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    Amex Black Card Requirements?

    Hi, what are the requirements for getting invited to the Amex Centurian program? I have spent over 100k this year with my Amex Gold Card and am interested in getting a black card but have been unable to find any concreate info on exactly what you need to do to be invited? There are a few articles but they are very outdated, does anyone have an updated info on this?


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    Spend A LOT and make Amex serious money..... I believe it was $100,000 a year but they increased it because it was becoming too common.
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    You need to spend $250,000 in one year with American Express. Once you have your card there is no minimum spend required to keep it, this has been misreported as being $100,000 a year on top of the $250,000 you need to spend initially. There is also an upfront fee of 5k.

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    I think the upfront fee was upped to $7,500 this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreditDave View Post
    I think the upfront fee was upped to $7,500 this year.
    WOW! Just for using a credit card? There'd better be some serious benefits to this card!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneMoreDollar View Post
    WOW! Just for using a credit card? There'd better be some serious benefits to this card!
    I've always wanted one so that people would know I had money to spend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneMoreDollar View Post
    WOW! Just for using a credit card? There'd better be some serious benefits to this card!
    It's not nearly nearly as attractive as it once was IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreditDave View Post
    It's not nearly nearly as attractive as it once was IMO.
    Good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreditDave View Post
    I think the upfront fee was upped to $7,500 this year.
    There's also an annual fee of $2,500 for your first year and each year after. So your first year you're looking at a $10,000 fee just to get the card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JollyRoger View Post
    There's also an annual fee of $2,500 for your first year and each year after. So your first year you're looking at a $10,000 fee just to get the card.
    yeah and most of the same "services" are now offered with cards that cost less than $100 a year to carry. Sure you aren't going to be getting a gift or two worth a few hundred dollars from Capital One every year but even taking the gifts that Amex sends you into account many people are still throwing away thousands and potentially tens of thousands of dollars for a status symbol that isn't really that much of a status symbol anymore.

    Personally I think the new black Marriott Premier card looks just as good.

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