50k Merrill+ Visa Signature available via phone & maybe online

Users on reddit are reporting that the 50k point sign up bonus for the Merrill+ Visa Signature card is still available via phone application. A reddit user has also uncovered an application link here. Zero of the people reporting on reddit have received instant online approval as of the time of this writing, but some are reporting application status showing approved about an hour after application. Danny at Miles to Memories reported receiving an error with the online application. YMMV.  As a reminder, this card has no annual fee and points are worth 1 cent each for a statement credit or up to 2 cents each towards airfare, meaning that you can get $500-$1,000 in value out of the signup bonus after spending $3,000 in 90 days.

Merrill+ Visa Signature 50k

The Deal

  • Phone application available Merrill+ Visa Signature
  • Sign up bonus is 50,000 points after spending $3,000 in 90 days
  • Disclosure agreement for this offer (which includes signup bonus info) can be found here.

How to get it

  • Call 866-751-1257 to apply by phone
  • Use application code: BAABZX
  • An online application may be available here. We have not yet seen reports of instant approval, but some are reporting approval within hours of application. Others have reported approval by calling reconsideration.

Bottom line

This was a popular offer that recently disappeared online. At this point, we do not know whether this is a long-term return of the card or a last chance to apply before it disappears again. As the online application link has not yet been widely tested, applying via phone may be the way to go on this one. We have also updated our Best Offers Page where you can see all of the best offers.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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  1. My SO and I both obtained this card about 6 months ago. Can you open a second one or close and churn immediately and earn the bonus again (like Alaska cards)?

    • In the reddit thread, one person reports closing one in December and waiting exactly 91 days to open again.

      A second reddit user reported a history of opening and closing other BoA cards — but the data point you are looking for said:

      Merrill+ #1: 01/05/2017 // Open
      Merrill+ #2: 03/28/2017 // Open
      Applied for my 2nd Merrill+ Card this morning over the phone. CSR referenced 50,000 points for $3k spend 3 times on the call. Prior to applying, I cancelled 2 Alaska cards yesterday, total open BoA cards at time of application was 2 personal (1 Alaska, 1 Merrill+) and 1 business (Alaska). 2nd Merrill+ application went pending, but when checking online ~3 hours later, the application had been approved.

      Of course, YMMV — I don’t think we have enough data points to say definitively and I’m always hesitant to take a single data point (or two in this case) as a rule. But that’s the closest I have to an answer.

  2. @Gene, I tried opening a second one about 3-4 months after approval for first one and was rejected (first card still open). Not sure if closing the account would help. I also do not have a Merrill relationship.

    • hi, could you share how’s the reward system? it’s everything purchase for 1 point? or something different? Thanks

  3. Just applied via the web. I got the same no instant preferred message so we’ll see. I am not real confident as bank of america doesn’t like me real well due to lack of credit history (I’m a younger guy and have only been signing up for credit cards for 5-6 years).

  4. Soooo Nick, do you actually scour through reddit yourself to find these? Or do you wait till DoC posts about them, points you to reddit, and then post like you found it yourself on reddit? Hmm…

    • Greg actually pointed me to this one on reddit at 7:32am this morning. Not sure when DoC published, but I was about half way through typing up the QD this AM when a reddit user discovered the application link (it was originally just listing the phone app), so we decided to wait to publish until reddit had data points on the application link to report this story to our readers. In the meantime, I noticed Miles to Memories had written about it, so I linked to Danny’s experience there. I hadn’t looked at DoC.

      We have a lot of respect for DoC and we certainly hat tip those guys when we discover something on their site. They do a great job over there. Your point is taken — we certainly believe in giving credit where credit is due, and you’ll notice hat tips when they apply.

  5. Would you get to pick which bureau they pull from if you apply on the phone? I know with the online application it’s going default to Experian for me.

  6. Applied for this card on 3/29, got the wait message, call recon immediately and was approved for an 18k credit line. Received the “Congratulations on your approval letter” by USPS and next day saw the card showing up in my BoA login. Received an email with card sent to your address with the last 4 digits and am waiting for the Card.

    All of a sudden, I received a call today from BoA back end team and told they have approved the card in error and will close it. They also told that they will remove all the entries from my Credit Report regarding this card except the Hard Inquiry. They apologized and asked me to destroy the card once I receive it.

    I asked them why. So they told that they have already extended enough credit to me and this approval was made by mistake. I applied for 4 BoA cards (2 Alaska, 1 Cash Rewards and 1 Travel Rewards) in 2015. I have closed the two Alaska card and the other two cards are still open.

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