Published on January 7th, 2019 | by William Charles2,437
[Dead] American Express Pre-Approval Referral Offers (No Lifetime Language) [Ends 1/9/19]
Unfortunately these offers are no longer available.
Update 1/7/19: Friendly reminder that these pre-approval referral offers end on 1/9/19. Fingers crossed a new round of people is targeted.
American Express has started sending out e-mails offering existing cardholders the ability to refer up to two friends for a pre-approved offer. The subject lines for these offers are ‘you’re invited to share a pre-approved offer’ and I’ve seen offers for the Platinum & SPG personal card. I’m not sure why they are calling these pre-approved offers, as they have zero idea who you will refer. I doubt they will let me refer somebody with a bankruptcy on file and approve them for example.
That being said these offers are interesting for the simple fact that they don’t contain the standard ‘Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this Card. We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer eligibility.’ language. One reader applied for one of these offers and despite having the card previously there was no pop up box informing them that they would not be eligible for the bonus. The downside is that you can only refer two friends. The actual application page also requires you to verify the e-mail address the offer was sent to. If these do indeed bypass the lifetime language, then they will be highly sought after.
Feel free to leave your emails in the comments to refer or get referred. Also please note some idiots are sending out regular referral links, make sure you double check any offers you receive to ensure they don’t have the lifetime language.
Hat tip to readers J S & Rumast22