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Old Nov 18, 12, 3:29 pm
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American Express authorized users

Just added a couple of authorized users on my amex account. Does anyone know if they mail the cards to the account holder or the authorized users?

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Old Nov 18, 12, 4:00 pm
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To the account holder.

FWIW, Amex reports the AU to credit bureaus. This can be a very good thing for the AU. It got my wife a 750 credit score within weeks of getting her USA residency.
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Old Nov 18, 12, 6:00 pm
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Amex will mail the cards to the authorized users, based on the address supplied. For credit reporting purposes, they will show up as authorized users, although the responsibility will be for the main account holder.
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Old Nov 19, 12, 6:25 pm
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Does anybody know if Amex is still giving membership rewards points for adding a AU?
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Old Nov 20, 12, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by redtop43 View Post
To the account holder.

FWIW, Amex reports the AU to credit bureaus. This can be a very good thing for the AU. It got my wife a 750 credit score within weeks of getting her USA residency.
wow really ?My wife is going through the immigration process now...and I did add her to my amex plat card. She doesn't have her SSN yet but once she does i will provide it to Amex...is that all you did and your wife got 750 out of the bat?

that'll be sweet if she can get that, i'll get her some cards on her own and get some points heheh.

i didn't even know thats feasible, i figured she'll have to build from ground up with way low score...
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Old Nov 21, 12, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by thomdis View Post
Amex will mail the cards to the authorized users, based on the address supplied. For credit reporting purposes, they will show up as authorized users, although the responsibility will be for the main account holder.
That hasn't been the case for me. Recently applied for a supp card for my mom who lives in another city. I put her own address in the AU application but I received the card in my mail. CC told me that the first card for each AU would always be mailed to the basic cardholder so that he/she can activate the card for the AU; however subsequent replacement cards would be sent to the AU directly. So then I activated the card and asked for a replacement card right away so my mom could get it. Interestingly enough, the replacement card showed up in my mail after a few days. Tried again for a second time but to no avail. CC ended up asking me to deliver the card to my mom myself.
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Old Nov 26, 12, 10:28 pm
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Does anybody know if Amex is still giving membership rewards points for adding a AU?
Anybody know the answer to this?
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Old Jul 22, 19, 5:10 pm
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That hasn't been the case for me. Recently applied for a supp card for my mom who lives in another city. I put her own address in the AU application but I received the card in my mail. CC told me that the first card for each AU would always be mailed to the basic cardholder so that he/she can activate the card for the AU; however subsequent replacement cards would be sent to the AU directly. So then I activated the card and asked for a replacement card right away so my mom could get it. Interestingly enough, the replacement card showed up in my mail after a few days. Tried again for a second time but to no avail. CC ended up asking me to deliver the card to my mom myself.
Was the envelope that came in the mail addressed to you or the AU???
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Old Jul 22, 19, 6:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Filler03 View Post
Does anybody know if Amex is still giving membership rewards points for adding a AU?
Originally Posted by Michael Ladao View Post
Was the envelope that came in the mail addressed to you or the AU???
I added my dad as an authorized user to my gold card a couple months ago, I didn't receive and bonus points. His card came to my address, but I can't remember if it had his name on it or mine.
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