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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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#1966
Quote from Svnla View Post :
Question for those that spent at least $3K already and did receive the 100K MR points into their accounts.

What did you spend on so fast? I am planning to buy one (1) American Express Gift Card with a value of $3K. Total cost will be about $13 ($9 shipping plus $4 purchase fee). Is it a good idea or anyone has a better suggestion/idea?

Also, the $200 airline fee, can I buy $200 worth of airline gift card and will it work?

TIA (will rep for better suggestion Smilie ).
we just paid some bills and bought some giftcards and hit 3k spending and points show pending
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I am planning to buy one (1) American Express Gift Card with a value of $3K.
I think this is a great way to spend your points! May I ask how you are doing that?
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Hi there,
Can you tell me how the process works? Thanks and will rep
1. I filled out their online form.
2. They emailed me with a contact number for a specific person in their office,
3. That person goes over the details, then they verify your points by using a remote screen mirroring program to view your account as you navigate your own Amex site (you have to be comfortable with this).
4. Once they confirm the status of your points, they send you a contract. The contract states that they will pay you upfront, and then they will transfer out your points directly from your account.
5. Fax/scan back the contract and they FedEx a check overnight.
6. Once you cash the check, they contact you about accessing your account to transfer out the points. They state this coud take days or a few months - probably depends on customers purchasing flights on the other side of their business model. They will need your card security numbers from the front and back...(so this could be dicey, but I figure that Amex has a great fraud/reimbursement program, so what the hell. )
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#1969
how long did it take you guys to get the $200 airline credit? i got 3 cards, 1 card got the credit within 4 days, but the other 2 haven't got the credit yet and it's already 2 weeks now. Getting worried now Frown
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Quote from skippingstones View Post :
1. I filled out their online form.
2. They emailed me with a contact number for a specific person in their office,
3. That person goes over the details, then they verify your points by using a remote screen mirroring program to view your account as you navigate your own Amex site (you have to be comfortable with this).
4. Once they confirm the status of your points, they send you a contract. The contract states that they will pay you upfront, and then they will transfer out your points directly from your account.
5. Fax/scan back the contract and they FedEx a check overnight.
6. Once you cash the check, they contact you about accessing your account to transfer out the points. They state this coud take days or a few months - probably depends on customers purchasing flights on the other side of their business model. They will need your card security numbers from the front and back...(so this could be dicey, but I figure that Amex has a great fraud/reimbursement program, so what the hell. )
Scary. Is the process same for others? I just got my points posted and don't yet know who I'll sell to.
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Quote from TheNaturist View Post :
Scary. Is the process same for others? I just got my points posted and don't yet know who I'll sell to.
Quote from skippingstones View Post :
1. I filled out their online form.
2. They emailed me with a contact number for a specific person in their office,
3. That person goes over the details, then they verify your points by using a remote screen mirroring program to view your account as you navigate your own Amex site (you have to be comfortable with this).
4. Once they confirm the status of your points, they send you a contract. The contract states that they will pay you upfront, and then they will transfer out your points directly from your account.
5. Fax/scan back the contract and they FedEx a check overnight.
6. Once you cash the check, they contact you about accessing your account to transfer out the points. They state this coud take days or a few months - probably depends on customers purchasing flights on the other side of their business model. They will need your card security numbers from the front and back...(so this could be dicey, but I figure that Amex has a great fraud/reimbursement program, so what the hell. )
This is very scary. We can always transfer the points for them, why they have to access our account? Accessing account like this will trigger AMEX to review for fraud
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how long did it take you guys to get the $200 airline credit? i got 3 cards, 1 card got the credit within 4 days, but the other 2 haven't got the credit yet and it's already 2 weeks now. Getting worried now Frown
How did you get the Airline Credit ??. I enrolled this card with United.com to get Airline Credit, but I want the credit without spending on Meals, excess baggage charges etc

If I buy United Gift Cards from any website with this Card , do I get Airline Credit ??

Or

Do you have to buy United Gift cards from United website with this card ?

Thanks
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Quote from ituyeh View Post :
how long did it take you guys to get the $200 airline credit? i got 3 cards, 1 card got the credit within 4 days, but the other 2 haven't got the credit yet and it's already 2 weeks now. Getting worried now Frown
How did you get the Airline Credit ??. I enrolled this card with United.com to get Airline Credit, but I want the credit without spending on Meals, excess baggage charges etc

If I buy United Gift Cards from any website with this Card , do I get Airline Credit ??

Or

Do you have to buy United Gift cards from United website with this card ?

Thanks
God damn it, I missed the appointment for global entry program yesterday. Next available time: 05/08/2013. fark!
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#1974
Just got my Southwest $200 credit after 2 weeks.

I chose southwest from their website, then bought the $200 gift card from the southwest.com website and waited patiently.

Easy as pie.
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Quote from Svnla View Post :
Question for those that spent at least $3K already and did receive the 100K MR points into their accounts.

What did you spend on so fast? I am planning to buy one (1) American Express Gift Card with a value of $3K. Total cost will be about $13 ($9 shipping plus $4 purchase fee). Is it a good idea or anyone has a better suggestion/idea?

Also, the $200 airline fee, can I buy $200 worth of airline gift card and will it work?

TIA (will rep for better suggestion Smilie ).
I spent around 1.5k by pre-paying my cellphone and cable bills for the next 10 months or so. The rest went pretty fast between the 200 airline fee, groceries, and other random stuff (reached the 3k in two months and my points were posted within a couple of days)!
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Quote from skippingstones View Post :
1. I filled out their online form.
2. They emailed me with a contact number for a specific person in their office,
3. That person goes over the details, then they verify your points by using a remote screen mirroring program to view your account as you navigate your own Amex site (you have to be comfortable with this).
4. Once they confirm the status of your points, they send you a contract. The contract states that they will pay you upfront, and then they will transfer out your points directly from your account.
5. Fax/scan back the contract and they FedEx a check overnight.
6. Once you cash the check, they contact you about accessing your account to transfer out the points. They state this coud take days or a few months - probably depends on customers purchasing flights on the other side of their business model. They will need your card security numbers from the front and back...(so this could be dicey, but I figure that Amex has a great fraud/reimbursement program, so what the hell. )
Has the broker transferred the points out of your account yet? Recently when you log in from an 'unusual" location AMEX will require you to enter an Authorization Code, which is sent to your email or the phone on file. So I wonder how they can log in to transfer points?
I just called them to offer transferring points for them but it does not work.
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how long did it take you guys to get the $200 airline credit? i got 3 cards, 1 card got the credit within 4 days, but the other 2 haven't got the credit yet and it's already 2 weeks now. Getting worried now Frown
I ordered JetBlue gift cards a month ago but I haven't received credit yet.
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I ordered JetBlue gift cards a month ago but I haven't received credit yet.

Go ahead and call them.
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#1979
are the lounge benefits apply to amex card even if we purchase the tickets on other credit card? will priority pass card sufficient?
how long can we stay in lounge ? i am looking to get an international ticket with family in the early morning. would it be fine to stay in the night ...take a nap ?
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#1980
Got my 100k reward points a few days after hitting $3000 spent. Also got my single $200 american airlines gift card and $100 global traveler application fee reimbursed about a week after the charges. I plan on selling the points to rewards2cash and getting another $200 worth of aa gift cards January next year before cancelling. This should net me $400 aa gift cards, free global entry traveler, and $1260 cash all for only $450! Thanks OP!
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