Posted by Chuck on September 12, 2016
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Published on September 12th, 2016 | by Chuck

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Get Yourself Targeted for Free 10,000 Amex Points with Extended Pay Option

Update2: This bonus is back, we’ve updated the current login link and also the offer code (CBUX:0003).

Last week, we covered the targeted 10,000 Membership Rewards points bonus that many people got in their inbox from Amex for simply enrolling in the pay-over-time option.

This deal is probably one of the easiest wins you can get, and there are a few things to keep in mind with regards to getting yourself targeted.

Email, Amex Offers

To start with the obvious, check your emails and the Amex Offers section in your Amex login to see if the offer shows up on any of your charge cards. This offer will only show on charge cards, personal or business, but never on credit cards.

Use the Signup Link

A report on Reddit seems to indicate that some are having success signing up using this signup link, even though they weren’t targeted.

Call Amex

There’s a very interesting report from Takeoffwithmiles and others who were able to signup for the Extended Payment option over the phone even though they weren’t targeted via email. Call 1-866-280-4438 and use promo code: CBUX:0003 for this offer. Amex should be able to tell you if you are eligible.

I tried on my two charge cards, but one was already enrolled, apparently, and the other was a new card. I was told that only cards that already had three billing cycles are eligible to enroll in Extended Payments. Amex encouraged me to call back in a few months after three billing cycles had generated.

Double Dip

When you click through the offer link from email or Amex Offers, the system will often take you to an offer page showing multiple cards which are eligible for the 10k offer. The system might let you sign up for each card, one at a time. If it does, you should get the 10k bonus on each card.

In the past, people were able to signup multiple cards using one link, but some readers are saying the system is only allowing one signup per link this time. Try calling in to see if you can get it on the other cards, using the offer code mentioned above. Targeted folks might have better luck calling in and getting the offer added on non-targeted cards (this is speculation on my part).



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Matt
Matt

Anyone know if there’s a minimum amount of time you must keep the account open after the points have posted?

Daniel
Daniel

I called about something entirely different and the agent offered me this option. I don’t know if I was targeted or not.

She was very clear that simply enrolling in the offer was all you needed to earn the points (you did NOT need to actually use the extended payment feature).

She also told me there was no hard pull.

I got the points about one week after it was added to the account.

Leo
Leo

Any DP on turning off Extended Pay after bonus points post and getting targeted for Extended Pay again?

jnrfalcon
jnrfalcon

There is no turning off.

P
P

I was able to turn off Select and Pay Later Option. I was enrolled in this but not the Extended Pay option. But I’m still not going to be eligible even though I’ve never gotten any points according to the rep I talked to a couple months ago. I’ve never seen any offers in my email or Amex offers pop up since I turned it off.

Meh
Meh

Calling didn’t yield anything even with the offer code. They actually check if the account/cards qualify first.

Trinidad
Trinidad

No luck here. PRG was opened last year. Yet after several waits the rep told me that I needed to receive the offer via US Mail. I can’t say she didn’t try, and she claimed she did not have the ability to apply a credit for the 10K points. No big deal, can’t win ’em all.

Joanne
Joanne

Thanks! Called the # and they told me my Platinum card was eligible even though no email or email or amex offer received… I had received a mail offer for some of my amex cards to pay over time interest free for six months. But this offer of 10k MR just for enrolling is MUCH better :).

Kevin
Kevin

I was able to enroll through the direct link but no mention of bonus points for enrolling. Any data points on this? Wondering if I’ll get the points

jnrfalcon
jnrfalcon

Did you read carefully?? The by-line may have said that “We’re sorry, either your Membership Rewards® points offer has expired or this offer is only available to Card Members who have received a communication directly from American Express for this offer. You can see if you are eligible to enroll in the Extended Payment Option by clicking “I Agree, Enroll”.” If you enrolled with this saying, you might have lost the opportunity for that offer…

Darren
Darren

This happened to me and I just called and confirmed that even though I saw no 10K pts confirmation via link signup, they will post.

PaPop
PaPop

I just signed up and received simply cash plus business card. Would this work?

Captainsave
Captainsave

Damn i only had both my personal and business gold card for 1 billing period.

P
P

It says none of my card are eligible. My PRG was previously enrolled but I called to unenroll to I don’t think there’s double dipping on this

PG
PG

Great tip- thanks! Just enrolled my business gold yesterday, as I was targeted in my amex offers. None of the other charge cards listed the offer. The link here got me one more bonus on my gold card, but not my green, both of which I’ve had for more than 3 billing cycles. Still no offers for my wife, though…perhaps we’ll try calling next. One of the easier 20k points I’ve received!

Andrew
Andrew

I called with the promo-code, and they gave me the 10k

themanwhocan
themanwhocan

My 3rd billing cycle was Thursday the 14th, so I tried your link. It said none of my cards were eligible for the extended payment option…

Just a FYI

themanwhocan
themanwhocan

Whups, actually my 3rd statement was JUNE 14th. The only activity in the 4th month was paying off the 3rd month bill, so not sure if it will generate a statement or not. It should, but then I don’t see one online yet.

Regardless, my PRG is almost 4 months old at worst, so its strange that it claimed my card wasn’t eligible for the extended payment option. I applied and was accepted on 3/17 so exactly 4 months ago to the day.

My man
My man

I applied in December for platinum. Also not eligible.

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

I just paid off the 3rd statement on my PRG and it still tells me that none of my cards are eligible. Did you have any luck?

Niladri Das
Niladri Das

I was able to get the extended payment option but didn’t see the 10k offer even after successfully signing up for that. What’s up?

Mike
Mike

Thank u! Link showed no bonus. But could called in an got 10k. I was told they run this every 6 months

JBTx
JBTx

Brilliant work DoC! I had originally had the offer showing on BOTH Gold & Platinum Business cards; when I did the 2 browser trick – it only took for the Gold card; so I was happy enough. Saw this, called in – spent a total of about 15 mins on the phone, including one transfer to a specialist and it was done. KEY: Make sure they give you the 10K in points not just enroll you (enrollment is easy anytime).

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