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AMEX backdate year

If i had an AMEX corporate account years ago, will they have a record of it and backdate my personal card to the year when i had the amex corporate card?
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@oracles wrote:
If i had an AMEX corporate account years ago, will they have a record of it and backdate my personal card to the year when i had the amex corporate card?

Great question...I'd like to know too.  I've had an AMEX Blue Cash since 2003, but had a AMEX Green charge card with my first employer back in 1996...I'd love to have my account backdated to that date.  

 

Unfortunately I forgot my wallet in my car and I can't call them right not to check.  Does anyone have experience with this?  I know even people who defaulted with AMEX as far back as 1987 and later got approved 20 years later for a new AMEX had their new cards backdated....so it shouldn't be a problem backdating mine to 1996 since I had perfect payment history with them and left on good terms when I left my first employer to start my own company.

 

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I remember reading here about a member who was able to get his accounts (or maybe it just happened one day and he was surprised... but anyway) backdated to the date that an account he was AU on opened, it was a very nice score boost for him.  I definitely think you guys should give it a try, it'll be worth the call!
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I called and because the corporate card did not have my SSN associated with it, they do not have the card on record for me. Oh well, i tried.
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I first sent a secure e-mail via their website and they said to call the Card Replacement Unit at 1-800-992-3404.  I did and they weren't able to find it. 

 

She said if I can find a statement, or the account number, they can then look it up that way and will be glad to change it.  I just need to look through my old paperwork to find it.  Hopefully it'll be next to my old benefits information from my old employer that I kept. 

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One more thing, they refer to this as the "member since date" in AMEX jargon, which is probably why they send you to the card replacement unit, eventhough my blue cash card doesn't say "Member Since" anywhere.  My citibank MC does say member since 1993 though.
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I know this thread is a couple of years old, but I wanted to report I successfully got my personal AMEX card (Costco True Earnings) backdated to the last renewal date on my old corporate card. It only added 5 years but since my AAoA is only roughly 2.5 years, I'll take it!  Smiley Very Happy

 

Even though I had my old account number ready, they didn't need it, said they already had it. Double woohoo!

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@BustersMomma wrote:

I know this thread is a couple of years old, but I wanted to report I successfully got my personal AMEX card (Costco True Earnings) backdated to the last renewal date on my old corporate card. It only added 5 years but since my AAoA is only roughly 2.5 years, I'll take it!  Smiley Very Happy

 

Even though I had my old account number ready, they didn't need it, said they already had it. Double woohoo!


Good going!!

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