January 20th, 2013
Lots of people have been talking about language AMEX added to their apps early last year about new rules that specify getting the bonus if you haven’t had the card in the past 12 months. While some have had these enforced it’s been haphazard. Some people have been told they wouldn’t get points and they wound up getting them once completing the spending and paying off the bill. Many others were even denied the points, wound up closing their cards, and were then sent checks in the mail for a value of 2 cents for every point they didn’t wind up receiving…go figure?
All I can do is report my own experience.
Last May I did a 3BM for 1 pull and got a Platinum card, a Delta card, and a Premier Rewards Gold card. I had all 3 of those cards previously and got the points for them automatically.
Last August I did a 4BM for 1 pull and got a Premier Rewards Gold card, a Starwood Consumer card, a Starwood Business card, and a Delta business cards. I had all 4 of those cards previously and currently even had 3 of them open but I got the points for them automatically. I did use a new Starwood number though.
Earlier this month I was approved for a 2nd Platinum card. I was denied for additional credit cards though as apparently there’s a new rule (and this new rule they actually did enforce as I tried calling multiple times) that you can have as many charge cards as you want (Gold, Platinum, Green, etc) but just 4 total credit cards. So if I wanted to get that additional Starwood app approved I’d have to close 3 other credit cards. Time to find some more charge card opportunities!
Today I’ve got quite the beautiful site on my new Platinum account though:
That just about covers the 2 suites we flew on Singapore on our dash to Paris last month.
And so on top of 13 active Chase cards and dozens of other cards I now have 10 active American Express cards, as follows. You can read more about them and my strategies in this post.