Amex to BA + 40%

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  1. satman40

    satman40 Gold Member

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    Moved 10 today, was ask if I had received an email, said YES, so the CSR gave me the extra, it was appreciated. Got 14 now.

    Nice Christmas Gift, good till 1/31/2015..

    MR points are nice, Avios great for US Air, AA, and Alaska Airlines.

    Hope this post helps someone out there...
     
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  2. moongoddess

    moongoddess Silver Member

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    Alas, they always seem to offer these transfer bonuses when I don't have any plans for short-haul travel. And it's getting tough enough to get MileSAAver awards out of my home airport that I'm afraid I'd be stuck with Avios points I'd never get a chance to use. :(

    I sure hope others can benefit from this, though!
     
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    Those short haul flights for 4,500 Avios are awesome. Great deal with the transfer.
     
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    Wish they'd offer similar bonuses, if at all, for Canadian AMEX MR transfers to BA, as frequently happens in the U.S. One-to-one isn't bad up here, but 40% more as a bonus is super.
     
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  5. satman40

    satman40 Gold Member

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    Why not just use a US address, after you get approved for the card.
     
  6. blackjack-21

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    Sounds easy I guess, but I won't try that one as it's too easy to find out it's not where you live. ISP addresses are easily tracked, and it's not worth the effort IMO, and how are you expected to pay the CC bills when they arrive in the U.S. ?

    While others may have used that idea in the past, thanks, but I'll pass on that one.
     
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    I knew many satellite subscribers did this, and still do.

    Some of my Northern friends also use their US property address.
     
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  8. flyforawg

    flyforawg Silver Member

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    Not suggesting you do as you made it clear you will pass, but for information for other readers.

    It is possible to just pay your bill electronically. You don't have to take a paper statement. I doubt they track ISP address. Cost wouldn't be worth the benefit. However, even if they did, it is possible to mask ISP or force browser to show a different gps location.
     
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