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

tinkybelle

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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?
 
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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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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.
 

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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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
 

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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.
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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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.
 

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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.
So you should. Nice work! :)
 

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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.
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.
 

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)
 

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

Just got 23k with Velocity Platinum
 

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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
 

LordGarlic

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

plat edge card.
 

edman

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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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