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    Angry Earning Points

    ok so this subject isnt really breaking news, but seriously:

    i am starting to be very upset with amex as their earning points page is still down. how long has it been? 8 months or so? i specifically applied for my third amex (2nd charge card) to give them all of my business. since the latest approval i have purchased a home entertainment system, several apple products, flights, vacations, and so on... long story short, i could have earned twice or more points had i gone through the earning points page. about a year ago i purchased several unlocked iphones for 5pts/$

    has anyone heard anything when this program should be up and running again?
    SERIOUS disappointment in regards to the anual fees i am spending on them per year!
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    It sounds like it's time to find a more rewarding card issuer.
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    Have you called them and asked?
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    Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

    Not Used
    Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

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    Sallie Mae World Mastercard

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    Gonna have to agree with DavidNy. This is pure speculation, but I would venture a guess that it's another sign of Amex tightening their belt a bit more. With Cutbacks on Platinum rewards, cancellation of the Zync, putting a cap on the blue cash cards, creating 3 different prepaid cards with a short span, it seem the Amex is hitting a rough patch now. Amex MR points are not as strong as they have been in the past, and with a charge card, at best you're looking to Make a little profit or break even due to the annual fee on the charge cards. I would consider looking into the blue cash cards or spy instead.
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    it really blows... makes me want to drop my prg that i was approved for in the summer and keep using my zync just to keep my accumulated mr points. it wouldnt be possible to transfer the charge to a credit account would it?
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    Have you called them and asked?
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    Just spoke with a rep about the amex mall, and still no word of it coming back anytime soon. As for product changing from an Amex charge to revolver, I don't think it happens too often (if at all), but I've read some people claiming that they have managed to do so. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try talking to a supervisor, but I would consider apping for a new card to get the signup bonus, assuming a hard pull wouldn't be an issue for you.
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    no, i have applied and been approve for several cards within the last 18months. i really dont need a new card and another inquiry. as far as the sign up bonus goes, i am still waiting for the 25k pts for the prg. it has been 8 months now... the rep have told me that they do not see the offer in my account.... it was the ONLY reason i applied for the card... seriously amex
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    I've used my MR points towards a ticketmaster purchase. Overall, I haven't been that impressed.
    Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
    Plane tickets: CSP
    Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
    Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
    Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
    Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
    Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
    Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
    Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
    Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
    Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
    Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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    Im saving points up till i retire, goal i have is a bit far-feched but i got another 45 years to earn it
    Amex Zync - NPSL (Cleared up to 25k)
    Amex BCE - 12000 limit
    Amex BCP - 4200 limit
    FIA Rewards Amex- 3500 limit
    Chase Freedom - 2000 limit
    Chase Slate - 2000 Limit
    BoA Cash Rewards Privileges- 3000 limit
    Barclaycard Rewards MC - 3000 limit
    Discover IT- 3500 limit
    Marriott PR- 5000 limit
    21 years old with alot of life to spend
    Its not about the ending, its about the journey,
    just as long as the ending is just as good
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