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A few people have succeeded in getting an improved offer when a targeted mailing arrives just after they apply for a public offer.
Even then, though, more seem to fail than succeed.
The first CSR's offer of adding extra points is against Amex's usual behavior. Unless you have a recording of the CSR saying you'll get the extra points, I'd let it go. It's true that some other issuers (especially Chase) are more flexible about changing bonuses.
I know it's irritating...but if you wanted the card when you were only aware of the 40k bonus, maybe it's still worth keeping?
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech