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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 22, 2011, 4:07 pm
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How does Mint work with this card?
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Old May 22, 2011, 5:50 pm
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applied for the Amex GPR - called to confirm offer before activating - spoke to rewards rep - bonus offer quoted by rep was 75K / 500 spend no fee 1st year. made my day - these guys are super nice. I am impressed.
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Old May 22, 2011, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by miletard
applied for the Amex GPR - called to confirm offer before activating - spoke to rewards rep - bonus offer quoted by rep was 75K / 500 spend no fee 1st year. made my day - these guys are super nice. I am impressed.
What does AMEX GPR stand for?
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Old May 22, 2011, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by gv111
What does AMEX GPR stand for?
Gold Premium Rewards
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Old May 22, 2011, 9:06 pm
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Got matched to 75k and I'm also liking the 3x airfare points. Easy to lose track of that benefit when they give you a whallop of points to start .
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Old May 22, 2011, 10:01 pm
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I'm confused. People are getting told 75k without switching promo codes? The original 50k promo has been changed without notice to 75k?

Folks on the main line think the promo is only 10k, while on the MR side they see it as the full 50k (or 75k)?

My dad has been supposedly monitoring my mail and hasn't seen it yet. Would have loved to have been able to call this weekend.
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Old May 22, 2011, 10:05 pm
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After viewing this thread and the problems people were having, I decided to sign up over the phone for the 75,000 offer for $1,000 in 3 months. Should be receiving my Gold Rewards Card in a few days

The csr and amex say that you can redeem for gift cards. Can I still convert to miles? I wanted to convert to 60,000 TrueBlue points which will be about 2.5 round trip flights to Vegas. There seems to be a lot of people saying they should be able to convert to miles, while others are saying you can only get gift cards. Has anyone actually redeemed points from this promotion for anything other than gift cards?
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Old May 22, 2011, 11:03 pm
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What was the bonus code offer?
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Old May 22, 2011, 11:22 pm
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Bonus ID on my 75,000 is #1935
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Old May 23, 2011, 5:16 am
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Originally Posted by miletard
applied for the Amex GPR - called to confirm offer before activating - spoke to rewards rep - bonus offer quoted by rep was 75K / 500 spend no fee 1st year. made my day - these guys are super nice. I am impressed.
Can you clarify what you did? I'm assuming:
- you applied for the AmEx Premier Rewards Gold card online without any mention of the 75k/$500 spend offer
- before activating, you called the rewards rep and asked them to "apply" the 75k / $500 spend offer terms to your account?

Were you able to get the points advanced?
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Old May 23, 2011, 7:59 am
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sent 3 messages and talked to 3 phone reps no luck

I already have an American Express clear card, I didn't know it counts against the promotion but I guess it does..has anyone had luck calling to cancel the card and negotiating there? Anyone have a message that they have sent that they have had luck with?
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Old May 23, 2011, 9:24 am
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[QUOTE=mindspin311;16432231]After viewing this thread and the problems people were having, I decided to sign up over the phone for the 75,000 offer for $1,000 in 3 months. Should be receiving my Gold Rewards Card in a few days
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Hi Mindspin, what 800 number did you call to sign up for the Gold Rewards Card and what RSVP code did you give them? When I called to apply over phone
, they said that I needed a 16digit code and not the 4 digit bonus code mentioned here before :-(
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Old May 23, 2011, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by mindspin311
The csr and amex say that you can redeem for gift cards. Can I still convert to miles? I wanted to convert to 60,000 TrueBlue points which will be about 2.5 round trip flights to Vegas.
http://www.membershiprewards.com/cat...Em0809GlNoNotr
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Old May 23, 2011, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by flyaaah
added: I am a brand new member of AMEX, May 2011, no first statement yet, only $61 spent.

Soooo, I have read another poster said that he waited until a Saturday night 8pm to send a msg, expecting NOT to get a North American email rep. It worked for him! I did the same thing last night but I forgot and by the time I remembered it was 9:30pm. Still sent my 2nd secure message after being previously shut down by a NA rep. 10 hours later today still nada. I thought maybe a NA rep will start his work shift and shut me down and that I should have sent it at 8 pm!! I had planned on trying every week either by phone or email but after reading sargenet success just a few hours ago I took a chance and called the high call volume Sunday afternoon membership rewards desk 1-800-AXP-EARN (1-800-297-3276) lost connection three times! With the fear of being shut down or caught by a non valid offer ID, and after being shut down twice by chase on the upgrade extra 25K on their Onepass CC - once months ago and once just this week, yes you gotta try hard! - adrenaline started to kick in!

Someone answers, s**t, it's a North American rep! I went ahead and used the exact line of sargenet above and he asked me for a offer ID "yea...5894" him "give me one minute and I'll be back" 3 minutes later still not there, I almost felt like hanging up!! LOL. him "ok so sorry for the wait, so you are now under the offer 5894, after spending $500, and after waiting 6-8 weeks, you need to call us back and we will manually enter the 75,000 bonus point. Mr Flyaaah I'm making a note on the account, please make a hard copy note for yourself too, and please make sure to take down my name and my employee ID#." This is like a dream answer!!

75,000 BONUS MILES YOU GOTTA LOVE THIS GAME!!
I called 1-800-AXP-EARN (1-800-297-3276) today at 12 noon and told the Rep that I was to apply to the 75K MRP offer but the link forwarded me to the 10K offer. She asked me if I was targeted, and I said yes (of course I wasn't) and gave her the offer code 5894, but she wanted me to mail in the actual target letter to match the higher offer, so I had to hang up.

I tried calling again 5 minutes later and got another MRP rep named Kxxxxx at the Miami Lakes location. I told her that I applied for the 10K MRP offer but that I just learned that there is a better offer (75K MRP when spending 1K within 3 months)She then asked me for the offer code and I gave her code 5894. She put me on hold to speak to her supervisor. After 6 minutes on hold, she indicated that I qualified for the higher offer. She put a note in my account regarding the new offer and indicated that the points will be deposited 6-8 weeks after reaching 1K in charges. BTW, I had applied for the Gold card in Dec. 2010 and closed it in Jan. 2011 and still received 10K MRP points! Gotta love American Express.

Last edited by philemer; May 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm Reason: edit out employee name
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Old May 23, 2011, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by Henry82
Can you clarify what you did? I'm assuming:
- you applied for the AmEx Premier Rewards Gold card online without any mention of the 75k/$500 spend offer
- before activating, you called the rewards rep and asked them to "apply" the 75k / $500 spend offer terms to your account?

Were you able to get the points advanced?

I had applied for the 50K/ 500 spend (2 year fee waived) that was originally posted on this site. However, after reading about the trouble some folks were having here, I called them before activating. They quoted the 75K deal with 1 year fee waived - I can live with that..

No points advanced - no purchases yet.

Last edited by miletard; May 23, 2011 at 11:39 am Reason: info
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