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Old 03-01-2006, 08:54 PM   #61
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Amex Centurion Black Card. Only $2500 per year and you get a personal concierge who will deliver green M&Ms at midnight if you wish (or the more useful dinner reservations or tickets for a play). You have to spend a couple hundred thousand per year and its invite only.
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Old 03-01-2006, 10:40 PM   #62
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Gee, I wonder why they aren't marketing to early retirees?
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Maybe they are-- but not to you or me?
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Hah...after I had a huge fight with amex about ten years ago, they probably wouldnt send me the m&m's, let alone an invite.

I actually applied for a "costco charge card" which turns out to be underwritten by amex. They rejected me! Apparently they keep internal stuff a lot longer than 7 years!
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Hey, ESRBob, or anyone else with a Pentagon Fed Credit Card. Is the logo discreet?

I'm considering getting one for my international travel, but I don't really relish the thought of being perceived as a warmonger. Any issues with that?
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Interesting question; the logo is actually quite discreet but not invisible. I never really thought about it before until I went overseas recently and thought, "this makes me look like I might work for the feds".
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How much does PenFed charge for overseas credit-card currency transactions? The credit cards I own (MBNA & USAA) both charge 3%.

When spouse & I are overseas we pull a few days' cash out of the ATM. (It doesn't care how warlike our NFCU ATM card looks.) We'd do the same to pay the hotel bill or other largish sums.
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How much does PenFed charge for overseas credit-card currency transactions? The credit cards I own (MBNA & USAA) both charge 3%.

When spouse & I are overseas we pull a few days' cash out of the ATM. (It doesn't care how warlike our NFCU ATM card looks.) We'd do the same to pay the hotel bill or other largish sums.
PFCU charges 1% so you receive .25% cash rebate (1.25% - 1%). When I went to Thailand last year I also only used my other bank's ATM card where the unused cash could earn 3%+. They refund upto $8 per month towards ATM fees.

Regarding the name on the CC, I never paid attention (frugal) since I have only used it here in good ol USA. I would also be a bit concerned about advertising that I might be working of a branch the Fed.

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