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Sign up offer for an existing Amex Member?

Postby daniel2304 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:04 am

Hi all,
I was thinking to apply for the Everyday Card to try the MR as people say too much about it. But when I went for the link, it said on the top that "I was identified as a member, so the offer is not available for current member."

Is it true that you couldn't get cash back or points on sign up offer if you already had an Amex Card?

Thanks!
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Postby Terry » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:14 am

daniel2304 wrote:Hi all,
I was thinking to apply for the Everyday Card to try the MR as people say too much about it. But when I went for the link, it said on the top that "I was identified as a member, so the offer is not available for current member."

Is it true that you couldn't get cash back or points on sign up offer if you already had an Amex Card?

Thanks!


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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:51 am

I applied through a link for my BCE and got the same message. I didn't realize they offered a bonus on it for existing customers. I assumed that since it was a no-AF card (like the ED), they felt no particular pressure to encourage current customers to try it out.

I'll be more careful in hunting for the best bonus on cards in the future.
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Postby daniel2304 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:37 pm

So if you apply directly from their website, you will get the sign up bonus. If you follow the link, you don't get it?
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Postby augiedog » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:35 pm

If you are invited to apply for a new card they will offer a bonus on it. But I don't believe you can respond to a non-invitation offer and get the bonus.
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Postby travisrauh » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:03 pm

Sorry to step in, but I noticed a lot of misinformation and just wanted to clarify.

You will only receive a welcome bonus one time per card in a lifetime.

If you've had that particular card before, regardless of whether or not you're an existing cardmember at time of application, you will not receive the bonus. If you've never had it before, you will.

Hope this helps to clarify. As always, if you ever have questions, please dial customer service or tweet @askamex.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:31 am

Good to see you back Travis. I see you have a couple of new cards since you last posted.

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Postby Vattené » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:18 am

travisrauh wrote:You will only receive a welcome bonus one time per card in a lifetime.

If you've had that particular card before, regardless of whether or not you're an existing cardmember at time of application, you will not receive the bonus. If you've never had it before, you will.


So if I understand correctly, a member is always excluded from bonuses only on cards he or she has previously held, but WILL get the bonus on a new, different card despite already being member with Amex.
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Postby travisrauh » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:49 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:Good to see you back Travis. I see you have a couple of new cards since you last posted.


Thank you! I'll only be speaking up though if I see incorrect information being repeated.. and I only added the EveryDay Preferred! :P

Vattené wrote:So if I understand correctly, a member is always excluded from bonuses only on cards he or she has previously held, but WILL get the bonus on a new, different card despite already being member with Amex.


That's correct. One welcome offer per card in a lifetime.
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:05 pm

I'm not in the habit of opening and closing cards over a $100 bonus, but what you're saying also holds true if a person got NO bonus when signing up for the first time?

Since I got no BCE bonus in August (see my post earlier in this thread), could I close it, reapply for a BCE, and get my one and only BCE bonus on what would be my second BCE?

What if I were to close my BCE and reapply for a BCP? Would that be considered a new or different card?

I'm not remotely considering doing those things, I just want to understand the rules as I might get a ED or EDP someday.
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