AmEx Summaries

Churning the 100k Amex Hilton Upgrade Offer! [2017.5 Update: Third Upgrade Success!]

Update 2017.5.30: I just chatted with an Amex rep and my third upgrade round for 100,000 Hilton points is pending! Hopefully the points will post today so I can try to downgrade and upgrade one more time before the offer expires on May 31. If you haven’t upgraded yet and are eligible via the link below, now is the time! Introduction American Express…
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How to Use VPN to Get Increased Sign-up Bonuses from AmEx (via Incognito Mode) (2018.10 Update: Available via Referral Links As Well Now)

2018.10 Update: Previously you can only see this kind of incognito offers via public links, and the offers generated by referral links are fixed. But recently AmEx has changed their referral system, people find that we can see higher incognito offers via referral links as well! See this post for more details. 2017.4.25 Update: Recently there are a lot of data…
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How To Get the Best AmEx Welcome Offers (2017 Update)

American Express (AmEx), with its great service and benefits, as well as the incredible 3x Credit Limit Increase (CLI), is a very popular credit/charge card issuer in the United States. It is recommended to keep at least one AmEx credit card or charge card. However, AmEx has changed it policy in 2014 so that one can only get the welcome…
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Major changes to the AmEx Platinum cards, and why you should apply for the Schwab Platinum now (Update: You can request metal card now!)

Mar 30th Update: Changes should be in effect today. $15 Uber Credit is now available in your Uber account. And you can request the metal card now. Simply login in to your online account, click ‘Account Services’, then ‘Card Management’, and you should be able to see a card replacement option. Any newly issued or replacement card after Mar 30th will automatically…
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A New Method To Get Amex Best Offers: The Chinese Website Method (Update: Dead)

2016.12.21 Update: The Chinese Website Method is really dead. But the VPN Method is still alive! 2016.12.18 Update: There’s no working data points since Dec 18 16:00 PST. This method is probably already dead. We introduced a way to use VPN to get AmEx best offers. However, it’s not that convenient and easy for some people. Many people report that they…
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AmEx Incognito Big Offers Now Have Direct Links! (Dead Now)

2016.11.23 22:00 PST Update: all the following links are dead now. The lifetime was 6 hours since the first discovery. Thanks to sirtheta on reddit, now we have direct links to AmEx incognito big offers! No more VPN and failed tries! Use incognito mode to open the following links. Please make screenshots before applying to prepare for possible troubles! BCE $250+$200…
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How to Avoid Financial Review (FR) from Amex?

Several days ago Amex finally introduced the 100k offer for the Platinum Card as well as ED and BCE’s 25k/$250, lots of people applied and were approved for these offers. At the same time, however, Amex strengthened their efforts on Financial Review and recent data points show many users going through this process. In this post, we will briefly introduce the…
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AmEx Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (2015.8 Update)

About Credit Card Application 1. Does Amex limit the number of cards individual can keep? Unlike other banks, Amex has a limit that individual can only keep no more than 4 credit cards, including personal cards and business cards. Note that this restriction is only for credit card, charge cards such as Platinum, Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) are not included, neither…
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