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  1. Anonymous

    Many thanks for answering this question!

    I have taken out the Amex Gold Card in the UK and achieved my bonus points and have referred the card to someone for additional points. Earning more points through spending in the UK is not as profitable in the UK compared to the US and so I have a few questions about increasing our MR points:

    1 – Can I refer my wife the Gold card, get the bonus and then downgrade to a basic card to keep my MR points and then become a supplementary card holder on her account after having referred her? I assume we will achieve the spend bonus with her card.

    2 – My next question is do I just need to wait six months before I can reapply for my gold card having be referred by her and just keep on repeating the process? Will my basic card hold onto my MR points?

    3 – How do I consolidate the MR points between the two of us so that we can book reward flights easily with all the points in one account?

    Many thanks for your advice and help in advance.

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  3. No Name

    Hello Aleks.

    I’m afraid that site is a bit US centric.

    Since you question is very specific about the terms of the UK Amex you might have more success asking in a British forum.

    Afraid I’m not able to give you any leads on where to ask.

  4. Anonymous

    [USER=794]@AlexS[/USER] — Indeed, I have a good general knowledge of reward systems in other countries, given we have clients all over the place, but when it comes down to the nuances of the financial systems…I honestly don’t know enough to give you a confident answer.

    My general understanding is that Amex in the UK is rather more liberal than in the US, but again — not my area of expertise. I’d recommend [URL][/URL] as the best resource for those details.

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