Instead of receiving 22,000 Membership Rewards points on hitting the spend target, the rules had been changed to say that you had to wait five months to receive your bonus.
As soon as our story appeared, American Express changed their website.
The Preferred Rewards Gold referral rules (click here) now say, as they used to:
“Please note, bonus points will appear in two instalments of 2,000 and 20,000 and can take up to four weeks to be awarded to your Account.”
“Please note, bonus points will appear in two instalments of 2,000 and 20,000. You will receive 2,000 points when you reach £1,000 spend – these points will appear on your fifth statement.”
It isn’t clear what is happening here. Did someone at Amex make a mistake, or was a change rolled out early by mistake? Only time will tell.
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