Amex Offers 5000 bonus points for first additional card approval

Tiki

Active Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2004
Posts
941
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.
I could really use the points but I don't want to risk losing my Amex card if I do something wrong. I have friends and relatives but I def wouldn't give them the card.
Can you limit an AU? Like if you want someone to be able to use a small amount in an emergency but not be able to go on a spending spree? If I had kids, I would want them to have maybe a $200 limit if they needed an Uber or something in an emergency but not go shopping any time they wanted.
 
Sponsored Post

This is an example of a Sponsored Post, one of the many ways you can advertise on the Australian Frequent Flyer.

Other options include banner advertisements on our content and forum pages or our newsletter. You can also purchase an audio message on our podcast - or if you just want to try it out, you can sponsor a thread.

If you'd prefer not to see any advertisements (including these sponsored posts), you can become an AFF Supporter from just $6 and instantly remove all advertisements from our website!

Daver6

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2011
Posts
7,974
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Gold
I could really use the points but I don't want to risk losing my Amex card if I do something wrong. I have friends and relatives but I def wouldn't give them the card.
Can you limit an AU? Like if you want someone to be able to use a small amount in an emergency but not be able to go on a spending spree? If I had kids, I would want them to have maybe a $200 limit if they needed an Uber or something in an emergency but not go shopping any time they wanted.

I don't believe so.
 

neeyuese

Junior Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2017
Posts
24
I could really use the points but I don't want to risk losing my Amex card if I do something wrong. I have friends and relatives but I def wouldn't give them the card.
Can you limit an AU? Like if you want someone to be able to use a small amount in an emergency but not be able to go on a spending spree? If I had kids, I would want them to have maybe a $200 limit if they needed an Uber or something in an emergency but not go shopping any time they wanted.

Amex charge card only . login your amex account -> account management -> card management -> Manage Spending Limits for Additional Cards


Also all the additional cards will post to main card holder address, you just activate the card, you don't need to give them card anyway.
 

RAM

Established Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2011
Posts
3,315
Rang recently to get a Velocity Amex supplementary (for travel insurance for one of the family looking to book os flights etc) after not adding anyone for a few years - hoped for a 5,000 point bonus to be available. No joy.

Thought I may as well check on my fee-free for life Gold Amex. 5,000 points for adding a supp.

Added supp to both cards. Told 5 to 7 business days for free card, and 10-14 for Velocity one (would have thought other way around...).

Two days later new Gold arrived, day three the new Velocity one arrived. Points arrived day one.

Moral of the story - check all Amex cards from time to time....
 

Tiki

Active Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2004
Posts
941
Has anyone successfully added the additional user without being asked for their id? Are they usually automatically approved?
 

kerfuffle

Intern
Joined
Mar 10, 2022
Posts
78
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Gold
Has anyone successfully added the additional user without being asked for their id? Are they usually automatically approved?
Yes for the first question. Got the approved confirmation, but then got an 'in review' e-mail. Got approved a few days later and the 10K points (DJs Amex) were posted. Supp is in my name ... first initial and surname, that is.
 

Daver6

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2011
Posts
7,974
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Gold
I'm sure I'll get hounded for saying this, but I'm sure it's going to end in tears eventually for some folks who are creating supp cards in variations of their own name. It's a bit like claiming that tax deduction that isn't actually work related. You get away with it until you don't.

For a messily 10k points I don't think it's worth the risk. It's easier enough to play by the rules and get a supp card in someone else's name.
 

Tiki

Active Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2004
Posts
941
10k points is like 8 months of grocery shopping points for me so it's not something to be sneezed at. My hesitation is that I literally have no one other than my husband who already has a supp card. So I can give a name but not id, phone number or correct details. Does the card come addressed to me or the name I supply?
 

sudoer

Established Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2015
Posts
3,408
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Gold
10k points is like 8 months of grocery shopping points for me so it's not something to be sneezed at. My hesitation is that I literally have no one other than my husband who already has a supp card. So I can give a name but not id, phone number or correct details. Does the card come addressed to me or the name I supply?

You can create supps for friends and just never give them the card? They just need to be willing to verify their ID, buy them a beer/wine for their trouble.

The card comes addressed to the supp holder C/O you at your address.
 

Tiki

Active Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2004
Posts
941
What happens if the id is not verified? Do they just deny the supp? Worst case scenario?
 

Happy Dude

Established Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2006
Posts
1,742
10k points is like 8 months of grocery shopping points for me so it's not something to be sneezed at. My hesitation is that I literally have no one other than my husband who already has a supp card. So I can give a name but not id, phone number or correct details. Does the card come addressed to me or the name I supply?
How about your parents or in-laws? All mine have them, no questions asked, but I don't give them the card.
 
Top