Amex Increased Offers are available…Incognito

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Via Doctor of Credit, it’s possible now to apply for Amex increased offers by utilizing incognito mode on your browser.  Take a look at the a list compiled by DoC of the cards in question.

  • AmEx EveryDay Preferred 30,000 Membership Rewards Offer. Great deal, especially when you take into account the awesome bonus categories. I suspect this bonus might go higher in the future, but hard to deal as it’s already a pretty great deal.
  • AmEx EveryDay 15,000/25,000 Membership Rewards Offer. Fantastic offer if you can get the 25,000 to show.
  • Blue Cash Everyday: $250. Fantastic offer if you can use the 10% on dining as well.
  • Blue Cash Preferred: $350. Good offer, especially if you can max out the grocery store spend.
  • American Express Green Charge Card 25,000 Membership Rewards Points Offer. Not the best offer, but this card doesn’t usually come with a sign up bonus, now that AmEx cards are once per lifetime this is a decent option for those that are running out of cards.
  • American Express Gold Charge: 25,000 Points Offer. Same as green above.
  • American Express Premier Rewards Gold 50,000 Point Offer.  There have been offers for 75,000 points in the past, so probably worth holding out.
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card 35,000 Miles Offer. Waste of time, almost always possible to get 50,000 miles.
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Extra MQM Offer. Also a waste of time, always possible to get 50,000 miles and the extra MQM.
  • American Express Platinum 75,000 Membership Rewards Points ($5,000 spend). Has gone up to 150,000/100,000 in the past, since it’s one per lifetime I’d wait. You also might be able to get 100,000/$5,000 by following the steps outlined here.
  • Starwood’s Preferred Guest 30,000 Points. We recently saw a 35,000 bonus and that was post Marriott/SPG merger so I’d wait for that.

This all sounds great, but use caution when applying via non-public links such as these.  Please see my series of posts about the latest (and probably the last) time I’ll personally use non-public links with Amex and why.  Consider your situation carefully and whether being approved might put you at risk of not just losing this bonus, but previous bonuses as well.  In essence, don’t MS at all to get the bonus.  But know that your account might still be placed in review, and this includes your other card accounts as well.

That being said there’s a lot of value to be had in Amex, even the high annual fee cards, and even though United is not a Membership Rewards transfer partner, as I highlight here.

In conclusion, be cautious, but do consider where you stand and don’t pass on great offers if, after considering all relevant information and sources, you have no reason to expect retaliation from Amex.

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