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Do credits count towards minimum spend on AmEx cards / charge accounts?

Old Apr 23, 12, 9:33 pm
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Do credits count towards minimum spend on AmEx cards / charge accounts?

I'm working on a 10K minimum spend for AmEx Biz Gold Open. I've taken advantage of a couple of their twitter and facebook promos, where you get xx $ back when you sync your card and spend XX dollars at Staples or ticketmaster or wherever.

How do they count that amount towards your minimum spend? For instance, I charged $100 at ticketmaster, and got a $50 credit. Does the $100 count, or just $50?

Also, I had one instance where an online business overcharged me slightly. I called them and they gave me a credit adjustment (positive credit). How does that affect minimum spend, if at all?

TIA.
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Old Apr 23, 12, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by MJLouise View Post
I'm working on a 10K minimum spend for AmEx Biz Gold Open. I've taken advantage of a couple of their twitter and facebook promos, where you get xx $ back when you sync your card and spend XX dollars at Staples or ticketmaster or wherever.

How do they count that amount towards your minimum spend? For instance, I charged $100 at ticketmaster, and got a $50 credit. Does the $100 count, or just $50?

Also, I had one instance where an online business overcharged me slightly. I called them and they gave me a credit adjustment (positive credit). How does that affect minimum spend, if at all?

TIA.
Not sure if it's YMMV or not, but everytime I've been issued a credit by a merchant or from Amex themselves it does not count. I even get negative MR points
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Old Apr 24, 12, 8:23 pm
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When I got the MB plat the $200 airline credit seemed to have counted...
IE... I got the 50k points a day or two after hitting the "1k" threshold about a week and a half maybe after I got the card.
I was probably pretty close without it though at that point.
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