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[BMO] AIR MILES WORLD ELITE MC, 3000 miles after $3k spend in 3 months + companion flight rebate, FYF

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duranie74 wrote:
Jan 31st, 2019 8:05 pm
I currently have the standard no-fee BMO airmiles mastercard ($20 = 1 airmile, and 2X miles at participating sponsors) for many years.
I've become a serious AM collector in the past 3 years (loving the Onyx) and now I'm thinking of going for the World Elite card.

A post above says even though I currently have a 'lower' card, I can still get the 3000 Bonus if I'm approved for World Elite, so that's good to know.
Any insight on if I need to cancel my current BMO Airmiles card first?

I'm currently looking for documentation that states the World Elite card still offers 15% off miles needed for flight redemption. I cannot find this documented.

To summarize my 2 questions:
1. Do I have to cancel my no-fee BMO airmiles before applying for World Elite? (I don't want to risk not getting the 3000)
2. Can anyone find a current BMO listing that references 15% less miles needed on flight redemption?

Many thanks!
2. the reference is from the BMO WE guide PDF Link Page 5
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• Receive our exclusive 15% discount on AIR MILES flight redemptions within North America.5
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MMMM wrote:
Jan 31st, 2019 8:55 pm
2. the reference is from the BMO WE guide PDF Link Page 5
Thank you. I had skimmed through one PDF and my eyes went blurry from the small print. I did a search for "15%" this time within the document and found it. Thanks again!
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ilove wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2019 1:32 am
I just applied for this card and got approved...The application asked for an AM collector number ("optional"). I didn't have an AM account so left it blank. When am I able to select between cash vs. dream miles?
Hello!

Just wanted to see if everything worked out even though you didn't put an existing collector's number on it. Did they just create a new account for you.


Also, did anyone else have trouble signing up when they previously had the regular BMO world elite (35K pnts) card? When I try to sign up for this one, it says I already have an account and tells me to log in. Which I can't since I closed that credit card already and it says invalid.
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What do AM usually appear on one's AM account? Right after the next statement after the first purchase or after $3K spend is generated? Did anyone get AMs credited after the first purchase and before the first statement?
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Mint wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 12:13 pm
Hello!

Just wanted to see if everything worked out even though you didn't put an existing collector's number on it. Did they just create a new account for you.
Happy to report that they generated a new account for me, for which I was able to register for online access as well, all without even having received the card.
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mbmbkop wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 2:25 pm
What do AM usually appear on one's AM account? Right after the next statement after the first purchase or after $3K spend is generated? Did anyone get AMs credited after the first purchase and before the first statement?
First 1k points appeared on first statement. I'm over 3k spend now. Hopefully the other 2k points will be on my next statement.
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How long does it take for the card to arrive? I got some bills to pay and cutting it close.
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EDL67134234 wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 6:53 pm
How long does it take for the card to arrive? I got some bills to pay and cutting it close.
I applied on Jan. 18. Was not instantly approved (10 day notice), but the card appeared in my online BMO account on Jan. 19. The card arrived on Feb. 1 (pin code arrived a few days before that).
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mbmbkop wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 7:02 pm
I applied on Jan. 18. Was not instantly approved (10 day notice), but the card appeared in my online BMO account on Jan. 19. The card arrived on Feb. 1 (pin code arrived a few days before that).
I applied 6 days ago and was instantly approved. Standard message said expect it in 8-10 business days. Hoping to get it on Monday.
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Has anyone had this card before, cancelled, reapplied, approved and received the 3K bonus before? Signed up for mine last year. Would love to cancel and signup again for it.
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Feb 10, 2018
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Received my card 9 business days after instant approval. Card has to be activated in branch only. What is this crap?
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archvenus14 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 8:27 pm
Has anyone had this card before, cancelled, reapplied, approved and received the 3K bonus before? Signed up for mine last year. Would love to cancel and signup again for it.
Yes. No issues churning.
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EDL67134234 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 8:33 pm
Received my card 9 business days after instant approval. Card has to be activated in branch only. What is this crap?
Yes I had to do it. Very annoying.
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ilohalocan wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 10:03 pm
Yes. No issues churning.
How long was the break between cards for you? This is the first year I have it but would love to churn it again in the future!
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archvenus14 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 8:27 pm
Has anyone had this card before, cancelled, reapplied, approved and received the 3K bonus before? Signed up for mine last year. Would love to cancel and signup again for it.
slava86 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 11:12 pm
How long was the break between cards for you? This is the first year I have it but would love to churn it again in the future!
Yep.

got first card September 2017
Cancelled in August 2018 (before renewal 120$) : wasn't offered to have those fee waived as few other have reported.

Got the card again for this promo in November 2018.
No problem!
Already got the first 1000BAM for the first purchase, the refund for the companion flight.

If only the AMEX terms were similar and we could also double dip on that one.

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