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[Targeted]No Fee 1st yr. American Express Gold Card 75,000 Bonus Reward Points Signup

[Targeted]No Fee 1st yr. American Express Gold Card 75,000 Bonus Reward Points Signup

Old May 3, 2011, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Valveking
3 points per dollar becomes 4.5 points after 15K bonus. Then you can transfer to Delta under 50% bonus for a total of 6.75 points per dollar and also get the 25k MQM. That is amazing.
Not quite. $1 spent on airfare equals 1MR point+2MR bonus points for airfare+0.5MR bonus upon reaching $30k threshold=3.5MR points/$. With DL's promo, it becomes 5.25 skymiles/$ + 25k MQM. Still a great deal, and better than you'd find doing much else, but not quite as great as you originally figured it to be.
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Old May 3, 2011, 4:34 pm
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So tempting but I hate not being guaranteed the 75k points!
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Old May 3, 2011, 5:37 pm
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[QUOTE=dinosims;16323188]Not quite. $1 spent on airfare equals 1MR point+2MR bonus points for airfare+0.5MR bonus upon reaching $30k threshold=3.5MR points/$. With DL's promo, it becomes 5.25 skymiles/$ + 25k MQM. Still a great deal, and better than you'd find doing much else, but not quite as great as you originally figured it to be.[/

It was my understanding there would be no math!
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Old May 3, 2011, 6:41 pm
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Well, I took the plunge and was approved for the 10k after first purchase card. Should I wait until I receive the card and activate to send a message? Also, does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should craft my message?

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Old May 3, 2011, 10:17 pm
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The link is now coming up dead for me. Anyone else?
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Old May 3, 2011, 10:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Frinkiac7
The link is now coming up dead for me. Anyone else?
It's their entire personal CC program, yes coming dead for me too. Probably they are just fixing things up which at the end can't really be that good.

edit. 1:14am: back on

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Old May 4, 2011, 9:40 am
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just cleared my cookies again. . hit the 25K link on post #153, application page showed 10K. Gotta think about this.
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Old May 4, 2011, 11:29 am
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Actually it does not matter if you apply thru 10k or 25k link. If you are lucky they will add the additional points once they hear your complaint in the secure message.

Good luck to everyone!
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Old May 4, 2011, 11:33 am
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Just wanted to add another data point that this technique works in general with Amex. The bonus ID is essential IMO.

My guess is that the MR dept has become a lot more liberal handing out points than in the past, perhaps due to the devaluation of the points by the Continental loss.
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Old May 4, 2011, 11:53 am
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..and they keep on giving

Applied for my mom so I can use the pts,and then a day later, I wrote to them asking for the 75K offer....here is the reply...:-::-::-:

Dear mrx900's Mother,

Yes, you are correct, you have applied for the Card ending in ***** through the promotional offer that is rewarding you only 25,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points once you spend $1,000.00.

However, as we value your Membership with us and we understand your desire to earn the extra 50,000 points, I am willing to take one time exception on your account.

I have documented your account for crediting the extra 50,000 points as per the 5894 offer that will give 75,000 bonus points. Please remember, we will issue the additional 50,000 points only once you meet the spend threshold of the 5894 offer. As per the terms and conditions of this offer, you have to charge $500.00 of eligible purchases on the Premier Rewards Gold Card within three months of your Cardmembership to earn bonus points.

Once you charge the Card for this amount, please write me an email and I will be happy to issue 50,000 bonus points to your account. You will receive your remaining 25,000 points within 8-12 weeks after spending $1,000.00 within the first 3 months of Cardmembership.

I trust I have exceeded your expectations with this e-mail and look forward to continuing to serve you. You have an excellent day!

Sincerely, Ramesh Parkashehr Email Servicing Team American Express Interactive Services
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Old May 4, 2011, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by leebryant
Actually it does not matter if you apply thru 10k or 25k link. If you are lucky they will add the additional points once they hear your complaint in the secure message.

Good luck to everyone!
Totally agree, and applied last wednesday, and got the card on friday, and email secure message on friday, spent $500 over weekend and past few days.
Sent another secure message, and 75K points in my account now.
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Old May 4, 2011, 5:19 pm
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My response was different. I emailed them last night after receiving the premier gold card on Tuesday. I didn't hear back until 4 today, saying they would need to research it. I applied under the 25000 points. I will update when I hear.
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Old May 4, 2011, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by lyst
My response was different. I emailed them last night after receiving the premier gold card on Tuesday. I didn't hear back until 4 today, saying they would need to research it. I applied under the 25000 points. I will update when I hear.
Did you have any AMEX charge cards before? I was wondering if it could be the reason they're not extending this offer to some folks.
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Old May 4, 2011, 8:02 pm
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I did this offer last year also, same card for the 25000 points. Right now I also have the Starwood and Delta cards.
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Old May 4, 2011, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by dinosims
Not quite. $1 spent on airfare equals 1MR point+2MR bonus points for airfare+0.5MR bonus upon reaching $30k threshold=3.5MR points/$. With DL's promo, it becomes 5.25 skymiles/$ + 25k MQM. Still a great deal, and better than you'd find doing much else, but not quite as great as you originally figured it to be.
How do you get the 25k MQM? Also, the only DL promo I know of provides only 25% bonus on transfers under 100k then 40% bonus for anything over 100k MR points. Is this a targeted promo?

Thanks!
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