I was always confused when people said this. So we are supposed to close with an interest bearing balance??
you let it close with a balance, but pay it before the due date. No interest charged.
I have a feeling they are so ridiculously flooded with cards it would be surprising if you get any adds. Not trying to be a Debbie Downer, but since they weren't/aren't able to handle the flood of cards, I doubt they will handle a flood of business. I think I got while the gettin' was good. Now I am not expecting much if any going forward. Seems pointless to sign my SO up.
I'm not sure if this is game theory or what (less people signing up = better for you), but their ability to handle the new cards was more limited by enrolling them in their system than their ability to sell AUs. Now that they have the portal, that isn't a bottleneck, and it'll go to how many can they sell. We'll have to wait and see, but it'll be a lot more than what it has been.
To confirm - we do not need to activate AU cards correct?
I do not activate any AU cards, ever.
I've tried to message arebelspy for more info, but I can't seem to answer the questions right..
The Captcha and questions to sign up, and send a PM (until you hit...10 posts I think?) are to stop spam bots signing up a new account and then messaging spam to a bunch of people.
Will I actually get a response from arebelspy?
Yes. Looks like you PM'd me at 1:17am (my time), I was asleep. It's now 4:40am, and I'll process my inbox shortly.
My understanding of the calendar is that it simply shows weather the card is available for adds for that month. Mine showed available for March until the closing date and then went unavailable. It wouldn't make much sense to give you an add 3 weeks before closing date.
This is the case. Every card that is in the portal and showing as "active" is available for purchase by AUs.
Once the statement date passes for the month, it's not eligible to be purchased for that month (obviously--you can't go back in time and add the AUs before the close date if the close date is passed), but they can still purchase on that card today for the next closing date.