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When will my Amex welcome offer show up?
After recently getting a new American Express Business Gold, I now have 7 Amex cards. Let’s just say I’ve had my fair share of minimum spend requirements. In the past, whether it be a welcome offer, referral bonus, or Amex Offer, the bonus points populated within a day of hitting the spend required.
Hurry up! I’m ready to fly in luxury with my points!
Specific to welcome offers, I have received the bonus points prior to the statement closing when I’ve eclipsed the min spend threshold. As an example, if you were to get one of our favorite cards, an Amex Gold (which requires $4k in 3 months minimum spend) in September, and in the middle of October you hit the $4k, you shouldn’t be surprised to see your welcome offer show up in your account before the October statement closes. Then, at the end of the October billing period, the points earned from your October expenses would populate as well.
This time was different. I haven’t hit the minimum spend requirement yet for my new American Express Business Gold, but the bonus points have already populated. That’s a first for me. I read about this happening to someone else, but for the life of me I can’t find the post. If you’ve seen this as well, let me know, and I’ll link to them. Needless to say, I was surprised. I am within 10% of hitting the spend requirement, and am on a trajectory to spend well above it within 3 months, so maybe those are factors, but this is a new trend that we will surely keep an eye on.
I’m not sure if this is going to be a typical trend that continues, or something that they are doing for long time cardholders, but either way…I’ll take it!
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