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Old 09-01-2018, 11:19 PM   #61
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I just had my card cancelled as I refused to pay 50% annual fee and refused to take up the offer to have it waived fully by having any recurrent bills (Starhub, M1, True Yoga and 1 -2 more merchants) paid through the card.

The CSO claimed that unlike banks that have other revenue generating means, AMEX collects annual fee to maintain the service standard that it offers.

Now it is time for me to look for an alternative card to pay for GRAB rides.
Amex doesn't charge merchants for using its service?
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Old 13-01-2018, 09:51 AM   #62
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That is BullCRAP from the CSO.

I always get my Annual Fees 100% waived by AMEX ( and others)

If not , I'll just cancel the card .


The CSO claimed that unlike banks that have other revenue generating means, AMEX collects annual fee to maintain the service standard that it offers.
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Old 13-01-2018, 09:46 PM   #63
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That is BullCRAP from the CSO.

I always get my Annual Fees 100% waived by AMEX ( and others)

If not , I'll just cancel the card .
Do you have high spend? In my past experience yes Amex is one bank strict in waiver.
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Old 14-01-2018, 04:33 AM   #64
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Do you have high spend? In my past experience yes Amex is one bank strict in waiver.
Nope, have always got my Ascend and rewards cards annual fees waived.
Ultimately, depends on if u need the benefits like complimentary night and some vouchers, if not, just push for a full waiver.

And I havenít spend more than 5k a year recently.
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Old 16-01-2018, 06:08 PM   #65
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I just signed up and hit the $2500 spend for bonus KF miles. So I should stop using the card now since other cards have better benefits? Or upgrade to the ascend Kf card for the bonus miles too?
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Old 16-01-2018, 06:41 PM   #66
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You can upgrade but the 5000 miles first transaction bonus is not eligible anymore. Others are still eligible provided that you pay the annual fee.

I just signed up and hit the $2500 spend for bonus KF miles. So I should stop using the card now since other cards have better benefits? Or upgrade to the ascend Kf card for the bonus miles too?
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Old 17-01-2018, 04:39 AM   #67
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You can upgrade but the 5000 miles first transaction bonus is not eligible anymore. Others are still eligible provided that you pay the annual fee.
thanks, so it's better to just apply for a new ascend kf card?
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Old 17-01-2018, 06:03 AM   #68
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thanks, so it's better to just apply for a new ascend kf card?
You can only hold one Krisflyer branded card from amex. Note that ascend does not have first year annual fee waiver
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Old 17-01-2018, 09:55 AM   #69
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Yes. The 5000 bonus point is once per lifetime. You enjoyed one time, that’s done. It’s linked to your ID not your card.

You can only hold one Krisflyer branded card from amex. Note that ascend does not have first year annual fee waiver
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Old 17-01-2018, 09:57 AM   #70
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Actually you can ask for first year fee waiver if you give up ALL benefits.

You can only hold one Krisflyer branded card from amex. Note that ascend does not have first year annual fee waiver
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Old 17-01-2018, 01:12 PM   #71
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Yes. The 5000 bonus point is once per lifetime. You enjoyed one time, thatís done. Itís linked to your ID not your card.
Never say never. I have got it twice already, though with a gap a several years between my two Amex KF cards. And yes I have only one NRIC.
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Old 17-01-2018, 02:08 PM   #72
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That is BullCRAP from the CSO.

I always get my Annual Fees 100% waived by AMEX ( and others)

If not , I'll just cancel the card .
As much as I enjoyed the cards while they last, I cancelled mine since the CSO (who claimed he was a relations officer on duty) was not keen to offer full waiver with no terms.

Perhaps a new signup in future will allow me to enjoy new enrollment offer again?

Actually you can ask for first year fee waiver if you give up ALL benefits.
I know of a case where the person gave up the freebies for first year fee waiver too. It was done at a roadshow held in a company though. Does it affect the sign up offer too?
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Old 17-01-2018, 02:30 PM   #73
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That’s good news

Never say never. I have got it twice already, though with a gap a several years between my two Amex KF cards. And yes I have only one NRIC.
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Old 17-01-2018, 02:31 PM   #74
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Don’t know any sign up bonus

As much as I enjoyed the cards while they last, I cancelled mine since the CSO (who claimed he was a relations officer on duty) was not keen to offer full waiver with no terms.

Perhaps a new signup in future will allow me to enjoy new enrollment offer again?


I know of a case where the person gave up the freebies for first year fee waiver too. It was done at a roadshow held in a company though. Does it affect the sign up offer too?
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