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This isn’t brand new information, but I wanted to try it out for myself before posting it to make sure it worked without being targeted – especially since some previous versions of this turned out to not always automatically post if you weren’t actually targeted. Currently Amex is awarding 5,000 bonus Membership Reward points for enrolling your Membership Rewards earning business charge card for their extended payments option. It costs nothing to enroll, and you don’t have to ever use the option in order to get the bonus points for enrolling. This did not result in a hard credit pull.
I don’t actually plan to pay out my purchases on this card over time, but I think this promo is fantastic since it is free, seems to not be targeted (at least I know I wasn’t targeted), and the points posted within a week or two or registering my Business Gold Rewards card without any action on my part.
If you just got in on the now expired two-day 75,000 Membership Rewards sign-up bonus for the Gold Business Rewards Amex, consider this your formal reminder to add 5,000 more points to your total. I will likely sit on my Membership Reward points until another transfer bonus to British Airways rolls around, or I may even use them to book a flight on United through Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer program a la “One Mile at a Time” style. Regardless of how you use them, 5,000 free Membership Reward points is always a welcome bonus!
If you are curious, here are the details related to this offer:
1 Card member must be eligible to enroll in the Extended Payment Option at the time of requesting enrollment.
2 To be eligible to earn 5,000 Membership Rewards® points you must enroll in the Extended Payment Option (EXPO) by 12/31/2012, and be enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program at the time of EXPO enrollment. 5,000 points will be credited to your Membership Rewards® account 6 to 8 weeks after enrollment in EXPO. The 5,000 points offer is available only for new enrollees. If you are currently enrolled in EXPO, or if you were previously suspended from EXPO, or if we receive your application for EXPO enrollment after 12/31/2012, the point offer will not be available. Bonus ID 8548.
Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276) for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.
3 Any charge that would result in an account balance of $35,000 or more will not be eligible for extended payment.
If you have gotten in on this deal, I would love to hear how it worked out for you.