Amex Centurion invitation

By rishigarg | Nov 15, 2018, 10:11 PM
Hi all
Does anyone know what criteria Amex uses in deciding whether to invite someone for a Centurion card? I am a Platinum charge card member.

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By Dredgy | Nov 15, 2018, 11:43 PM
No idea. I've seen the list floating around the internet that it is offered if you spend 250k per year with Amex and have a net worth of 16 million.


I got (and refused) the offer without meeting either criteria though.

Last edited by Dredgy at Nov 15, 2018, 11.44 PM.
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By antkleve | Nov 16, 2018, 05:35 AM
I had an invitation a few years ago. I definitely don't have a net worth of $16m but do spend over $250k/year. I declined it because it was hard to see the value in the $10k sign up fee and $5k annual fee based on my travel and lifestyle habits at the time. It really only would be suitable for people who have money to throw away and I can't ever see myself being like that no matter how much my disposal income is.
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By mspcooper | Nov 16, 2018, 10:20 AM
i called and asked if i would be eligible. In 48hours, i was accepted. If you want one, i can get one of the Centurion agents to contact you? I do not gain any commission or $$ for asking this (just FYI). the benefits are plenty (but you have to be on the road/air quite a bit to enjoy these). My luggage got delayed by 24hrs and they paid $2000 to buy new set of clothes, no questions asked, few free concert tickets, elite status with airlines and hotels (to name a few). I have to say, the new devaluation is going to make me think twice about continuing though.
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By mspcooper | Nov 16, 2018, 10:29 AM
or alternatively ask for Jennifer Hayden at The Centurion team.
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By sid | Nov 16, 2018, 10:35 AM
Hi Mspcooper, could you please list out the elite statuses you get?
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By Mightyreds | Nov 16, 2018, 10:59 AM
You definitely do not need to have a specific net worth. They gauge and invite mostly on historical spend, generally north of $250k per annum.
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By mspcooper | Nov 16, 2018, 02:19 PM
Hi Mspcooper, could you please list out the elite statuses you get?

Hi Sid,
What i can think of:

Hilton Diamond

SPG/Mariott Gold

IHG Platinum Elite

Accor Plus

Shangri La/Golden Circle Diamond

Free Qantas Club

Free VA lounges

Emirates Gold

Free AFR

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By Randomtraveller | Nov 16, 2018, 02:59 PM
Hi Mspcooper, could you please list out the elite statuses you get?

Hi Sid,
What i can think of:

Hilton Diamond

SPG/Mariott Gold

IHG Platinum Elite

Accor Plus

Shangri La/Golden Circle Diamond

Free Qantas Club

Free VA lounges

Emirates Gold

Free AFR


Damn, only Marriott Gold. I was going to put a bunch into my platinum charge as I thought it must have Marriott platinum on Centurion.
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By Ross | Nov 17, 2018, 01:13 AM
I was an invite when Centurion first came to Australia and held it for about ten years.

I was invited on annual spend basis, not net worth. I’m still not worth 16M. I didn’t pay joining fee and wouldn’t if asked to now.

I gave it up and went back to Plat, the annual fee just wasn’t worth it. With the reported changes, I’m not sure even Plat is worth it any more.

Lots of people cooed over the metal Centurion card when I had it, it was unusual then, but now, not so much.
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By TravellingCarto | Nov 17, 2018, 03:06 PM
I received an invitation 12 months ago with an offer to waive the joining fee - only had to pay the annual fee. Worthwhile for very frequent travellers, if you don’t spend at least one week per month on the road, stick with Platinum.
The jump to the highest tier of most hotel programs, and the addition of IHG are worthwhile for the most frequent travellers. There are also complimentary upgrades to First Class when you book business class tickets with some airlines. The concierge is pretty handy also.
Last edited by TravellingCarto at Nov 17, 2018, 03.10 PM.
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By pkjames | Nov 19, 2018, 09:51 AM
if you are on the road quite a lot, the centurion's perks are really not the appealing. It is not hard to get oneworld emerald and marriott platinum just by doing a few overseas trips per year. The Explorer + PT edge combo is far superior if you put a lot of spending through the card. However after next April, the combo is dead.

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By mushmush | Nov 28, 2018, 11:22 PM
I was offered it after spending approx $6k a week through my business and i booked all my flights and hotels through amex travel. After 4 months of doing this i was offered the Centurion. I agree that $5k a year is high and the perks have become less each year.
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