Getting a Bonus Match (Maybe!) to 5 Increased Amex Credit Card Offers

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Last week I wrote about five different increased credit card offers from American Express:

  • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 50,000 miles after you make $2,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months. You can also earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. $0 introductory offer annual fee, then $95. Related Blog Post
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. $195 annual fee. Related Blog Post
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express: Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you make $2,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months. Additionally, earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95. Related Blog Post
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. $195 annual fee. Related Blog Post
  • The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN: Earn 50,000 points for new applicants after $5,000 spend within the first 3. Earn 3x points on one out of five categories, earn 2x points on the 4 remaining categories, and earn 1x points on all other purchases. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175. **The 3x and 2x point categories are limited to $100,000 spend per category each year. Related Blog Post

The offers for many credit cards change from time to time, but some of these offers are the best we’ve seen in quite some time (the Platinum Delta cards are actually the highest ever seen). There are many people who have applied for these cards in the past few months and are now wondering if they can get American Express to match their bonus to the current offer. As a typical rule of thumb, American Express does not match sign up bonuses, even if it was only within a few days. With that being said, there are always exceptions to the rule and if you can get a nice supervisor you might be surprised! It is always worth a try.

I’ve had a bunch of readers email me telling me of their success (and not success) with getting a bonus match. It seems to be pretty split down the  middle. But here are some things I am finding:

  • To request a match, you must call American Express. Messaging them through the online chat on your AmericanExpress.com account will not do anything. Upon calling, you will speak to a customer service representative, they do not have the authority to do anything. Explain your situation and then ask to speak to a supervisor.
  • Explain to the supervisor that you’ve been an American Express cardmember for awhile now and that you are hoping they can match to the new bonus offer. Explain that you just recently received the card and only received X bonus offer (whatever the offer was during the time you applied), and that the offer is now 50,000 or 70,000 points (depending on the card you applied for).
  • If they say no, I would keep on pushing them. Tell them you know other friends and family members in the same situation has been able to receive the bonus points. If no luck, you can always hang up and try again.

Feel free to report your success in the comments below. I would also do this sooner than later. *Terms and limitations apply.

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