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I had a similar experience. Amex is very particular about which link you use to apply, and not all bonuses from links are valid for people who already have a different Amex card.
I applied online for my BCE in August and thought I was going to get a $100 credit for $1000 spending. I applied through some link that apparently didn't work for existing Amex customers. I'd had a PRG since May, and I didn't get the $100. I was a little annoyed about that.
My irritation is pretty minimal, given the 50k MR PRG bonus I got in May, but if I hadn't gotten that I would be annoyed. I don't think you have much recourse as far as getting the 25k points, since they have all their fine print about it. However, if you spend a lot with it you might be able to get the annual fee waived or some extra MR points if you call each year.
I know it's not much consolation. With no bonus, $175 is a big AF, even if it's waived the first year.
Keeping indefinitely: IHG, SchwabPlat, CSP, Discover, Freedom, ED, BCE, Hyatt
May close or PC: Prestige, Arrival, BrooksBros
AA Platinum converting into Costco
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech
Letting new accounts cool off since May