backs. I'm very happy with the card, although it is not accepted everywhere, which is kind of annoying. I didn't have any problems when applying for the card, and I was actually approved for more credit than I asked for, within a week of submitting my application.

I highly recommend AMEX credit cards.
Does the Costco AMEX have a yearly fee? If it does, how much is it? Does the card offer cash-backs for things bought only at Costco, or for everything you buy?
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:55 PM
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Is this Costco AMEX credit card good for 22 year old?
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:57 PM
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Is this Costco AMEX credit card good for 22 year old?
I just answered a similar question you asked in this thread:

http://forums.canadabanks.net/showthread.php?p=219

Keep in mind that Costco will charge you $50 per year membership fee. This is not a direct credit card fee, but you still have to pay it if you want the Costco AMEX (you need to be a Costco member in order to get the card).
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:58 AM
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Nothing special really. Almost the same as Visa and MasterCard
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:22 PM
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Nothing special really. Almost the same as Visa and MasterCard
The AMEX credit cards are not accepted everywhere, while Visa and Mastercard usually are.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:04 PM
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The AMEX credit cards are not accepted everywhere, while Visa and Mastercard usually are.
That's why you need a Visa or Mastercard to go with your AMEX credit card.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:42 AM
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What's important to differentiate here is that Visa and Mastercard are credit cards, whereas American Express is a charge card.

You are expected to pay the balance in full each month for Amex, whereas you are OK with carrying a balance with Visa/Mastercard (and pay only the minimum).
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:42 PM
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What's important to differentiate here is that Visa and Mastercard are credit cards, whereas American Express is a charge card.

You are expected to pay the balance in full each month for Amex, whereas you are OK with carrying a balance with Visa/Mastercard (and pay only the minimum).
I have a credit card from American Express Canada and although I pay it in full every month, I don't have to. AMEX offer both Charge Cards and Credit Cards.
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