Amex Offers 5000 bonus points for first additional card approval

wsthong

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each Amex point will typically get you 1 cent worth of value (so a $50 gift card would be 5,000 points), but some merchants offer less than this in value. You can also redeem points for American Express gift cards.
Are these cards owned by AMEX or gift cards that you can buy from regular retailers.
 

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I called Amex 2 days ago to query adding an additional cardholder to my newly opened Platinum charge account and was proactively offered 10,000 MR points to add a card which I agreed to. Points were in my account before the call was ended.
 

HSB44

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I recently opened an Ultimate card, and while setting up the account she offered me the 5000 unprompted.

I added my partner, no proof of ID requested, just DOB.

Points were in there by the time I downloaded the app and registered the card.

I asked her several times to confirm there was no ongoing fee ever and she confirmed yes ( for Ultimate).
 
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blacksultan

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Received an offer yesterday to receive $50 statement credit for adding an additional card holder .
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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.
I know someone with at least 25 😉
 
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For the plat charge what Sudoer said is correct. I added the sup this morning and got the points instantly and it said you can have four sups for free then any more are $700 extra each.
 

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Got an email yesterday offering 10,000 bonus points for opening a supplementary card on my Platinum charge.

Just for clarity it’s 10,000 Qantas points

My email says 10,000 membership rewards points.

I received the offer of 10k QF points on my Amex card and 10k MR points on my platinum reserve card. My reading of the T&Cs implied I'd only get it for the first additional supp card across all my accounts. Went for the QF points.
 

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I got a 10k points for additional card user offer too. I have one slot left for a free card. But my husband already is an AU and we don't have kids, at least not human ones. Any suggestions?
 

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I got a 10k points for additional card user offer too. I have one slot left for a free card. But my husband already is an AU and we don't have kids, at least not human ones. Any suggestions?
Parents? Friends? You don't have to actually give them the card ;)
 

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Would I have to give their passport or id? Do they have to be Australian?

You do need to supply an Australian phone number, but that's it. Could try just inputting your own number. No ID required. Click through and see what the questions they ask. You can always back out.
 
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