Double BA Miles for Amex MR transfers

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  1. Disco Volante
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    Offer received by email. Available to "selected cardmembers" (probably those who have opted in to receive Amex marketing emails) for transfers before 31 August.
     
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    Does it show up directly with that rate when you log in to the MR website or is there a bonus/promo code or something else? I wonder just how targeted it is.
     
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    Advice from Amex mostly seems to be that it is open only to those who received the email offer. The offer was made to UK Platinum and Centurion cardholders who had managed to find the tick on their profile that lets them opt in to receive Amex marketing offers by email. The vast majority of us who were unaware that we were not opted in and have opted since are ineligible.

    Some cardholders have reported better success with calling Amex, but without anything in writing you still may not get the bonus miles. The rate 1:1 does not change. For those with the offer the bonus will be awarded by BA at the end of September.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Interestingly enough, I just got an email today suggesting that I should opt in to marketing news from AmEx. Go figure.
     
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    Wow. That is a generous offer.
     
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    Wish I had gotten this offer.
     
  7. adl73x
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    This offer was for selected UK Amex cardholders only. Don't feel too bad. The UK doesn't get the enormous sign up mileage bonuses that are rife in the US.
     
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    I did a big transfer from Amex to BA under their 40% bonus earlier this year. Then they hit us again with a 50% bonus right after.

    I am willing to pay the other-than-trivial co-pays on BA for their superior availability - but now that they are printing miles faster than Bernanke is printing dollars, I'm starting to get worried about availability.

    Fingers crossed!
     
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    Wow, i wish i could get this offer. I have 2x75k MR sitting there trying to find home.
     
  10. Disco Volante
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    I think you are right to be worried. Either about availability or inflation of mileage required for awards.
     
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    Just revisiting this, but based on what we know about Avios...you could be spot on.
     
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    The 100% bonus has now been made more widely available to UK cardholders of both Plat and Gold Amexes via snail mail and extended to the end of September 2011.
     
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