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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

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #915 on: June 03, 2013, 10:23:41 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

Have you done it ? Can anyone say they actually did it that way ? People are losing
their credibility by the day .
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #916 on: June 03, 2013, 12:10:32 PM »
For whatever reason I have not had any problem churning even after the "new terms"
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.

I'm losing it!

Don't you need 12 months? (June, October, and January)

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #917 on: June 03, 2013, 12:51:41 PM »
-1

i had new mr accounts generated for each card and it didn't help.
I have always had new ones auto generated for me (since before my blogging days)
I'm not the only one, just one of the lucky ones I guess.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #918 on: June 03, 2013, 12:57:14 PM »
Have you done it ? Can anyone say they actually did it that way ? People are losing
their credibility by the day .
Someone with a IME please chime in .


@ Dirah. Care to comment more fully ?

Bump !

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #919 on: June 03, 2013, 01:31:07 PM »
I have always had new ones auto generated for me (since before my blogging days)
I'm not the only one, just one of the lucky ones I guess.
i hear, that sounds like a big difference.  i needed to have them done manually after already getting the card.   everyone i spoke to at amex claimed there was no way of having it done automatically...      enjoy

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #920 on: June 03, 2013, 01:33:22 PM »
I have always had new ones auto generated for me (since before my blogging days)
I'm not the only one, just one of the lucky ones I guess.
And you do nothing different in the application process? You apply with the same address etc every time?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #921 on: June 03, 2013, 01:37:34 PM »
Yup
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #922 on: June 03, 2013, 01:50:14 PM »
Yup

Do you apply for MR cards that you already have open and active or do you first close, then apply.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #923 on: June 03, 2013, 01:51:00 PM »
Yup
Care to take a guess on what criteria causes a new MR account to be generated?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #924 on: June 03, 2013, 01:52:09 PM »
Do you apply for MR cards that you already have open and active or do you first close, then apply.
Both ways.

Care to take a guess on what criteria causes a new MR account to be generated?
No clue.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #925 on: June 03, 2013, 02:03:55 PM »
DAN anything on this

Don't you need 12 months?
How do u do (June, October, and January) and MAY

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #926 on: June 03, 2013, 02:06:39 PM »
Both ways.
No clue.
If you don't closed all your new accounts, no new reward # will be generated. So my understanding is there is not both ways.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #927 on: June 03, 2013, 02:10:42 PM »
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 #928 on: June 03, 2013, 02:14:09 PM »
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

Are you speaking from experience ? Or just guessing .

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #929 on: June 03, 2013, 02:23:01 PM »
Are you speaking from experience ? Or just guessing .
My experience is like that.