Originally Posted by M4P
My Amex card says if the extended warranty purchased exceeds 12 months, then the Amex one does not apply. So since Costco is only extending 1 additional year, I would think then the Amex one would go into effect after the 2 years are up. It also says if either the original manufacturer warranty or the service contract covers more than 12 months, then Amex extended warranty benefits will not apply.
I think the plan may be different for different types of cards. Mine is the green Costco "TrueEarnings" card and has the policy I pasted in my prior post. So, mine applies as long as the combined (Mfg and Costco extension) do not exceed 5 years. Amex requires Mfg and Extended Warranty must apply first. stevesc thinks Costco requires Credit Card first - so who knows, maybe a pi55ing match. And as I mentioned, I'm not sure Amex would consider Costco a true extended warranty.
Here's another kicker, my Amex DOES NOT COVER items that are covered by an unconditional satisfaction guarantee (which was Costco's old policy). So, I have one sharp under each of the two plans since I purchased 6 weeks apart. Of course, no one would be able to determine which TV goes with which receipt, so If I wanted to be a little dishonest, I could have the best of all worlds.