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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 #1065 on: December 19, 2013, 04:57:23 PM »
Was this the first time applying for both cards?

IIRC, as long as it's the first time, you can do whatever you want and you'll get ALL the bonuses.


I think this is the key.

 
Nice! Good data point.

Not sure its true for second card people

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1066 on: December 19, 2013, 05:39:39 PM »
Was this the first time applying for both cards?

IIRC, as long as it's the first time, you can do whatever you want and you'll get ALL the bonuses.
yes.  first timer.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1067 on: December 20, 2013, 09:41:33 AM »
Any other way to determine? I deleted all those emails.
Would my CR have the exact date? I may just call up AMEX to ask them.
Call amex, they'll tell you the exact date.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1068 on: December 21, 2013, 09:54:23 PM »
1) How exactly do you count the 12 months?
I closed my Bus Plat on 01/07/2013, Can I apply again on 01/08/2014? (have a 100k offer that I must be approved for by 01/10)

2) Have people had success getting the bonus for both the Bus Gold and Plat, when doing it in a 2bm?   

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1069 on: December 21, 2013, 09:57:38 PM »
1) Yes, that's fine.

2) YMMV
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1070 on: December 21, 2013, 10:08:51 PM »
1) Yes, that's fine.

2) YMMV
Thanks, I think I'm gonna go for both.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1071 on: January 09, 2014, 01:03:43 PM »
Dan you stand correct as they must have changed the wording on application.

If you are identified as a current American Express® Card Member, you may not be eligible for this welcome bonus offer. This offer is also not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1072 on: January 09, 2014, 01:15:19 PM »
Dan you stand correct as they must have changed the wording on application.

If you are identified as a current American Express® Card Member, you may not be eligible for this welcome bonus offer. This offer is also not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months.

The first part was added like a half year ago with no consequences (yet).

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1073 on: January 09, 2014, 01:24:03 PM »
The first part was added like a half year ago with no consequences (yet).

I recall it saying something like this 
This offer is also not available to applicants who have goten this offer within the last 12 months.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1074 on: January 09, 2014, 01:25:57 PM »
The first part was added like a half year ago with no consequences (yet).

This this this this this stop worrying!

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1075 on: March 04, 2014, 02:33:56 AM »
If I had mb in past  12 month  can I get bonus for Amex plat buiz?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1076 on: March 04, 2014, 02:56:45 AM »
If I downgraded my starwood card to a amex blue cash card, will I be eligible in 12 months for the starwood card?

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1077 on: March 04, 2014, 05:00:25 AM »
I had a a plat biz and the representative told me I'm still eligible for the bonus on the mb plat so I would figure it works vice versa as well.

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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1078 on: March 04, 2014, 08:53:09 AM »
I had a a plat biz and the representative told me I'm still eligible for the bonus on the mb plat so I would figure it works vice versa as well.
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Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« Reply #1079 on: March 17, 2014, 05:01:25 PM »
which cards r considered the same from amex? sorry if this was asked b4 but dont see that in the wiki