In my quest to learn as much as I can about the process before weighing up a couple of apps I have another question. First however a big thank you to all here on CCF for their help so far.
The question is this
1) if I simultaneously apply for multiple cards from one provider and get approved, let's say 2-3 AMEX cards (2 of which are the same type e,g, 2 charge or 2 revolving) as a new customer to the provider period do I get all the sign up bonuses of the cards I applied for ? If not and assuming applied for simultaneously and approved how do AMEX determine which bonus you get and how would I know which spend to focus on to achieve it ?
If anyone has been through a similar situation would be great to hear from you
If you are approved for the card, you will absolutely get the bonus. I recently applied for Chase Sapphire Preferred (40k bonus), the AMEX Mercedes Platinum (50k bonus), the AMEX Business Gold (50k bonus) and the Citi AAdvantage Visa (50k bonus) on the same day. With all providers, it's all about the Terms & Conditions of the offer you applied for. For example, AMEX has 25k, 50k, 75k and 100k bonus offers for the Platinum card floating around. You cannot ask for more with AMEX, but you can with Chase.
As a rule of thumb, take a screen shot of the offer in case you have to fight for it. Also, as soon as you get the cards, call to confirm your bonuses.