The luck comes and goes with the points game. One day you’re patting yourself on the back because you managed to get Amex Platinum, Gold, and Green, oh my, on the same day. The next day you’re asking the points gods why they didn’t tell you to hold out for the better offer.
Usually, when there is an offer within the 90 day period of approval, banks have no problem matching your offer with the new one. However, there’s still the hassle of sending a secure message, getting rejected, and realizing that the only way to do real work is to call it in yourself. From there it’s anyone’s guess how many agents you have to speak to before someone reasonable honors your request.
I recently wrote about Amex devaluing its Avios transfer ratio on October 1st and how my application for the British card which came with 50k miles after 2k spend negated an immediate need to move over a substantial amount of MRs from those great Amex approvals. Then today Deals We Like has revealed the following offer from creditcards.com.
- 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
- Plus earn an additional 25,000 bonus Avios when you spend $10,000 on purchases for a total of 75,000 bonus Avios.
- Plus earn another 25,000 bonus Avios when you spend a total of $20,000 on purchases within your first year for a total of 100,000 bonus Avios.
I sent a message to Chase and hope they match this offer as I haven’t even received my card yet. The spend requirement would pile on to the current mins that are keeping me up at night but it will be well worth it in the long run.
The churns never end. The calls never end. The spends never end.
The adventure continues.