Super Special AmEx Referral Links

Thanks to reader PJ and Joe for bringing up this article here. You can now send two lucky people a link to get an AmEx card and bonus offer despite them having the card before:

Usually a card offer made public from AmEx contains the “life time language clause” stating that you can’t get the bonus again if you ever had it before. These special links give your intended invite another chance to get the bonus despite already having a card. You can check here to send out links. Currently the products that have unrestricted language are:

  • American Express Personal Platinum 60k MR after $5k in 90 days
  • American Express Hilton Aspire: 150k HH after $4k in 90 days
  • American Express Bonvoy Brilliant: 75k Marriott after $3k in 90

I had my wife send me a link for my second bonvoy brilliant only to find this bullshit:

Welcome offer not available to applicants who (i) have or have had The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card from JPMorgan or the J.P. Morgan Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card in the last 30 days, (ii) have acquired the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase or the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase in the last 90 days, or (iii) received a new Card Member bonus or upgrade offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase or the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase in the last 24 months.

Sure there is no lifetime language, but there certainly are still restrictions! I refer you back the the chart made by Greg at Frequent Miler:

I currently have 5 AmEx cards, and am getting impatient of waiting 12 months to upgrade the lesser Hilton’s and Marriott’s:

  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant
  • Marriott Bonvoy (Upgradable in February)
  • Hilton Honors Surpass (Upgradable in April)
  • Hilton Honors Aspire
  • Hilton Honors (Upgrabible in March)

I am thinking of using the link to get another Bonvoy Brilliant first and they will call to ask me to cancel my Hilton Honors Surpass card (no bonus given as its my #2). Reder PJ also notes:

Everyone needs to keep in mind you have to wait 90 days to open up the same product. Derp please update your article to state that so we don’t make that mistake. Also these offers expire at the end of 2021 so it’s smart to get a bunch of these in your email from others and put together a plan for 2020-2021.

-Derp

7 thoughts on “Super Special AmEx Referral Links

  1. wedstuntpuller says:

    Won’t they take back points you earned on the Hilton card since it’s been less than a year? I’m kicking myself for just picking up my second BB before this came out. I am considering getting a third and having 3 Marriotts and 2 Hiltons for cards.

    • uiucderp2011 says:

      Good call! I’ll close the surpass since it’s my second, and they didn’t give me
      A bonus on that!

      Should I close then apply, or apply first and have them call me to close?

      • Matt W says:

        I’ve had better luck making them give you a call. When I canceled my last Hilton Business card they sent me an email saying they were going to claw back the 100k HH points. Not sure how they plan on doing that as they were already deposited in my HH account but looks like they are starting to pay attention to the churning of their credit cards. On the other hand, it is still open season on their charge cards.

        • Frankpt says:

          If you’re sitting at 5 personal credit cards and apply online for another PC, will the application say pending and/or indicate a rep will contact you about closing an account before proceeding?

          Wondering how the application process flows when submitting online.

      • Wedstuntpuller says:

        I would force their hand as well. We need to test the bounds of this new pre approval land.

  2. PJ says:

    Everyone needs to keep in mind you have to wait 90 days to open up the same product. Derp please update your article to state that so we don’t make that mistake. Also these offers expire at the end of 2021 so it’s smart to get a bunch of these in your email from others and put together a plan for 2020-2021.

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