75,000 bonus MR posted before hitting minimum spend?

Old Sep 13, 12, 11:01 am
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75,000 bonus MR posted before hitting minimum spend?

Hi there, longtime lurker here.

Back in late June, I applied for one of the AmEx Business Gold one-day bonus specials of 75,000 MR after spending $10,000 in four months. My third statement just closed today, and all 75,000 bonus MR points have posted (not pending or anything). But I've only spent $9310. I'm not complaining or anything, but I know some folks have had trouble with the MR points bonuses, so I just want to make sure this isn't a sign of something wrong? I still plan on using the card beyond the $10,000 mark just in case, but has this happened to anyone else?
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Old Sep 13, 12, 11:08 am
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There have been a couple reports of that happening in the past year.
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Old Sep 13, 12, 2:02 pm
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Interesting. Glad to know I'm not the only one though.
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Old Sep 13, 12, 2:12 pm
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This is not at all uncommon. There is speculation that they don't net out returns. I have had a number of spend bonuses post before reaching the actual requirement.
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Old Sep 13, 12, 6:40 pm
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It happened to me as well.

Originally Posted by hiccupgirl View Post
Hi there, longtime lurker here.

Back in late June, I applied for one of the AmEx Business Gold one-day bonus specials of 75,000 MR after spending $10,000 in four months. My third statement just closed today, and all 75,000 bonus MR points have posted (not pending or anything). But I've only spent $9310. I'm not complaining or anything, but I know some folks have had trouble with the MR points bonuses, so I just want to make sure this isn't a sign of something wrong? I still plan on using the card beyond the $10,000 mark just in case, but has this happened to anyone else?
I was probably around $8500-$9000 in spending towards the $10k and all of my 75k bonus points posted. I was going to hit the $10k easily, so in the end it didn't really matter. I didn't have any returns or credits to speak of (maybe $100 worth?) so I don't think that impacted the timing of the 75k.
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