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AMEX Free Plane Ticket for Spending $1K

I saw this promo for the AMEX card on CNBC. If you sign up and spend $1000 by October 31, 2008, they’ll give you 25k rewards points, enough for a domestic round-trip plane ticket.

This deal was WAY hotter last year when they didn’t have the $1000 spending requirement… But after all, financial institutions like AMEX are in trouble right now, and can’t afford to dish out hot bank deals like they used to.

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  1. Credit Card Blog said:
    on July 24th at 04:27 pm

    Still a decent offer. Also remember that this card has a $125 annual fee but is voided the first year.

  2. tom b said:
    on July 24th at 07:59 pm

    Probably doesn’t apply if you applied for their offer last year right?

  3. David J said:
    on July 24th at 08:04 pm

    Can I close the account before the year is up, and waive the $125 annual fee?

  4. tom b said:
    on July 24th at 09:09 pm

    as far as other good credit card offers, has anyone heard of the mygpsoffer dot com website? I just did it to apply for the Discover More card (my 2nd Discover Card at the moment) and am hoping I’ll be getting the free Garmin Nuvi as promised. I got rejected by the Discover Business card offer, but this seemed just as good and easier to get if it’s legit (they approved me within 24 hours)

  5. Concerned American said:
    on July 24th at 11:44 pm

    for new accounts only, and yes, amex is very cool about letting you cancel before the year is up. i did this with the last offer.

  6. tom b said:
    on July 25th at 04:51 am

    one time they offered me $30 not to close. I could’ve canceled the next day, keeping the money, but didn’t because I felt bad

  7. kimiyasdad said:
    on July 25th at 06:22 am

    can i use the 25,000 points for other stuff like gift cards instead?

  8. Sandra Conde said:
    on July 25th at 04:29 pm

    What a comeon…..expecially the part about about getting a domestic flight for 25K……everytime I try to use my skymiles on a domestic flight, it way eceeds 25k……who do you think you’re kidding??????? This is really irritating, I have saved my miles so my husband and I could take a flight ( domestic) together and was told to go to Texas it was 45K each…..some deal I must say!!!!!!!!

  9. J. Wu said:
    on July 25th at 09:52 pm

    Yes, you can use 25k points for gift cards. I saved mine up and used it to buy a iPod from their membership store.

  10. tom b said:
    on July 26th at 12:56 am

    the miles have to be used during the off peak times. i actually combine the miles from this and two other am ex offers and got a round trip flight 2 europe on delta

  11. sheri said:
    on July 28th at 07:54 pm

    do you need to have a business to apply this card?

  12. Smartyiam said:
    on July 29th at 07:07 pm

    This offer is only for business owners!

    Therefore I can not have this card! Alas!

  13. sheri said:
    on July 30th at 05:49 pm


  14. MJ said:
    on July 31st at 11:49 am

    I already have a Amex gold credit card (not the business card) – will I get points if I apply for this deal as well.

  15. Tracy said:
    on July 31st at 05:16 pm

    I applied for and was able to get this card. Just put your name in as the business name. I also have a regular (non-business) Amex gold card, and I believe you can get points for both.

  16. Michael said:
    on August 30th at 03:32 am

    if you don’t want to wait long for the points, just send yourself a 1000 paypal invoice, it will cost you a few dollars bit its an easy way to reach 1k and get your 25k points

  17. puff pass said:
    on September 2nd at 04:36 pm

    thanks mike!