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Last Edited by widgit January 7, 2013 at 04:06 PM
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here is the process

You need to do the CreditCards Card Match here: https://www.creditcards.com/cardmatch/

I put in all my information without my SSN. I had to do it in an incognito browser tab. Amex Platinum 100k Link showed up for me... Clicked "Apply Here" and it worked! I was approved for 100k MR after $3,000 Spending in 3 Mo's. I received a confirmation e-mail shortly thereafter with my approval information.

Also placed a phone call to American Express to confirm the sign up offer.

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Last Edited by esha_1 January 28, 2014 at 04:24 PM
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***You can apply for Global Entry directly for $100 USD. No need to use third party provider(s) and have to pay them extra fees.
***Direct link = http://www.globalentry.gov/howtoapply.html

1/10/13 - Don't want to rain on any of the experts parade here but I have a relative who has a green card, she applied for the platinum and has called twice confirming eligibility for the 100k points and it was confirmed both times. They noted her account and provided a reference number.

For those who worry if they have the promotion loaded to their account, just send a secure msg online and they will reply to confirm on that.

Starwood Gold Status
Being Platinum means you can upgrade your status for free, just call the number on the back of your card and provide your SPG number, they will process the upgrade on the call. Enjoy~ info provided by fatwalletcat
Gold Status Info: https://www.starwoodhotels.com/pr...erred.html

Here is the link to enroll to the Priority Pass Select.
https://rewards.americanexpress.c...ioritypass

Link to select $200 airline credit fee:
https://rewards.americanexpress.c...eFeeCredit

DO NOT APPLY FOR BOTH CARDS - NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BONUS ON THE 2ND APPROVED CARD- This is not true,got bonus for both!
Contacted customer Rep , one will be eligible for both 100k and 50K bonus points by applying at same time , if does not own any gold /platinum card earlierbounce. Not necessarily.How many times have you been told bad info from a CS rep?
Confirmed BOTH BONUSES from Flyertalk:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/20...st805.html


Here's a summary of what is possible (from personal experience) and as someone who already has Business Gold Card:
Got the offer for both Plat and Gold
First applied for Plat, got instant approval
Then applied for Gold, got instant approval
Confirmed emails regarding both accounts
So in summary, $450 annual fee for both cards in 1st year, spend $4,000 in 4 months, and get 150,000 MR points (Clarification: this is extremely YMMV; there has been data indicating this will not work, while another person has had luck with this - from Flyertalk:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/20...st381.html).
Rumors are that if you apply for AMEX cards within a short period of time, it will not be considered as separate credit inquiries on your credit report.
==> Confirmed 1 credit pull on EX for both Plat and Gold applications done sequentially on same day. If any one company does more than one pull in a 30 day period you can call them to have all but one removed (THAT IS NOT TRUE!!!)

I am editing this but not deleting out of respect for OP, this is NOT true Amex WILL NOT give you 2 promotions, I can verify this for a FACT. the terms below state it. Once you apply for one card/offer and get approved for the card offer you are considered to have that card and that disqualifies you from any other offers. EVEN IF YOU GET AN EMAIL that says you will get the points. As the terms are still the same regardless of the email. This is alot of money to risk hoping you are able to skate past the system and qualify for both *Updated statement regarding double promo; TY

Key Terms for Bonus Points:
"Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any Consumer ZYNC , Green or Gold Card account within the last 90 days."

As long as you do not have the cards listed above in the time frame mentioned, you should qualify (i.e. Delta Gold Skymiles does not exclude you from getting points).

If you get an error trying to complete the application, try again, as servers may be overloaded.

To be eligible to receive bonus points, you must be enrolled in the Membership Rewards(R) program at the time of spend.


Note: You have to enter your REAL name and billing address to get this offer. They are searching your credit history by your name and address. A social security number is NOT required to see the offer on the credidcards.com site.

If you are curious what 100K points will get you: http://www.membershiprewards.com/catalog/search/Default.aspx?ResetBreadcrumb=true&SearchType=SearchByKeyword&N=11700000&mrnavlink=leftnav%3a50,001%20-%20100,000&OmniturePageName=pointrangebrowse&mrnavlink=leftnav%3a50,001%20-%20100,000

Amex platinum card benefits [creditcardforum.com]

Please be aware of what kind of card this is. This is a CHARGE CARD not a CREDIT CARD it requires you to pay in full at the end of each billing cycle, you cant carry a balance over to the next month, or make a minimum payment initially. After you have had the card for quite awhile they might allow carrying of a balance but the interest is much higher than on a typical lending credit card.

TipsSmilie For $3000 spent in 3 months, use amazon checkout to transfer money to you account (limit $500 per month), then pay your card. Or just buy $3000 walmart gift card to use on groceries or visa cards.

One of the benefits is $200 in airline reimbursement per calander year. There should be just enough time to get $200 this year and another $200 early next year. Making the fee only $50 for the year.
The $200 per year is called "fee credit" not "fRee credit"!
Quote :
$200 Airline Fee Credit
Enroll and select an airline to receive up to $200 annually in statement credits for incidental fees such as checked bags, in-flight refreshments, and change fees.*
Details:
Statement Credits: Incidental air travel fees must be charged on the enrolled Card account for the benefit to apply. Incidental air travel fees must be separate charges from airline ticket charges. Fees not charged by the Card member's airline of choice (e.g. wireless internet and fees incurred with airline alliance partners) do not qualify for statement credits. Airline tickets, upgrades, mileage points purchases, mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, duty free purchases, and award tickets are not deemed to be incidental fees. The airline must submit the incidental air travel fees under the appropriate merchant code, industry code, or required service or product identifier for the charge to be identified. Purchases made by both the Basic and Additional Card members on the enrolled Card account are eligible for statement credits.
Looks like you'll only be able to use these credit on checked bags and inflight drinks!!!
Above regarding, $200 credit only applicable to incidentals is NOT TRUE. Several people report buying airline gift cards online and getting the credit back including myself! -npatel3c

IF YOU WANT TO CHECK STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION:
STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION [americanexpress.com]




LIST OF BEST WAYS TO UTILIZE THE 100K MR POINTS:

1. Airline tickets (Transfer points to mileage programs 100k points = 100k miles which can be used for $2k+ in ticket fees)

Attached screens found on the internet for those who need it. Thanks to fatwalletcat.

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I find it odd so many of you are calling to tell them you don't qualify. Why not use it and see what happens. a couple years ago I applied for 2 AA cards at the sametime. They were identical and I got 75k for both. I never called or brought any attention to my account and it worked.
After calling numerous times you can guarantee you won;t get this now

So true! Amex may never even notice these deals but for our SDers who call hundreds of time and write secure messages just to alert amex that something is going on! If not this time, may be next time amex will change the wordings and say that "Welcome bonus is applicable only for first time cardholders" or something like that which chase usually does. Amex missed that wording this time and so it has to honor the applicants. Just stay low peeps and try to go under the radar without getting noticed!
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you can transfer points to miles with any of these programs

http://www.membershiprewards.com/...crumb=true

its 1 to 1

Whats the benefit of transfering points from MR to an airline??
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Whats the benefit of transfering points from MR to an airline??
What do you plan using your points for if not for airlines ?
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Whats the benefit of transfering points from MR to an airline??
So you can fly on those airlines without of out of pocket expenses. I can't speak for the current offering of airlines, but when they had United as a partner it was lovely. 100k on United would have been 4 domestic or one or two international flights (depending on where you go, when you go and if you decide to go first class or not). You can get $1000 in gift cards thru MR or over $1000 in travel, easy.
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I would like to learn the simplest way to bring up spending (my wife and I each got the Amex Platinum card) without using Amazon Payments.

Specifically I would like somebody to walk me through a simple explanation, availability (CVS/OD/???), restriction (Amount per visit/Frequency) and downsides/pitfalls for both Bluebird and Vanilla Reload/Beans.

For doing so, I will send you paypal $5 (SD rules limit me to $5)

If you post it on this thread for everybody, I will still pay you.

Thank you in advance.
Well amazon payments is simpler than bluebird.
You need bluebird and vanilla reloads. Two separate things that work together.

You buy vanilla reload cards for $500 ($4 fee) at CVS and other stores that sell with credit card. List is available at www.vanillareload.com but doesn't specify who takes credit cards and who doesn't (varies by store sometimes too)

At my CVS you can buy 2x500 per transaction. I was allowed another transaction of 500, that's the most I've tried. You can buy an infinite number of vanilla reload cards, over time. Common sense says to not buy that many in one trip for various reasons.

For bluebird, you need to sign up for it. Takes a week+ to get card, so that's really step 1 for what you should do. If you have a SERVE card, you may need to cancel it.

Once you have your bluebird card, you can go to vanillareloads website and load up to $1000 each day. It shows up for me right away in my bluebird account. You can do 5k a month, so 10 vanilla cards a month. You can keep up to 10K in bluebird. It's not earning you any interest.

There are a variety of ways to get money back from bluebird. You can pay bills...pretty much anything. You can withdraw money with some limits. You can send $5k to anybody a month, 10k total. I think the site is fairly easy to navigate and understand.

It's still very early in the game, so it's not clear what will get you in trouble and what won't, but use common sense. I think mixing up withdraw methods is safest approach, and it can't hurt to keep some cash in your account, so they are making some interest on that.

I'd also recommend putting spending other than 3x1000 on these cards... no need to make things more obvious than they need to be.
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What do you plan using your points for if not for airlines ?
I mean in terms of just booking through Amex rather than an airline?
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If you were considering using PayPal to meet your spend read this thread on flyer talk http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/am...nship.html
Somebody posted another link there too, scary stories. But I remember how they treated me when I called them after they reduced the credit limit of one of my cards from $12,000 to $500 during the economic crisis a few years ago. Not surprising at all. Obviously AmEx and PayPal don't go well together.
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I mean in terms of just booking through Amex rather than an airline?
Its normally much better to transfer points to miles with a program. If you buy through amextravel you are getting 100,000 points to $1000 in travel. Also amextravel likely doesn't get as good of deals as expedia so $1000 doesn't go that far.
With miles you can get a lot more then a $1000 worth if you play it right. For example right now you can transfer your 100k points to 130k British airways miles. You could turn 130k BA miles into 4 hawaii RT tickets(possibly more depending on airport). If I used amextravel to book 4 RT tickets to hawaii would cost $2312.00. Just one of many examples how transfering miles will go much farther then buying flights through amex
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Also forgot to mention that re loadable cards are considered ineligible charges and wont result in meeting the spend requirement or in getting points
I thought that pertained to points. Where does it say what's ineligible for the spending requirement?
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Its normally much better to transfer points to miles with a program. If you buy through amextravel you are getting 100,000 points to $1000 in travel. Also amextravel likely doesn't get as good of deals as expedia so $1000 doesn't go that far.
With miles you can get a lot more then a $1000 worth if you play it right. For example right now you can transfer your 100k points to 130k British airways miles. You could turn 130k BA miles into 4 hawaii RT tickets(possibly more depending on airport). If I used amextravel to book 4 RT tickets to hawaii would cost $2312.00. Just one of many examples how transfering miles will go much farther then buying flights through amex
ya let';s hope they'll run the 30% promo again since the actual promo expires on the 14th

I already charged and paid $3k just to get the points fast in case they'll run such a promo again

a shitty thing about the points conversion is the blackout dates..is hard to find RT dates for hawaii
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If you were considering using PayPal to meet your spend read this thread on flyer talk http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/am...nship.html
it was an interesting read, but by the final page of the thread the OP figured out that Amex did not cancel his account because of the paypal transfer but because of unusual spending patterns on his wife's bill, and the OP even got his account reinstated
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ya let';s hope they'll run the 30% promo again since the actual promo expires on the 14th

I already charged and paid $3k just to get the points fast in case they'll run such a promo again

a shitty thing about the points conversion is the blackout dates..is hard to find RT dates for hawaii
i would wait till they run the 50% promo ,they seems to do it once a year
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#1453
Heads up...got my card on Wednesday, bought 200 dollars worth of AA gift card and the credit is posted today...Smilie

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Heads up...got my card on Wednesday, bought 200 dollars worth of AA gift card and the credit is posted today...Smilie

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Did you buy the $200 using ecert (instant) or request the physical cards?

Did you request the $200 at once or do several smaller transactions?

Thanks
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Heads up...got my card on Wednesday, bought 200 dollars worth of AA gift card and the credit is posted today...Smilie

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Did you buy the plastic or the virtual cards? I'm wondering if the virtual would work.

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Did you buy the $200 using ecert (instant) or request the physical cards?

Did you request the $200 at once or do several smaller transactions?

Thanks
Wow. Beat me by < a minute in asking the same question...
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