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AMEX T&C on all cards state you can't have had the card within the last 12 months. Most usually specify the family (Gold, Platinum, Zync). Usually no crossover biz to personal (i.e. you can get biz bonus when you have personal).
Sometimes they only disallow that card (i.e. if you have platinum you may still get gold).
How do you know what the terms are?
READ THE T&C ON THE APPLICATION PAGE. THEY ARE VERY CLEAR!!!

Update 4/24/13:
It's no longer clear who will get the bonus, but it's very clear who will not receive it.

Beware of the new addition to the T&C of personal cards:
If you are identified as a current American Express® Cardmember, you may not be eligible for this welcome bonus offer.
We don't know yet the effects, it can't be good, so take it into consideration. It might be a way to cut off churners even after a year of having the product.

You should always send a SM several times. There were multiple reports of success if persistent enough after being denied the bonus. Don't bother calling, only SM! Don't give up so fast. Be creative and harsh. Say that a rep told you that you will get the bonus on the card. Follow up, demand an investigation and follow up again.

I am on the phone with a representative and she is saying that after May 1st, you are only eligible for bonus points on a card once in a lifetime for a card!
Please say this is not true

« Last edited by SearchGuy on March 10, 2014, 04:32:30 PM »

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #825 on: May 07, 2013, 09:04:18 PM »
I'm trying to make him realize that he should never do it again.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #826 on: May 07, 2013, 09:06:38 PM »
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #827 on: May 08, 2013, 09:43:32 AM »
I currently have a, a PRG,
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Why? According to T&C hes in the clear.  Assuming you didn't have another MR personal card in last 90 days you should be good.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #828 on: May 08, 2013, 09:58:46 AM »
???
What are you confused about?
Also -  the link to the MB app in google seems to be dead...
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #829 on: May 08, 2013, 11:33:34 AM »
Hi.  My wife just got 50k Amex points from our last round of applications.  I would much appreciate some advice as to the best place to park the points.  I was thinking of either Hawaiian or British Airways.  We usually go to Hawaii 1x a year.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #830 on: May 08, 2013, 11:40:05 AM »
Hi.  My wife just got 50k Amex points from our last round of applications.  I would much appreciate some advice as to the best place to park the points.  I was thinking of either Hawaiian or British Airways.  We usually go to Hawaii 1x a year.
Please don't transfer them to HA.

Maybe BA or check out ANA or SQ on UA metal.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #831 on: May 08, 2013, 11:41:02 AM »
Hi.  My wife just got 50k Amex points from our last round of applications.  I would much appreciate some advice as to the best place to park the points.  I was thinking of either Hawaiian or British Airways.  We usually go to Hawaii 1x a year.

BA has a 35% bonus at the moment.
Where else do you go besides Hawaii?
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #832 on: May 08, 2013, 11:42:35 AM »
We also like California.  Going there in July and then Arizona in August.  We would like to travel internationally also but I have 2 kids and need 4 tickets and its hard to consistently get that many miles.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #833 on: May 08, 2013, 12:10:22 PM »
Please don't transfer them to HA.

Maybe BA or check out ANA or SQ on UA metal.

What is wrong with HA?
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #834 on: May 08, 2013, 12:25:23 PM »
What is wrong with HA?
You can get a lot better use for them some where else.

ETA: I did some research for you. SQ = 35k RT, AC = 45k RT, ANA = 55k+ RT.

If you can find a UA flight with saver, then I would transfer to SQ.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #835 on: May 08, 2013, 01:06:40 PM »
Thanks Meir613.  I appreciate your help.  I will look into SQ. 
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #836 on: May 08, 2013, 01:21:50 PM »
What are you confused about?
you contradicting yourself from one line to the next

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #837 on: May 08, 2013, 02:26:01 PM »
you contradicting yourself from one line to the next
My bad - MB requires only not having MB PLat in last year. Having PRG now is not an issue.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #838 on: May 08, 2013, 03:35:49 PM »
What about of someone had an MB plat 11 mos ago and then signed up for an Plat biz?

Does Amex consider the MB plat the same "product" as the plat biz?
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #839 on: May 08, 2013, 04:58:17 PM »
What about of someone had an MB plat 11 mos ago and then signed up for an Plat biz?

Does Amex consider the MB plat the same "product" as the plat biz?
No. AFAIK, Biz and personal don't overlap.