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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

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Old Apr 14, 11, 9:45 pm
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Originally Posted by blitzu View Post
Nope. Just told them there was a 75,000 point offer out there and I felt screwed since I applied only a few days prior for a 10K signon. That was all I had to say. When I first told customer service they pretty much told me, "too bad." I then called back and asked directly for membership rewards.


This is a good data point. I'm interested if it worked for anyone else. I'll gladly apply for whatever Gold offer I can find online if I can call and convert it to the 75K MR offer.
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Old Apr 15, 11, 2:08 pm
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I went through the same process as Blitzu yesterday [I had just applied for the card with a 10,000 point bonus] and I was turned down twice for the 75000 points which included talking directly to Membership Rewards. It was explained that the 75000 was only for first time American Express card members.

After reading Blitzu's post I tried again today and I was told after a long wait that I should call after the first 10,000 points have been credited and then they will manually add 65,000 more to bring it to 75,000. I was told it was noted in my file and I got the name and location of the AMEX rep.

Many thanks to this thread and the posters.
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Old Apr 15, 11, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by naples_flyer View Post
I went through the same process as Blitzu yesterday [I had just applied for the card with a 10,000 point bonus] and I was turned down twice for the 75000 points which included talking directly to Membership Rewards. It was explained that the 75000 was only for first time American Express card members.

After reading Blitzu's post I tried again today and I was told after a long wait that I should call after the first 10,000 points have been credited and then they will manually add 65,000 more to bring it to 75,000. I was told it was noted in my file and I got the name and location of the AMEX rep.

Many thanks to this thread and the posters.
Awesome! Kudos to Amercian Express for taking care of their customers!
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Old Apr 15, 11, 3:20 pm
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Last week I applied for the 25K point/$1000 offer and just activated my card last night, before seeing this thread. I just got off the phone with memership rewards (1-800-AXP-EARN (1-800-297-3276) and say "representative" when prompted), explained I had just applied/activated and was disappointed to see this other offer for new card members and asked if I could switch. She said certainly, "we want to make sure you get the better offer," and asked me to explain what I saw and what I had applied for. She then said she needed to get the offer info, if I received an email or letter, and I just said, "Uhhhh, a bonus offer number?" "Yeah" "5894" "Great, let me update your account, please hold." She came back and said she added 50,000 immediately and then I would get the other 25,000 when I made $1000 purchases in the first 3 mths (per the original offer I applied for).

She was more than gracious and seemed pleased to give me the better offer. thanks OP! (now I wonder if I can get my DH to apply to this somehow!)
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Old Apr 15, 11, 3:22 pm
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Last week I applied for the 25K point/$1000 offer and just activated my card last night, before seeing this thread. I just got off the phone with memership rewards (1-800-AXP-EARN (1-800-297-3276) and say "representative" when prompted), explained I had just applied/activated and was disappointed to see this other offer for new card members and asked if I could switch. She said certainly, "we want to make sure you get the better offer," and asked me to explain what I saw and what I had applied for. She then said she needed to get the offer info, if I received an email or letter, and I just said, "Uhhhh, a bonus offer number?" "Yeah" "5894" "Great, let me update your account, please hold." She came back and said she added 50,000 immediately and then I would get the other 25,000 when I made $1000 purchases in the first 3 mths (per the original offer I applied for).

She was more than gracious and seemed pleased to give me the better offer. thanks OP! (now I wonder if I can get my DH to apply to this somehow!)
Great!! So 5894, just made it up?
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Old Apr 15, 11, 4:05 pm
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Great!! So 5894, just made it up?
No, it's in the OP.
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Old Apr 15, 11, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by jperiod View Post
Last week I applied for the 25K point/$1000 offer and just activated my card last night, before seeing this thread. I just got off the phone with memership rewards (1-800-AXP-EARN (1-800-297-3276) and say "representative" when prompted), explained I had just applied/activated and was disappointed to see this other offer for new card members and asked if I could switch. She said certainly, "we want to make sure you get the better offer," and asked me to explain what I saw and what I had applied for. She then said she needed to get the offer info, if I received an email or letter, and I just said, "Uhhhh, a bonus offer number?" "Yeah" "5894" "Great, let me update your account, please hold." She came back and said she added 50,000 immediately and then I would get the other 25,000 when I made $1000 purchases in the first 3 mths (per the original offer I applied for).

She was more than gracious and seemed pleased to give me the better offer. thanks OP! (now I wonder if I can get my DH to apply to this somehow!)
which card did u apply for? gold or premier rewards gold?
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Old Apr 15, 11, 10:45 pm
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which card did u apply for? gold or premier rewards gold?
looks like it is premier rewards gold, this one:
http://www201.americanexpress.com/ge...op-Flyer/40141
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Old Apr 16, 11, 8:58 am
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Did anyone try this method to get a plat card with targeted 100k sign-up bonus? Anyone, plz?

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Old Apr 16, 11, 10:48 am
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Awesome! Kudos to Amercian Express for taking care of their customers!
Interesting. I've tried twice now with 2 different csr's and they told me no dice. "Whatever bonus offer you sign up for you are bound to. There is nothing we can do". I expressed my sincere disappointment, and got "sorry to hear that".

I'm not feeling the love for Amex right now.
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Old Apr 16, 11, 11:32 am
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Anyone have any luck calling and getting this without previously applying for a different offer?
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Old Apr 16, 11, 1:11 pm
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Anyone have any luck calling and getting this without previously applying for a different offer?
I called and tried to apply with the bonus ID of 5894 and the rep said she had no way of extending me that offer. I had to have an RSVP code that was tied to my name and address. I then asked if I could apply for the 10k MR bonus offer and then call customer service and get them to switch it to 75k MR bonus. She hesitated for a few seconds and then said "no, I don't think they can do that".

So maybe if someone has the name and extension # of the CSR they spoke to in order to get upgraded from 10k to 75k then that would work? It seems like not all CSRs are so generous.
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Old Apr 16, 11, 1:41 pm
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Oh my! I'd like to get this offer.
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Old Apr 16, 11, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by blitzu View Post
Customer Service won't help you out... they actually argued with me over it. Ask for a membership rewards rep and then talk to them. They were able to help me out and get this offer applied.
Thank you Blitzu! It worked like a charm. As suggested above, DO NOT talk to Applications Customer Service. Instead speak with Membership Rewards. My Membership Rewards Agent asked for my existing credit card numbers, and she could not find the offer, but said it was not a problem. She noted my account that they would manually process the additional points once I reached $500 in spend. She transferred me over to the Applications Department to finish processing my application which was for the 10K gold premier rewards card. I should be able to spend $500 in a couple of weeks, and will call back Membership Rewards to get the additional 65K miles they promised. Will post the results.
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Old Apr 16, 11, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by kendenton View Post
Interesting. I've tried twice now with 2 different csr's and they told me no dice. "Whatever bonus offer you sign up for you are bound to. There is nothing we can do". I expressed my sincere disappointment, and got "sorry to hear that".

I'm not feeling the love for Amex right now.
Did you ask to be transferred to membership rewards? I got the same treatment with the customer service rep.

aap, I'm glad it worked! I'm still really impressed with membership rewards doing what they can to keep customers happy.
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