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

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

Old May 7, 10, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Benj View Post
Is there anyway to find out how its been set up online? my card is marked as

The Gold Card

I recieved only single points for a shop in Waitrose
I would assume the on-line logo when you log into your account should be Preferred Gold.

Ring them up and query it, sounds like LOTS of cards were set up wrongly.

Last edited by blindman; May 7, 10 at 10:33 am
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Old May 7, 10, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by blindman View Post

Also my Quidco has not tracked.
I have given up checking. In a week or so, it will have been 30 days and we can start to chase this up and lodge an enqiery. It is a shame that we have to do this, as i would like to think that if i was busier and was unable to keep on top of it, it would successfully pay out without my involevement.
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Old May 7, 10, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by blindman View Post
I would assume the on-line logo when you log into your account should be Preferred Gold.

Ring them up and query it, sounds like LOTS of cards were set up wrongly.
I'll be doing this too on Monday if I haven't had my bonus points.There's sporadic occurrences of 'Gold Card' on the site so I suspect someone hasn't updated all the relevant pieces correctly.
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Old May 9, 10, 3:59 am
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My new card is appearing in the Your Account section online as 'The Gold Card' however I have been awarded double MR points for Tesco, John Lewis and Avis spend.

I haven't received the 20,000 MR's and I passed the 500 threshold on the 3rd May. I'll leave it a while longer to see what appears.

My Quidco hasn't automatically tracked, so I'll wait until the 30 days has passed and then file an enquiry with them.

Chris
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Old May 9, 10, 11:12 am
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My account shows online as the gold card and my recent tesco purchase only shows single miles. Just spoke to Amex and the guy hadn't heard of double points for grocery and fuel shopping and, after checking with someone, insisted I only receive one for one. It was only when I read back to him their own literature that he went and checked again and then confirmed that my account had been set up wrong - not as a preferred gold card.

He's raised a query and they will cancel the account and change it over. He said it would take a couple of weeks.
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Old May 9, 10, 2:36 pm
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Add me to the list

No double points on my Amex for supermarket spend so I sent a secure message on Friday.

Got a reply today to the effect that it will be resolved in 7 to 10 days. They also confirmed that I'll get the 20K MR points should 500 be spent within 3 months.

I'm printing their message off should it needed as evidence in the future

Just realised after reading the last few pages of this thread that my online account and all the documenation with the card say "The Gold Gard" rather than "Preferred Gold Card". DOH!

Must admit the card does look rather cool. Gets a double-take from the cashiers whenever I use it.
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Old May 9, 10, 4:41 pm
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Must admit the card does look rather cool. Gets a double-take from the cashiers whenever I use it.[/QUOTE]

Are we going back to the 80's
or are the cashiers thinking "what idiot pays for a card"!
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Old May 9, 10, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by pb3 View Post
Must admit the card does look rather cool. Gets a double-take from the cashiers whenever I use it.
Urgh. The card looks crass and cheap. I hide it behind my nice BA Amex PP+
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Old May 9, 10, 5:14 pm
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I find it compliments my half sovereign ring and chunky rope chain
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Old May 10, 10, 2:13 am
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**ignore**

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Old May 10, 10, 2:36 am
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Must admit the card does look rather cool. Gets a double-take from the cashiers whenever I use it.

Reminds me of the old Not the Nine O'Clock News sketch ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-U9nL9Ios

(mildly rude content!)
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Old May 10, 10, 3:52 am
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Originally Posted by aristoph View Post
Urgh. The card looks crass and cheap. I hide it behind my nice BA Amex PP+
I like the old skool look, would prefer the green one though, the gold colour is a bit off though, it kind of looks like a badly done fake tan!
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Old May 10, 10, 5:02 am
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Can someone confirm, does the website say, "THE GOLD CARD" or "PREFERED GOLD CARD" when logged in.

Also, what annoys me is that my Quidco is showing click throughs for the 20th and 25th April when I signed up on the 9th April and 25th April.

Grrrrr.. No tracking as of yet.
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Old May 10, 10, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by mdj1 View Post
Can someone confirm, does the website say, "THE GOLD CARD" or "PREFERED GOLD CARD" when logged in.
Mine just says "The Gold Card" but i am getting double miles.

Interestingly, I also got double points for an ITunes App Store purchase. The extra points were labelled "Outbound spend bonus" rather than the "First year welcome bonus" on my Tesco purchases. Does anyone have any idea what that is?
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Old May 10, 10, 7:08 am
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Well my membership reward points (2200 ish) have vanished. They have sent me a brand new card out (I noticed my card number had changed when I logged in).
My double points still haven't been awarded obviously no sign of the 20k as I no longer appear to be enrolled in MR....
On the phone to them now and I can't do anything until I get the new card now
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