Eligibility requirements for "Member gets Member" program with American Express Cards
If you successfully recommend an American Express Gold Card, you will receive 20,000 Membership Rewards points ("points") and the recommended person 20,000 points once the card has been issued. With the American Express Card, you and your friends will each receive 10,000 points, and with an American Express Platinum Card, you will be credited with as many as 50,000 points and the recommended person with 30,000 points. You can recommend any of the cards listed above, regardless of which of these cards you own. The amount of points credited to you and your friends depends on the card issued. For promotions for a limited time only with higher point credits, the receipt of the card application or, in the case of electronic applications, the digital time stamp is applicable.
Requirements and restrictions
Any holder ("recommending cardholder") of a valid American Express Card, American Express Gold Card or American Express Platinum Card ("card product(s)") issued by Swisscard AECS GmbH ("Swisscard") may recommend new clients, regardless of which of these card products they hold (for example, a holder of an American Express Platinum Card may recommend the American Express Gold Card). Recommendations for card products not mentioned here are only permitted if Swisscard expressly provides for this in the relevant promotion. A new client is a natural person who is not the holder of the requested card product and has never been a holder before. The recommending cardholder may only recommend adults personally known to them who are resident in Switzerland. Bulk mailing or mailing to people who it must be assumed will not want to receive the email or this kind of card product is not permitted. The recommending cardholder may not publish or distribute the promotion code in places where the audience consists of people not personally known to the recommending cardholder (e.g., on the Internet or social media).
If Swisscard issues the card product requested by the new client, it will generally credit the above-mentioned points within 8 weeks of issuing the card. Swisscard does not issue any credits for rejected card applications, additional cards, secondary cards or cards that were applied for using a card application process other than the online card application process for the card product or without the personal promotion code being entered. The recommending cardholder can draw conclusions about the card product being issued or not issued from the presence or absence of credit.
This promotion code cannot be combined with other special offers or discounts. A new client will receive a maximum of one credit per card product issued. The recommending cardholder will receive credits for a maximum of 20 new clients per calendar year (E.g.: If the recommending cardholder successfully recommends 20 new American Express Platinum Card clients, this corresponds to the maximum credit of 1,000,000 points). The maximum limit of 20 new clients applies to recommendations from all Swisscard "Member gets Member" programs. The new client or recommending cardholder shall bear any applicable taxes, fees or charges. A "Member gets Member" program may be modified or terminated by Swisscard at any time without prior notice.
If the recommending cardholder or new client violates these eligibility requirements or uses a "Member gets Member" program fraudulently (e.g., self-recommendations, bulk mailings, fraud, etc.), they will not be eligible for points credit. Points already credited will be canceled or otherwise reclaimed. In this case, the person concerned may be excluded from all future Swisscard "Member gets Member" programs.