50K offer?

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  1. Dad to GO

    Dad to GO Silver Member

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    My wife has now gotten a 3rd offer of 50K points for opening a personal AMEX gold card... I have never gotten an offer for ANY of these cards and I actually have never opened any of the Membership rewards AMEX card. I planned to start diving into these cards/rewards program this year but was thinking about holding off for my wife. Since she keeps getting these offers should I change plans and have her get this card or should I just wait and assume the offers will keep coming? I assume that 50K for the personal card is a pretty good deal?
     
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    Normal sign up bonus is 25K points for the personal card. There have been higher than 50K but they are rare. If I had the offer, I would not wait.
     
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    Is the underlying site linked in the fatwallet thread a reputable site? To get the 100k Platinum and 50k Gold offer, you have to enter your name, address and SSN on a page at creditcards.com.
     
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    I just used the site, I can not vouch for it but assume its good. Personally it just showed Amex cards Did anyone else see other cards? Makes me think I could have private browsed to Amex and gotten the card that I applied for...
     
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    My concern was for the security of giving them PII. If I bother to check for offers, I'll try to remember to report back if I get something non-Amex. I'm not eligible for MR bonuses because I currently have a Platinum, but my wife is...
     
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    So using that link I applied for both the 50 and 100 offers, was approved for both. First time applications for these cards, converted a hilton card level in aug, lots of inquiries last month...

    Anyone have experance with getting both at the same time? If not I'll report back in three months.
     
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    Interesting. You'll definitely have to report the results of that experiment. 150k MR points is worth quite a bit, especially if they offer a good transfer bonus after you'd gotten them.
     
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    Iolaire,
    Their rules state that you cannot receive both. While you still may receive them both I would show caution and prioritize the 100,000 point bonus first and then go for the 50,000 in case they deny it.
     
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    PS I applied for the platinum under the promotion and have already received the 100k bonus. If you can put the spend on the cards immediately you will know much sooner than 3 months.
     
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    Anyone know of the best offer to sign up for the AmEx Gold Card (not the Biz one)??
     
  12. Dad to GO

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    AMEX is really killing my churn plans for this year! First they have the 100K Platinum offer and now they have the 75K Gold Business offer... UGH!! I really wanted to wait until Feb to do my churn but I think I may get sucked in to this weekend! Darn you AMEX why must you have such lucrative offers!
     

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