I thought this reader’s email may be of interest to some of you. As always YMMV.
Back at the beginning of February, your blog had a little discussion about the
possibility of applying for Premier Rewards credit cards. I decided to try it without
getting a targeted offer and see what happened. I first transferred my existing
Membership Rewards points over to British Air, then canceled my existing
Premier Rewards card. Two days later, I applied online for a new Premier Rewards
card, using a link that offered 25K bonus points with the standard “Offer not
available to existing consumer American Express Charge Card members” language. I
was approved, and then had to do my $1K initial spend. I just completed that
spend last week (a little slow because I’m juggling multiple card bonuses), and
see this morning that I have been given the 25K bonus points.
So, at least for me, it was possible to do the applications with almost no lapse in
time between cards, and without receiving a targeted offer. As always, YMMV.
Thanks for alerting me to the possibility!
And the hits just keep on coming.