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I don’t think there is much in miles and points that provides as much joy as earning 20,000 American Express Membership Rewards points for clicking one button.

American Express really wants you to enroll your charge cards in a product called Pay Over Time.

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What is Pay Over Time?

This feature places eligible purchases of $100 or more on American Express charge products like the Gold and Platinum cards into a Pay Over Time balance within your account and these purchases can be paid over time (as the name implies!) but with interest.

It turns these cards into hybrid cards of sorts – part charge and part credit.

The 20,000 Point Offer

In the past, I’ve been offered 10,000 points to turn on Pay Over Time

Today, on my Amex Rose Gold Card, I was offered 20,000 points to turn it on!

I was simply browsing Amex Offers on my various cards and when I clicked into my Gold Card, it was the first offer:

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Here are the full terms:

If You Don’t Have the Pay Over Time Offer

There’s not much you can do to get targeted, but you may be enrolled in Pay Over Time and not even know it! Head over to the Pay Over Time page and turn if off if it’s on. That’s the only way to hopefully get the offer.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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