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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 Expressģ 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 #810 on: May 07, 2013, 10:13:14 AM »
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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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As I pointed out earlier, the only success stories were from people who did not really have a churn history with Amex.
[P.S. How do you define a "habitual abuser"?]

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #811 on: May 07, 2013, 10:32:10 AM »
How do you define a "habitual abuser"?
The same way you would define someone with a "churn history." ::)
I don't get the -1 if we're essentially saying the same thing. But hey, it's a free country :)

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #812 on: May 07, 2013, 12:11:58 PM »
based on all the new ino if I currently have a starwood consumer and business, a PRG, and blue cash would i be eligible to receive the bonus on the BGR and MB plat?
I never had either of them before?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #813 on: May 07, 2013, 12:26:54 PM »
based on all the new ino if I currently have a starwood consumer and business, a PRG, and blue cash would i be eligible to receive the bonus on the BGR and MB plat?
I never had either of them before?
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #814 on: May 07, 2013, 01:00:09 PM »
based on all the new ino if I currently have a starwood consumer and business, a PRG, and blue cash would i be eligible to receive the bonus on the BGR and MB plat?
I never had either of them before?
Yo should be, but there are no guarantees with AMEX.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #815 on: May 07, 2013, 01:22:14 PM »
based on all the new ino if I currently have a starwood consumer and business, a PRG, and blue cash would i be eligible to receive the bonus on the BGR and MB plat?
I never had either of them before?
questionable.   
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Why? According to T&C hes in the clear.
Yo should be, but there are no guarantees with AMEX.
I was in the same boat for both and got them. Assuming you didn't have the MB in last year (I believe terms state "this card" to the exclusion of even other platinum cards), or another MR personal card in last 90 days you should be good.
For BGR, as long as you didn't have any other biz MR in last year you should be good as well.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #816 on: May 07, 2013, 01:33:15 PM »
Hi,
 Itís one of  my first times on the forums & I'm finding it a bit hard 2 find the answer 2 my Q.
The story is like this I got my first amex gold rewards about a year ago and I never activated it. A few months passed and I had been targeted for a 50k offer and i applied for it. I was told that i currently have a gold card but i never activated it. I had asked the representative if I can cancel the non activated card and reapply fot the new one and receive the bonus and she said yes. Now after meeting the spending requirement withen the time limit I had not seen my points posted and I called back and was told that im blocked out from getting the bonus points because I had a gold card within 12 months. I told them that I was told that since it was not activated I can still be eligible and she said thats clearly not the case... any ideas?? thanks so much!

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #817 on: May 07, 2013, 01:38:33 PM »
Hi,
 Itís one of  my first times on the forums & I'm finding it a bit hard 2 find the answer 2 my Q.
The story is like this I got my first amex gold rewards about a year ago and I never activated it. A few months passed and I had been targeted for a 50k offer and i applied for it. I was told that i currently have a gold card but i never activated it. I had asked the representative if I can cancel the non activated card and reapply fot the new one and receive the bonus and she said yes. Now after meeting the spending requirement withen the time limit I had not seen my points posted and I called back and was told that im blocked out from getting the bonus points because I had a gold card within 12 months. I told them that I was told that since it was not activated I can still be eligible and she said thats clearly not the case... any ideas?? thanks so much!
Did you read the last couple pages before you posted? Here, I'll start you off
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21457.msg466649#msg466649
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21457.msg472486#msg472486
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21457.msg472802#msg472802
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #818 on: May 07, 2013, 01:40:17 PM »
Hi,
 Itís one of  my first times on the forums & I'm finding it a bit hard 2 find the answer 2 my Q.
The story is like this I got my first amex gold rewards about a year ago and I never activated it. A few months passed and I had been targeted for a 50k offer and i applied for it. I was told that i currently have a gold card but i never activated it. I had asked the representative if I can cancel the non activated card and reapply fot the new one and receive the bonus and she said yes. Now after meeting the spending requirement withen the time limit I had not seen my points posted and I called back and was told that im blocked out from getting the bonus points because I had a gold card within 12 months. I told them that I was told that since it was not activated I can still be eligible and she said thats clearly not the case... any ideas?? thanks so much!

SM and explain yourself articulately and you'll get the points after first or second try.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #819 on: May 07, 2013, 01:47:56 PM »
SM and explain yourself articulately and you'll get the points after first or second try.
Thank u all!

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #820 on: May 07, 2013, 01:50:45 PM »
Yo should be, but there are no guarantees with AMEX.
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Why? According to T&C hes in the clear.I was in the same boat for both and got them. Assuming you didn't have the MB in last year (I believe terms state "this card" to the exclusion of even other platinum cards), or another MR personal card in last 90 days you should be good.

For BGR, as long as you didn't have any other biz MR in last year you should be good as well.

Thanx I'm gonna try!!

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #821 on: May 07, 2013, 02:17:12 PM »
Part of a 3bm + it was a 1k spend offer
But now you have to wait another year.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #822 on: May 07, 2013, 02:20:26 PM »
Why you rubbing it in?  :-[
I'm trying to make him realize that he should never do it again.
It's called constructive criticism.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #823 on: May 07, 2013, 04:54:43 PM »
But now you have to wait another year.
I am, and always was very aware of this, thank you. In my situation I was willing to take that gamble, especially since it will only add a few months to my 12 month wait time, was a relatively low spend offer, was anyway part of a 3 bm plus I enjoy the challenge... 8)
 I have not even started SMing, Tweeting, or calling to get the 50k bonus. I will be persistent, and still personally think that I have a decent chance.
Thanks for your helpful advice!

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #824 on: May 07, 2013, 07:49:40 PM »
I am, and always was very aware of this, thank you. In my situation I was willing to take that gamble, especially since it will only add a few months to my 12 month wait time, was a relatively low spend offer, was anyway part of a 3 bm plus I enjoy the challenge... 8)
 I have not even started SMing, Tweeting, or calling to get the 50k bonus. I will be persistent, and still personally think that I have a decent chance.
Thanks for your helpful advice!
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