just called had the same happen to me
Originally Posted by mdosu
i just called to apply over the phone, told the operator I want the bonus offer, he said he can't give it to me even if I told him the code, b/c my call was unsolicated. AMEX can only send me an offer in the mail with a code for me to get any other offers beyond the standard offer for the card.
I'm going to try and call again, hopefully reach a different person.