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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #75 on: December 29, 2015, 11:23:44 PM »
Have two cards met spend on 12/12 and 12/16. Nothing yet. The wait is excruciating

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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2015, 12:52:52 AM »
Hit spending on the ninth on one card, points posted on the twenty second, on another reached threshold on the twelfth, still waiting
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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #77 on: December 30, 2015, 01:28:44 AM »
Have two cards met spend on 12/12, Nothing yet. The wait is excruciating
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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #78 on: December 30, 2015, 11:14:16 AM »
I just got mine this morning after waiting nearly a month ;D.
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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #79 on: December 30, 2015, 11:15:01 AM »
I just got mine this morning after waiting nearly a month ;D.
What date did you hit the spend?

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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2015, 11:33:27 AM »
What date did you hit the spend?
12/9  I guess it was only 3 weeks.
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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2015, 11:58:22 AM »
IIRC, things do tend to slow down at EOY.
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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2015, 05:47:14 PM »
Bonus just posted. Went straight to available. Spend threshold was hit on about 12/13 and statement closed on 12/17.

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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #83 on: December 30, 2015, 06:26:31 PM »
I did my last spend Dec 8, half of it was legit spend and the other half was "serve loads".
Nothing pending or posting, the only points pending are for the non-serve spend.

Which brings me to my next question, if serve loads is considered legit spend or not.

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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #84 on: December 30, 2015, 06:28:42 PM »
I did my last spend Dec 8, half of it was legit spend and the other half was "serve loads".
Nothing pending or posting, the only points pending are for the non-serve spend.

Which brings me to my next question, if serve loads is considered legit spend or not.
It is. Half my spend was Serve.

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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #85 on: December 30, 2015, 06:55:29 PM »
It is. Half my spend was Serve.
I see you finished spend later than me, but part of my spend was done after statement closed. Is that the reason for it not pending yet?

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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #86 on: December 30, 2015, 07:02:51 PM »
I see you finished spend later than me, but part of my spend was done after statement closed. Is that the reason for it not pending yet?
Yes. There's a delay in bonus points reaching the pending stage.

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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #87 on: December 30, 2015, 07:06:07 PM »
I did my last spend Dec 8, half of it was legit spend and the other half was "serve loads".
Nothing pending or posting, the only points pending are for the non-serve spend.

Which brings me to my next question, if serve loads is considered legit spend or not.

They never will for the serve spend.
Serve spend only counts towards spend for the bonus, but you don't get the points from the actual spend.

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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #88 on: December 30, 2015, 07:57:20 PM »
They never will for the serve spend.
Serve spend only counts towards spend for the bonus, but you don't get the points from the actual spend.
Right, I expected that. It's just that at first nothing was pending, and by the time I finally saw the non-serve spending points as pending, it was already a week after I had completed and hit the spend threshold. So I was kind of expecting to see everything, both spend and welcome bonus.
But I guess maybe it does make a difference if it's spent before statement closing.

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Re: What is happening to Amex signup bonuses?
« Reply #89 on: December 30, 2015, 08:13:40 PM »

They never will for the serve spend.
Serve spend only counts towards spend for the bonus, but you don't get the points from the actual spend.
I meant that serve loading Is legit in terms of counting towards hitting the bonus.

I think normally, the bonus points go into pending a few days after the threshold is hit (without a statement closing), but that there is just an overall delay these days.