Earlier this month, I wrote about how DBS had retroactively tweaked the T&Cs of its Altitude AMEX card sign up bonus to add a cap of 1,000 customers. This change was quietly made on 29 September with no notice.
This Facebook post on 9 October pretty much summed up how I felt about the situation. Prospective applicants who wrote in to find out if they were within the first 1,000 were told there was no way of being sure, but they should spend $2,000 each month for the first 3 months anyway. That’s just insane.
Well, interestingly enough, it seems that DBS has quietly updated its T&Cs yet again to remove the 1,000 customer cap. Here’s how that same portion of the T&Cs looks now:
The 1,000 customer cap has been removed. The trusty document properties tab suggests this version of the T&Cs was updated on 10 October
No one from DBS told me anything about this, and I reached out to them over the weekend but have yet to get a response. I’ll update this post when I have.
If so, great. DBS has (eventually) done the right thing, and this is a sign up bonus I’d heartily recommend. With the sign up bonus, you’ll get 10,000 bonus miles when you spend $2,000 each month for the first 3 months after application, plus 7,200 base miles on your $6,000 spend. All in all, 17,200 miles for $6,000 spending is pretty decent.
Let’s continue to keep the banks honest!
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