Can existing cardholders get new account MR bonuses?

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Can existing cardholders get new account MR bonuses?

Postby 4Runner » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:30 am

Does any one knows any proven way for a current card holder to get the same MR points that are being offered to new accounts without the need to open a new account?


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Postby Money card » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:33 pm

Do you mean the sign up bonuses? Or do you mean can a Gold card member get the same membership rewards points that a Platinum card member gets?

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Postby 4Runner » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:01 am

For example if you apply for a new Platinum card, if it is approved, AMEX will give 25K MR points. But if you already have the card you are not entitle to obtain a similar benefit. That's what i am asking, if there is any way that i can be able to get also those 25K MR points if i am already a card holder.

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Postby Blzer76 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:10 pm

No, you cannot. If you currently have a open account, and open another account, you are not considered a new account and do not qualify for the new account sign up bonus. This only works if you were invited by someone. Then you would get the bonus sign up points.

That is what Amex told me via Twitter.

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Postby danpass » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:48 pm

The closest thing would be to snatch an upgrade option. I did that this past week, the little Upgrade Now floater that gave me 25k on first purchase by upgrading to Platinum (gold to plat in my case). I have a green for personal charges.

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Postby ivotedale » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:05 pm

I think it may depend on the offer as well - already having the Zync card, I applied and was approved for the Green charge. The bonus was no annual-fee for first year, and 10,000 MR points if I spent $500 within three months, which I did. I just recently had the points accredited to my account- though I didn't recall seeing any details on a "new-members-only" exclaimer.

I didn't read the small print in detail, but again I say I was awarded points for the offer- so I guess it depends.
Currently: American Express Blue Sky, American Express Zync, Chase Freedom Visa, Capital One Newcomers--->converted to Capital One Quicksilver Mastercard NO AF



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