Amex Offers 5000 bonus points for first additional card approval

albyd

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I got the offer on my gold charge card. Not planning to take it up as additional card holders come with an AF.
 

tinkybelle

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I saw this on one of my cards the other day now I cant find it is it for all cards??
 

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Question for the experts here: if you’ve signed up one of your family members for a supp card, but they never activated it. Does that still count in your to your limit of 4 free supp cards?
 

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Question for the experts here: if you’ve signed up one of your family members for a supp card, but they never activated it. Does that still count in your to your limit of 4 free supp cards?

When I've done in the past I did nothing with my supp cards and received points, however systems are updated regularly and if it is a bug could be fixed now.
 

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The Amex Edge and Explorer cards allow for 4 free additional card holders each. Anyone have experience in getting more than 4 additional cards for these cards? Or is 4 the absolute hard limit?!

How long for the bonus points to post does anyone know?

Was just told 8-10 weeks by the phone rep.
 

jakeseven7

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The Amex Edge and Explorer cards allow for 4 free additional card holders each. Anyone have experience in getting more than 4 additional cards for these cards? Or is 4 the absolute hard limit?!



Was just told 8-10 weeks by the phone rep.

Thank you! Ditching Amex after these points post.
 
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I was offered this on
- Qantas Amex Ultimate
- Plat
- Plat Reserve
and successfully added the daughter as an additional on all 3 cards

Now to wait 8-10 weeks for the points
 

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I have 5 on one of mine.

Was it easy to get the 5th additional card? By calling Amex?

I have had it a little while, but it would have been added on a deal similar to the current one.

It probably was by calling as there is a typo in the name ;)
Rang Amex but was told I already had 4 additional cards so could not add any more even if I was willing to pay. I could submit an application online, I guess, but I suspect that will be rejected :(
 

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What is the current experience with AMEX checking identity of supp card holders? Are they still doing this? I have someone I could add but suspect they will not be interested in supplying identity documents to Amex.
 

Captain Halliday

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What is the current experience with AMEX checking identity of supp card holders? Are they still doing this? I have someone I could add but suspect they will not be interested in supplying identity documents to Amex.
Still happening as of 10/11/21
 

Dr Ralph

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What is the current experience with AMEX checking identity of supp card holders? Are they still doing this? I have someone I could add but suspect they will not be interested in supplying identity documents to Amex.
Yes, checking. But easy way around this.

Primary card: Stan Smith. Drivers licence number 83422.

Wait 1 week.

Supplementary card: Stan Smith. Drivers licence number 83432.

Supp card approved. No other documents required.
 
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Yes, checking. But easy way around this.

Primary card: Stan Smith. Drivers licence number 83422.

Wait 1 week.

Supplementary card: Stan Smith. Drivers licence number 83432.

Supp card approved. No other documents required.
Careful with that approach Ralph. I had multiple cards in my name on my Explorer (to exploit Shop Small and other Offers) and was abruptly informed one day to cancel them all or we will close your account.

The T&Cs do not permit more than one in your name, including variations like first initial, inc/ex middle name to. I created them at different times so as to not trigger any alerts.
 
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