Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" - bonus points given thread.

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  1. tinkybelle

    tinkybelle Active Member

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    #1 tinkybelle, Oct 20, 2015
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    Up to end last year many people were being given points to continue keeping their card.
    I had a friend who had the free green card given 34000 pts to not cancel his card at anniversary.:shock:
    has anyone been given points to continue to maintain their card recently?
     

  2. Dr Ralph

    Dr Ralph Senior Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    Nothing for me. Such bonuses would stop me churning so many cards.
     
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  3. exceladdict

    exceladdict Established Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    No offer of bonus nor fee waiver on QF Ultimate amex, in may 2015. Edit: so I went through with my cancellation threat.
     
  4. digpomi

    digpomi Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    23000 points offered/taken for Affinity platinum Reserve($295 annual fee)
     
  5. tinkybelle

    tinkybelle Active Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    Maybe if u cold post month as it seemed to me to get relevant over the past few yeas.
     
  6. Sharp75

    Sharp75 Intern

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    I received 30,000 points to cover $199 Platinum Edge annual fee in June 2015.
     
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  7. yohy?!

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    nothing when i cancelled my edge (although my spend was quite low).

    offered a transfer to fee free velocity AE when threatening to cancel my velocity platinum.

    seems like they have increased the spend levels to qualify for the bonuses as I have received bonus points, had fees waived and hotel vouchers in the past.
     
  8. Coathanger

    Coathanger Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    No retention offer when cancelling my Amex Velocity Platinum earlier in the week.
     
  9. Andyc

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    Card: Qantas Premium AMEX
    Date: Q1 2014

    I has membership fee waived and received $500 statement credit.
     
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  10. tinkybelle

    tinkybelle Active Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    Called for a friend early November got 44 k called for me got 36 k
    they said it goes on spend but I seem to see it going down by 6 k every year to retain.
    both of us plat charge
     
  11. Cynicor

    Cynicor Established Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    I just thought "I should do this". Then realised my edge is free and grandfathered on the charge. They'd probably pay me to cancel it!
     
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  12. spacemaster

    spacemaster Newbie

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    Called Amex today with intention to downgrade the edge card. Got an offer of 23k points. Accepted and go ahead with new Essential card... Feel happy today.
     
  13. blueythecat

    blueythecat Active Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    So you should. Nice work! :)
     
  14. avante

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    I've been unsuccessful with the Edge, and they cite the free flight as the reason. Let's see how I fare next year with the Plat Charge.
     
  15. edman

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    36k points in March on Platinum Reserve ($295 pa)
     
  16. Jousams

    Jousams Active Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    Just got 23k with Velocity Platinum
     
  17. LordGarlic

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    23 k pts when i asked to cancel the card. A good start to the new year
     
  18. robd

    robd Established Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    Which card are you referring to?
     
  19. LordGarlic

    LordGarlic Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    plat edge card.
     
  20. edman

    edman Member

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    Re: Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" bonus given thread.

    I am amazed that I got 36k points on my reserve back in March. With free flight to NZ, and a monthly spend on that card these days of <$2k (although it used to be $30-40k pm until a few years ago when I started diverting to other cards) I wouldn't have thought I was worth keeping.
     
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