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Update: This promo deal appears to be intended for a new account sign-up bonus, however there are multiple reports of people successfully having it applied to existing accounts that have already received a sign-up bonus. So, who knows?!
Mommy Points reader, Shari, writes:
I called about this promo (The 10K points per authorized user post from yesterday) and was told that code 6664 was targeted just to residents in Argentina. However I got a really nice agent and she was kind enough to look for other codes that might apply to my Amex Gold Card.
She found code 6661 and applied it to my account. Code 6661 allows me to add an additional user to my card and if that user spends $1000 within 92 days of getting the card, I will get 75,000 Membership Rewards (which is in addition to the 75,000 that I got upon enrollment/meeting minimum spend). The agent also said that when the card is received, I can call in and have this card linked to my Membership Rewards account.
Holy Toledo, Batman! That is amazing. 75,000K points just for adding a user and having that user spend $1000 on the card is great. There are some reports that this code number is just attached with an initial sign-up bonus bump, but others are having success using it to get bonus points for adding authorized users. Your success may vary.
This is another deal that is great for families where both partners can help toward meeting the user/spend requirement.
- Call 1-800-AXP-EARN
- See if they can apply code 6661 to your account
- If it works, it gives you 75,000 bonus Membership Rewards if you add an authorized user and that user spends $1000 on the card within the first 92 days
- Sit back and enjoy your points!!
Let me know if anyone else is able to get this applied to their account. This has been a crazy, crazy week for Amex promos!
Update: I tried to get this one applied to my mom’s Premier Rewards Gold account and was shot down saying that it was only for new cards and only for targeted persons. I have had super bad luck with reps recently! In fact, the rep went back and read notes from earlier in the week, and then said that they made an error in issuing the 5721 bonus from the other day (10,000 points per authorized user). I’m not sure if that meant that they were taking the other bonus away…..at that point I was just trying to politely end the conversation. I will pursue making sure we get the points credited on that one once I get the cards and make sure a purchase is made on all of them. I haven’t known Amex to be a “taker-backer”, so I’m not too concerned, but the rep did say that they were “cracking down” on promo codes. I am still super happy for everyone this is working for, but looks like I will have to cheer for you all from the sidelines on this one! One tip, if you got in on the earlier bonus this week with the authorized user, be careful that you don’t have them start trying to take that one away from you as it appears it was targeted for Argentina customers!
Update #2: I also tried to get this promo tied to both my mom’s and my account via secure message, and I was given the “this is a targeted promotion response” and no love on my Platinum Amex account. My mom (who had been shot down over the phone) was told that promo 6661 started on August 1 and thus didn’t apply to her account that had been opened a few months. However, she was told that they would issue the points under a “similar” promotion!! Our messages were submitted within minutes of each other (though answered by different reps) with very different outcomes. This truly is just the luck of the draw! Crazy. I totally understand and empathize with the confusion surrounding this promo, as it truly has just been a crap shoot. Excited for my mom and all those it is working out for!