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Answered OK to get sign-up bonus of charge card? Cancel my explorer last June

bisbald

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Hi all, I just returned to AU for a new job. Want to apply the plat charge card but not sure if I can get the sign-up bonus. I held an explorer card until last June.
 

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Hi all, I just returned to AU for a new job. Want to apply the plat charge card but not sure if I can get the sign-up bonus. I held an explorer card until last June.
So, does it say this in the T+C?:

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And welcome to AFF. :)

Edit: There were reports some time back of people receiving bonus sign-up points for credit card offers (with exclusion periods), but that would be an exception or a glitch I guess.
 
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Hi all, I just returned to AU for a new job. Want to apply the plat charge card but not sure if I can get the sign-up bonus. I held an explorer card until last June.
Have you read the terms of the offer?

18 months has been the standard exclusion period for AMEX for some time.
 

bisbald

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Thanks DC3, I have heard from some friends that the TC only applies to credit card, excluding charge. Several results prove this, but all before 2019. Not sure if Amex has changed this.
So if any guys could share your experience
 

bisbald

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Hi all, I just returned to AU for a new job. Want to apply the plat charge card but not sure if I can get the sign-up bonus. I held an explorer card until last June.
Update: Receive 50K bonus points for 1st month, soon after meet the $1500 requirement
 

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Update: Receive 50K bonus points for 1st month, soon after meet the $1500 requirement
I cut my last Amex Explorer card in April 2019 and now I'm holding back from applying Plat Charge! I want the Plat Charge but don't want to risk it not getting the sign up bonus. I have never held a Charge card in my entire life.
 

bisbald

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I cut my last Amex Explorer card in April 2019 and now I'm holding back from applying Plat Charge! I want the Plat Charge but don't want to risk it not getting the sign up bonus. I have never held a Charge card in my entire life.
Seems we are in a similar situation. I can't say Yes, but according to several and my own cases, the bonus was successfully credited.
 

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Seems we are in a similar situation. I can't say Yes, but according to several and my own cases, the bonus was successfully credited.
So to confirm, you applied for the card on a Thursday (last) and have since been approved, spent the required and been credited the bonus points the following Monday?
 

bisbald

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So to confirm, you applied for the card on a Thursday (last) and have since been approved, spent the required and been credited the bonus points the following Monday?
Application was approved on Monday and I got the card on Thursday, met the requirement on Friday night. After the weekend, I saw the bonus on Monday morning.
 

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They're better off just reduce the 18 months to 12 months or just remove this completely! They're losing opportunities from us from earning heaps of merchant fees for them.
 
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Application was approved on Monday and I got the card on Thursday, met the requirement on Friday night. After the weekend, I saw the bonus on Monday morning.
I had the first instalment of 50K bonus points posted even before I met the spend criteria of 1500 , per memory I spent around $1350 when the points landed.
 

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