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Jerry's Mega Thread of Credit Cards Q&A

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Speedy1 wrote: What is the reason why it didn't work? I am tempted to apply for amex plat with new bonus. I don't have or know anybody who currently has an amex plat. I have amex personal gold and biz gold though.
It's because the new promotion started just this past Wednesday. Anyone who applied before will get the previous promotion points (60k).
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Nimbusplane wrote: Is there a place to post (cash) offers for people to use my referral link? This platinum change may be a stroke of good luck if I can use it to fix a posting error that's left me 30k points short of F class.
I've seen an offer for $180.

pm me and I'll provide you with the site I saw this on.
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jerryhung wrote: My data point (bad news)

Personal experience, referred from Plat -> Plat just last week
AMEX said NO to both 75K and 25K referral "matching" basically, boo
That really sucks (even more for the AMEX Plat applicant)
Sorry, I'm confused.

Can we still do self referrals? I have an Amex Gold card and I'd like to know if I'll get 75K sign up points for self referring Gold-->Plat. (both personal cards)
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PwA wrote: is the TD aeroplan visa infinite churnable?
Yes,after closing a card....just ensure that you wait 6 months from having opened the last card(the 6 months is from the open date,not the close date),before applying for the next. I applied after a few weeks of closing my 1st card and received FYF and sign up bonus again.
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minimalist wrote: Sorry, I'm confused.

Can we still do self referrals? I have an Amex Gold card and I'd like to know if I'll get 75K sign up points for self referring Gold-->Plat. (both personal cards)
Self-referrals are (possibly were) for double-dipping on the referral bonus and the welcome bonus. You can get the 75K welcome bonus with a self-referral, but you will not get any referral points as Amex no longer pays out for referrals originating from personal Gold.
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CsG wrote: Self-referrals are (possibly were) for double-dipping on the referral bonus and the welcome bonus. You can get the 75K welcome bonus with a self-referral, but you will not get any referral points as Amex no longer pays out for referrals originating from personal Gold.
Got it. Thanks for the clarification. So, I could also get the referral points if I were self referring from a Business Gold or Business Platinum?
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minimalist wrote: Got it. Thanks for the clarification. So, I could also get the referral points if I were self referring from a Business Gold or Business Platinum?
You should be able to, but someone in the Hot Deals section mentioned that this is no longer the case since March 15 (has to be the exact same card). Either try it out, or make an arrangement with someone who has the Plat.
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jerryhung wrote: You only see it via referral links now, here are the text from my link
Plat -> Plat
Referral page from my Plat
What exactly does this self-referral mean? Did you refer yourself for a Personal Plat while you are holding a Personal Plat?
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CsG wrote: You should be able to, but someone in the Hot Deals section mentioned that this is no longer the case since March 15 (has to be the exact same card). Either try it out, or make an arrangement with someone who has the Plat.
It will be interesting to see datapoints if self-referral is still an option. IMHO, it certainly seems much cleaner for those who don't have friends/spouses to refer back and forth to versus negotiating with strangers for cash (or giving opportunistic bloggers et al the referrals).
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Excerpt from a post on FT suggesting that referral points not being received for referring to a different product(even in the same family)

"March 17: Referred a gold from a plat: 0 point (old referral link)
March 26: Referred a biz gold from a plat: 0 point (new referral link: my friend choose "Apply for a different card that is part of this referral program" on the new application page)."
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I contacted Amex on this. For Platinums at least, you can refer to any card of the family and get 25000 points.

Great time to sign up to a Platinum card now and get to referring your friends for Gold/Platinum.
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some updates I gather from FlyerTalk

GOLD cardholders are actually NOT earning any referral bonus now, as AMEX said in January. It posts a Referral with 0 points

NEW referral links are different format than original ones and may be required for the new 25K per referral for AMEX Platinum cardholders
old = www.americanexpress.com/canada/en/mgm/mgmeeApplynow + followed by stuff
new = www316.americanexpress.com/iFormsSecure/un/iforms.do?cuid=emgmMgmee_en_CA&evtsrc=link&evttype=0&tkn + followed by even longer stuff
^ above are not referral links
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jerryhung wrote: some updates I gather from FlyerTalk

GOLD cardholders are actually NOT earning any referral bonus now, as AMEX said in January. It posts a Referral with 0 points

NEW referral links are different format than original ones and may be required for the new 25K per referral for AMEX Platinum cardholders
old = www.americanexpress.com/canada/en/mgm/mgmeeApplynow + followed by stuff
new = www316.americanexpress.com/iFormsSecure/un/iforms.do?cuid=emgmMgmee_en_CA&evtsrc=link&evttype=0&tkn + followed by even longer stuff
^ above are not referral links
so basically if I self refer from my Gold Biz to Platinum, I won't get any bonus in my Gold Biz account at all :-(
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jerryhung wrote: some updates I gather from FlyerTalk

GOLD cardholders are actually NOT earning any referral bonus now, as AMEX said in January. It posts a Referral with 0 points

NEW referral links are different format than original ones and may be required for the new 25K per referral for AMEX Platinum cardholders
old = www.americanexpress.com/canada/en/mgm/mgmeeApplynow + followed by stuff
new = www316.americanexpress.com/iFormsSecure/un/iforms.do?cuid=emgmMgmee_en_CA&evtsrc=link&evttype=0&tkn + followed by even longer stuff
^ above are not referral links
Does this also include Business Gold --> gold/ another family card?
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jerryhung wrote: Let me clarify
Only Personal Gold referral is discontinued, not the Business Gold card
Have you received or read data points of any referral points received from Business Gold....since March 15th?
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Anyone have any experience holding 3 TD credit cards at the same time? Have a no fee cashback Mastercard and the TD First Class Travel - want the red flag deals cash for applying for Infinite Aeroplan but wondering if I should just upgrade Mastercard instead
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ntcse1 wrote: Anyone have any experience holding 3 TD credit cards at the same time? Have a no fee cashback Mastercard and the TD First Class Travel - want the red flag deals cash for applying for Infinite Aeroplan but wondering if I should just upgrade Mastercard instead
Yes, just apply for the card, get the goodies and cancel the card you don't want.

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