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How can I MS $15,000 in 1 week to get 50K Amex points

How can I MS $15,000 in 1 week to get 50K Amex points

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Old Oct 1, 18, 8:00 pm
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How can I MS $15,000 in 1 week to get 50K Amex points

Hi there,
I know this last minute, but I need advice on how to MS $15,000 in by October 9th...
I signed up for Amex business Platinum 100,000 point offer for spending $25,000 in 3 months.
I am planning surgery that cost $18,000 and I assumed I could use my Amex to pay....
I just found out that my surgery date is past the promotional period and I can only pay half on my Amex...

I already received the 50,000 point bonus... I want the additional 50,000, but is it worth the stress?
Should I PayPal the $15,000 to myself?
Can I ask amex for more time to meet the spending requirement?

Thanks in advance for your advice...
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Old Oct 1, 18, 8:21 pm
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$2k/day CVS
$500/store Walgreens
$2.5k/day gccom
$10k/order gcm
prepay taxes
prepay utilities
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Old Oct 1, 18, 9:02 pm
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Interesting.... Good luck.
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Old Oct 1, 18, 9:19 pm
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What's GCom and GCM?
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Old Oct 1, 18, 9:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Rachelrobinson View Post
Hi there,
I know this last minute, but I need advice on how to MS $15,000 in by October 9th...
I signed up for Amex business Platinum 100,000 point offer for spending $25,000 in 3 months.
I am planning surgery that cost $18,000 and I assumed I could use my Amex to pay....
I just found out that my surgery date is past the promotional period and I can only pay half on my Amex...

I already received the 50,000 point bonus... I want the additional 50,000, but is it worth the stress?
Should I PayPal the $15,000 to myself?
Can I ask amex for more time to meet the spending requirement?

Thanks in advance for your advice...
Just do what Arianna does. Buy a bunch of $1 makeup at Walmart and resell it.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 2:02 am
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pay property tax if it's allowed by your county. My annual property tax bill just comes in and it's $19000.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 4:33 am
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pay property tax if it's allowed by your county. My annual property tax bill just comes in and it's $19000.
There is a service fee by the county if you use credit card to pay property tax, but may worth it.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 5:56 am
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$2k/day CVS
$500/store Walgreens
$2.5k/day gccom
$10k/order gcm
prepay taxes
prepay utilities
please explain
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Old Oct 2, 18, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by tessy143 View Post

please explain
Those are the limits on gc purchases at the stores I listed.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 7:55 am
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>>$10k/order gcm <<
<<$2.5k gccom<<

OP, do NOT buy from GCM, GCC or any other online merchants that'll post as GIFTCARDS sale because this transaction can be easily identified by the RATs and you won't get your bonus.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 9:26 am
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OP, at the end, you did ask if the stress is worth it: and I say no. You're already going through a challenging time. From the question alone, I gather you're not exactly "well practiced" in MS. So trying to do 15k in your first week is a terrible idea. Even using Venmo means around $450 in fees. Is that worth 50k MR?
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Old Oct 3, 18, 7:48 am
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Pre-pay property tax. Pay estimated tax to the IRS.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by Rachelrobinson View Post
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Should I PayPal the $15,000 to myself?
....
Absolutely not.
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Old Oct 9, 18, 11:45 am
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Slightly off-topic.. Does AMEX clawback Venmo "purchases" for meeting MSR? I will use vanilla plat for about $1300/mo and my organic spend is about $1200 without including rent.
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Old Oct 10, 18, 10:02 am
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15k MS

Holy cow. The RAT Patrol will shut you down.
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