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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 #900 on: June 02, 2013, 07:53:36 PM »
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #902 on: June 02, 2013, 10:54:40 PM »
For whatever reason I have not had any problem churning even after the "new terms"
Are you the only one who recently auto got the points within 12.  Many have hucad successfully but iirc noone just "gets them". CMIIW

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #903 on: June 02, 2013, 11:00:16 PM »
Are you the only one who recently auto got the points within 12.  Many have hucad successfully but iirc noone just "gets them". CMIIW
It has to do with the kabbalistic kavonos you have in mind when you apply.
And having a new MR account generated each time.
I've had successful churns (2/3/4bms) in June, October, and January.  I'll let you know about my May churn soon.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #904 on: June 02, 2013, 11:03:42 PM »
It has to do with the kabbalistic kavonos you have in mind when you apply.
And having a new MR account generated each time.
I've had successful churns (2/3/4bms) in June, October, and January.  I'll let you know about my May churn soon.
Good luck!

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #905 on: June 03, 2013, 12:04:17 AM »
It has to do with the kabbalistic kavonos you have in mind when you apply.
And having a new MR account generated each time.
I've had successful churns (2/3/4bms) in June, October, and January.  I'll let you know about my May churn soon.

How do you get a new MR generated. I know with SPG you can leave it blank but somehow with the charge cards they always link it up automatically.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #906 on: June 03, 2013, 04:50:21 AM »
How do you get a new MR generated. I know with SPG you can leave it blank but somehow with the charge cards they always link it up automatically.

+1. That's the 64 million dollar question. How do we get new MR please Dan

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #907 on: June 03, 2013, 05:53:05 AM »
How do you get a new MR generated. I know with SPG you can leave it blank but somehow with the charge cards they always link it up automatically.
+1. That's the 64 million dollar question. How do we get new MR please Dan
Come on guys.. this has been discussed.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #908 on: June 03, 2013, 06:55:34 AM »
Come on guys.. this has been discussed.


Discussed definitely . Answered , I must have missed it. Link or explain please.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #909 on: June 03, 2013, 08:44:11 AM »

Discussed definitely . Answered , I must have missed it. Link or explain please.
Thanks
I think its basically automatic, if all cards are closed and there is no balance in the mr account a new one is issued. YMMV

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #910 on: June 03, 2013, 08:51:49 AM »
I think its basically automatic, if all cards are closed and there is no balance in the mr account a new one is issued. YMMV

Someone should take the sacrifice and try out your theory...

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #911 on: June 03, 2013, 08:52:13 AM »
I think its basically automatic, if all cards are closed and there is no balance in the mr account a new one is issued. YMMV
there has to be a zero balance in the mr account? I thought that if you close it even if you have a few points leftover you forfeit them, does that count as a zero balance?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #912 on: June 03, 2013, 08:57:24 AM »
there has to be a zero balance in the mr account? I thought that if you close it even if you have a few points leftover you forfeit them, does that count as a zero balance?

By the way, you should always be able to transfer to the last point. I transferred points to BA yesterday and I didn't have a whole 83k points, so I SM'd them to give me the remainder to a whole thousand as a courtesy. I got it within a couple of hours. Though it was only 65 short in my case, I probably could have gotten more had I been short more.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #913 on: June 03, 2013, 09:01:00 AM »
By the way, you should always be able to transfer to the last point. I transferred points to BA yesterday and I didn't have a whole 83k points, so I SM'd them to give me the remainder to a whole thousand as a courtesy. I got it within a couple of hours. Though it was only 65 short in my case, I probably could have gotten more had I been short more.
Thanx good idea I'm gonna try it

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #914 on: June 03, 2013, 09:05:27 AM »
And having a new MR account generated each time.
-1

i had new mr accounts generated for each card and it didn't help.