As you all know Amex is one of the best when it comes to costumer service but the cards can be quite expensive sometimes such as the platinum card with $450 fee (200 is returned to you for flights) and the spg with $65 fee (rumoured to increase in the future). So my cards were just renewed so i made a few quick phone calls to 1-800-452-3945 (the direct number to amex retention department) . I quickly scored 20k Miles for the platinum card (valued at least at $300) and 1000 points for the spg card (not much but i don’t use it as much. So now that you can’t get a 2nd bonus for an amex card ( can’t cancel and reapply for a new bonus ) scoring retention offers is the new game . From what i understand it is possible to get a retention offer twice in the same year for the same card so give it a go. Amex small business day is coming up as well so i can make 30$ per each card by buying gift certificates online which also makes up for the yearly fees ( one of my cards does not even have one).