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    • MSE Karl
    • By MSE Karl 16th Apr 19, 12:48 PM
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    MSE News: Amex HALVES introductory bonuses on popular reward cards
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    • 16th Apr 19, 12:48 PM
    MSE News: Amex HALVES introductory bonuses on popular reward cards 16th Apr 19 at 12:48 PM
    American Express has revealed a raft of changes to its Membership Rewards cards, making it more difficult for new cardholders to earn big bonuses.

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    'Amex HALVES introductory bonuses on popular reward cards
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    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 16th Apr 19, 1:47 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 1:47 PM
    They've done it because too many people were churning cards for the rewards.

    Fair play to them in my opinion - it's a smart move
    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 16th Apr 19, 6:19 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 6:19 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 6:19 PM
    It was good while it lasted
    • BakingC
    • By BakingC 16th Apr 19, 7:49 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 7:49 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 7:49 PM
    �� I am too slow. Spent the last week deciding which card to get. Decided on the PR gold card at least for the next year and was going to apply tomorrow.

    Oh well.
    • lr1277
    • By lr1277 16th Apr 19, 9:26 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:26 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:26 PM
    I know this article is talking about credit cards, but I have just been on the Amex uk site for personal cards, and the gold charge card is missing. The platinum and green charge cards are still present. And the platinum card is still offering 30k reward points for spending 2k in the first 3 months of membership.
    https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/credit-cards/all-cards/?filter=personal,mr&intlink=uk-en-hp-ca-all-gold-credit-card-20072018%20%20
    Last edited by lr1277; 16-04-2019 at 9:27 PM. Reason: Added one word
    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 16th Apr 19, 9:31 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:31 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:31 PM
    I know this article is talking about credit cards, but I have just been on the Amex uk site for personal cards, and the gold charge card is missing. The platinum and green charge cards are still present. And the platinum card is still offering 30k reward points for spending 2k in the first 3 months of membership.
    https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/credit-cards/all-cards/?filter=personal,mr&intlink=uk-en-hp-ca-all-gold-credit-card-20072018%20%20
    Originally posted by lr1277
    Amex stopped the gold charge card a couple of months ago and replaced it with gold credit card
    • lr1277
    • By lr1277 16th Apr 19, 9:39 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:39 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:39 PM
    Amex stopped the gold charge card a couple of months ago and replaced it with gold credit card
    Originally posted by couriervanman
    Thanks. Did not know that.
    • beany_bot
    • By beany_bot 17th Apr 19, 6:50 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 6:50 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 6:50 AM
    This is totally standard AMEX practice. Give it another 12 months and there will be a post AMEX DOUBLES SIGNUP REWARDS!!!!

    Amex always do this.
    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 17th Apr 19, 9:16 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 9:16 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 9:16 AM
    This is totally standard AMEX practice. Give it another 12 months and there will be a post AMEX DOUBLES SIGNUP REWARDS!!!!

    Amex always do this.
    Originally posted by beany_bot
    I do hope so......but I've been using them for last five years flipping cards and the last month has been a kick in the teeth
    • crumpetman
    • By crumpetman 17th Apr 19, 10:40 AM
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    This is totally standard AMEX practice. Give it another 12 months and there will be a post AMEX DOUBLES SIGNUP REWARDS!!!!

    Amex always do this.
    Originally posted by beany_bot
    Do they? I have used Amex for years and have been referring spouse (and vice versa) every six to twelve months and sign up bonuses have been consistent over time.
    • beany_bot
    • By beany_bot 17th Apr 19, 10:43 AM
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    Do they? I have used Amex for years and have been referring spouse (and vice versa) every six to twelve months and sign up bonuses have been consistent over time.
    Originally posted by crumpetman
    Yup, They often vary and have "double avios" "double points" signup offers from time to time.
    • tomlee80
    • By tomlee80 17th Apr 19, 1:51 PM
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    This seems to be a bit of a U Turn. There was a huge push for the preferred gold rewards AMEX card to appeal to the mass market over the last 12 months. Much more visibility on TV, existing card owners like myself got a little pack through over Christmas with cardboard dummy handout AMEX cards to give to friends so they could get the referral sign-up bonus of 22,000 points.

    They seem to have taken a step back now. Perhaps a new rewards card aimed at the more casual user is about to launch..

    So far I've accumulated over 40,000 points since signing up in September 2018 and am still expecting my 10,000 renewal bonus later this year. I'm happy with that. Never got a single referral though, my friends don't really get the whole points craze.
    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 17th Apr 19, 2:32 PM
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    There was rumors of them revamping what you get with the Green Amex.
    For £60 a year at the moment all you get is a charge card and the ability to earn MR points.

    It's a bit steep at that price for what you (don't) get
    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 17th Apr 19, 5:01 PM
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    Yup, They often vary and have "double avios" "double points" signup offers from time to time.
    Originally posted by beany_bot
    Well certainly no sign up bonuses in the last 6 years........its always been 20000 points plus referral/quidco sign ups
    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 17th Apr 19, 7:15 PM
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    Never seen double signup bonuses.

    They’ve done (and still do) extra points for booking this and extra points for spending that in shop ABC etc.
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