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20,000 BA Miles for 35!! (Amex Gold relaunch)

Old Jan 4, 13, 12:54 pm
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Anyone have recent experience on how long the 20K/22K bonus takes to appear after you do the 2000 spend ? Welcome docs are stating it'll appear on the 5th statement. I think this is a new stipulation.

Anyone have any recent contrary experience ?
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Old Jan 4, 13, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by tangey View Post
Anyone have recent experience on how long the 20K/22K bonus takes to appear after you do the 2000 spend ? Welcome docs are stating it'll appear on the 5th statement. I think this is a new stipulation.

Anyone have any recent contrary experience ?
Just over a month ago, the transaction which took me over 2k for the 30,000 bonus posted as follows:

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Old Jan 4, 13, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by britbronco22 View Post
As far as I can tell the answer is no (according to their app). There isn't even a Priority Pass lounge in T4.
T4 has no lounges other than for paid J pax (EY lounge, for example).
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Old Jan 4, 13, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by tangey View Post
Anyone have recent experience on how long the 20K/22K bonus takes to appear after you do the 2000 spend ? Welcome docs are stating it'll appear on the 5th statement. I think this is a new stipulation.

Anyone have any recent contrary experience ?
A couple of weeks ago I passed the 2,000 spend target (within the 1st two months). The 20,000 mile bonus was posted along with the expenditure that took me over the spend target

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Old Jan 4, 13, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by sparkythehamster View Post
A couple of weeks ago I passed the 2,000 spend target (within the 1st two months). The 20,000 mile bonus was posted along with the expenditure that took me over the spend target

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Same.
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Old Jan 4, 13, 5:36 pm
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Not sure where to ask this but maybe someone on here can advise?

If I switch over to Amex Plat, can I -

1. Transfer my MR points to Plat account
2. Get the 50k bonus points for the plat.
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Old Jan 4, 13, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by onlysuites View Post
Not sure where to ask this but maybe someone on here can advise?

If I switch over to Amex Plat, can I -

1. Transfer my MR points to Amex
2. Get the 50k bonus points for the plat.
1. Yes, you won't lose your points
2. Dream on (well, officially, someone mentioned recently they referred themselves from Gold to Plat and got the points but I wouldn't bank on it)
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Old Jan 4, 13, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by PanGalactic View Post
1. Yes, you won't lose your points
2. Dream on (well, officially, someone mentioned they referred themselves from Gold to Plat and got the points but I wouldn't bank on it)
I referred myself from Plat to Gold and got the points, but think I got lucky. When my Gold card was set up, it was done with a new MR account and I got both the referrers bonus and, even after I got the MR accounts merged, I still got the new applicant bonus was I reached the 1000 (as it was then) spend.

I've tried to think back if i might have done something in my application that caused it and it *might* be because my address has a house name with a couple of variants, but I do think I used the existing one. I'm also pretty sure I entered the existing card numbers in the application form.

Another factor could be that, by the time my Gold card was set up (I was not accepted online), I'd already cancelled my Plat card, though my MR account was still active, so I'm not convinced it was that.

I also got the cashback via Quidco.

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Old Jan 4, 13, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Paralytic View Post
Tried to post this just as the old thread was getting closed so copying here.



I referred myself from Plat to Gold and got the points, but think I got lucky. When my Gold card was set up, it was done with a new MR account and I got both the referrers bonus and, even after I got the MR accounts merged, I still got the new applicant bonus was I reached the 1000 (as it was then) spend.

I've tried to think back if i might have done something in my application that caused it and it *might* be because my address has a house name with a couple of variants, but I do think I used the existing one. I'm also pretty sure I entered the existing card numbers in the application form.

Another factor could be that, by the time my Gold card was set up (I was not accepted online), I'd already cancelled my Plat card, though my MR account was still active, so I'm not convinced it was that.

I also got the 40 cashback via Quidco, which is why I didn't go down the referral route - that was a better deal at the time.
Did you use different email addresses?
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Old Jan 4, 13, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by whiskerxx View Post
Did you use different email addresses?
Pretty sure I used the same email though I'm not sure if I was logged into my Amex account when I made the application. Not very helpful, I know
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