[Update] Some American Express Platinum Approvals Showing Terms with $550 Annual Fee

(Update 7/28/21: Multiple readers reporting (1, 2) that the annual fee actually posted as $550, as per the physical terms.)

Multiple readers report (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) applying for the American Express Platinum card after the fee changed to $695 and still getting the $550 annual fee showing in the terms on the physical mailer that came along with the card. This is being reported on all the various offers – the Resy offer, the 100k offer, the Schwab offer, etc.

It’s not known how this will play out in practice, and also not known if new applications from today will still get the $550 fee – quite possible it was only for those who signed up on launch/change day. Hopefully those people will actually get charged just the $550, as shown in the terms.

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Paul
Paul

Schwab Plat applied for on 7/1 and approved. Terms said $550. Checked with chat then and they said it should be $695. AF charged 7/24 $550.

Erin
Erin

I was just approved for the resy offer today and all the terms say $695 but I’ll see what the one that comes with the card says.

DeltaIV
DeltaIV

I got an interesting case. I just downloaded my card member agreement from Amex website for the vanilla Platinum I applied for on 07/16, it says “ $0 for the first year, then $695”.

Does this mean I will not be charged an annual fee?

John
John

Pray for the threat of a class action. Worked for the Aspire misprints.

RXSAMG
RXSAMG

Opened Schwab Plat 7/8
Mailer stated old AF BUT just charged $695 AF on 7/25
Is this worth trying to get them to change it or would I be wasting my time? Pretty sure they’ll just say the documents were old.

lefty
lefty

What does the cardmember agreement say? Both mail and downloadable versions

SU
SU

no worries, AMEX will claw back by charging the increase fee few months/years later

Major
Major

Update: applied for AMEX vanilla Platinum on Jul 1. The annual fee on the doc is 550. Annual fee posted today and it is 550.

D
D

same here for MS Platinum

Mike
Mike

Applied Charles Schwas Platinum on 7/5 and received the mailer on 7/7.
The paper print in the mailer shows $695.

JT
JT

I also applied for CS Platinum in July. The billing cycle just closed with a $695 membership fee.

Zalmy

Any DPs since the first day?

Eric G
Eric G

Applied on 7/1 with the Resy offer and the term sheet says $550. I confirmed the offer and fee with the chat reps who said ‘the system shows’ a $695 fee and 125k+10x SUB, which is wrong. It should be 15x. Anyone else having this issue?

Steven
Steven

I signed up as well with the Resy offer on 7/1, and my statement closed earlier this week. Not sure what the “system” shows for me, but I did receive 15x points on my restaurant spend.

Harry
Harry

Approved 7/12 on the Resy offer for $695, $6K, 6mo. The restaurant part for 15X working like clockwork. Now waiting a charge Monday for 15X small business (listed business on the Amex small business site) to see how it will post. It better be 15X or Amex and I will have a strong conversation. The 15X is the only reason I took out the card now. Planned for later, but not now with 2P having one. So I’m going for the 500K some how, some way.

Wave
Wave

For current holders, when does the fee increase to $695? On the next card member anniversary? Might be a silly question, but are we “grandfathered” in at $550 if we’ve had the card for years?

William Charles

Won’t be grandfathered, assume next anniversary but haven’t seen anything official yet

Zalmy

I believe I saw elsewhere that the new fee will be charged on your next anniversary after 1/1/2022, meaning if you reup in 2021 your next fee will still be $550.

CongestionCharge
CongestionCharge

+1

William Charles

Makes sense, might have missed it.

P
P

This is is my understanding although if you upgrade, it’s $695.