I’ve just cancelled a Amex credit card, because I wasn’t really using it anymore (was a basic Essesntial card).
In the future, I foresee I might sign up for a new Amex card of some kind if a good deal is available. I often read that there is a 12-18 month cooling off period before previous members are able to sign up for these deals.
My question is, 12-18 months from when? Is it from the point that I cancelled this card? Or do I need to go further, and somehow cancel my account all together? i.e. I can still sign in to my online account, so wondering if this still counts as being a member, even if I have cancelled the card. Or is it the case that now I have been a member, I will never be considered a 'new member again?