Congrats on the new cards! Thanks for the update on transferring limit's. I just went online and moved mine around.
ETA I did not receive a HP for my last approval either
There are many DPs that AMEX will approve 1 charge card and 1 credit card the same day. Also, many DPs of denials on the 2nd card when applying same-day for 2 x credit or 2 x charge cards. So, no surprise that the OP was successful in apping for both an EDP and PRG same-day regardless of formal pre-approval.
AMEX keeps track of cardholders current status by monthly EX soft pulls.
I went back and checked my INQ history and confirmed that only my 1st and 3rd AMEX app (out of 5, all successful) resulted in an HP. So again, I would not be surprised if OP ended up with 2 successful apps and NO HP.
To add another DP, I was approved for a Gold Delta SkyMiles card on Monday with all CRA frozen. I already had a BCE card from them. The last soft pull from them was from September even though the "Know Your Risk" email from them showed a 10/16 EX score. I am pretty confident the score was from that last SP.
Wait what now?! I would love to move around some funds, I missed the whole 13mths is no longer a thing...
Oh wait! Congrats on the new cards!!!