How to Get a List of Your Previous American Express Cards


You can only get the bonus on American Express credit and charge cards once per lifetime. If you haven’t kept detailed records of all your past American Express cards, how do you know whether you’ve gotten a card before, meaning you can NOT get its bonus now, or whether you haven’t had it before, meaning you CAN get the bonus?

This question has come from several readers recently since the SPG personal and business cards have their highest ever bonuses of 35,000 Starpoints.

Request a List from AMEX Chat

To get a list of previous American Express cards, sign into your American Express account and click Help.

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Then click Start Live Chat.Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 1.24.11 PM

Ask the rep for a list of all cards you have opened with American Express. She will start to list them one at a time.Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 1.40.39 PM

This seems to involve some skill beyond copying and pasting on her part as she missed one of my cards, but when I pointed it out, she found it.

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  1. so how far back does the list go?
    can we assume that if we have had a card that we REALLY wont get the bonus again. Even if say it was cancelled more than 1 or 2 yrs ago?

  2. I did this yesterday and I don’t think I had a very good customer service rep. He listed my cards but he missed some. He even missed one that I presently have. I pointed it out to him, nicely, telling him that I know I now have the business version of this card and wanted him to see if I had ever had the personal version. He didn’t find a personal version of the card (SPG) and I have a record with my opening and closing date of this card. Before I open any cards in hopes that I will get a sign up bonus, I will verify my history via phone call.


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