Are authorized users unable to get sign-up bonuses?

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Are authorized users unable to get sign-up bonuses?

Postby planetmans » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:45 am

I'm looking to get my first American Express card, and am looking at the Gold Delta Skymiles card and had read that current American Express cardholders are not eligible to receive the 30,000 mile sign up bonus. I am currently an authorized user on a True Earnings Costco card, does this make me a current cardholder, thus ineligible for the bonus?


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Postby Vattené » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:50 am

Since no one has responded, I'll post what I believe to be true...but I may need to be corrected.

I think as an AU you should be fine. I believe even current cardholders (as in pimary account holders) can get sign up bonuses on new cards for which they apply as long as it isn't in the same product line. For example, I have the EveryDay card now. I could apply and get an EveryDay Preferred card but would be ineligible for the introductory bonus. I would, however, be able to get the bonus on a Blue Cash Preferred.

This is based on a hazy memory of something I read on here a while ago and couldn't track down. If you see this and still haven't applied for a Gold Delta Skymiles card, call Amex and speak with a CSR that can tell you for sure.
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AU on Barclay Sallie Mae - $10,000 (8/15)
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Postby travisrauh » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:59 pm

Welcome offers apply to Basic cardmembers only. As an additional cardmember, you would not be impacted by incentive controls if you were to apply for a card under your name as long as you have never had that card before.

The policy is one-time welcome offer per card product in a lifetime - not product family. We'll use Vattene's example - he has an Amex EveryDay. If he were to apply for the Amex EveryDay Preferred, he would be eligible for the welcome offer as long as he has never had the Preferred previously.
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Postby Vattené » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:21 pm

Oh good, it's less restrictive than I was thinking. Thanks for the clarification!
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FICO-8:
EX - 809 (11/16) | TU - 803 (11/16)
Primary Cards:
American Express EveryDay - $20,000 (10/14)
Discover it - $23,000 (2/14)
AU on Barclay Sallie Mae - $10,000 (8/15)
plus several store accounts of varying usefulness now



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