OMG, I just received my "NEW" Bonvoy Premier credit card, you know it replaced the black metal old card.
What a piece of flimsy thin plastic. It's almost an embarrassment to use. Well you can always cut quality somewhere!!
But it's "NEW"
So it must be better. :-)
I actually hate the metal "premium" cards (Sapphire Reserve, old Marriott card, AMEX, etc.). They add too much weight and bulk to my slim front-pocket wallet.
So I welcome this change.
Hmmm. Just canceled my SPG/Bonvoy AMEX. One down, three to go. Just need to decide which one to keep (AMEX Brilliant, AMEX bus, Bonvoy Chase personal and bus).
Its thinner than every other card I've ever used. What a joke Marriott.
Just got the Amex brilliant one. It heavy/solid with a cool little design on it. Can’t believe the chase version would be that flimsy plastic.
Call me what you will but I really enjoyed using the metal card. It always gets nice comments. That card feels like a well made, high quality product (try cutting it in half). I just got the new card yesterday and I am pretty disappointed. In this day and age we use credit cards constantly as opposed to cash or checks so I touch that card quite a bit. I have both cards in my wallet right now and I told my wife to use the old card as long as it stays active. The numbers are the same but the CVV ? code is different so we will see how long that takes. It strikes me as another short sighted merger based decision. To be fair, I knew this was coming but I wanted to get the the extra points it offers since I don't need the nights anymore. I'll be looking over some of the other CC options in a few months.
Not happy to receive a flimsy plastic card to replace my old black metal Marriott Rewards card. I will be exploring other options for a different rewards card. It is so thin, it almost feels fake. I am sure it won't take more than a couple months for it to break.
Hmmm. Just paid my annual fee, so there is time to cancel. Thanks for the heads up.
Honestly, although the metallic card is nice, I'm more interested in tap-to-pay. Although the contactless emblem appears on the front of cards in their ads, does the actual card have it? If so, I'm probably going to call Chase to request a replacement. My current one doesn't expire for 2+ years.
Come to think of it, the contactless element might be the reason the card switched from metallic to plastic. There might be a performance/interference issue.
Do you have an Apple Watch? Adding credit cards to ApplePay is the most effortless way to "tap to pay"… when it's available.
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