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American Express churning is over!
« on: March 10, 2014, 11:39:09 AM »
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: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 11:40:13 AM »
chas v'shalom!
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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 11:40:23 AM »
Please say this is not true

This is not true.

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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 11:40:44 AM »
This is not true.
Is that true? Or are you just saying it? :)
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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 11:40:59 AM »
This is not true.
I am on the phone and they said this is to eliminate churning.

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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 11:43:10 AM »
If I downgraded my starwood card to a amex blue cash card, will I be eligible in 12 months for the starwood card?
Yes.
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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 11:54:41 AM »
 American Express is changing their sign up bonuses to be even stricter. A person is eligible for only 1 sign up bonus per product in their lifetime. The representative said this was to eliminate churning. Until the wiki gets updated please leave this as its own thread.
This starts May 1st. Accordingly, people may want to sign up for a lot of cards before this happens.
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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 11:56:33 AM »
I think we should have a thread to discuss deleted threads......... (if it does not exist already?)
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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 11:57:22 AM »
I am on the phone and they said this is to eliminate churning.

They used those words?  :o
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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 11:57:52 AM »
Oy! We might have to start churning butter instead!
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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 12:00:32 PM »
They used those words?  :o
"We are implementing this to eliminate people from applying to card, canceling it and reapplying again to receive the same bonus. We offer a bonus so people will use the benefits of the card, not cancel it"
She was very nice and helpful.


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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 12:05:04 PM »
Until the terms reflect this (as of now) rogue CSR's rule change, chalk it up as just that. DROPR.
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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 12:25:14 PM »
AJK, they changed the terms already a while ago. They didn't enforce it. That was regarding that you might not be eligible for a bonus if you have an account with them.

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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2014, 12:31:54 PM »
True, but for example, from the SPG card:

"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."

Nothing in there mentions one bonus per lifetime. That first catch-all sentence implies even if you have a Amex Blue card, they have the right to deny you, which has not been happening.
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Re: American Express churning is over!
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2014, 02:50:23 PM »
Dan going to chime in on this one?