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If so, why? You're an idiot, that's why. Like me.
American Express: Not accepted by anyone, anywhere.
End this madness now. If all of DiS boycott AMEX, they'll HAVE to make changes.
Is it purely a status symbol, or is there a tangible benefit?
and AMEX drew me in with their promise of 10 BILLION AIR MILES if i spend over a certain amount. Piece of cake i thought, until the venue, wedding dress shop and caterers told me to do one.
The 'rewards' are the only reason you'd consider AMEX. Useless bastards.
Why? Because I get 1% cashback on all my purchases. For any places that don't accept Amex I use my cashback Mastercard.
Its a work one, surprised by the amount of places that don't accept it, i think that's why i was given it, if they me a mastercard/visa i'd probably do much more daft shit with it.
Actually my dad (i work for my dad) likes them cos he gets good points/gifts from them i think.
and the ludicrous interest rates...
Sheeldz, you're right no good for buying Visa's but other than that it's free money.
+ they have excellent customer service and tend to have more perks
(p.s. I'm not a bummer)
S'alright, seems to be accepted in most places. Might try and get a rewardier one sooner or later.
Big overdraft, nice staff, free railcard.
Lots of places don't know they accept it but actually do. ie Burger King in motorway services take it, but usually their staff will tell you they don't. Same with KFC. Don't know about Wimpy.
because you get sheadloads of airmiles on everything you spend, been meaning to do all my spending on it and then pay it off each month so pay no interest and get loads of airmiles
not REALLLLLLLLY, though that was my sales pitch every time... don't you find the amex card keeps on fucking up? Because working for lloyds people always seemed to find that 50% of the calls had to do with the Airmiles duo and more specifically the amex
1 for every £10 isn't bad, if I did all my shopping on it I could get 2000 a year that would get me somewhere, cant vouch for its reliability havent got round to using it