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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Keep vs. Cancel: Amex Green

The card was fun while it lasted (see Amex Green Approved!). But now it is time to move on. Why? First and foremost, I am anti-annual fees and loving it (see Keep vs. Cancel: US Bank Radisson (Update)). The renewal fee is $150 and it doesn’t get me much. 3X on travel? You already know where I’ve gone (see NYC Twice: A Recap of My 2020 Travels). 3x on restaurants? That’s not a bad deal except in Puerto Rico where Amex is not accepted at most restaurants. But that’s not the reason I am canceling. The real reason is because this card is considered a credit card by Amex which caps the number of credit cards to 4. I have 2 Marriott’s, the Blue, and this Green. When I applied for the Hilton personal, I was rejected for hitting the max. Whether recon ultimately approves me for the Hilton is a topic for another post. For now, it’s time to say goodbye. It ain’t easy being green.





  1. Wouldn’t you want to upgrade your Green to Gold instead? I just got approved for Green as my “fifth” credit card. Since I already had (and cancelled) the Premier Rewards Gold before, the strategy is to get Green and upgrade it to Gold one year later (and hope for an upgrade offer).

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