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  • TS77 21 posts

    Is there any clear instructions on which order to reopen the cards please? I know Rob put together a plan last year (link below), can I start with the Bonvoy card instead of the Nectar card and then still get points when I apply for BA PP then Platinum?

    Card 1 – Bonvoy
    Card 2 – BA PP
    Card 3 – Gold or Platinum

    Thanks in advance

    https://www.headforpoints.com/2023/01/03/maximise-american-express-signup-bonuses/

    Guernsey Globetrotter 657 posts

    Yes, the Bonvoy card works in the sub hierarchy in the same way as the Nectar card – you are NOT earning Amex member reward points on it so it doesn’t block the bonus when you take out the Platinum Card. In fact, with the current 60k points Bonvoy sub it is arguably better value than the Nectar card.

    The BAPP bonus is only blocked by having held one of that type of card in last last 2 years. So the BAPP / Plat stage order is interchangeable. I think @Rob just leaves that out of the article for simplicity.

    memesweeper 1,337 posts

    I think it’s Platinum only, not Gold, if you want a SUB after a Bonvoy.

    Caps44 50 posts

    However I think if you go Plat first or BAPP first, then you miss out on the Bonvoy points.

    CJD 81 posts

    1. Bonvoy or Nectar
    2. Platinum or BAPP
    3. Whichever card you didn’t get at step 2.

    Guernsey Globetrotter 657 posts

    At the moment Plat referral bonus of 12k MRs is better than referring from BAPP (9k Avios) so, assuming P1 & 2 scenario with cross-referral, Plat 2nd is the optimal choice.

    ttstest 15 posts

    I already have a gold car. Do I still get Bonvoy bonus?

    NorthernLass 8,549 posts

    No – the only bonus you’re eligible for is BAPP, as long as you haven’t had an avios Amex card in the past 2 years.

    TS77 21 posts

    Many thanks all – very helpful, I’ll get applying.

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