As far as I am aware you can only have the one Ascent MR account for multiple Amex cards.Those of you with multiple amex cards may be able to answer this:
I have an existing Gold credit card which is fee free + I am paying the $80 for Ascent. If I was to sign up for the gold ascent card in the original post as a second card, would it earn 1:1 or would I have to pay an additional $80 to get that?
i.e. is Ascent "per card" or "per member"?
As far as I am aware you can only have the one Ascent MR account for multiple Amex cards.
I know you can have an Amex Platinum credit card or Amex Rewards Maximiser and an Amex Gold card but I am not sure that you can have 2 Amex Gold cards. Give Amex a call if you want clarification.