I'm new here and after reading a bunch and being encouraged to vacay a bit better I started by applying for the Amex SPG card
when reading about the all time high 35k bonus. So have the card and need to spend 3k in the first 3 months and 2 more in the next 3.
Today I saw an offer to receive a $10 statement if I spend $200+ on an AMEX gift card. $4 fee + $9 to ship.
But if I get a $2000 card that's less than 1% fee plus it says right there that you get points, so they should be worth close
to $50 on their own. Already a nice deal (maybe do all purchasing via gift cards?) but will that count towards my sign-up bonus?
The t&c of the card application mentioned not valid on purchases that are equivalent to cash, but that is not very specific?
I've searched this question a bunch, seeing very mixed answers...anyone have recent success?