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American Express has modified the terms and conditions of its Delta, Hilton and Starwood co-brand credit cards. The amendment adds an up to 12 weeks clause for rewards posting to your account and is effective November 1, 2017.

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Why Has American Express Done This?

American Express has not given a reason why they have brought in the changes. Although speculation points this in the direction that it gives them a little more time to review and inspect spending patterns, to make sure there is no abuse of meeting spend requirements.

Scary Precedent

This has the potential to set a scary precedent; if after some time AMEX thinks that whatever goals they had were successful, there is the chance they may decide to extend the 3-month wait clause to all their cards, and perhaps take it even further where they award points on a delayed basis each month. This would be a severe blow especially if you are trying to rack up some points quickly for a particular redemption.

Overall

Delaying points by up to 12 weeks is a significant announcement — especially if you're looking to rack up points for a short-term award quickly. Only time will tell how this situation develops but hopefully there won’t be more negative changes.

Source: Doctor Of Credit

AMEX Adds 12 Week Rewards Clause to Some Co-Brand Cards
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