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Update: Per many of the comments received, American Express is starting to get a little more strict on applying the offer code to your account. While this is still working for many, you may not have the same success, unfortunately. Many readers, however, have been able to call multiple times and finally get a representative to apply the code.
Over the past few days there has been quite a lot of activity, conflicting information, and phone calls to American Express regarding various promotions out there. Last week I posted about the possibility to bump your sign up bonus with a new application from 75,000 bonus points (from the current 15,000 option). I read on Flyertalk today, that someone was able to apply code 6608 to their account to receive 100,000 bonus points after $2,000 in spend within three months.
From the comments I’ve read on various blogs and Flyertalk, most people have been able to apply one of the three 75,000 point promotions to their accounts (although it might take a few calls to get a representative who will actually do it). This one post on Flyertalk is the only report I have seen with someone having success with the 100,000 promotions, but it is definitely worth trying this code first and if it does not work, fall back to the 75,000 codes.
Also, once you confirm the code for a bump in your sign up bonus, make sure to call back and have code 6664 applied to your account. I blogged about this promotion last week, but essentially you can earn 10,000 points per statement cycle after making 15 transactions (up to 50,000 points). There has also been conflicting information on whether it is per statement cycle or month, but more have reported that it is per statement cycle. Also, there is conflicting information on when this promotion ends. Some have reported this November, while others believe it will go later giving people the option to earn the entire 50K. I guess only time will tell!
Keep in mind that you will only be able to apply these codes after you apply for the credit card by calling American Express Membership Rewards (1-800-AXP-EARN). Apply for the Gold Premier credit card here. But remember, since these promotions are being added manually there is always the risk that the promotions will not go through as desired – however, I do not foresee there being any issues.
Consolidated list of current codes to apply:
1. Codes for a bump in your sign up bonus (only one can be applied):
- 6608: 100,000 bonus points; $2000 spend in three months *believed to be for the Business Gold Credit Card
- 6661: 75,000 bonus points; $2000 spend in three months
- 5894: 75,000 bonus points; $500 spend in three months
- 5985: 75,000 bonus points; $1,000 spend in three months
- 5970: 50,000 bonus points; $500 spend in three months
2. Code for 50,000 additional points (seems to only be working for American Express Premier Gold credit card members who applied for the card after July 1, 2011)
- 6664: 10,000 bonus points per 15 transactions per statement cycle (or month)
Please report your success!
UPDATE: The 100,000 bonus points (using code 6608) I believe is only for the Business Gold Credit Card. I have updated the title of the post to indicate this. To apply for the Business Gold Credit Card click here (no annual fee for the first year, then $125/year; Earn 25,000 additional points each year you spend $50,000+; Save 3-10% on expenses with companies like FedEx, Hertz, Hyatt Hotels, etc.).