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Closed Amex Platinum – how do you destroy your card ?

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  • Pointsamateur

    Just curious how everyone else destroys their card; our normal scissors probably won’t do the job for cutting it up. Luckily we have some more heavy duty tools, but open to other suggestions.

    VerdantBacon

    https://www.headforpoints.com/forums/topic/disposing-of-metal-platinum/

    Contact Amex and they will send you a prepaid envelope for you to send the card to them for destruction and recycling

    jj

    Reuse it. Metal cards make great scrapers for removing paint from glass, for example.

    Andrew J

    Keep it as a souvenir of your time as a Platinum cardmember.

    ChasP

    dig out the chip for a start

    Pointsamateur

    Thanks for the suggestions, and the other link. How do I get the chip out ? Hard bang with a screwdriver or something similar ?

    John

    I still have every financial card I’ve ever had. I presume by about 1 year after closure nobody can really do anything even if they steal it. Of course in some cases the account is still open and/or the number is still the same.

    Maybe my great grandchildren will be able to sell them to some crazy collector in the future when people use their 10G CoV-30 vaccine-implanted microchip to pay for everything , at least if humans still exist, or maybe some archaeologist will get excited when they dig up the area around my house

    WJACK

    It must be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm from whence it came…

    ChasP

    Thanks for the suggestions, and the other link. How do I get the chip out ? Hard bang with a screwdriver or something similar ?

    smallish screwdriver or a stout knife – never tried it on a metal card but they come out of the plastic ones quite easily

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