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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 #885 on: May 29, 2013, 09:10:54 AM »
i recently received that plat biz offer applied and points posted even though i currently have a gold biz

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #886 on: May 29, 2013, 10:27:11 AM »
Thanks everyone. He indeed had a business platinum card, so technically he shouldn't be eligible based on their new rules. yet, this offer doesn't specifically state those rules, which makes me believe he should be good to go.

still based on everyone's advice and philly's recent experience, the best course of action seems to apply for tho offer but document the process heavily as ammo (i.e. screenshots).

These targeted offers might be a great way around the 12 month rule it seems.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #887 on: May 30, 2013, 09:35:29 AM »
It took me 7 sm's on my account (still working for my wife's account) and I finally got the SPG points. I didn't have success with the Gold yet.

BTW these offers were from back in October when they did not state these conditions and STILL they wanted to deny the bonus.

This new term as being "identified" as an AMEXER seems foreboding.

Any advice?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #888 on: May 30, 2013, 10:50:31 AM »
Thanks everyone. He indeed had a business platinum card, so technically he shouldn't be eligible based on their new rules. yet, this offer doesn't specifically state those rules, which makes me believe he should be good to go.

still based on everyone's advice and philly's recent experience, the best course of action seems to apply for tho offer but document the process heavily as ammo (i.e. screenshots).

These targeted offers might be a great way around the 12 month rule it seems.

My targeted offer didn't pass muster . I am waiting the 1 year rule out .

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #889 on: June 02, 2013, 03:45:53 PM »
After being inspired by Dan
I just finished a run on amex for me and my wife

MB plat
gold
delta
starwoods

I closed Plat within 60 days all other open

Should I close my other cards now in order to churn them, or wait until I am ready to do it (12 months etc) ?

Thanks

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #890 on: June 02, 2013, 04:33:42 PM »
After being inspired by Dan
I just finished a run on amex for me and my wife

MB plat
gold
delta
starwoods

I closed Plat within 60 days all other open

Should I close my other cards now in order to churn them, or wait until I am ready to do it (12 months etc) ?

Thanks
You need to wait 12 months from date of closure.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #891 on: June 02, 2013, 05:47:24 PM »
A few questions:

1. The wiki says "Usually no crossover biz to personal (i.e. you can get biz bonus when you have personal)." Is this still true? If yes does it work the other way as well? (i.e. can you get the personal bonus when you have/had the biz?)

2. If you are/were an AU on an account will that cause you to be considered a "current Amex cardmember"?

3. Do the new rules affect the ability to do a 3BM?

TIA, and I apologize for not having read through all 60 pages of this thread in case my answers are there somewhere...

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #892 on: June 02, 2013, 05:59:43 PM »
1. Yes. Yes.

2. No.

3. No.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #893 on: June 02, 2013, 06:16:28 PM »
1. Yes. Yes.

2. No.

3. No.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #895 on: June 02, 2013, 07:15:53 PM »
You need to wait 12 months from date of closure.

meaning all ppl churning on the forum are walking around without an AMEX

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #896 on: June 02, 2013, 07:24:57 PM »
meaning all ppl churning on the forum are walking around without an AMEX charge card
FTFY
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #897 on: June 02, 2013, 07:35:27 PM »
FTFY


MB plat -closed
gold- shall close, (will downgrading to green effect further bonuss?)
delta - has its own rules as I read elsewhere on forum
starwoods - churnable

(Dan writes he has a gold card, doesn't he not want to churn it?)

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #898 on: June 02, 2013, 07:43:03 PM »
(Dan writes he has a gold card, doesn't he not want to churn it?)
For whatever reason I have not had any problem churning even after the "new terms"
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #899 on: June 02, 2013, 07:46:27 PM »
For whatever reason I have not had any problem churning even after the "new terms"
Have you done it since Feb 2013 (when it really became difficult)?
If yes, I guess it is time for me to start Dirahdeals.com so I can  get preferential treatment from AMEX  :D