The Centurion Card

The Centurion Card, popularly known as the Black Card, is American Express’s most exclusive charge card. It is the only card made from metal (titanium), and it provides access to a range of exclusive privileges. As of 2006 the annual fee in the United States was $2,500, and it is estimated that there are fewer than 10,000 cards issued worldwide. …The card is available only by invitation and, as of January 1, 2006, in the United States, it requires minimum annual spending of $250,000 on another American Express card and other requirements. Certain requirements have been known to be waived for major celebrities and business figures. (source)

4 Comments The Centurion Card

  1. Timothy Foote

    The manager of my division at PPI ( ;)) used to work for a company that trained sales forces. He had one of these ‘Black’ cards and would charge hotel, travel, catering, etc. on it for the seminars he would lead – typically for 50-100 people. Points, as you can imagine, quickly add up. Before he left that job he had enough reward points to take his wife on a vacation for 10 days in Hawaii. Hotel (Hilton), flight – everything paid for.

    If you can expense the annual fee, go for it.

  2. Timothy Foote

    You got that right.

    By the way, in December I believe I promised (“a promise made is a debt unpaid”) you an email with an update on the latest career options presenting themselves. I’ll get that over to you soon. Better late than never, as they say in Acapulco.

  3. lore

    my friend matt works at this really posh place in Atlanta and some football player charged his meal on the Black Card. matt got to hold the card. he didn’t care that someone famous was sitting in front of him, no, he cared that he got to hold the card.


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