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American Express - Costco Card to Blue Cash - $2500 first 3 months, get $300 back. 0% for 15 months

iluvmysh 1,240 221 January 16, 2016 at 03:24 PM in Finance (3)
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I called amex to handle something just now. They told me the Costco partnership is ending (as you all know). They offered to continue my account with them with the Blue Card. Same rewards as the Costco card. The bonus was to spend $2500 in 3 months and get $300 back. Also 0% interest for 15months.

I figured it's a good deal since I want to keep my account with them anyways.
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lol.. it has been around since a long time. I have applied this as well.
There is a trick to get DOUBLE (means two chances to apply for two cards almost at the same time) too.
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Quote from iluvmysh View Post :
I called amex to handle something just now. They told me the Costco partnership is ending (as you all know). They offered to continue my account with them with the Blue Card. Same rewards as the Costco card. The bonus was to spend $2500 in 3 months and get $300 back. Also 0% interest for 15months.

I figured it's a good deal since I want to keep my account with them anyways.
Really?

I got many mail in envelopes offering $300 for $1,000 purchase in 3 months.
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It is a good deal. I got the info yesterday about it. I need to give them a call because I took them up on the transfer AMEX and bonus of $200 if you spend $1000 in 3 months. This is a better deal and we easily spend that much in 3 months. I'll see if they will let me do this $300 bonus.

I love AMEX and their card use alerts. I know within minutes when the card is used.
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$300 for $2500 sounds pretty bad. I got $300 for $1000 only a few months ago.
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So let me understand this. Costco and Amex are severing their relationship. Amex offers me a card with $300 cash back after $1,000 spent. Costco offers me a card with $300 cash back after $2,500 spent. Hmm, lemme think...
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It is a good deal. I got the info yesterday about it. I need to give them a call because I took them up on the transfer AMEX and bonus of $200 if you spend $1000 in 3 months. This is a better deal and we easily spend that much in 3 months. I'll see if they will let me do this $300 bonus.

I love AMEX and their card use alerts. I know within minutes when the card is used.
Not sure which one you said it's a good deal: $2,500 for $300 back in this thread or $1,000 for the same $300 back?



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So let me understand this. Costco and Amex are severing their relationship. Amex offers me a card with $300 cash back after $1,000 spent. Costco offers me a card with $300 cash back after $2,500 spent. Hmm, lemme think...
I've seen any thread about Costco offering, only from Amex.
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You should put YMMV in the title since this is a targeted offer. Also, for those of you who think that applying for the new card will preserve the account age, it doesn't work like that unfortunately. It's a new line and they close the old line (although the old one will stay on your credit report for 10 years after closure, it will eventually fall off).
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Not sure which one you said it's a good deal: $2,500 for $300 back in this thread or $1,000 for the same $300 back?





I've seen any thread about Costco offering, only from Amex.
I posted at the same time as the others. I am only aware of 2 offers.

$200 cashback for $1000 spent in 3 months
$300 cashback for $2500 spent in 3 months (better deal)

I question the other deals posted. I can only verify what I have written.
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So if we do nothing: the costco amex will be closed right? will they automatically transfer us to the new Citi Visa card?
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Any chance there's an offer code?
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So if we do nothing: the costco amex will be closed right? will they automatically transfer us to the new Citi Visa card?
I have the same question. What happens if you do nothing?
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I have the costco blue cash card as well as the everyday card. What options do I have?
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Only advantage here is that there is a chance of adding more new LOC (Line of Credit). My existing amex-cotstco card got $50K LOC, while newly opened amex-blue cash was given $33K credit. I have chatted with amex guys, they are ready to transfer my amex-costco LOC of $49.5K to my new amex-blue cash. All I lose may be the aged credit card on my profile for credit score count.
I have never heard of $300/$1000/3monhths offer.

BTW I got same offer of $300/$2500/3 months both in email and in the paper mail. I have snagged the email offer and now tried the paper mail(didnt go all the stepps though) offer is also active. I guess if I am able to complete $2.5K spending and ready for another $2.5K spending in the other 3 months, I may snag the paper mail offer too.
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Do they hard enquiry the credit or soft? I got just $100 for $1000 spent.
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