08-21-2013 10:06 AM
Also, regarding the 0% interest rate, I just tried the following:
If I look at the application page as an existing BCP member, it says 0% for 6 months.
If I look at the application page as non-member, it says 0% for 15 months.
So I think as a BCE card holder, you would not qualify for 15 months interest-free.
You should never sign in when applying for another American Express card. Usually, as you pointed out, doing so wil make you miss out on a decent bonus.
Are you saying that if you make sure not to sign in, that you can get the bonus, interest rate, etc., offered to non-members? If it's reliable to do so, it would change my strategy for future applications for my wife vs a new card for myself in the spring (to maximize back-dating).
they have to honor the 0% intereset if it's in the t&c of the apps and they will, they don't have to honor the sign up bonus.
08-26-2013 08:00 AM
08-26-2013 11:03 AM
Delta Gold is completly different though, you didn't currently hold a Delta card when you app'd
for ex. since i have a Delta Platinum card I can't get the bonus for the Gold Delta card
but i can get the bonus for the BCP or Starwood Card (actually got that card this month with bonus).
08-26-2013 02:48 PM
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08-26-2013 03:46 PM - edited 08-26-2013 03:47 PM
After you've had your BCE for 90 days, you should be eligible for the sign-up bonuses on the BCP.
Also, if you go through CardMatch, you will hopefully receive the offer for $250 after $1000 spend:
08-26-2013 03:56 PM
Color me dumb, and I'm nowhere near Amex yet, but why is a bad idea to do a BT to Amex?
In a way, Amex is still highly reliant reliant on its charge card "PIF" business model, since afterall its a highly successful model for them. Therefore, in a way, they have a tendency to favor upon statement balances being paid in full, rather than it being dragged across for months and years.
That being said, if you have to do a BT to Amex or leave a balance, just go ahead and do it. Most of the time it will not cause any problems. The only time it starts being an issue is when the balance is being dragged on for an extended period of time, or that the customer has several other cards reporting high balances as well.
08-26-2013 04:11 PM
+1...high balances + an extended period of time = possible trouble...
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