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Amex MR changes to point availability and display.

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Amex MR changes to point availability and display.

Logged into Amex this evening to check my MR balance. No self referrals but I have been MS heavy this month. No VGC mainly reselling

 

This is a new development.
Points are now available upon payment

 

Very positive change in my experience, seems to reduce the lag time we all hate. 

 

You can now see every single charge on all accounts from this page and the amount of points and any bonus multipliers as well. 

673AF7F4-ECB1-4604-BC22-06A811477210.jpeg

 

 





Total Revolving Limits $194,600

FICO 8 scores 04/2019
EX-778
TU-714
EQ-716
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New Contributor

Re: Amex MR changes to point availability and display.

The few small things that bugged me about my Gold Card (international restaurants, and points posting so much later) have been taken care of. Mind you, these were only minor problems for me personally anyway. Really love this card.
Scores: (9/1/18) EQ: 750, EX: 739, TU: 728
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Mega Contributor

Re: Amex MR changes to point availability and display.


@Shadowfactor wrote:

Logged into Amex this evening to check my MR balance. No self referrals but I have been MS heavy this month. No VGC mainly reselling

 

This is a new development.
Points are now available upon payment

 

Very positive change in my experience, seems to reduce the lag time we all hate. 

 

You can now see every single charge on all accounts from this page and the amount of points and any bonus multipliers as well. 

673AF7F4-ECB1-4604-BC22-06A811477210.jpeg

 

 


So it's some portion of the points that are available?  6.6K out of 76K?  Or are most of those points post statement?

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Valued Contributor

Re: Amex MR changes to point availability and display.

In my example. 

 

I had the platinum close two days ago which I purchased a flight on. That gave me the 6.6K points available upon payment since I haven’t made a payment as the statement just closed. 

 

The pending points is currently all the posted charges on ALL accounts that are mid statement. Basically anything that hasn’t posted to the main points balance once a statement closes.

 

Theres a running list below that that encompasses every posted charge on every MR card. Once a respective card’s statement closes they move into the available upon payment. Once you pay then they move into actual points balance.

 

 





Total Revolving Limits $194,600

FICO 8 scores 04/2019
EX-778
TU-714
EQ-716
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Regular Contributor

Re: Amex MR changes to point availability and display.

Longtime, I BELIEVE that the 6.6K would be from his May spending. His June spending would be the 7.5K.

This is a great post! Sure to help with time table of points allocation instead of just the “pending points.”
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Valued Contributor

Re: Amex MR changes to point availability and display.


@Sage512MB wrote:
Longtime, I BELIEVE that the 6.6K would be from his May spending. His June spending would be the 7.5K.

This is a great post! Sure to help with time table of points allocation instead of just the “pending points.”

If you read the post above yours. I mentioned how the numbers were calculated. 

 

The 6.6K points is from my platinum card July statement. 

 

The other 76,000 points are from all my other card accounts that are currently mid statement. 

 

The stuff above is only from July 1st





Total Revolving Limits $194,600

FICO 8 scores 04/2019
EX-778
TU-714
EQ-716
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Mega Contributor

Re: Amex MR changes to point availability and display.


@Shadowfactor wrote:

@Sage512MB wrote:
Longtime, I BELIEVE that the 6.6K would be from his May spending. His June spending would be the 7.5K.

This is a great post! Sure to help with time table of points allocation instead of just the “pending points.”

If you read the post above yours. I mentioned how the numbers were calculated. 

 

The 6.6K points is from my platinum card July statement. 

 

The other 76,000 points are from all my other card accounts that are currently mid statement. 

 

The stuff above is only from July 1st


So I went to my BCP account to see if a similar thing has been done there!  Guess I have to wait for statement to close.

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Re: Amex MR changes to point availability and display.


@longtimelurker wrote:

@Shadowfactor wrote:

@Sage512MB wrote:
Longtime, I BELIEVE that the 6.6K would be from his May spending. His June spending would be the 7.5K.

This is a great post! Sure to help with time table of points allocation instead of just the “pending points.”

If you read the post above yours. I mentioned how the numbers were calculated. 

 

The 6.6K points is from my platinum card July statement. 

 

The other 76,000 points are from all my other card accounts that are currently mid statement. 

 

The stuff above is only from July 1st


So I went to my BCP account to see if a similar thing has been done there!  Guess I have to wait for statement to close.


I'm not sure if any changes were made to that. The blue card in the top corner is a BBP.

These changes relate to the change in T&C for MR earning cards. Amex stated they were going to change how points were available after minimum payments.





Total Revolving Limits $194,600

FICO 8 scores 04/2019
EX-778
TU-714
EQ-716
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Mega Contributor

Re: Amex MR changes to point availability and display.


@Shadowfactor wrote:

@longtimelurker wrote:

@Shadowfactor wrote:

@Sage512MB wrote:
Longtime, I BELIEVE that the 6.6K would be from his May spending. His June spending would be the 7.5K.

This is a great post! Sure to help with time table of points allocation instead of just the “pending points.”

If you read the post above yours. I mentioned how the numbers were calculated. 

 

The 6.6K points is from my platinum card July statement. 

 

The other 76,000 points are from all my other card accounts that are currently mid statement. 

 

The stuff above is only from July 1st


So I went to my BCP account to see if a similar thing has been done there!  Guess I have to wait for statement to close.


I'm not sure if any changes were made to that. The blue card in the top corner is a BBP.

These changes relate to the change in T&C for MR earning cards. Amex stated they were going to change how points were available after minimum payments.


I understand, I was just hoping that if they were willing to remove one of the major annoyances from the MR program, they might do the same for cashback series!  

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Re: Amex MR changes to point availability and display.

This is a great change which will encourage me to pay my amex cards off on statement cut more often. 

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