Amex SPG CLI @ 61 days

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Amex SPG CLI @ 61 days

Postby tntexan72 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:13 pm

Opened Amex SPG 61 days ago. It was my first Amex card. I was shocked to find out I was only approved for a low $1500. That still won't deter me from from spending $15K in 6 months to get the bonus points. I just had to pushed payments the 1st month and paid multiple times the 2nd month.

I requested a CLI by calling the # on the back of the card yesterday. Asked for $5000 and they counter with $4500. That's about 3x $1500, which is standard from reading around the forums. I have marked my calander for another CLI in 6 months. It's still my smallest CL compared to my Freedom, Discover, Sapphire Preferred but I am pretty certain Amex will grow with me. :D


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Postby CC Deville » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:13 pm

Congrats on the increase.

Has anybody suffered a FR from Amex after requesting a CLI? Just wondering if they are still actively doing those and what may cause one.

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:24 am

Glad to hear they increased your limit. I thought the original $1,500 was plain silly.
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Postby tntexan72 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:59 pm

Mogul of Pineapples wrote:Glad to hear they increased your limit. I thought the original $1,500 was plain silly.


I took it kind of personal and thought Amex didn't want me to obtain the 15,000 bonus pts by spending $15K in 6 months. Kinda hard to do that when your limit is only $1500. I really like to get the CL to around $20K in 2yrs.



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