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This is why I love American Express

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This is why I love American Express

I got the BCE in December and the standard sign up bonus was $100 for spending $1000. I saw an offer for $150 on the BCE on creditcards.com . So I called into AMEX and asked if I was able to get the new bonus instead of the old one. They told me that they can not alter the bonus but they will credit my account for the $50 difference. Their customer service is awesome, glad i'm a card member.

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Valued Contributor

Re: This is why I love American Express

That's great, Congrats!

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Re: This is why I love American Express

cant wait until i have an amex of my own!

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TJDgator wrote:

I got the BCE in December and the standard sign up bonus was $100 for spending $1000. I saw an offer for $150 on the BCE on creditcards.com . So I called into AMEX and asked if I was able to get the new bonus instead of the old one. They told me that they can not alter the bonus but they will credit my account for the $50 difference. Their customer service is awesome, glad i'm a card member.


 

That's classic.  The offer is $100 back on BCE and $150 back on BCP.  Good thing they didn't verify your claim!


GangnamFICO wrote:

Because the chicks dig it when I throw down the card to the waiter and...it comes in handy if I'm short on cash until payday and need a short spot. AMEX gets the booty, and that's important when you're a Pirate.


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Established Member

Re: This is why I love American Express

I tried and was told they couldn't do anything

 

The offer last week was indeed $150 B for BCE and $250 for BCP

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Valued Contributor

Re: This is why I love American Express

American Express usually will not match an offer if a better one comes out after someone applies. Maybe you got a representative who did not know any better or they have changed their policy. I myself tried multiple times recently and was told no each time.

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Do you know which CRA creditcards.com  pulls from?


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Re: This is why I love American Express


jake619 wrote:

TJDgator wrote:

I got the BCE in December and the standard sign up bonus was $100 for spending $1000. I saw an offer for $150 on the BCE on creditcards.com . So I called into AMEX and asked if I was able to get the new bonus instead of the old one. They told me that they can not alter the bonus but they will credit my account for the $50 difference. Their customer service is awesome, glad i'm a card member.


 

That's classic.  The offer is $100 back on BCE and $150 back on BCP.  Good thing they didn't verify your claim!


 

Last week there was an offer for $150 BCE and $250 BCP 

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Valued Contributor

Re: This is why I love American Express

I call them last month about my BCE.

I want the BCP but at of this time they cant really do anything about it but i did request to convert my card to BCP.

WEll she came back 5 mins and give me $50 credit .


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Yup AMEX is great!

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