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winterlicious amex early booking

hippotatomus Jan 5, 2008 08:11 PM

i;m considering booking early reservations for winterlicious using my amex card... but i wanted to know if you can you use another credit card when paying?

or do you need to pay with the amex card you booked the reservation with?

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    dooGle RE: hippotatomus Jan 5, 2008 09:03 PM

    I'm sure that the restaurant in question will want to be paid, and will see no problem in using whatever card you are carring at the time. Where will you go?

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      The Goddess RE: hippotatomus Jan 5, 2008 09:27 PM

      I seem to recall from the last 'licious that if you use the Amex to book early res you are required to pay for it with the Amex. They are the primo sponsor; this is how they get their dues. You want early, use the Amex. You wanna use another credit card, wait at the phone. (It's not fair to put the resto in between you and Amex, either...)

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        deelicious RE: The Goddess Jan 5, 2008 09:45 PM

        I disagree. I don't believe it's required nor do I think it is more appropriate to pay the bill with AMEX rather than cash or any other card.

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          paper_bag_princess RE: deelicious Jan 6, 2008 04:21 AM

          I plan on making a reservation with my amex then paying with another card as my amex is a corporate card.

          I suspect by the time you go to the restaurant they will not recall/have no record of when and how you made the reservation. Also, like someone else mentioned they will want to be paid and if I conveniently don't have that card with me, I doubt they will refuse other forms of payment.

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            millygirl RE: paper_bag_princess Jan 6, 2008 04:53 AM

            You need to use Amex to hold your advance booking. When it comes to paying, you can use whatever you like.

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              pescatarian RE: millygirl Jan 6, 2008 05:43 AM

              Agreed. I've had friends book with their Amex for a large group and we all pay separately with our own cards,whatever they are, at the restaurant.
              Although my experiences with Summerlicious and Winterlicious in previous years have not inspired me to book anything this year.

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                blue bike RE: millygirl Jan 6, 2008 06:13 AM

                Correct. I booked with Amex and payed with cash, Amex or Visa.

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                  hippotatomus RE: blue bike Jan 6, 2008 08:12 PM

                  thanks for all your responses!
                  also, do you need to make the reservation on the front of the line website or do you only need to call the restaurant to make the booking with your amex card ready ?

                  i'm looking to go to canoe =D

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          miranda RE: hippotatomus Jan 6, 2008 07:35 AM

          Good Luck....reservations are difficult to make Amex or not....best spots lines are always busy...I'm going to pass this year...never did have an amazing Winterlicious/Summerlicious meal....Miranda

          1. acorn RE: hippotatomus Jan 7, 2008 10:56 AM

            Being able to get the reservation ahead of others is a benefit that you get from being an amex cardholder. There is no requirement to pay with the card.

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