When you have a bonus that says you have to spend a certain amount within 3 months in order to get the bonus, what happens if you spend that minimum right away? Do they give you the bonus right then? At the first statement? The first statement after the three months?
I'm sure it depends on the card. I've recieved it within a short time usually by the next statement. As always YMMV
Amex credited me when I met the requirement. Chase hasn't, and I'm way past the requirement. I opened both cards the last week of September. I thought I read somewhere in the T&C that Chase will credit the bonus in 6-8 weeks. Not sure if it's after the requirement is met or after the 3 months. Total Rewards Visa credited immediately, and I believe Barclay credited immediately as well.