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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 #795 on: May 05, 2013, 03:14:48 AM »
whats with this concerned dept......?

im having all my sm's fwd to that dept. without ever getting a response!!

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #796 on: May 06, 2013, 11:37:06 PM »
whats with this concerned dept......?

im having all my sm's fwd to that dept. without ever getting a response!!
They don't seem "concerned" to me.  ;)

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #797 on: May 06, 2013, 11:39:01 PM »
Strange thing: I have the PRG sign up with 1k spend/50k. (I had a prg within 12 months) The first statement I spent ~$950, I see 950 points pending. On the second statement just closed, I spent ~$500, I see zero points pending.
Why is this, should I SM or wait? -for what?
It's not strange. If you had a PRG in the last 12 months you 99% won't get your 50k ever.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #798 on: May 06, 2013, 11:54:52 PM »
It's not strange. If you had a PRG in the last 12 months you 99% won't get your 50k ever.
He's talking about the 500 points.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #799 on: May 06, 2013, 11:59:41 PM »
He's talking about the 500 points.
He wants to know if he should sm for a lousy 500 points??

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #800 on: May 07, 2013, 12:02:18 AM »
He wants to know if he should sm for a lousy 500 points??
He probably wants to know, since his 500 base points aren't pending yet, maybe he still has a shot at the 50k. Please CMIIAW.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #801 on: May 07, 2013, 12:06:17 AM »
He wants to know if he should sm for a lousy 500 points??
of course you should sm for 500 points, the question was whether to sm for them and the fifty k or not rock the boat and just wait and see.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #802 on: May 07, 2013, 12:10:07 AM »
He probably wants to know, since his 500 base points aren't pending yet, maybe he still has a shot at the 50k. Please CMIIAW.
that also. Eta the 500 are now pending(three days after statement closed, they don't appear on the paper statement at all) the 50 k is nowhere to be found. Should I wait or start an/ huca etc?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #803 on: May 07, 2013, 12:11:15 AM »
that also. Eta the 500 are now pending(three days after statement closed, they don't appear on the paper statement at all) the 50 k is nowhere to be found. Should I wait or start an/ huca etc?
Why did you apply?? It just pushes off the amount of time until you can get the gold bonus?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #804 on: May 07, 2013, 12:35:38 AM »
Why did you apply?? It just pushes off the amount of time until you can get the gold bonus?
Why you rubbing it in?  :-[

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #805 on: May 07, 2013, 12:42:20 AM »
just realized I may have screwed up I had an spg biz card that i closed june 6 2012 and i just got approved for a new one today. What is the chance of me getting the bonus?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #806 on: May 07, 2013, 09:08:50 AM »
What is the chance of me getting the bonus?


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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #807 on: May 07, 2013, 09:14:54 AM »

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #808 on: May 07, 2013, 09:40:23 AM »
A little more than that.
+1
Scroll back a few pages and see. Many success stories after much persistence. Though they seem to be tougher on habitual abusers.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #809 on: May 07, 2013, 09:52:07 AM »
Why did you apply?? It just pushes off the amount of time until you can get the gold bonus?
Part of a 3bm + it was a 1k spend offer