Re: AMEX latest day to apply to get 2012 member date
10-12-2012 11:37 AM
When I applied for the Zync i had to call in for the address verification they often do. The rep was super-polite and accommodating in every way. I would highly recommend calling them whether you are instantly approved, get the 7-10days message, or whatever. And on the call, specifically say you were wondering if your member since date could reflect 2012. It'll be less of a crapshoot if you can get a human being on your side.
Otherwise, I do think you would be cutting it close. If I recall correctly, my card was postmarked about 7 days after my application to them, but around the holidays that timeframe would be likely to lengthen.
Still, it was kind of funny to me at the time because I got my original Zync card, called them and had them backdate me to my prior AmEx card, then requested a new card and received that, all after I had requested the Cash Rewards product change from BoA but before I received the new BoA card. Compared to AmEx, BoA is glacial.
My Wallet: Amex BCP $10k, Amex Zync NPSL (> 10k), Chase CSP VS $9.2k, C1 Venture VS $5k, Amex SPG $4.5k, Barclaycard Apple V $2k, Walmart (Store) $1.2k, Chase Freedom V $600, BoA Cash Rewards V $500, Best Buy Rewards MC $500
Dream Wallet:Barclaycard Arrival WMC (replace C1 Venture), Amex Platinum (replace Zync eventually), Andrews FCU Global V (chip + PIN for travel). Otherwise, pretty happy with my portfolio now.