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American Express Preferred offers

To the point Sometimes, American Express offers special, targeted welcome offers for their cardholders. Here are the details.

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American Express : Preferred offer

From time to time, American Express targets cardholders and encourages them to sign up for another card that may be more beneficial to them. This option is only available for a limited time and can be found in the Refer a friend. Get Rewarded section..

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Often, only one card is available for this offer. There is no deadline for accepting the offer, and it can be withdrawn at any time.

To encourage acceptance of this special offer, the number of points awarded is higher than the publicly advertised offer.

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For example, let’s see the American Express Cobalt® Card referral offer received and the American Express Cobalt® Card welcome offer via Milesopedia.

  Referral offer Milesopedia welcome offer Total
Each billing period of $750 in purchases 1,250 Membership Rewards points / month for 12 months 1,250 Membership Rewards points / month for 12 months 15,000 Membership Rewards points
Additional points 7,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $2,500 within the first 3 months of Cardmembership    

So this referral offer is more attractive. In return, the new cardholder will have to spend $2,500 over 3 months to earn 7,000 points (worth at least $70). This means a minimum discount of 2.8% ($70 divided by $2,500).

It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth it!

Bottom Line

This is a new way for American Express to encourage cardholders to subscribe to its payment and credit cards.

The myth that American Express cards are not accepted anywhere is false. Don’t miss out on the flexibility of Membership Rewards points!

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Caroline Tremblay
I'm Caroline, a loyalty program specialist! I use my points to travel more often and at a lower price with my spouse and our two children. I'm passionate about writing about the latest rewards news and how to put more points in your pocket.

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