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Title: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on March 31, 2011, 05:50:50 PM
Got an email from AMEX to upgrade my business gold card (that I got 60K MR points for after spending 10K (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/9647)) to a plat and get another 25K MR points!

Clicked on upgrade and was instantly approved.  Just need to spend $1 by 12/31/11.  Plus I'll get $200 in airline fees :)

Anyone else get it?

Link: https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/business-platinum-charge-card/login/43738-9-0?om_rid=NtG4OE&om_mid=_BRC0vQB8vz7CjW&om_lid=axp23&cellid=A00000DY1V
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: YOSEF on March 31, 2011, 06:12:23 PM
If you need help meeting the spending threshold, send me a PM. I have some spending I need to do...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: gozalim on March 31, 2011, 07:01:53 PM
Got an email from AMEX to upgrade my business gold card (that I got 60K MR points for after spending 10K (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/9647)) to a plat and get another 25K MR points!

Clicked on upgrade and was instantly approved.  Just need to spend $1 by 12/31/11.  Plus I'll get $200 in airline fees :)

Anyone else get it?
got that years ago. amex gold biz for 25k a few months later i got an offer to upgrade to plat for 20k

do they ever do that for personal cards?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on March 31, 2011, 07:15:22 PM
Not sure about personal cards.

Never upgraded like this before, hopefully no hard pull was required.  Total of 85K MR for this card now. 
Even better than the Consumer Plat card that I canceled already.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: myb821 on March 31, 2011, 10:15:22 PM
so all u need to do is cancel within 60 days of the fee posting? (assuming u will get charged the 450 fee)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: gozalim on April 02, 2011, 11:50:04 PM
just got an offer in the mail for plat biz signup for 50K points after $5K spending.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: theeari on April 03, 2011, 10:31:51 PM
Hey Dan,

I got same promotion a couple days ago. The 25k points already posted!

Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 10:13:35 PM
Hey Dan,

I got same promotion a couple days ago. The 25k points already posted!


Got my 25K points for upgrading to Plat, the $200 airline credit, and Priority Pass membership.  All in 1 week.
And that's besides the 60K I got originally for opening the gold card!
Gotta love this game!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 3ZeroT on April 12, 2011, 02:46:01 PM
Just following up to confirm you didn't see a hard pull for this upgrade?   My wife just got the email today.  Thanks
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dans fan on April 12, 2011, 11:32:44 PM
i called the number that comes offer and they said no hard pull. lets hope its true
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dans fan on April 12, 2011, 11:34:18 PM
Got an email from AMEX to upgrade my business gold card (that I got 60K MR points for after spending 10K (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/9647)) to a plat and get another 25K MR points!

Clicked on upgrade and was instantly approved.  Just need to spend $1 by 12/31/11.  Plus I'll get $200 in airline fees :)

Anyone else get it?
notice it said pre approved (i havent seen that in a long time)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on April 27, 2011, 01:12:50 PM
just got an offer in the mail for plat biz signup for 50K points after $5K spending.

Is that for a new card or an upgrade? My wife got the 25K upgrade offer but I didn't. How do they choose?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Bp on April 27, 2011, 03:34:39 PM
What is the bonusID for this offer?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: gozalim on April 27, 2011, 03:42:15 PM
Is that for a new card or an upgrade? My wife got the 25K upgrade offer but I didn't. How do they choose?
new card
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K M
Post by: yudel on April 27, 2011, 08:35:01 PM
Got my 25K points for upgrading to Plat, the $200 airline credit, and Priority Pass membership.  All in 1 week.
And that's besides the 60K I got originally for opening the gold card!
Gotta love this game!
did they charge you the $450 annual fee or was it waived?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on May 19, 2011, 03:23:16 PM
Is there a platinum business offer out there that is more than 25K ? Any chance of asking AMEX to match the higher offer?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on May 19, 2011, 03:25:04 PM
When I tried signing up for the $200 credit for the business platinum it said I was already registered (my personal platinum).
Is there a different link for the business platinum?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2011, 03:26:50 PM
Is there a different link for the business platinum?
Yes.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on May 19, 2011, 03:36:18 PM
This is the only link I found:
https://rewards.americanexpress.com/olet/splash?campaignId=airline1&offerType=PlatinumAirlineChoice

Seems it is only for the consumer card.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2011, 03:41:55 PM
This is the only link I found:
https://rewards.americanexpress.com/olet/splash?campaignId=airline1&offerType=PlatinumAirlineChoice

Seems it is only for the consumer card.
The business link is right on that page :D
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on May 19, 2011, 03:49:04 PM
Haha....thanks Dan!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on May 19, 2011, 03:49:24 PM
Any known offers for more than 25K on the Business Platinum?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on May 19, 2011, 04:23:03 PM
Any known offers for more than 25K on the Business Platinum?

What about if I wasn't targeted, am I able to take advantage of the 25k upgrade offer?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on May 19, 2011, 05:13:55 PM
What about if I wasn't targeted, am I able to take advantage of the 25k upgrade offer?

I don't think so.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pianodude on May 24, 2011, 12:28:39 PM
Received the targeted email today; Bonus ID 5672.  For those who applied previously --
Is there any possible downside to taking advantage of this upgrade?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on May 24, 2011, 08:58:47 PM
has anyone who hasnt gotten this targeted offer called and try to get this offer matched?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mordys on May 25, 2011, 12:44:35 PM
has anyone who hasnt gotten this targeted offer called and try to get this offer matched?
Yes, and they were not able to give me the offer.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Bp on May 25, 2011, 12:57:13 PM
@mordys:
Did you talk to regular CS? Or MR dep?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mordys on May 25, 2011, 01:42:57 PM
@mordys:
Did you talk to regular CS? Or MR dep?
Regular rep who spoke with the "card upgrade" dept
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on May 25, 2011, 01:56:41 PM
Does anything think this is something worth pursuing? are upgrade targeted offers harder to get matched than regular targeted offers?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yid on May 30, 2011, 11:24:59 AM
anyone receive the targeted offer, upgrade to platinum and then try to have amex match or at least issue additional points as a courtesy because there are offers for 100k on the platinum and "its not fair for existing cardmembers to lose out..."?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on May 30, 2011, 11:25:59 AM
anyone receive the targeted offer, upgrade to platinum and then try to have amex match or at least issue additional points as a courtesy because there are offers for 100k on the platinum and "its not fair for existing cardmembers to lose out..."?

I don't think that'll work for people who just got 100k on their plat and still have it open.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on June 28, 2011, 08:55:02 AM
I noticed AMEX only charged me $225.00 annual fee for the business platinum. Was that a mistake? The original e-mail said:

"With the rewards and 30+ premium features of the Business Platinum Card, the $450 annual fee can quickly pay for itself. Plus when you upgrade today you can earn 25,000 bonus points with your first purchase!"

Maybe I should keep it...at $225 its a steal.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: myb821 on June 28, 2011, 08:56:02 AM
I noticed AMEX only charged me $225.00 annual fee for the business platinum. Was that a mistake? The original e-mail said:

"With the rewards and 30+ premium features of the Business Platinum Card, the $450 annual fee can quickly pay for itself. Plus when you upgrade today you can earn 25,000 bonus points with your first purchase!"

Maybe I should keep it...at $225 its a steal.
might be a prorated fee
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 08:56:23 AM
I noticed AMEX only charged me $225.00 annual fee for the business platinum. Was that a mistake? The original e-mail said:

"With the rewards and 30+ premium features of the Business Platinum Card, the $450 annual fee can quickly pay for itself. Plus when you upgrade today you can earn 25,000 bonus points with your first purchase!"

Maybe I should keep it...at $225 its a steal.

What link did you use to sign up?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on June 28, 2011, 08:59:43 AM
Ah, probably prorated from the start date of when I opened my Business Gold card- so I won't get a full year- not worth it then.
It was a link from a targeted upgrade e-mail (the topic of this thread).
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 09:02:07 AM
Ah, probably prorated from the start date of when I opened my Business Gold card- so I won't get a full year- not worth it then.
It was a link from a targeted upgrade e-mail (the topic of this thread).

That explains everything.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: myb821 on June 28, 2011, 09:03:14 AM
Ah, probably prorated from the start date of when I opened my Business Gold card- so I won't get a full year- not worth it then.
It was a link from a targeted upgrade e-mail (the topic of this thread).
can u post the link
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 09:05:11 AM
can u post the link

Targeted, my guess it is wouldn't work, might be worth a shot though.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on June 28, 2011, 09:06:05 AM
can u post the link

Link is dead...just tried it. Also, might be against house rules
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 09:07:16 AM
Link is dead...just tried it. Also, might be against house rules

Not against the rules. Did you try it in a different browser? your cookies might be messing with it.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on June 28, 2011, 09:08:48 AM
Isn't the link customer specific? I don't want to get in trouble with AMEX for spreading a targeted link that can be traced back to me...I'll try another browser
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Daniel on June 28, 2011, 09:09:25 AM
Nope. Just tried in IE:

Sorry, we are unable to process your request with the information provided. To apply for an American Express® Business card, call the phone number included in your offer.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 09:10:46 AM
Nope. Just tried in IE:

Sorry, we are unable to process your request with the information provided. To apply for an American Express® Business card, call the phone number included in your offer.

Hmmmph. Maybe it dies once you use it...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dans fan on June 28, 2011, 03:58:29 PM
Hmmmph. Maybe it dies once you use it...
it does i tried it from a couple of dif accounts all were chad pami
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 03:59:02 PM
it does i tried it from a couple of dif accounts all were chad pami

Transferable?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dans fan on June 28, 2011, 04:00:27 PM
Transferable?
chad pe'ami
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dans fan on June 28, 2011, 04:02:24 PM
That explains everything.
i did it for a couple of ppl we all got charged 225 no matter when we opened the acc (i guess we all upgraded within 1 month of eachother)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 04:03:16 PM
chad pami

Right,, but if the person who was targeted doesn't want to upgrade, can I use it instead?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dans fan on June 28, 2011, 04:07:31 PM
(i didnt realize what you were asking) i tried that to it doesnt work its a direct thing when you click link you dont put any invit # or res # if i remember corectly you dont even put in your cc number (i think just 4 dig security) cant get more targeted than that
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on August 03, 2011, 10:24:43 PM
so has anyone upgraded using the targeted offer and been successful in having them match the 100k bus plat offer (I think its bonus ID 5999)?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2011, 11:17:35 PM
so has anyone upgraded using the targeted offer and been successful in having them match the 100k bus plat offer (I think its bonus ID 5999)?

I doubt that would work as the offer you're matching is targeted to new Plat applicants, not existing cardholders who upgrade.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on August 04, 2011, 03:20:03 PM
I doubt that would work as the offer you're matching is targeted to new Plat applicants, not existing cardholders who upgrade.
can they see that I only got it as an upgrade and not as a new applicant?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on December 19, 2011, 10:04:33 AM
I got the prg bus about a yr ago (50k mr after spending $10k). I got matched to the 100k bus prg (back in the good old days :), they actualy gave me another 85k!  I was then offered to upgrade to bus plat (another 25k after spending $1, plus $200 airline credit) which I did. I then downgraded to the reg bus prg to avoid the fee. I was then offered again to upgrade to the bus plat (with another offer for 25k after spending $1) which I gladly went ahead did. I was hoping to get the $200 credit in before dec 31 and another one next calendar year. I purchased the gcs on 12/12 but still havent seen any credit back yet. should I assume I will not get it because the card is the same number as the first time I got the credit that I will not get it this time? I know it takes some time for credits to post, but I was wondering if anyone else went double dipping on the upgrade  can share their experience with me? I think it would def be a record if this goes through, one card 185k mr points and $600 airline credit in one year ;D
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: flyingace on December 19, 2011, 10:10:06 AM
I was denied the bonus points on such an upgrade because they saw I had done it and downgraded about a year and a half before. I tried to fight and say they offered it to me, but MR would not give in. Did get the whole fee refunded, though.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on December 19, 2011, 10:13:33 AM
I was denied the bonus points on such an upgrade because they saw I had done it and downgraded about a year and a half before. I tried to fight and say they offered it to me, but MR would not give in. Did get the whole fee refunded, though.
I have a screen shot of the second time, any chance that would make a difference? were you successful in at least getting the airline credit?
thanks
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: flyingace on December 19, 2011, 10:32:12 AM
This was before the airline credit benefit, no I did not have the screenshot. This was over a year ago, so way before the current climate, even.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on December 19, 2011, 12:56:43 PM
Anyone have recent luck being upgraded for a benefit?
I just sent them a SM, and am waiting for a response...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jblack on December 19, 2011, 01:04:23 PM
is there any offer # to refrence when trying to get this upgrade?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on December 19, 2011, 01:15:15 PM
Is this an email that you guys are getting for the upgrade offer?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on December 19, 2011, 07:20:26 PM
Is this an email that you guys are getting for the upgrade offer?
I got an email
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on December 19, 2011, 07:24:35 PM
is there any offer # to refrence when trying to get this upgrade?
25,000 Membership Rewards bonus points applies to your first purchase on the Business Platinum Card by 12/31/11 and is available for first-time upgrades to Business Platinum Card only. You are eligible to earn bonus points for only one Card account. Additional Card members are not eligible. Bonus points will be credited to your Membership Rewards® account 6 to 8 weeks after your first purchase. No minimum purchase required. Bonus ID 5672.

Now that I actually read the fine print, I hope they aren't so makpid about it..
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on December 20, 2011, 04:59:18 AM
Now that I actually read the fine print, I hope they aren't so makpid about it..

I doubt they are makpid.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: zale on January 08, 2012, 09:40:00 AM
So what was the conclusion? Is there a hard credit pull for upgrading or no? I now see this offer when I log in to my Amex account...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on January 08, 2012, 02:21:29 PM
So what was the conclusion? Is there a hard credit pull for upgrading or no? I now see this offer when I log in to my Amex account...
The offer just pops up, or do u need to look s/w?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on January 08, 2012, 03:29:05 PM
I doubt they are makpid.
I upgraded, downgraded and upgraded again and didnt get the 25k the second time I upgraded. I didnt get a $200 the second time around either. They told me they saw I got it back with the first upgrade. I do hope I will get another $200 for 2012 though
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on January 08, 2012, 03:32:24 PM
I upgraded, downgraded and upgraded again and didnt get the 25k the second time I upgraded. I didnt get a $200 the second time around either. They told me they saw I got it back with the first upgrade. I do hope I will get another $200 for 2012 though

I'm 100% sure you're eligible for that.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MnM1130 on January 08, 2012, 04:22:41 PM
is this offer still valid? or only till 12/31..?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: zale on January 08, 2012, 07:57:15 PM
The offer just pops up, or do u need to look s/w?

If you have a Gold Business card, look at the statement online, and on the right side, there should be a little ad offering 25k to upgrade to plat.

If you don't see the ad, I have a link that takes you there:

https://www257.americanexpress.com/openplatinum/benefit.do?benefitTemplate=template_a&tab3=global&benefitId=open.platinumupdates#01 (https://www257.americanexpress.com/openplatinum/benefit.do?benefitTemplate=template_a&tab3=global&benefitId=open.platinumupdates#01)

If you have a Gold Biz card, you should be able to upgrade it and get the 25k. ( I can't guarantee you will get the 25k though, but I don't see why you shouldn't, as long as this is your first upgrade)
Title: Direct URL for Amex Plat 25k Upgrade
Post by: zale on January 09, 2012, 01:15:25 PM
If you currently have an Amex Gold Biz card, there is a chance that you can get 25k for upgrading it to Plat. (and get the $200 airline credit)

There is a direct link here:

https://www257.americanexpress.com/openplatinum/benefit.do?benefitTemplate=template_a&tab3=global&benefitId=open.platinumupdates#01 (https://www257.americanexpress.com/openplatinum/benefit.do?benefitTemplate=template_a&tab3=global&benefitId=open.platinumupdates#01)

I CANNOT guarantee that you will get the 25K for upgrading. However, there is no mention anywhere of this being targeted, although it may indeed be targeted.

It seems that if you've already upgraded in the past to Plat, you are not eligible for the points.

It also seems that there is no hard credit pull with this upgrade, but once again, I can't guarantee this.

Remember: YMMV
Title: Re: Direct URL for Amex Plat 25k Upgrade
Post by: Saver2000 on January 09, 2012, 01:20:26 PM
You yourself posted in the original thread so obviously you know there is an existing thread about this.  WHY THE NEW THREAD??

In case you forget where it is. . .

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6544.0
Title: Re: Direct URL for Amex Plat 25k Upgrade
Post by: zale on January 09, 2012, 01:29:10 PM
You yourself posted in the original thread so obviously you know there is an existing thread about this.  WHY THE NEW THREAD??

In case you forget where it is. . .

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6544.0

Yes, but this thread is old, and has people under the impression that you need to be targeted via email. I am posting a link that (possibly) gets you directly there, which essentially is a topic of its own.

When I posted in this thread, it was in direct response to a question posed by another member.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Zeeeeks on January 09, 2012, 09:13:25 PM
If you have a Gold Business card, look at the statement online, and on the right side, there should be a little ad offering 25k to upgrade to plat.

If you don't see the ad, I have a link that takes you there:

https://www257.americanexpress.com/openplatinum/benefit.do?benefitTemplate=template_a&tab3=global&benefitId=open.platinumupdates#01 (https://www257.americanexpress.com/openplatinum/benefit.do?benefitTemplate=template_a&tab3=global&benefitId=open.platinumupdates#01)

If you have a Gold Biz card, you should be able to upgrade it and get the 25k. ( I can't guarantee you will get the 25k though, but I don't see why you shouldn't, as long as this is your first upgrade)

I used this link but got this message
Quote from: AMEX
We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: zale on January 09, 2012, 11:22:03 PM
Works just fine for me. Try clearing your cookies and cache, open in an incognito window, or use a different browser.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on January 09, 2012, 11:31:43 PM
I assume that the annual fee will hit imm? That's enough of a reason to wait a bit if this offer will stick around, b/c once the fee hits, I'll want t cancel within 60 days, and then may not have a MR card
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2012, 11:36:29 PM
I assume that the annual fee will hit imm? That's enough of a reason to wait a bit if this offer will stick around, b/c once the fee hits, I'll want t cancel within 60 days, and then may not have a MR card

You can always downgrade within 60 days.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Zeeeeks on January 10, 2012, 09:23:44 AM
Works just fine for me. Try clearing your cookies and cache, open in an incognito window, or use a different browser.
I get the $25k screen, but it won't let me log in.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: zale on January 10, 2012, 11:04:07 AM
I get the $25k screen, but it won't let me log in.

Perhaps try logging into your amex account in a separate tab, then clicking the link?

Do you have a gold Biz card?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Zeeeeks on January 10, 2012, 11:17:51 AM
Perhaps try logging into your amex account in a separate tab, then clicking the link?

Do you have a gold Biz card?
I still have the gold biz card.

The message is a little different once I'm logged in, I assume it must be targeted.
Quote from: AMEX
We're sorry. The system is currently not responding. Your application is important to us. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience
.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jblack on January 10, 2012, 01:00:55 PM
I still have the gold biz card.

The message is a little different once I'm logged in, I assume it must be targeted..
+1
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on January 10, 2012, 01:32:45 PM
You can always downgrade within 60 days.

But then I assume that the annual fee for whatever charge card they switch me to will hit imm. Currently, I'm fee free till July.
All things being equal, I think l'll try it now, and hope that another 25k+ offer replaces the 15k offer currently out there.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: isaacs on February 02, 2012, 02:56:17 PM
i just upgraded to the business platinum and the 25k points show already in my account, how soon can i downgrade the card to business gold that i shouldn't loose the 25k points?
thanks
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on February 02, 2012, 03:09:54 PM
i just upgraded to the business platinum and the 25k points show already in my account, how soon can i downgrade the card to business gold that i shouldn't loose the 25k points?
thanks

right away, but you should get the gift cards first while youre at it
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on February 02, 2012, 03:15:05 PM
i just upgraded to the business platinum and the 25k points show already in my account, how soon can i downgrade the card to business gold that i shouldn't loose the 25k points?
thanks
There's no reason to believe you'll lose the points after you downgrade. BTW, it seems like you didn't have to spend a dollar before you got the points, am i correct?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: isaacs on February 02, 2012, 03:48:02 PM
There's no reason to believe you'll lose the points after you downgrade. BTW, it seems like you didn't have to spend a dollar before you got the points, am i correct?
after one time using the card
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: myb821 on February 02, 2012, 04:37:51 PM
I get the $25k screen, but it won't let me log in.
how long have u had the biz gold card?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Zeeeeks on February 02, 2012, 04:43:54 PM
how long have u had the biz gold card?
Six months.

I just tried it again, it shows the offer but still gives me the error.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: myb821 on February 02, 2012, 05:01:18 PM
Six months.

I just tried it again, it shows the offer but still gives me the error.
that because you can't upgrade during the first year it's a legal thing
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MnM1130 on February 20, 2012, 07:45:39 AM
i did this for my dad a few months ago- and he got the 25k points...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: PETERP on February 20, 2012, 12:08:54 PM
Just a data point . My friend a doctor got a targeted 100 K upgrade bonus for Plat a month ago

I told him take it and cancel within 60 days. Lots of different targeted offers I guess .
He has had Biz card For years
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on February 20, 2012, 12:11:53 PM
Just a data point . My friend a doctor got a targeted 100 K upgrade bonus for Plat a month ago

I told him take it and cancel within 60 days. Lots of different targeted offers I guess .
He has had Biz card For years

Why not just downgrade?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmooz on March 07, 2012, 04:04:05 PM
Can anyone confirm if there is a hard pull this way? When I login to my account i see an option to upgrade from my delta options to delta platinum and get some 15000 miles, i might do it if no pull.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on April 05, 2012, 10:46:10 AM
I logged into my AMEX this morning and saw them offering me the upgrade to Business Plat 25k MR after first purchase.

Is there a hard pull?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Bp on April 05, 2012, 10:49:23 AM
@compddd:
Same here got a email yesterday, froze EX and got approved instantly without a pull, 
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on April 05, 2012, 10:58:14 AM
This is stupid, I can see the link to the 25k upgrade offer on my Amex homepage when I login, but I get this when I click the upgrade now button:

We're sorry. The system is currently not responding. Your application is important to us. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on April 05, 2012, 11:35:33 PM
Six months.

I just tried it again, it shows the offer but still gives me the error.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on April 05, 2012, 11:35:49 PM
that because you can't upgrade during the first year it's a legal thing
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on April 05, 2012, 11:37:30 PM
 I also have the error msg - for 6 mos. already, i don't think tech dept. will help, anyways if you figure it out please post. btw, how do you quote 2 people in 1 post?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wein770 on April 09, 2012, 01:15:18 PM
got that years ago. amex gold biz for 25k a few months later i got an offer to upgrade to plat for 20k

do they ever do that for personal cards?


yes thy do this for personal to i just got it 25 k
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on April 09, 2012, 03:27:36 PM

yes thy do this for personal to i just got it 25 k
Sorry, I don't fully understand.
You received an offer to upgrade your personal card into a Platinum card for a 25k bonus?
Did you do it, and if so, was their a hard pull?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on April 14, 2012, 10:59:51 AM
For those of you who got the 25k upgrade offer and did it, how fast did the 25k MR post after your first purchase?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on April 14, 2012, 05:03:28 PM
I was approved for the upgrade after having the card for around 8 months.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on April 14, 2012, 05:07:48 PM
I was approved for the upgrade after having the card for around 8 months.

Same, I got my Bus Gold in June last year, I decided to try the link again for the hell of it and it went through and said I was pre-approved and upgraded me instantly.

Did your 25k MR post yet?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on April 14, 2012, 05:50:16 PM
Same, I got my Bus Gold in June last year, I decided to try the link again for the hell of it and it went through and said I was pre-approved and upgraded me instantly.

Did your 25k MR post yet?
Just did it last week, and haven't received the card yet.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yellow on April 14, 2012, 10:36:43 PM
Sorry, I don't fully understand.
You received an offer to upgrade your personal card into a Platinum card for a 25k bonus?
Did you do it, and if so, was their a hard pull?
+1
Can this be done for the personal gold too?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yid on April 15, 2012, 05:05:42 PM
+1
Can this be done for the personal gold too?
Yes, if you get targeted for it. There is no credit pull on either the personal or the business 25k upgrade from my experience.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on April 16, 2012, 12:41:45 AM
 me and wife got approved 4 25k upgrade from amex account page, got bus gold cards in june 2011, never worked till now. thanx compdd for reporting your upgrade, it encouraged me to try again, and now my mishpacha is 50k amex richer!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Sarah T on April 22, 2012, 12:56:34 AM
How long after you upgrade do you get charged the annual fee? Do you get charged the full fee or prorated from when you started the business gold? Thank you.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 25, 2012, 11:11:21 PM
I do not see anywhere in my personal prg account to upgrade for 25k points. I only have personal. I did get a pre approved offer from amex for the biz prg card for 50k so if there is a good shot at this upgrade I am in essence pre approved for 75k.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 25, 2012, 11:36:50 PM
yay just got my upgrade after 7 months!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on April 26, 2012, 12:21:30 AM
I do not see anywhere in my personal prg account to upgrade for 25k points. I only have personal. I did get a pre approved offer from amex for the biz prg card for 50k so if there is a good shot at this upgrade I am in essence pre approved for 75k.

I say go for it
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on April 30, 2012, 04:08:04 AM
I received my pro-rated fee in the first stmt period after upgrading. Fee came out to 112.5, I'm guess since I have around 3 months left till July which is my first year anniversary.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: bigz on April 30, 2012, 11:53:23 AM
my wife got an offer for amex platinum to spend 3000 in 3 months and get 100000 membership rewards points. my father got the same offer for his business. why hasnt there been any buzz. is it very exclusive or is there some giant catch i havent seen yet?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on April 30, 2012, 12:14:58 PM
Targeted to just them.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on April 30, 2012, 01:19:37 PM
I got dinged with the $112.50 fee as well after upgrading. If I cancel within 60 days will they refund me the $112.50 ?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: bigz on April 30, 2012, 02:45:22 PM
re the amex offer. go for it?.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on April 30, 2012, 03:50:25 PM
re the amex offer. go for it?.
of course you should.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on May 01, 2012, 01:44:41 AM
of course you should.
Assuming he knows how to make the $200 and to cancel it to recoup the fee.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on May 01, 2012, 03:35:13 PM
Assuming he knows how to make the $200 and to cancel it to recoup the fee.
even if he doesn't know that, 100k! thats unreal.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: bigz on May 01, 2012, 07:46:24 PM
well i'm new to the credit card game as you may have been able to tell from my posts but I know deals. Anyways what is the $200 thing?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TC610 on May 01, 2012, 09:58:29 PM
what is the $200 thing?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 02, 2012, 12:26:39 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0
the short version: (in case you don't want REALLY NUMB LEGS!)
call the number on the back of your card, enroll in an airline. you will now get reimbursed for up to $200 of expenses (non-ticket) paid to that airline(only the one you enrolled in)for each calender year. Examples would be baggage charges or upgraded seat charges. through a glitch in the system Amex, Gift cards in smaller denominations also get reimbursed. the preferred methods of using these credits are to buy 2*$100 AA gift cards (as AA allows you to stack up to 8 gc's towards a flight) in TWO SEPERATE TRANSACTIONS(so that it comes up as two seperate $100 dollar charge and not one $200 charge which wouldn't get reimbursed).

The other good option is"the PlatinumGuy's Grand Mehalach", this is to buy flights on delta, pay more than $200 towards EC seating (prefferred seating, use several legs if necessary). Cancel the flights within 24 hours, since it takes awhile for delta to actually reverse charges, there is ample time to get reimbursed from Amex before the charge dissapears. this affectively leaves you with a $200 statement credit. Good Luck
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on May 02, 2012, 12:50:40 AM
even if he doesn't know that, 100k! thats unreal.

true, but not e/o has $450 sitting around to spend on an annual fee
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: bigz on May 02, 2012, 11:11:04 AM
Thanks Alot! And yeah my question about whether or not to go for it was purely fee related. If i dont want to cancel the card i can downgrade to a less expensive card, right? but how long do i have to wait to do that after i get the points?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 02, 2012, 07:56:35 PM
you don't need to wait at all, but YMMV on downgrading the platinum to a free card, also it can only be changed to a charge card (as apposed to a credit card) so gold will cost and most other charge cards cannot transfer points to airlines
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meyersmiles on May 22, 2012, 03:36:28 PM
So I read through this entire forum but I couldn't find a clear answer. I got the card back in November so I've had it for exactly 6 months now and received the targeted email to upgrade to the Platinum for 25k points.

What is the deal with upgrading, getting the points to post, using the $200 airline credit and then downgrading the card back to the Gold within 60 days. Does that mean I will avoid the annual fee completely, or will I just get a prorated fee of half a year? Will I lose my Amex card completely? How exactly does one utilize this deal without incurring any fees?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on May 22, 2012, 03:38:05 PM
So I read through this entire forum but I couldn't find a clear answer. I got the card back in November so I've had it for exactly 6 months now and received the targeted email to upgrade to the Platinum for 25k points.

What is the deal with upgrading, getting the points to post, using the $200 airline credit and then downgrading the card back to the Gold within 60 days. Does that mean I will avoid the annual fee completely, or will I just get a prorated fee of half a year? Will I lose my Amex card completely? How exactly does one utilize this deal without incurring any fees?

How do you figure half a year of fees if you upgrade for less than 60 days? (Amex prorates monthly)

Why would you lose your Amex if you're downgrading?

I don't know if you can do it without incurring any fees, but you can definitely profit from it.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: gozalim on May 22, 2012, 04:49:44 PM
what you probably would lose is the remainder of the 1st year fee on the gold. (you could also wait to do this at the end of said year)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meyersmiles on May 22, 2012, 11:45:13 PM
Can anyone that has downgraded their card or gone through this whole process explain to me how it works. I've never downgraded any credit cards before- does it hurt my credit, or do I have to be approved for a downgrade? Is there anyway that I end up being shit out of luck and stuck with a Platinum for the rest of the year? Is it fairly simple and quick to do, and do I have to give a valid reason?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: gozalim on May 23, 2012, 12:19:20 AM
Can anyone that has downgraded their card or gone through this whole process explain to me how it works. I've never downgraded any credit cards before- does it hurt my credit, or do I have to be approved for a downgrade? Is there anyway that I end up being shit out of luck and stuck with a Platinum for the rest of the year? Is it fairly simple and quick to do, and do I have to give a valid reason?
it should not hurt your credit, being that the (NPSL) Credit line stays the same, only the benefits change. no 'approval' (creditwise) involved. they may ask you why you want to, but you should not be stuck. you should be able to say "I reevaluated and it's not worth the fee for me". just don't do it immediately after cashing out the $200 credit, or you may get some uncomfortable Mussar.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on June 18, 2012, 09:18:08 PM
what you probably would lose is the remainder of the 1st year fee on the gold. (you could also wait to do this at the end of said year)
Does anyone know this for certain?

I have a Biz Gold, I upgraded to the Platinum yesterday (I actually didnt mean to, I mistakenly clicked the upgrade button, and I just looked today and I see my account is a Platinum one) I got my Biz Gold about 3 months ago, and I plan on keeping it open and paying the yearly fee, but this year its free. Now that its a Platinum, after I get my 25K points and $200 I wanna downgrade it back to Gold, but will it still be free for first year?

(Even if not 25K points + $200 is more than $175 ;))
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yare on June 19, 2012, 04:59:38 AM
I have a Biz Gold, I upgraded to the Platinum yesterday (I actually didnt mean to, I mistakenly clicked the upgrade button, and I just looked today and I see my account is a Platinum one)
huh?  aren't there two or three screens you have to go through before the actual upgrade, how do you do it by mistake??
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on June 19, 2012, 08:54:32 AM
huh?  aren't there two or three screens you have to go through before the actual upgrade, how do you do it by mistake??
I am wondering the same thing... I called Amex and they told me that it was upgraded by a rep not online, but I never called ... Doesnt make sense, and since it wasnt upgraded online I wont get the 25K, so I asked to downgrade back to Gold, and their system is down - typical :(
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 19, 2012, 10:23:07 AM
I am wondering the same thing... I called Amex and they told me that it was upgraded by a rep not online, but I never called ... Doesnt make sense, and since it wasnt upgraded online I wont get the 25K, so I asked to downgrade back to Gold, and their system is down - typical :(
Get the $200 before downgrading...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on June 19, 2012, 10:38:00 AM
Get the $200 before downgrading...
Yup :) Thnx
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: bubbles on June 19, 2012, 01:57:24 PM
Yup :) Thnx

maybe try for retention bonus first too?  :D
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on June 19, 2012, 02:02:40 PM
Maybe try for retention bonus first too?  :D
I just looked an they already billed me $375, and my statement closed yesterday... so if I get back my $375 and a $200 AA credit I'm more than fine
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on June 20, 2012, 11:26:15 PM
Dont ask me how but...  ;D
(http://i49.tinypic.com/262pcpl.png)
Even though they told me it was done over the phone (which it wasn't) and I wouldn't be eligible for the 25K ...

All I did was click the upgrade button, there was no other screen to confirm ...

Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on June 20, 2012, 11:40:35 PM
Dont ask me how but...  ;D
(http://i49.tinypic.com/262pcpl.png)
Even though they told me it was done over the phone (which it wasn't) and I wouldn't be eligible for the 25K ...

All I did was click the upgrade button, there was no other screen to confirm ...

Congrats! Well done Ka"H!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: bubbles on June 20, 2012, 11:49:55 PM
Dont ask me how but...  ;D
(http://i49.tinypic.com/262pcpl.png)
Even though they told me it was done over the phone (which it wasn't) and I wouldn't be eligible for the 25K ...

All I did was click the upgrade button, there was no other screen to confirm ...

Nice! a profitable mistake  :)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 20, 2012, 11:58:24 PM
I just looked an they already billed me $375, and my statement closed yesterday... so if I get back my $375 and a $200 AA credit I'm more than fine
i just canceled my upgraded plat and they prorated me for the charge, the csr said the the 60 day policy is only for new accounts (obviously i will still try and get all the money back but this is my experience so far)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yare on June 21, 2012, 03:56:25 AM
Dont ask me how but...  ;D
(http://i49.tinypic.com/262pcpl.png)
Even though they told me it was done over the phone (which it wasn't) and I wouldn't be eligible for the 25K ...

All I did was click the upgrade button, there was no other screen to confirm ...


beautiful

i just canceled my upgraded plat and they prorated me for the charge, the csr said the the 60 day policy is only for new accounts (obviously i will still try and get all the money back but this is my experience so far)
the smartest way of going about the upgrade is to wait until close to the end of your biz gold year... then make the upgrade and they'll only charge you a few bucks for the remainder of the year.  when the new year hits, cancel the card.     $75 for 25k points and $200 in aa gc's is a pretty good deal.  of course you could also be petty, and cancel right away trying to get part of your $75 back... to each their own.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on June 21, 2012, 08:46:14 AM
i just canceled my upgraded plat and they prorated me for the charge, the csr said the the 60 day policy is only for new accounts (obviously i will still try and get all the money back but this is my experience so far)
They prorated you from the upgrade date until you closed it?

How long was it for? It only takes about 1 week to get the $200 Airline Credit and 25K Bonus
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 21, 2012, 08:53:32 AM
yup, it was about a month and a half from when the fee posted. And yes it could take a week but somehow in my life things always seem to be just getting done at the very last moment...  :D
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K M
Post by: Lamdan on June 21, 2012, 09:43:44 AM
The best way to do this is to upgrade in the beginning of a statement cycle and to cancel b4 the statement closes. Because you only get the fee if the statement closes.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K M
Post by: Name Changed on June 21, 2012, 09:46:54 AM
The best way to do this is to upgrade in the beginning of a statement cycle and to cancel b4 the statement closes. Because you only get the fee if the statement closes.
True, If I would have waited 2 days before I mistakenly clicked the upgrade button, it would be much easier...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on July 13, 2012, 12:41:25 AM
Amex is changing the online account look. In the new look I can't find the option to upgrade to Business Plat, can someone help me?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TAVI on July 13, 2012, 05:55:23 PM
if i closed my business gold card 10 days ago, can i have it reopened? not sure if anyone has experience with this.

Thnaks
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on July 13, 2012, 06:26:36 PM
if i closed my business gold card 10 days ago, can i have it reopened? not sure if anyone has experience with this.

Thnaks
i think you have 3 mos. to reopen. PUTPAC!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TAVI on July 13, 2012, 06:29:25 PM
i think you have 3 mos. to reopen. PUTPAC!

Ha, i PUTPACed, but the amex rep said she can't do it and i will have to re-apply. I didn't really believe her, but figured i would ask real experts (i.e. DDFers...lol)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on July 13, 2012, 06:33:37 PM
Ha, i PUTPACed, but the amex rep said she can't do it and i will have to re-apply. I didn't really believe her, but figured i would ask real experts (i.e. DDFers...lol)
HUCA! ;D
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TAVI on July 13, 2012, 11:24:02 PM
HUCA! ;D

Wow, after couple of HUCAs, i'm still getting the same response from Amex reps. They say that reinstatements have been temporarily discontinued and i would need to re-applyfor a new card. maybe a change in policy?

will try again over the next couple of days, but interesting.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on July 16, 2012, 03:08:10 PM
Wow, after couple of HUCAs, i'm still getting the same response from Amex reps. They say that reinstatements have been temporarily discontinued and i would need to re-applyfor a new card. maybe a change in policy?

Hmmmm... Win some (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22748), lose others...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TAVI on July 16, 2012, 03:41:44 PM
Hmmmm... Win some (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22748), lose others...

Thats always the case isnt it?

Still i'm curious if someone has tried to reopen a card and ran into a similar issue, or is it just my account thats so "special". I haven't been having much fun with Amex lately...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: gozalim on July 16, 2012, 06:00:58 PM
Thats always the case isnt it?

Still i'm curious if someone has tried to reopen a card and ran into a similar issue, or is it just my account thats so "special". I haven't been having much fun with Amex lately...
+1
anyone else declined/approved for reinstatement lately, so we can confirm/deny this new policy?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 16, 2012, 06:47:50 PM
Reinstatements are always case-to-case basis.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TAVI on July 16, 2012, 06:59:10 PM
Reinstatements are always case-to-case basis.

oh ok, thats good to know. I thought it was a given thing, but it appears not.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on July 16, 2012, 07:46:56 PM
oh ok, thats good to know. I thought it was a given thing, but it appears not.

Might be worth a HUCA in that case.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on July 16, 2012, 08:15:18 PM
Hmmmm... Win some (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22748), lose others...
by the comments at that "win some" link, a guy mendel claims that amex told him its a hard pull to reallocate credit, is there any truth to that?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on July 16, 2012, 09:14:44 PM
by the comments at that "win some" link, a guy mendel claims that amex told him its a hard pull to reallocate credit, is there any truth to that?

Might be (wasn't when I did it, but that was forever ago), but your question belongs there (in any case). I would assume the website would warn you if there was a hard pull.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Lamdan on July 16, 2012, 09:22:46 PM
Might be (wasn't when I did it, but that was forever ago), but your question belongs there (in any case). I would assume the website would warn you if there was a hard pull.
If I posted there I highly doubt I would have gotten an expert reply like you just provided :P
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mow on July 19, 2012, 12:33:39 PM
Just upgraded mine and my wife's card hoping for 50 k and 400 aa credit
I am very close to the end of the year hope that doesn't mess me up
Can I do it on my personal too??
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smart brit on July 23, 2012, 09:20:55 PM
Got the targeted email today but from reading the t&c i can't figure out if there is a hard pull for the upgrade.
And from reading this entire thread i still didnt come out clearer. my only guess is if there is an instant approval most probably they didn't pull credit
I hope so
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: andrew on July 26, 2012, 02:28:39 PM
thought of something, would it work to get an additional 5k for enrolling into the Extended Payment Option again after upgrading if you already enrolled and received the points for the gold card?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on July 26, 2012, 03:25:36 PM
thought of something, would it work to get an additional 5k for enrolling into the Extended Payment Option again after upgrading if you already enrolled and received the points for the gold card?

As long as it isn't on your account it might work.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: andrew on July 26, 2012, 05:45:32 PM
thought of something, would it work to get an additional 5k for enrolling into the Extended Payment Option again after upgrading if you already enrolled and received the points for the gold card?

could s/o try this out, i have a good feeling abt this.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on July 26, 2012, 05:51:55 PM
could s/o try this out, i have a good feeling abt this.

Why not try it yourself?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: andrew on July 26, 2012, 05:57:03 PM
Why not try it yourself?
i dont have the platinum, im asking s/o who already upgraded to try it out.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: andrew on August 19, 2012, 05:08:05 PM
Amex is changing the online account look. In the new look I can't find the option to upgrade to Business Plat, can someone help me?
click on cards and the view all cards , it should showup if your eligible
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sruly on September 10, 2012, 03:11:14 PM
i just got the email,

is there a time frame that i need to upgrade by ? or can i wait till november ?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: PETERP on September 10, 2012, 09:02:41 PM
i just got the email,

is there a time frame that i need to upgrade by ? or can i wait till november ?

There was an apply by date in my snail mail . Check email T &C s for a date 
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sruly on November 21, 2012, 08:59:28 AM
Do the new amex terms apply to this bonus as well ?
or only to new card accounts ?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sruly on November 21, 2012, 09:01:27 AM
could s/o try this out, i have a good feeling abt this.
it did not let me, it said that i do not have any eligible cards.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sruly on November 23, 2012, 12:33:57 PM
Do the new amex terms apply to this bonus as well ?
or only to new card accounts ?
So i got the points about 2 weeks after 1st purchase even though i got the gold card less than 12 month ago
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on November 24, 2012, 11:44:35 AM
So i got the points about 2 weeks after 1st purchase even though i got the gold card less than 12 month ago
Thanks for the data point.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Sarah T on November 28, 2012, 02:27:08 PM
Amex is changing the online account look. In the new look I can't find the option to upgrade to Business Plat, can someone help me?
+1, I can't find the upgrading option anymore, does anyone have a link?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SPLP on November 28, 2012, 02:36:08 PM
+1, I can't find the upgrading option anymore, does anyone have a link?


Try this

https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/business-platinum-charge-card/login/43735-9-0?om_rid=NtDKIo&om_rid=AEi5ST&om_mid=_BQfGmxB8uH56ya&om_lid=axp22&cellid=A00000DY1S

Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Sarah T on November 28, 2012, 02:55:38 PM

Try this

https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/business-platinum-charge-card/login/43735-9-0?om_rid=NtDKIo&om_rid=AEi5ST&om_mid=_BQfGmxB8uH56ya&om_lid=axp22&cellid=A00000DY1S
Thanx it worked
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SPLP on November 28, 2012, 03:49:22 PM
happy for you
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: good sam on December 11, 2012, 04:59:41 PM
A recent story we can all learn from:

I got this offer to upgrade my gold to plat for 25k but when I tried to upgrade, it said I was not eligible.

Called cs, they opened a case and sent to back office.

Called a few days later, was told there's now a note in account saying I'm not eligible, would have to wait for correspondence by mail from back office to pursue further.

Tweeted askamex.  Got a response with a link to send an email through my account.  Got the following unhelpful response:
"Please call the customer service number on the back of your card, they will be able to help. -Dre"

Called executive office number, could not get through to The Man but got his email.  Sent an email to chairmansoffice@aexp.com with no response yet.

Called the number provided in the email, was bounced around from Kansas to India and back to Tennessee (or maybe still India) and got a guy who either didn't see, or didn't have access to, the note in my account saying I was ineligible.  Upgraded my card without a problem.

Lesson: With Amex there are many Avenues.  Try them all and you shall succeed.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AsherO on December 11, 2012, 05:54:56 PM
A recent story we can all learn from:

I got this offer to upgrade my gold to plat for 25k but when I tried to upgrade, it said I was not eligible.

...

Called the number provided in the email, was bounced around from Kansas to India and back to Tennessee (or maybe still India) and got a guy who either didn't see, or didn't have access to, the note in my account saying I was ineligible.  Upgraded my card without a problem.

Lesson: With Amex there are many Avenues.  Try them all and you shall succeed.

But did you get the bonus for upgrading?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on December 11, 2012, 09:52:00 PM
A recent story we can all learn from:

I got this offer to upgrade my gold to plat for 25k but when I tried to upgrade, it said I was not eligible.

Called cs, they opened a case and sent to back office.

Called a few days later, was told there's now a note in account saying I'm not eligible, would have to wait for correspondence by mail from back office to pursue further.

Tweeted askamex.  Got a response with a link to send an email through my account.  Got the following unhelpful response:
"Please call the customer service number on the back of your card, they will be able to help. -Dre"

Called executive office number, could not get through to The Man but got his email.  Sent an email to chairmansoffice@aexp.com with no response yet.

Called the number provided in the email, was bounced around from Kansas to India and back to Tennessee (or maybe still India) and got a guy who either didn't see, or didn't have access to, the note in my account saying I was ineligible.  Upgraded my card without a problem.

Lesson: With Amex there are many Avenues.  Try them all and you shall succeed.

shows how much cs actually knows. many times the caller is smarter than the rep (especially from this forum)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: good sam on December 12, 2012, 10:13:12 AM
But did you get the bonus for upgrading?
I don't see why I shouldn't but I'll follow up to  let you know.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Drago on December 13, 2012, 07:38:37 AM

Try this

https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/business-platinum-charge-card/login/43735-9-0?om_rid=NtDKIo&om_rid=AEi5ST&om_mid=_BQfGmxB8uH56ya&om_lid=axp22&cellid=A00000DY1S


Thanks, great double dipping time
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmooz on January 02, 2013, 10:09:45 AM
Upgraded got 25k points, they also upgraded the secondary card to plat without my request. How to maximize benefits on that? I think- the $200 is once per account, the $100 GE is for both and the lounge is for both. Anything else I can get?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sy guy on January 02, 2013, 02:43:31 PM
Just did the upgrades for both mine and my wife's Business Plat's - points posted on both after buying aa gift cards (later refunded), so its basically a free 25k with no spend.
Any reason I should wait to cancel as I have also bought my aa giftcards for 2013 and want to start the 12 month clock on getting the bonus again...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on February 12, 2013, 05:59:20 PM
Got the offer. Read through this thread.
Still have a question:
I'm still in the first year of my Business Gold card, would they let me have it free for the remainder of this year if I downgrade back after the points post?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on February 12, 2013, 10:31:37 PM
Got the offer. Read through this thread.
Still have a question:
I'm still in the first year of my Business Gold card, would they let me have it free for the remainder of this year if I downgrade back after the points post?
BUMP, please.
@Name Changed: What was your experience?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on February 12, 2013, 10:44:19 PM
BUMP, please.
@Name Changed: What was your experience?
I upgraded from Gold to Plat, got 25k. I then downgraded to the Green, got 5k for that, and no fee first year.

Then I applied for a new Gold Biz - 75k :)

Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: btab on February 12, 2013, 10:48:46 PM
I upgraded from Gold to Plat, got 25k. I then downgraded to the Green, got 5k for that, and no fee first year.

Then I applied for a new Gold Biz - 75k :)

Is it worth to do the upgrade or cancel and wait it out for a better offer, plus if you do it at the end of the year you can get the $400 credit instead of just $200.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on February 12, 2013, 11:03:38 PM
Is it worth to do the upgrade or cancel and wait it out for a better offer, plus if you do it at the end of the year you can get the $400 credit instead of just $200.
Now with the new terms, you have a good question. There is no pull when you upgrade, so its an easy 25k.

I don't think all account are eligible for the upgrade to Plat for 25k, and possibly the upgrade promotion could expire (if you wait till December)

Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SPLP on February 13, 2013, 03:07:22 AM
I upgraded from Gold to Plat, got 25k. I then downgraded to the Green, got 5k for that, and no fee first year.

Then I applied for a new Gold Biz - 75k :)

When u downgraded from plat to green
a) did they charge a fee for the green card ?
b) how did you get the 5k?-- it came with the down grade??, with out asking??

I went from gold biz to plat upgrade ( 25k) --- now was thinking to cancel --your way will be better for me if can get 5k ( they do offer 5k for the sign up of a green biz )
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on February 13, 2013, 09:24:55 AM
In addition to SPLP's questions, do you think they'll let me have the Gold free for the remaining year after I downgrade?
I really want to have the card as a Gold, not any other version.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on February 13, 2013, 11:18:22 AM
When u downgraded from plat to green
a) did they charge a fee for the green card ?
b) how did you get the 5k?-- it came with the down grade??, with out asking??

I went from gold biz to plat upgrade ( 25k) --- now was thinking to cancel --your way will be better for me if can get 5k ( they do offer 5k for the sign up of a green biz )
a) I just looked thru my charges, and I do not see the yearly fee, so I am pretty sure they didn't charge me for it, as the Green card is free the first year
b) I got the 5k without asking, its weird what happened, I got it as a signup bonus. It actually almost messed me up - that I didn't get the 75k on my Gold card automatically, cuz of the new terms, since I got the 5k for the Green they I didn't get it, I eneded up getting the 75k after calling.... 

In addition to SPLP's questions, do you think they'll let me have the Gold free for the remaining year after I downgrade?
I really want to have the card as a Gold, not any other version.
I would assume you should be able to keep the Gold for free either for the remaining of the year or for an additional year.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on February 13, 2013, 11:50:20 AM
Whooa... Seems to be working for multiple accounts...
Remain to see whether all will get the points though...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on February 14, 2013, 11:09:06 AM
After the upgrade, do security code and exp. date remain the same as the Gold card?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on February 14, 2013, 02:19:45 PM
After the upgrade, do security code and exp. date remain the same as the Gold card?
I was able to still use my Gold card without any issues, The Plat card had different info (IIRC)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on February 19, 2013, 02:24:04 PM
Whooa... Seems to be working for multiple accounts...
Remain to see whether all will get the points though...
Points posted for all 3 accounts  :D
That's what easy money/points is.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: gozalim on March 06, 2013, 11:49:15 AM
those that reported here upgrading from gold to plat Consumer:
was it regular Gold? or was it PRG?
anyone from Green?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SPLP on March 06, 2013, 12:33:10 PM
PRG
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mmermss on March 12, 2013, 01:38:16 PM
I was able to still use my Gold card without any issues, The Plat card had different info (IIRC)

Do you mean to say after you upgraded your Gold to Plat, your Gold card still worked?  ???

Just got this upgrade offer on an ssn and probably going to do it...get the @200 airline credit then downgrade to a Green.  That worked out for you?

@Meshug...is that what you did?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 12, 2013, 01:48:11 PM
Do you mean to say after you upgraded your Gold to Plat, your Gold card still worked?  ???

Just got this upgrade offer on an ssn and probably going to do it...get the @200 airline credit then downgrade to a Green.  That worked out for you?

@Meshug...is that what you did?
Why downgrade to Green? Downgrade to Gold.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mmermss on March 12, 2013, 01:51:09 PM
Why downgrade to Green? Downgrade to Gold.
Gold or PRG?

Does the year start over when I upgrade or downgrade regarding the AF?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 12, 2013, 01:53:47 PM
Gold or PRG?
BGR
Does the year start over when I upgrade or downgrade regarding the AF?
The year starts from when you opened the account.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: PETERP on March 12, 2013, 04:15:11 PM
BGR The year starts from when you opened the account.


  BGR? Biz Gold Rewards  ? I thought it was Biz " Open "  And premier Rewards Gold 
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 12, 2013, 04:59:31 PM

  BGR? Biz Gold Rewards  ? I thought it was Biz " Open "  And premier Rewards Gold
As one smart guy once said: whatever.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: PETERP on March 12, 2013, 05:17:47 PM
As one smart guy once said: whatever.

WTG Mesguggy ! I PMed you also on another matter  ;)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 12, 2013, 05:19:35 PM
I PMed you also on another matter  ;)
And you're old enough to see my reply I sent you hours ago  :P
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: PETERP on March 12, 2013, 06:08:44 PM
And you're old enough to see my reply I sent you hours ago  :P

Resend please . Never got it .got 3 other PMs but not yours.  I am toooo old  :)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mmermss on March 12, 2013, 11:54:35 PM
BGR

I was talking personal the whole time.  Downgrade a Plat personal to BGR? ???
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on March 13, 2013, 12:03:45 AM
I was talking personal the whole time.  Downgrade a Plat personal to BGR? ???

You realize the title of this thread?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mmermss on March 13, 2013, 12:13:25 AM
You realize the title of this thread?
Yes  :-[

Guess i'll continue over here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10878.0).
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on March 13, 2013, 12:21:23 AM
Yes  :-[

Guess i'll continue over here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10878.0).

Yes probably a good idea (or, alternatively, if you must post here, be less ambiguous!)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 13, 2013, 02:31:34 PM
Points posted for all 3 accounts  :D
That's what easy money/points is.
Upgraded, got 25k, got $200, downgraded, and now I log in to my account and see:
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on March 13, 2013, 02:40:15 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MnM1130 on March 13, 2013, 03:08:52 PM
sorry i tried to read thru all the pages but only went back a few pages and havent read anything- but till when is this going until? i never got my 50k bonus from amex gold yet- they said it can take another month- but i wanna upgrade and make sure i get the previous points b4... thanks
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on March 13, 2013, 03:32:28 PM
sorry i tried to read thru all the pages but only went back a few pages and havent read anything- but till when is this going until? i never got my 50k bonus from amex gold yet- they said it can take another month- but i wanna upgrade and make sure i get the previous points b4... thanks
what exactly is your question?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MnM1130 on March 13, 2013, 03:33:54 PM
when is this upgrade expiring? i want to upgrade but didnt get my bonus on my gold card and dont wanna lose that.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on March 13, 2013, 03:35:55 PM
when is this upgrade expiring? i want to upgrade but didnt get my bonus on my gold card and dont wanna lose that.
do you have a targeted offer or a public link?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MnM1130 on March 13, 2013, 07:30:36 PM
do you have a targeted offer or a public link?
public- and i checked if it works for me and i had no problem
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on March 14, 2013, 02:05:01 PM
public- and i checked if it works for me and i had no problem
didn't for me?

can you pm me the link?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 14, 2013, 02:14:39 PM
didn't for me?


It doesn't work for ANYONE, seems to be some internal system which rates cardholders by relationship.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on March 14, 2013, 02:15:24 PM
It doesn't work for ANYONE, seems to be some internal system which rates cardholders by relationship.
so it's dead?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 14, 2013, 02:17:51 PM
Here for anyone willing to try. Again, its for the Business Gold card.

https://www251.americanexpress.com/offerservice/tracking/ClickTrackingService.jsp?page_id=DES&CreativeId=OPENBusinessPlatinumUpgradePAesicentivebpuE1JPG200x75&event=OfferClicked&PlacementId=LP&location=https://www257.americanexpress.com/openplatinum/benefit.do?benefitTemplate=template_a&benefitId=open.platinumupdates&tab1=travel&/?intlink=ESINCENTIVEBPU
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on March 15, 2013, 01:34:38 PM
if anyone has success let me know
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on March 28, 2013, 07:47:30 AM
Upgraded, got 25k, got $200, downgraded, and now I log in to my account and see:
btw I had a similar situation. I upgraded after I downgraded on the same card but didnt get the bonus. and this before amex started cracking down..
 
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on March 28, 2013, 08:01:26 AM
25K bonus just posted  :D
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on March 28, 2013, 09:47:38 AM
If I had the business plat previously will I still get the bonus by upgrading?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on March 28, 2013, 10:42:19 AM
Do you mean to say after you upgraded your Gold to Plat, your Gold card still worked?  ???

Just got this upgrade offer on an ssn and probably going to do it...get the @200 airline credit then downgrade to a Green.  That worked out for you?
Yea Gold still worked... Dunno how long it will work for.

I downgraded to green... Not sure my exact intention at that moment, as Gold is much more valuable for me (2x on shipping) but luckily I did downgrade to Green - cuz I 5k when I downgraded, and then applied for Gold 75k a little after.

Now - with the new terms, you won't be able to get the 75k unless you cancel the Plat or whatever is open.

Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on March 28, 2013, 11:25:48 AM
Gold will continue working even after upgrade for-basically-ever.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on March 28, 2013, 12:57:39 PM
If I upgrade and close the card within 60 days, will I still get all the points and not have to pay the AF?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 28, 2013, 01:20:53 PM
Right, you can downgrade to gold though.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on March 28, 2013, 02:01:41 PM
If I had the business plat previously will I still get the bonus by upgrading?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 28, 2013, 02:17:48 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on March 28, 2013, 03:15:50 PM
how long does it take for upgrade to show up? last time I did this, it was basically instantly (i.e. I saw it when I logged in).
I got an invite last night (which I graciously accepted, but still dont see any changes to my account when I login. Do they still do the upgrade right away, or has that changed too?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 28, 2013, 04:14:01 PM
Around 12 hours, IME.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on March 28, 2013, 04:35:03 PM
Around 12 hours, IME.
thanks! I was getting nervous I wasnt approved
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on March 28, 2013, 04:49:54 PM
Do they send you a new platinum card in the mail, which can be used for lounge entry?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on March 28, 2013, 04:52:40 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on March 28, 2013, 11:34:32 PM
Around 12 hours, IME.
Its been already around 24 hrs since for me
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on March 28, 2013, 11:38:49 PM
Its been already around 24 hrs since for me
same here  :-X. you also signed up last night?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on March 29, 2013, 07:32:35 AM
same here  :-X. you also signed up last night?
Yes
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on March 29, 2013, 10:26:18 AM
Yes
got the upgrade this morning. guess its more like 24hrs.. Ordered my aa gcs already :)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on March 29, 2013, 10:29:50 AM
When I click on the link I get a message stating "We're sorry. The system is currently not responding. Your application is important to us. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience". Any suggestions? Should I call?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on March 29, 2013, 12:06:40 PM
When I click on the link I get a message stating "We're sorry. The system is currently not responding. Your application is important to us. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience". Any suggestions? Should I call?
did you get an invite our are you using the public link?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on March 29, 2013, 12:42:04 PM
did you get an invite our are you using the public link?
Public Link
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 29, 2013, 12:51:19 PM
Than calling won't help you.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on March 29, 2013, 01:05:26 PM
Than calling won't help you.
So what should I do? Anyway for me to get the upgrade bonus?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on March 29, 2013, 01:06:46 PM
Daven or say tehilim.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on March 31, 2013, 07:20:46 AM
So what should I do? Anyway for me to get the upgrade bonus?
how long have you had the card for? Do you have any other plat cards with amex?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on March 31, 2013, 03:22:52 PM
how long have you had the card for? Do you have any other plat cards with amex?
I have the Amex gold business. I'm trying to upgrade to platinum to get the 25k bonus.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on March 31, 2013, 06:26:53 PM
I have the Amex gold business. I'm trying to upgrade to platinum to get the 25k bonus.
Its targeted
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aro123 on April 02, 2013, 10:26:17 PM
this link works better. make sure you are logged out and instead of signing in, use the option of entering your card number https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/business-platinum-charge-card/login/43738-9-0?om_rid=NtG4OE&om_mid=_BRC0vQB8vz7CjW&om_lid=axp23&cellid=A00000DY1V
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on April 03, 2013, 10:32:12 AM
this link works better. make sure you are logged out and instead of signing in, use the option of entering your card number https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/business-platinum-charge-card/login/43738-9-0?om_rid=NtG4OE&om_mid=_BRC0vQB8vz7CjW&om_lid=axp23&cellid=A00000DY1V
Thanks it worked!!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 03, 2013, 11:15:21 AM
this link works better. make sure you are logged out and instead of signing in, use the option of entering your card number https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/business-platinum-charge-card/login/43738-9-0?om_rid=NtG4OE&om_mid=_BRC0vQB8vz7CjW&om_lid=axp23&cellid=A00000DY1V
We're Sorry We're sorry. The system is currently not responding. Your application is important to us. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aro123 on April 03, 2013, 02:55:41 PM
sign out or go incognito and try again
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 03, 2013, 04:59:32 PM
sign out or go incognito and try again
Still didn't,  I wasn't targeted is that why?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DH Data Recovery on April 03, 2013, 05:03:11 PM
Nope, I was targeted. Link didn't work for 2 days, then started working. Idk why
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on April 03, 2013, 08:24:49 PM
got the upgrade this morning. guess its more like 24hrs.. Ordered my aa gcs already :)
25k posted and got my airline credit already; AF didnt even post yet, can I sm to downgrade back to gold? im nervous to call and downgrade and have them see what a fast one I pulled on them..
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 03, 2013, 10:35:26 PM
Downgrade now, so you won't have to deal with the AF refund.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on April 03, 2013, 10:55:43 PM
Downgrade now, so you won't have to deal with the AF refund.
maskim. is that doable by sm?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 04, 2013, 02:32:04 AM
Downgrade now, so you won't have to deal with the AF refund.
Why but cancel?  Don't you get hit with the annual fee when downgrading to gold?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 04, 2013, 06:08:33 AM
maskim. is that doable by sm?
Yup it is. I done it multiple times
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 04, 2013, 06:08:57 AM
Why but cancel?  Don't you get hit with the annual fee when downgrading to gold?
downgrade from platinum
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 04, 2013, 07:59:30 AM
downgrade from platinum
Still you need to pay the gold annual fee?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on April 04, 2013, 08:26:41 AM
Still you need to pay the gold annual fee?
first year No AF on gold
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 04, 2013, 09:16:26 AM
this link works better. make sure you are logged out and instead of signing in, use the option of entering your card number https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/business-platinum-charge-card/login/43738-9-0?om_rid=NtG4OE&om_mid=_BRC0vQB8vz7CjW&om_lid=axp23&cellid=A00000DY1V
Just used the link and actually signed in since I don't use my BRG anymore and keep it at home so didn't have the number, and it still worked and said I was approved.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: moshiach1 on April 04, 2013, 11:50:49 AM
I upgraded but all my additional users , about 7 of them were upgraded as of well? didn't it say the additional users wont be upgraded?
will I have to pay the annual fee for all of them now?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 04, 2013, 02:14:42 PM
You'll be charged for all you AUs.
Cancel them now.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on April 04, 2013, 02:31:52 PM
I upgraded to Platinum before my MR posted for my Gold card. Will I get the signup bonus for the gold card once I upgraded to Platinum?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on April 04, 2013, 02:49:09 PM
I upgraded to Platinum before my MR posted for my Gold card. Will I get the signup bonus for the gold card once I upgraded to Platinum?

Why would you do that?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on April 04, 2013, 02:54:03 PM
Why would you do that?
I was stupid and didn't realize. I take that as a no?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: moshiach1 on April 04, 2013, 03:08:14 PM
You'll be charged for all you AUs.
Cancel them now.

Maybe they will forget?
dont i have 60 days?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 04, 2013, 03:15:03 PM
Maybe they will forget?
dont i have 60 days?
To cancel and get AF refunded, but who knows if you'll get your MR bonus from gold.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: moshiach1 on April 04, 2013, 03:18:17 PM
I upgraded but all my additional users , about 7 of them were upgraded as of well? didn't it say the additional users wont be upgraded?
will I have to pay the annual fee for all of them now?
I just called them the authorized users are all gold on their end, even though all of them say platinum?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 04, 2013, 03:19:16 PM
I just called them the authorized users are all gold on their end, even though all of them say platinum?
Good question. Only you would know if you called or not :P
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: moshiach1 on April 04, 2013, 03:21:36 PM
Good question. Only you would know if you called or not :P
huh ?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 04, 2013, 03:34:57 PM
huh ?
nm failed joke.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on April 04, 2013, 05:04:04 PM
I was stupid and didn't realize. I take that as a no?

It's not a "no" as I don't know for sure, but it'd definitely reduces the chances IMO.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on April 05, 2013, 12:35:51 AM
Yup it is. I done it multiple times
"Dear Steven,
Sure. We will be happy to help you with this.
To request for a Card transfer, please call us at 1-800-528-4800. If you are outside the United States, please call collect at 1-336-393-1111. We will be happy to assist you.
Manager, Email Servicing Team         
American Express Interactive Services"

so they dont let you downgrade by sm anymore? did I sm the wrong dept? I sent it to "Account Management & Statements-All Other Questions"
or did they not understand my request? I wrote "Hi, Can you please downgrade my business platinum card to a regular business gold card? Thank you in advance,"
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 05, 2013, 01:09:54 AM
"Dear Steven,
Sure. We will be happy to help you with this.
To request for a Card transfer, please call us at 1-800-528-4800. If you are outside the United States, please call collect at 1-336-393-1111. We will be happy to assist you.
Manager, Email Servicing Team         
American Express Interactive Services"

so they dont let you downgrade by sm anymore? did I sm the wrong dept? I sent it to "Account Management & Statements-All Other Questions"
or did they not understand my request? I wrote "Hi, Can you please downgrade my business platinum card to a regular business gold card? Thank you in advance,"

try maybe a different department.
Whats the point of downgrading? to get the 25k again?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on April 05, 2013, 01:19:23 AM
try maybe a different department.
Whats the point of downgrading? to get the 25k again?
to avoid AF
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 05, 2013, 02:08:29 AM
to avoid AF
But PRG gold has an AF of $175?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on April 05, 2013, 02:52:54 AM
But PRG gold has an AF of $175?
I'm still in my shana rishona
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on April 07, 2013, 10:15:55 AM
It's not a "no" as I don't know for sure, but it'd definitely reduces the chances IMO.
The 75k gold bonus and 25k platinum upgrade just posted to my account!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on April 07, 2013, 10:25:46 AM
The 75k gold bonus and 25k platinum upgrade just posted to my account!

MT
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smart brit on April 07, 2013, 11:18:36 PM
has anyone had success upgrading twice?
I have upgraded a while ago and closed that account recently.
If i upgrade now my new business gold will i receive the bonus 25k?
Thanks
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 08, 2013, 08:54:01 AM
I believe that if you upgrade the same account twice, you won't receive the bonus for the second time, but if its a different account you should receive it.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on April 08, 2013, 04:46:05 PM
has anyone had success upgrading twice?
I have upgraded a while ago and closed that account recently.
If i upgrade now my new business gold will i receive the bonus 25k?
Thanks
In my experience upgrading on a dif Account (new brg) I got the bonus again. Upgrading on the same account twice didn't work
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 08, 2013, 11:46:06 PM
I've read through all the 20 pages of this thread and still don't have a clear understanding regarding the AF. Do you get it back after downgrading?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 08, 2013, 11:47:10 PM
I've read through all the 20 pages of this thread and still don't have a clear understanding regarding the AF. Do you get it back after downgrading?
yes
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 08, 2013, 11:58:05 PM
yes
Thanks!
How long do you have to downgrade? Is it refunded automatically, or do you need to call in to get it refunded?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smart brit on April 09, 2013, 01:04:38 AM
In my experience upgrading on a dif Account (new brg) I got the bonus again. Upgrading on the same account twice didn't work
I believe that if you upgrade the same account twice, you won't receive the bonus for the second time, but if its a different account you should receive it.
thanks.
I gave it a shot and hoping for the best
Will keep posted bln
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dovy2 on April 10, 2013, 11:14:57 AM
this link works better. make sure you are logged out and instead of signing in, use the option of entering your card number https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/business-platinum-charge-card/login/43738-9-0?om_rid=NtG4OE&om_mid=_BRC0vQB8vz7CjW&om_lid=axp23&cellid=A00000DY1V
this worked for me just now. had the BRG for only 3 months so far.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dovy2 on April 11, 2013, 09:06:49 AM
an1 know if you have to wait for the plat card to arrive, or can I order the gift cards now? (the status of the account already shows platinum)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Steven on April 11, 2013, 09:51:08 AM
an1 know if you have to wait for the plat card to arrive, or can I order the gift cards now? (the status of the account already shows platinum)
you can order them nOw. Just make sure you pick an airline first. Points should post really quickly
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smart brit on April 13, 2013, 11:38:18 PM
thanks.
I gave it a shot and hoping for the best
Will keep posted bln
I have received the 25k already
Thanks guys
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 13, 2013, 11:57:24 PM
I have received the 25k already
Thanks guys
For the second time? Nice! How long did you wait between upgrades?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smart brit on April 13, 2013, 11:58:42 PM
For the second time? Nice. How long did you wait between upgrades?
Yes
And the first card was closed already
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 14, 2013, 12:00:41 AM
Yes
And the first card was closed already
Oh, so it was a different app?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smart brit on April 14, 2013, 12:29:44 AM
Oh, so it was a different app?
Sure
But i was scared that i as i have received this bonus once i wouldn't receive it again
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 14, 2013, 12:33:25 AM
Sure
But i was scared that i as i have received this bonus once i wouldn't receive it again
Gotcha.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 14, 2013, 12:46:14 AM
Did the upgrade last week. Got the 25k MR points. Did PGGM and plan on downgrading back to biz gold right when the credit posts. AF didn't post yet.

Question: I just received the actual plat card in the mail. Is there any reason to - or not to - activate it?
Will i receive the airline credit without activating it?
Do i need to activate it for lounge access?
Will activating it play any roll in the AF posting?

This is my first time at this so please enlighten me.

TIA
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 14, 2013, 12:52:56 AM
Did the upgrade last week. Got the 25k MR points. Did PGGM and plan on downgrading back to biz gold right when the credit posts. AF didn't post yet.

Question: I just received the actual plat card in the mail. Is there any reason to - or not to - activate it?
Will i receive the airline credit without activating it?
Do i need to activate it for lounge access?
Will activating it play any roll in the AF posting?

This is my first time at this so please enlighten me.

TIA
No reason to activate it
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shimino1 on April 14, 2013, 09:15:35 AM
No reason to activate it
Any reason not to?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 14, 2013, 12:38:06 PM
No reason to activate it
Thanks!
Just wondering, is this an IME or IMO?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 14, 2013, 12:41:55 PM
Thanks!
Just wondering, is this an IME or IMO?
For the airline credit you need to activate it to make a purchase but you can enroll without activating it
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 14, 2013, 12:45:24 PM
For the airline credit you need to activate it to make a purchase but you can enroll without activating it
I did the PGGM (charges and refunds already posted). Is activation necessary?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 14, 2013, 01:01:51 PM
I did the PGGM (charges and refunds already posted). Is activation necessary?
You did it using the gold ?
I guess not
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 14, 2013, 01:05:27 PM
You did it using the gold ?
I guess not
I used the gold. By credits i mean refunds. My bad.
So my q is, will i get the $200? Or will i need to do the PGGM again?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 14, 2013, 01:30:11 PM
I used the gold. By credits i mean refunds. My bad.
So my q is, will i get the $200? Or will i need to do the PGGM again?
You will its same account number as plat
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 14, 2013, 04:11:02 PM
You will its same account number as plat
Just to be clear: when you wrote "For the airline credit you need to activate it to make a purchase" you were talking about if i choose to get the credit using the actual plat card for baggage, or the like?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 14, 2013, 04:12:30 PM
You will its same account number as plat
you sure? The CVC is different.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 14, 2013, 04:39:33 PM
Nevermind... I just checked and i got the $200 credit :)
Now how long do i wait till i downgrade back to Biz Gold? Is there any chance of clawbacks if done too soon?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 14, 2013, 05:09:32 PM
you sure? The CVC is different.
Either way the gold works until you activate platinum
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dovy2 on April 14, 2013, 06:59:27 PM
Now how long do i wait till i downgrade back to Biz Gold? Is there any chance of clawbacks if done too soon?
same question here... also, is there anything else out there (no AF) we can downgrade to? or do charge cards only downgrade to charge cards?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 15, 2013, 11:05:15 AM
I recently upgraded from my business gold 1st year no fee card and was billed for my annual fee $225, does this make sense?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 15, 2013, 11:09:32 AM
I recently upgraded from my business gold 1st year no fee card and was billed for my annual fee $225, does this make sense?
probably AU fee. I was hit with $250 fee and $375 fee on same day, both described as "ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE". gonna downgrade it to BRG as soon as delta credits post and should get both fees refunded.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on April 15, 2013, 11:11:23 AM
probably AU fee.

-1

I was charged the same, and I have no AUs.

Probably just a prorated charge.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on April 15, 2013, 11:20:13 AM
-1

I was charged the same, and I have no AUs.

Probably just a prorated charge.
Is it worth keeping the card in that case? In jan you get $200 airline credit
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 15, 2013, 11:20:47 AM
-1

I was charged the same, and I have no AUs.

Probably just a prorated charge.
For my card I think it is AU fee as it is under my wife's card, not mine.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smart brit on April 15, 2013, 12:20:58 PM
It's the prorated fee.
I had it too
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 15, 2013, 12:25:49 PM
It's the prorated fee.
I had it too
what about the $375 fee I was hit with?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 15, 2013, 12:26:06 PM
Nevermind... I just checked and i got the $200 credit :)
Now how long do i wait till i downgrade back to Biz Gold? Is there any chance of clawbacks if done too soon?
Bump. Anyone?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 15, 2013, 12:30:38 PM
Bump. Anyone?
CMIIAW but I think you have 60 days for refund of AF even on upgrade, so it can't hurt to wait a few days. TBS, I understand the concern to see the AF removed, so I can't speak to any drawbacks. I haven't decided what i'm going to do.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 15, 2013, 12:32:49 PM
Is it worth keeping the card in that case? In jan you get $200 airline credit
Downgrade back to Gold and get the fee refunded.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: whYME on April 15, 2013, 12:33:10 PM
Did everyone's account start showing as plat online as soon as they did the upgrade?

I did the upgrade a couple of days ago, I got a "You've been approved... your card is in the mail..." screen, but it's still showing as BRG online?
Is this normal?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 15, 2013, 12:34:26 PM

Is this normal?
Its not crazy.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 15, 2013, 12:35:53 PM
Did everyone's account start showing as plat online as soon as they did the upgrade?

I did the upgrade a couple of days ago, I got a "You've been approved... your card is in the mail..." screen, but it's still showing as BRG online?
Is this normal?
Took 2-3 days by me.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 15, 2013, 12:36:23 PM
Its not crazy.
+1. IIRC it took a few days. My wife spent a few bucks the day after i upgraded adn the MR bonus posted before I even activated the card i got a week later:)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: whYME on April 15, 2013, 12:39:48 PM
Thanks guys.

I've been seeing these posts about it showing online and getting the credit without having gotten the actual card and I started getting a little scared...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smart brit on April 15, 2013, 07:57:13 PM
+1. IIRC it took a few days. My wife spent a few bucks the day after i upgraded adn the MR bonus posted before I even activated the card i got a week later:)
+1 I had a similar experience. The points posted already and I didn't receive the card yet
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: philly on April 16, 2013, 08:20:19 AM
I got a targeted invitation for platinum business 50,000 even though I already have the business gold without having to upgrade my gold.Would having both cards together be a risk for an fr? and I can't just close my gold because I didn't yet finish my 10000 spend.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 16, 2013, 09:33:09 AM
I got a targeted invitation for platinum business 50,000 even though I already have the business gold without having to upgrade my gold.Would having both cards together be a risk for an fr? and I can't just close my gold because I didn't yet finish my 10000 spend.
Is it an upgrade offer or a new card offer?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: philly on April 16, 2013, 09:44:22 AM
New card offer. Without t&c excluding current cardholders
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on April 16, 2013, 10:07:31 AM
New card offer. Without t&c excluding current cardholders
Are you sure??
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 16, 2013, 10:27:18 AM
Are you sure??
+1 that doesn't seem very likely.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smart brit on April 16, 2013, 10:59:25 AM
+1 that doesn't seem very likely.
+1 makes no sense to me that they would have a offer with different terms and conditions
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: philly on April 16, 2013, 04:07:44 PM
Double sure now that I confirmed with rep.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on April 16, 2013, 04:16:42 PM
Double sure now that I confirmed with rep.
That's borderline worthless. Maybe if you get a SM
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 16, 2013, 05:36:50 PM
Double sure now that I confirmed with rep.
How were you targeted? Mail/Email?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: philly on April 16, 2013, 05:52:55 PM
Mail
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 16, 2013, 09:55:27 PM
Mail
Did you read through the ENTIRE T&C on it? How would you sign up? Mail back or do they give you a website to go to?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: philly on April 17, 2013, 06:02:17 PM
I read the entire terms and conditions very clearly even though it wasn't as clear as noturbizniss wiki on amex bonus terms;)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 22, 2013, 11:28:40 AM
Dod PGGM on Tues, delta charged and refunded on Tues, Amex gave $200 credit on Thurs (showed up over the weekend with post date of Thurs). Sent SM today to roll back to BGR.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 22, 2013, 06:10:18 PM
Dod PGGM on Tues, delta charged and refunded on Tues, Amex gave $200 credit on Thurs (showed up over the weekend with post date of Thurs). Sent SM today to roll back to BGR.
Wish you luck. When i asked to roll back, they said AF (of the BGR) will apply. Did some fighting with them over SM but ended up just canceling the card.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 22, 2013, 06:11:24 PM
Wish you luck. When i asked to roll back, they said AF (of the BGR) will apply.
Not true.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 22, 2013, 06:18:44 PM
Not true.
I'm relaying what happened to me... Which part is not true? :)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 22, 2013, 06:54:39 PM
I'm relaying what happened to me... Which part is not true? :)
The fee will not apply till the end of the first year.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 22, 2013, 07:01:01 PM
The fee will not apply till the end of the first year.
he/she said:
Quote
1) The annual membership fee for Business Gold Rewards Card is $175.00 .

The fee structure for Additional Cards is as follows:-

a) Gold - For the first year after adding the first additional Card, the additional fee is $0 for up to 99 additional Cards. Thereafter, the fee is $50 per year for up to 99 additional Cards.

Additional Cards on the account prior to a product change will be charged the full annual membership fee.

Examples:
1 additional Card = $50 total annual fee
2-99 additional Cards for free
Total annual membership fee for all Additional Cards in the bundle=$50

I responded asking if I would not be charged the $175 as I am still in my first year of membership.
I will update when I get an answer.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dovy2 on April 22, 2013, 07:34:29 PM
The fee will not apply till the end of the first year.
+
just got off the phone a min ago. Downgraded back to gold. Was told clearly that I won't get charged till next year and that I'll get refunded the plat AF
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 22, 2013, 08:12:57 PM
The fee will not apply till the end of the first year.
I spoke and SMed numerous times and they all (different reps) said the same thing. Either way, i wanted the card closed, so i cursed them out for treating a "long-time loyal customer" so distastefully, and had good cover to close a card i just opened some 2/3 months ago :)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 22, 2013, 08:21:36 PM
Just a data point:

During my downgrading process, they offered me to downgrade to the Green card (which only has a $95 AF) which i did in the interim (i eventually closed the card as mentioned above). Today i look at my MR balance, and i see i got the 5k for the Green sign-up bonus. So maybe you guys wanna go the Plat-Green-Gold route when downgrading.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 22, 2013, 08:24:58 PM
+
just got off the phone a min ago. Downgraded back to gold. Was told clearly that I won't get charged till next year and that I'll get refunded the plat AF
As i said, i wish him luck that the CSR tells him that.
Tachlis, it probably makes no difference. These reps know diddly squat...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 22, 2013, 08:46:34 PM
@Shmulyg:
Numerous reps vs numerous experiences. Come on.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 22, 2013, 08:53:04 PM
@Shmulyg:
Numerous reps vs numerous experiences. Come on.
I'm with you. Totally. I was just saying that it's funny how after i relayed a story that happened to me, you write "not true." I, for some reason, found it funny.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 22, 2013, 10:05:38 PM
Well, I'm funny.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 22, 2013, 11:15:31 PM
Well, I'm funny.
Lol. Indeed you are.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 23, 2013, 11:35:55 AM
he/she said:
I responded asking if I would not be charged the $175 as I am still in my first year of membership.
I will update when I get an answer.
The response was that I would be charged a fee. I replied clarifying that I just signed up for the gold card so I am still in first year. If they still say i'll be charged I'll actually PUTPAC :\
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 23, 2013, 02:30:32 PM
The response was that I would be charged a fee. I replied clarifying that I just signed up for the gold card so I am still in first year. If they still say i'll be charged I'll actually PUTPAC :\
Quote
If you transfer your Card back to the Gold Card, a fee will be charged. However, you may write back to us and we will credit the fee for you so that you enjoy your Card without a fee for an year.

Manager, Email Servicing Team         
American Express Interactive Services
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 23, 2013, 02:46:34 PM
The response was that I would be charged a fee. I replied clarifying that I just signed up for the gold card so I am still in first year. If they still say i'll be charged I'll actually PUTPAC :\
Read the last few posts. Mesh claims it doesn't make a difference what they tell you - you won't get charged. Also, downgrade via the green card and scoop up an extra 5k, IME.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DH Data Recovery on April 23, 2013, 04:11:09 PM
I was charged when I downgraded back to gold, sent them SM and got this response:

Dear Mr. ......,

Let me check this for you right away.

I see that your Card account was upgraded from Business Gold Rewards to Business Platinum Card on March 29, 2013.

Due to this, a pro-rated annual membership fee of $187.50 for the Business Platinum Card was assessed on your account. Also, a pro-rated credit ($52.08) of the annual membership fee for Business Gold Rewards Card was issued.

Later on April 09, 2013, your Card was downgraded to the Business Gold Rewards Card. Therefore, the annual membership fee will be adjustment once again. 

In order to assist you in this matter, I've submitted a request to suspend the membership fee of $187.50 for the Business Platinum Card.

I assure that you don't have to pay this amount until the annual membership fees have been re-adjusted.

I hope this information helps. Should there be anything else that we may assist you with, feel free to contact us again.

We value the relationship built with you since 2001 and wish you an excellent day ahead.

Sincerely,   
   
Umang Gupta
Email Servicing Team
American Express Customer Care
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 23, 2013, 04:19:31 PM
I was charged when I downgraded back to gold, sent them SM and got this response:

Dear Mr. ......,

Let me check this for you right away.

I see that your Card account was upgraded from Business Gold Rewards to Business Platinum Card on March 29, 2013.

Due to this, a pro-rated annual membership fee of $187.50 for the Business Platinum Card was assessed on your account. Also, a pro-rated credit ($52.08) of the annual membership fee for Business Gold Rewards Card was issued.

Later on April 09, 2013, your Card was downgraded to the Business Gold Rewards Card. Therefore, the annual membership fee will be adjustment once again. 

In order to assist you in this matter, I've submitted a request to suspend the membership fee of $187.50 for the Business Platinum Card.

I assure that you don't have to pay this amount until the annual membership fees have been re-adjusted.

I hope this information helps. Should there be anything else that we may assist you with, feel free to contact us again.

We value the relationship built with you since 2001 and wish you an excellent day ahead.

Sincerely,   
   
Umang Gupta
Email Servicing Team
American Express Customer Care
Were you in your first year? It doesn't seam so.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DH Data Recovery on April 23, 2013, 04:20:35 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 23, 2013, 04:21:57 PM
+1
Why didnt they refund the $52.08?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 23, 2013, 04:30:08 PM
Nope
So that's a whole different discussion. We're talking about those in their first year.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on April 23, 2013, 04:40:20 PM
So that's a whole different discussion. We're talking about those in their first year.
Exactly. I didn't get charged originally,so I should not be charged now when downgrading back.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on April 25, 2013, 07:28:27 AM
signing up now with the link, Im pretty new to all this stuff but just to double check- Once I get the points posted to my account I can cancel the plat card? will i still get the $200 credit? Will I get the actual card and be able to have lounge access? How long do I have to cancel? thanks!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 25, 2013, 07:48:25 AM
signing up now with the link, Im pretty new to all this stuff but just to double check- Once I get the points posted to my account I can cancel the plat card?
Yes.
will i still get the $200 credit?
Yes.
Will I get the actual card and be able to have lounge access?
Yes. (Though, after you cancel, it will depend.)
How long do I have to cancel?
60 days.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on April 25, 2013, 08:57:46 AM
THANKS SO MUCH :)
Applied now I just have to wait and see what happens
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dove on April 25, 2013, 09:52:31 AM
Excuse my ignorance does this offer make a hard pull????
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 25, 2013, 09:56:55 AM
Excuse my ignorance does this offer make a hard pull????
No.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dove on April 25, 2013, 09:58:08 AM
No.
Thanks
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on April 27, 2013, 03:01:52 PM
I see that It switched on my account to plat but not points posted-do I need to make a purchase on the card? Where do I go to chose the airline credit? Thanks!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 28, 2013, 01:20:43 AM
I see that It switched on my account to plat but not points posted-do I need to make a purchase on the card?
Officially you need to make a purchase (you can do it on the Gold and it will count).

Where do I go to chose the airline credit? Thanks!
https://americanexpress.com/airlinechoice
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on April 28, 2013, 04:51:28 AM
thanks so so much! would you do continental or Jetblue?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K
Post by: MamaRochel on April 28, 2013, 04:54:04 AM
why did I think that I get a $200 voucher? It says that I get 200 in incidental fees?...sorry Im so slow!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K
Post by: Shmulyg on April 28, 2013, 05:39:47 AM
why did I think that I get a $200 voucher? It says that I get 200 in incidental fees?...sorry Im so slow!
Read the wiki of this thread: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0
Hope it answers all your questions. And post any subsequent questions there.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: harrym on April 29, 2013, 08:18:00 AM
applied for Biz Plat 100k 5k spend back in September downgraded to gold after points posted
re-upgraded to Plat with the link in wiki got now another 25k on same account  :)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Moshe123 on April 29, 2013, 05:54:13 PM
applied for Biz Plat 100k 5k spend back in September downgraded to gold after points posted
re-upgraded to Plat with the link in wiki got now another 25k on same account  :)

Lucky. How many times can it be done?...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on April 29, 2013, 06:04:23 PM
applied for Biz Plat 100k 5k spend back in September downgraded to gold after points posted
re-upgraded to Plat with the link in wiki got now another 25k on same account  :)
Sweet
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 29, 2013, 09:06:51 PM
Lucky. How many times can it be done?...
Once per account.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on April 29, 2013, 09:10:00 PM
Once per account.
For a total of 2 times?

How soon could it be repeated?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 29, 2013, 09:50:31 PM
According to modern day math, once per account means a total of one.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on April 29, 2013, 10:05:13 PM
According to modern day math, once per account means a total of one.
I thought you were agreeing with the threads direction
applied for Biz Plat 100k 5k spend back in September downgraded to gold after points posted
re-upgraded to Plat with the link in wiki got now another 25k on same account  :)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on April 29, 2013, 10:13:48 PM
Your thoughts were correct.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on April 30, 2013, 12:37:59 AM
For a total of 2 times?

How soon could it be repeated?
He only upgraded once. Reread his post.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 01, 2013, 07:04:36 AM
applied a couple days ago...still no points posted- showing plat on my account-should i just cancel?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 01, 2013, 10:32:00 AM
applied a couple days ago...still no points posted- showing plat on my account-should i just cancel?
Did you do a purchase yet on the new card?

A couple of days and you are panicking  ??? a little patience
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on May 01, 2013, 12:22:50 PM
a little patience
I think this should be in BBB (Big Bold Bright) letters on the top of each page.

#Justmy2cents
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 02, 2013, 12:48:27 AM
Did you do a purchase yet on the new card?
It doesn't have to be on the new card.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: whYME on May 02, 2013, 12:55:53 AM
I think this should be in BBB (Big Bold Bright) letters on the top of each page.

#Justmy2cents
wikified (kinda)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: danfan5773 on May 06, 2013, 11:14:12 AM
Thanks dan just upgraded and got instant upgrade 1st benefit of last night seminar THANKS AGAIN.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 06, 2013, 11:21:15 AM
It doesn't have to be on the new card.
confirmed - i upgraded and my wife spend on her card that day and the points posted a week later before i had a chance to do the spending.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 06, 2013, 11:27:12 AM
Thanks dan just upgraded and got instant upgrade 1st benefit of last night seminar THANKS AGAIN.
Enjoy :)
Now spend the $200 via the PGGM!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 06, 2013, 12:42:27 PM
Enjoy :)
Now spend the $200 via the PGGM!

Or the up and coming CHFF-M
I got a new way...... I'll call it CHFF-M

Book an award ticket on United.com 2 weeks out. Cancel it 22 hours later. Get refund by United, 2 days later by AMEX.

Done it already 6 times...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 06, 2013, 12:43:13 PM
Just upgraded!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 06, 2013, 12:58:25 PM
If I upgrade my wifes card before I met the 10k spending on the Gold is that a problem? I am short of meeting the threshold by 1k. Can I still use the Gold ?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yosele on May 06, 2013, 02:04:29 PM
This is just to clarify

A. Its only for business cards not personal?

B. Getting the bonus on the upgrade is only if you didn't have a plat within the last 12 months?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 06, 2013, 02:56:56 PM
If I upgrade my wifes card before I met the 10k spending on the Gold is that a problem? I am short of meeting the threshold by 1k. Can I still use the Gold ?
Why not just wait and VR or AP the last 1k and then upgrade?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 06, 2013, 02:59:01 PM
This is just to clarify

A. Its only for business cards not personal?

B. Getting the bonus on the upgrade is only if you didn't have a plat within the last 12 months?
A. correct
B. incorrect
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 06, 2013, 03:06:24 PM
Why not just wait and VR or AP the last 1k and then upgrade?
Right so I did it in haste by accident. What do I do now? Should I SM to cancel the request?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 06, 2013, 04:17:47 PM
Right so I did it in haste by accident. What do I do now? Should I SM to cancel the request?
I would try that. I see you having major problems getting the 75k for the Gold if the upgrade goes through. Just my assumption.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 06, 2013, 04:18:25 PM
confirmed - i upgraded and my wife spend on her card that day and the points posted a week later before i had a chance to do the spending.
I too confirmed it. I wasn't speculating :)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 06, 2013, 04:19:14 PM
I would try that. I see you having major problems getting the 75k for the Gold if the upgrade goes through. Just my assumption.
Thanks. Hopefully it doesnt go through.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 06, 2013, 04:22:30 PM
B. incorrect
How about vice versa? Does doing the upgrade prevent you from getting the biz plat bonus for another 12 months?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 06, 2013, 04:22:50 PM
Thanks. Hopefully it doesnt go through.
Best of luck!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on May 06, 2013, 08:45:01 PM
thanks dan i just did the upgrad as per u said yesterday . how long do i need to keep it open till i downgrad it back ?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 06, 2013, 09:18:51 PM
thanks dan i just did the upgrad as per u said yesterday . how long do i need to keep it open till i downgrad it back ?
Until you get the 25k and $200.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on May 06, 2013, 10:04:31 PM
Until you get the 25k and $200.

U get the $200 also? Thought just the 25k
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 06, 2013, 10:26:15 PM
Both
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 06, 2013, 11:03:24 PM
Thanks. Hopefully it doesnt go through.
So I just got a message that the upgrade was canceled on my wife's card. Will I still get the points once I finish spending on the Gold? once I meet the threshold can I then upgrade or once it was canceled they wont let me do it again?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 07, 2013, 12:21:58 AM
So I just got a message that the upgrade was canceled on my wife's card. Will I still get the points once I finish spending on the Gold? once I meet the threshold can I then upgrade or once it was canceled they wont let me do it again?
You should get the points. Same with the upgrade, IMHO.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: alpicone on May 07, 2013, 09:44:24 AM
Just upgraded two accounts to Platinum. This is really the gift that keeps on giving...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 07, 2013, 09:45:04 AM
You should get the points. Same with the upgrade, IMHO.
Thanks. I hope so.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on May 07, 2013, 10:51:06 AM
Thanks. I hope so.

how long does it take to get the 25k?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 07, 2013, 11:12:31 AM
how long does it take to get the 25k?
2-3 days, IME.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on May 07, 2013, 11:13:32 AM
2-3 days, IME.

and once u get it, u downgrade back to the gold?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 07, 2013, 11:17:51 AM
and once u get it, u downgrade back to the gold?
And get the $200, yes. Personally i had some issues so just closed the account, but downgrading seems to be the consensus.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 07, 2013, 01:32:55 PM
And get the $200, yes. Personally i had some issues so just closed the account, but downgrading seems to be the consensus.
yup, very simple.  Did exactly that (although the reps in SM were giving me issues with maintaining no annual fee for first year of BGR, so i just called to downgrade much as I hate to PUTPAC).
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on May 07, 2013, 05:13:21 PM
When the AF appeared on my account I SMed to downgrade back to the Gold (which I was still in my first year with no annual fee) and I got the following response:

Dear Mr. Mishkoff,
I would like to inform you that all welcome bonus/ offers are applicable for new card applications.
They are not applied on upgrade or downgrade of cards.
Please reply back with confirmation if you would like to transfer your card.
Awaiting your confirmation.

Is there anyway to downgrade without a fee?
I would cancel the card but I don't want to lost my MR  points.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 07, 2013, 05:25:23 PM
When the AF appeared on my account I SMed to downgrade back to the Gold (which I was still in my first year with no annual fee) and I got the following response:

Dear Mr. Mishkoff,
I would like to inform you that all welcome bonus/ offers are applicable for new card applications.
They are not applied on upgrade or downgrade of cards.
Please reply back with confirmation if you would like to transfer your card.
Awaiting your confirmation.

Is there anyway to downgrade without a fee?
I would cancel the card but I don't want to lost my MR  points.
I ended up calling them because they gave me the same garbage.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on May 07, 2013, 05:32:03 PM
I ended up calling them because they gave me the same garbage.

I just called them and spoke to a supervisor and they kept saying that when I upgraded to Platinum I forfeitted the no AF for first year, and they wouldn't budge.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 07, 2013, 09:22:29 PM
I just called them and spoke to a supervisor and they kept saying that when I upgraded to Platinum I forfeitted the no AF for first year, and they wouldn't budge.
Meshugener claims you won't get charged the AF no matter what the reps tell you. I can't corroborate, but just pointing that out.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on May 08, 2013, 12:03:49 AM
Worst case, cancel within 60 days of fee.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 08, 2013, 12:53:21 AM
Worst case, cancel within 60 days of fee.
Yup. As did i. Plus, you get the 12 month cycle rolling again.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on May 08, 2013, 10:29:40 AM
Worst case, cancel within 60 days of fee.
And do what the MR points?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 08, 2013, 10:37:35 AM
And do what the MR points?
Depends on where you want to go, or what you want to do.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 08, 2013, 10:38:06 AM
Does anyone know how long this offer is for?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on May 08, 2013, 01:49:52 PM
I just got this offer for the 2nd time. (Last time I did it, was a year ago)

Hopefully I'll get the points without any issues.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 08, 2013, 02:23:32 PM
I just got this offer for the 2nd time. (Last time I did it, was a year ago)

Hopefully I'll get the points without any issues.
Worst comes to worse you do pggm and get no points.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on May 08, 2013, 04:11:01 PM
Worst comes to worse you do pggm and get no points.

Have your tried pggm yet?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 08, 2013, 04:43:43 PM
Have your tried pggm yet?
if your asking me, yes i have, with the MB personal and with this upgrade from BGR.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on May 08, 2013, 04:47:26 PM
if your asking me, yes i have, with the MB personal and with this upgrade from BGR.
So I assume no issues?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 08, 2013, 04:48:55 PM
I just got this offer for the 2nd time. (Last time I did it, was a year ago)

Hopefully I'll get the points without any issues.
Are you still on the same card?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on May 08, 2013, 05:04:43 PM
Are you still on the same card?
I got the targeted offer as an email for the gold card.
When I clicked the link , there was the option to upgrade my gold or green.

It was the green card that I got the upgrade on last time.

I choose to upgrade on the gold, as I didn't upgrade this card last time
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 08, 2013, 05:41:43 PM
I got the targeted offer as an email for the gold card.
When I clicked the link , there was the option to upgrade my gold or green.

It was the green card that I got the upgrade on last time.

I choose to upgrade on the gold, as I didn't upgrade this card last time
That being the case, there are reports on this thread of people getting the points twice.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on May 08, 2013, 08:29:56 PM
My annual fee on my upgraded business plat card is $112.50 ?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: alpicone on May 08, 2013, 08:33:32 PM
My annual fee on my upgraded business plat card is $112.50 ?

Prorated based on your anniversary of the gold card.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 09, 2013, 05:38:19 AM
So I assume no issues?
Nope.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 09, 2013, 01:59:54 PM
Should I wait until the 75k points post on my wife's gold before upgrading to the Platinum?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 09, 2013, 02:01:24 PM
Should I wait until the 75k points post on my wife's gold before upgrading to the Platinum?
Better safe than sorry. You can always SM and ask them to post it faster than the 4-6 weeks if you've already met the spend threshold.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 09, 2013, 02:01:59 PM
Better safe than sorry. You can always SM and ask them to post it faster than the 4-6 weeks if you've already met the spend threshold.
I just met the threshold today. Didn't pay the bill yet.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 09, 2013, 02:06:28 PM
I just met the threshold today. Didn't pay the bill yet.
Wait for it to post at least. Can't hurt to SM once it does.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 09, 2013, 02:08:32 PM
Wait for it to post at least. Can't hurt to SM once it does.
Ok will do. How long is this offer going to be around?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on May 09, 2013, 02:10:33 PM
would i get this offer if i have the MB
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 09, 2013, 03:27:18 PM
would i get this offer if i have the MB
MB is personal. This offer is for the Business Rewards Gold, so yes.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 09, 2013, 10:52:38 PM
I just upgraded from the Business Gold to Business Plat.
1 - Do I need to do any spending on the Plat to get the 25k points?
2 - Also, can I still apply for Personal Plat soon, or since I now have Business Plat I can't get Personal Plat?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 09, 2013, 10:55:49 PM
I just upgraded from the Business Gold to Business Plat.
1 - Do I need to do any spending on the Plat to get the 25k points?Yes - min spend of $0.01
2 - Also, can I still apply for Personal Plat soon, or since I now have Business Plat I can't get Personal Plat?You can always apply for another card, even the same one you have. I assume your asking if you would get the bonus on a personal plat, the answer is yes. With amex, biz and personal are different families for bonus.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 10, 2013, 12:20:36 AM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: whYME on May 10, 2013, 01:55:58 AM
If somebody currently has the BRG and business Plat, is there any chance of being able to do the upgrade?
I assume not but I'm wondering if anybody has actually tried it....
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 10, 2013, 02:01:17 AM
If somebody currently has the BRG and business Plat, is there any chance of being able to do the upgrade?
Yes.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: whYME on May 10, 2013, 02:16:46 AM
Yes.
Is that YMMV or it should work?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 10, 2013, 04:06:46 AM
1 - Do I need to do any spending on the Plat to get the 25k points? Yes - min spend of $0.01
The spending doesn't have to be done on the actual plat - the BRG should do.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jeckll on May 10, 2013, 12:05:34 PM
Just upgraded. I see in the thread that I can spend $0.01 on my BRG before the Plat upgrade card arrives to get the 25k. Can I also use the BRG to PGGM? Or do I need to wait for Plat for that?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on May 10, 2013, 02:22:36 PM
Just upgraded. I see in the thread that I can spend $0.01 on my BRG before the Plat upgrade card arrives to get the 25k. Can I also use the BRG to PGGM? Or do I need to wait for Plat for that?

To clarify you spend the cent on your plat. PGGN is only for the platinum not the BRG.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 10, 2013, 07:42:36 PM
To clarify you spend the cent on your plat. PGGN is only for the platinum not the BRG.
-1
Both can be done on the BRG once you upgrade. No need to wait for the actual plat card.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jeckll on May 10, 2013, 07:57:05 PM
-1
Both can be done on the BRG once you upgrade. No need to wait for the actual plat card.
i knew this about the $0.01 charge, but the PGGM can also be done on the BRG immediately after upgrade?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 10, 2013, 08:04:23 PM
As long as you're able to register you can do the PGGM.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 11, 2013, 10:31:30 PM
How long does it usually take for the 25k to post? Also once I downgrade back to the Gold and in a month from now the Platinum has a great offer will they let me sign up for it?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 11, 2013, 11:13:16 PM
How long does it usually take for the 25k to post?
2-3 days, IME.

Also once I downgrade back to the Gold and in a month from now the Platinum has a great offer will they let me sign up for it?
In a month you'll have the 3-months no MR card hurdle. Regarding if this will restart the 12-month cycle for the plat, I've asked that question twice already on this thread and have not yet received an answer. Though, my guess would be that it would.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jeckll on May 12, 2013, 04:05:06 PM
In a month you'll have the 3-months no MR card hurdle. Regarding if this will restart the 12-month cycle for the plat, I've asked that question twice already on this thread and have not yet received an answer. Though, my guess would be that it would.
Sorry, didn't follow this -- can you explain?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on May 12, 2013, 04:40:55 PM
i did the upgrad last week monday how long till i see the 25k ?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 12, 2013, 05:37:53 PM
i did the upgrad last week monday how long till i see the 25k ?
Did you spend on the plat?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on May 12, 2013, 05:44:05 PM
i did the upgrad last week monday how long till i see the 25k ?
I spent on my Gold card (which is now the Platinum) the day I did the upgrade, points posted withen 2 days
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dsw193 on May 12, 2013, 08:20:56 PM
Anyone had any luck using link today? I keep on getting an error about system not responding to call in or try later
EDIT: Just got it to work.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on May 12, 2013, 09:54:54 PM
Anyone had any luck using link today? I keep on getting an error about system not responding to call in or try later
EDIT: Just got it to work.
Not working for me.

Has anyone been able to upgrade 2 cards to Platinum? Or possibly one after another w/o 2 active Platinums.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 13, 2013, 01:37:00 AM
Not working for me.

Has anyone been able to upgrade 2 cards to Platinum? Or possibly one after another w/o 2 active Platinums.
Yes. No.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 13, 2013, 02:51:20 PM
Anyone getting a system error message with the link?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 13, 2013, 02:54:07 PM
Anyone getting a system error message with the link?
Working for me
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dsw193 on May 13, 2013, 02:55:20 PM
Anyone getting a system error message with the link?
took me a whole day three different browsers/computers until I finally got it.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 13, 2013, 02:57:00 PM
Working for me
Any particular browser? I click the log in and then it just fades out my screen.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 13, 2013, 03:00:37 PM
See error.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 13, 2013, 03:01:46 PM
Any particular browser? I click the log in and then it just fades out my screen.
Im using IE
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dsw193 on May 13, 2013, 03:03:20 PM
Had same error just kept trying until it went thru  on ie (different computer).
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 13, 2013, 03:03:39 PM
Im using IE
I've tried IE, Firefox and Chrome, not working.
Will try a different computer.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 13, 2013, 03:13:41 PM
I got it to work by entering my card information and not through the logging in into account option.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jeckll on May 13, 2013, 07:18:00 PM
I upgraded to Plat on Friday. I'm travelling tomorrow and would like to use the DL lounge benefits but the new card hasn't arrived. Any way to get into the lounge using my BRG or some temporary card, or am I out of luck?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 14, 2013, 04:35:56 AM
I upgraded to Plat on Friday. I'm travelling tomorrow and would like to use the DL lounge benefits but the new card hasn't arrived. Any way to get into the lounge using my BRG or some temporary card, or am I out of luck?

You should have had them overnight it to you.

You're SOL now.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on May 14, 2013, 09:51:35 AM
Is this one time only per SSN? Or can I do it every time I get a BGR card?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on May 14, 2013, 10:05:07 AM
Is this one time only per SSN? Or can I do it every time I get a BGR card?
I'm on my second time
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on May 14, 2013, 10:09:01 AM
Ty sir
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 14, 2013, 10:49:55 AM
Is this one time only per SSN? Or can I do it every time I get a BGR card?
once per card. unlimited per ssn.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 17, 2013, 09:29:28 AM
My 25k posted!  :)
 
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 17, 2013, 09:32:11 AM
+1


Can i close this card down now (I have other cards which earn MR points), or should i downgrade and wait a bit?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 17, 2013, 09:33:16 AM
+1


Can i close this card down now (I have other cards which earn MR points), or should i downgrade and wait a bit?
I am going to downgrade.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 17, 2013, 09:35:10 AM
I am going to downgrade.
I guess that makes sense as i have the first year free and can use this for SBS. Was wondering though if that promotion is worth it to keep this card open and drag out my "year between cards" timeline.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 17, 2013, 09:41:10 AM
Do I call up to downgrade back to the Gold or can I do it online?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 17, 2013, 09:45:12 AM
Do I call up to downgrade back to the Gold or can I do it online?
I am going to SM. I believe that should work.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on May 17, 2013, 09:51:56 AM
I applied for the tsa global entry as its refunded by amex, but I want to downgrade back to the amex gold before the $450 annual fee hits. I SM'd them if they can expedite the refund on it & the below was the reply.. Should I downgrade the card & not risk the annual fee to hit? I upgraded to platinum like 10 days ago.
I understand your point, however, I?d like to inform you that the credit for US Customs TrustedTraveler is automatically issued by the system.

There is no manual in intervention. I kindly request you to wait for the stipulated time frame.

If you do not see the credit posted, please let us know and we will surely review your account.

Your understanding is highly appreciated.

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Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 17, 2013, 10:00:39 AM
I applied for the tsa global entry as its refunded by amex, but I want to downgrade back to the amex gold before the $450 annual fee hits. I SM'd them if they can expedite the refund on it & the below was the reply.. Should I downgrade the card & not risk the annual fee to hit? I upgraded to platinum like 10 days ago.
I understand your point, however, I?d like to inform you that the credit for US Customs TrustedTraveler is automatically issued by the system.

There is no manual in intervention. I kindly request you to wait for the stipulated time frame.

If you do not see the credit posted, please let us know and we will surely review your account.

Your understanding is highly appreciated.

Sincerely,                                                                                           
                                                                                           
Ritika Manchanda
Email Servicing Team                                                       
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You have 60 days from the getting the Platinum to downgrade. You don't need to worry.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 17, 2013, 10:05:19 AM
You have 60 days from the getting the Platinum to downgrade. You don't need to worry.
+1. wait for the customs credit to post then downgrade.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 17, 2013, 10:11:26 AM
Do I call up to downgrade back to the Gold or can I do it online?
Make sure you get your $200 airline credit.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on May 17, 2013, 10:11:37 AM
Thank you for all the help guys!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on May 17, 2013, 10:12:18 AM
Make sure you get your $200 airline credit.


Thanks marco polo, I bought on AA 2 gift card of $101 each. Got $200 refunded. Thanks again for the help
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 17, 2013, 10:14:13 AM

Thanks marco polo, I bought on AA 2 gift card of $101 each. Got $200 refunded. Thanks again for the help
No problem.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 17, 2013, 10:34:53 AM
Make sure you get your $200 airline credit.
I enrolled my card for the $200 credit with United. How to I get the GC? Do I just Google United GCs?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 17, 2013, 10:43:52 AM
I enrolled my card for the $200 credit with United. How to I get the GC? Do I just Google United GCs?
You can purchase them on United.com

I don't recall the reason or where i saw it, but i think there was something to buying the cards in increments of $100.

It's an E-Certificate. They will email it to you.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 17, 2013, 11:25:43 AM
You can purchase them on United.com

I don't recall the reason or where i saw it, but i think there was something to buying the cards in increments of $100.

It's an E-Certificate. They will email it to you.
When I go to United.com and try to purchase a GC they ask for login info do I just login with my account?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 17, 2013, 11:26:39 AM
When I go to United.com and try to purchase a GC they ask for login info do I just login with my account?
Yes.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Saver2000 on May 17, 2013, 11:29:43 AM
Wow
 Great way to take this thread OT.  ::)

Mods please merge the last 7 posts into the proper thread.
thanx
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 17, 2013, 11:38:12 AM
Wow
 Great way to take this thread OT.  ::)

Mods please merge the last 7 posts into the proper thread.
thanx
How exactly is this OT if it has to do with getting the $200 airline credit which is part of the upgrade?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 17, 2013, 11:42:11 AM
How exactly is this OT if it has to do with getting the $200 airline credit which is part of the upgrade?
The $200 is not an intrinsic part of the upgrade. It's more of an offshoot. The appropriate thread would be this one: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0

I know i'm splitting hairs over here, but i think Saver2000 is right.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 17, 2013, 11:58:04 AM
The $200 is not an intrinsic part of the upgrade. It's more of an offshoot. The appropriate thread would be this one: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0)

I know i'm splitting hairs over here, but i think Saver2000 is right.
Fair enough. I stand corrected
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on May 17, 2013, 12:33:06 PM
The $200 is not an intrinsic part of the upgrade. It's more of an offshoot. The appropriate thread would be this one: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0

I know i'm splitting hairs over here, but i think Saver2000 is right.
Shmulyg, keeping the forums clean and in order!!
Keep rollin rollin rollin...
 8)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 17, 2013, 12:36:51 PM
Shmulyg, keeping the forums clean and in order!!
Keep rollin rollin rollin...
 8)
Thanks! I don't mind some help, BTW :)
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 17, 2013, 02:23:23 PM
I upgraded a week ago.....still no 25k points showing up..... ???
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 17, 2013, 02:37:31 PM
I upgraded a week ago.....still no 25k points showing up..... ???
Did you spend?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 17, 2013, 02:41:59 PM
Did you spend?
Yes...$20.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 20, 2013, 05:51:01 AM
they posted a 300$ charge to my account not yet 60 days...
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 20, 2013, 06:01:23 AM
How long did it take for the credit to be put back on your card? I only have 30 days left before I have to cancel...


Thanks marco polo, I bought on AA 2 gift card of $101 each. Got $200 refunded. Thanks again for the help
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 20, 2013, 08:09:32 AM
How long did it take for the credit to be put back on your card? I only have 30 days left before I have to cancel...
From the AMEX Platinum $200 Airline Fee Credit (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0) wiki: "Thereafter (from several days to several weeks), you'll get reimbursed by AmEx."
IME it was a couple of days.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yoroch on May 20, 2013, 09:29:51 AM
anybody know if the 75k are pending for the gold can I do the upgrade already or should I wait till the points actually hit?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2013, 09:33:23 AM
Pay the bill and sm to have the points posted.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 20, 2013, 09:52:36 AM
Pay the bill and sm to have the points posted.
Doesn't always work if the only points pending are the bonus points
anybody know if the 75k are pending for the gold can I do the upgrade already or should I wait till the points actually hit?
You could do the upgrade already
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dsw193 on May 20, 2013, 10:41:39 AM
I got an email this morning that I received the $100 credit yesterday but funny thing is that it's not showing online
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on May 20, 2013, 02:57:23 PM
I've finished my required spending on BRG. It posted today.
I'm going to upgrade to platinum ASAP.

Questions: how long does it take for sign-up bonus points be posted? Does it correlate somehow to statement date? Can the points be posted before the statement?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 20, 2013, 03:18:34 PM
I've finished my required spending on BRG. It posted today.
I'm going to upgrade to platinum ASAP.

Questions: how long does it take for sign-up bonus points be posted? Does it correlate somehow to statement date? Can the points be posted before the statement?
Thanks!
After your spend on the "new" platinum card. takes around 24hours to turn into a platinum.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 20, 2013, 08:16:07 PM
I upgraded a week ago.....still no 25k points showing up..... ???

Points are showing now, B"H.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MnM1130 on May 20, 2013, 08:49:29 PM
weird..  i got 24961 points posted instead of 25k.. not complaining but seems like a weird number!
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on May 20, 2013, 09:15:17 PM
weird..  i got 24961 points posted instead of 25k.. not complaining but seems like a weird number!
Probably a claw back.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 21, 2013, 12:20:43 AM
sorry so many questions but it says to pay 300 by may 30 not yet my 60 days do I pay it and then get refunded once I cancel?
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 21, 2013, 07:12:35 AM
sorry so many questions but it says to pay 300 by may 30 not yet my 60 days do I pay it and then get refunded once I cancel?
May 30th is the suggested day. You really have until the next statement closes to pay.

To answer your question, yes if you pay an annual fee they will refund it if closed on time
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 22, 2013, 10:28:40 AM
So I just got a message that the upgrade was canceled on my wife's card. Will I still get the points once I finish spending on the Gold? once I meet the threshold can I then upgrade or once it was canceled they wont let me do it again?
Got the points for my wifes Gold. Just upgraded to Plat  :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 23, 2013, 09:16:00 AM
How long should i wait (if any time at all) once my upgraded points and airline credit post to downgrade back to PRG?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 23, 2013, 09:24:56 AM
How long should i wait (if any time at all) once my upgraded points and airline credit post to downgrade back to PRG?
That
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 23, 2013, 09:25:22 AM
That
Fair enough. Thanks.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on May 23, 2013, 09:34:54 AM
In my short history with these things my finding were that everything miles/credits posted within 3-4 days but to each their own.
Downgraded back to BRG after collecting the $200 + $100 TSA + Priority Pass Card from the platinum benefits.
This is fun. lol
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: travel247 on May 23, 2013, 03:53:51 PM
What did you spend the "$200" on? Just got the 75K Gold and considering the upgrade. Do I need to finish the min. spend first? When is the $450 charged?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 23, 2013, 03:55:19 PM
What did you spend the "$200" on? Just got the 75K Gold and considering the upgrade. Do I need to finish the min. spend first? When is the $450 charged?
You need to designate an airline and you can do that by calling up.

IMO you should designate United. Their is a thread a lot more in depth on this with other options on getting the money.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: travel247 on May 23, 2013, 04:04:34 PM
Does 5k minimum spend (75k points posting) need to be met first, prior to the upgrade?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on May 23, 2013, 07:30:56 PM
Will I be able to get the airline credit if I had the platinum originally, downgraded to gold and now upgraded to platinum after seeing the 25k bonus offer when I logged in?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 23, 2013, 08:25:19 PM
Does 5k minimum spend (75k points posting) need to be met first, prior to the upgrade?
IMO, you would want to wait until those post.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on May 23, 2013, 09:00:39 PM
Will I be able to get the airline credit if I had the platinum originally, downgraded to gold and now upgraded to platinum after seeing the 25k bonus offer when I logged in?
I can't tell you for sure, but you can try PGGM (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0) method. It's free and result should appear fast.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on May 23, 2013, 09:11:59 PM
I can't tell you for sure, but you can try PGGM (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0) method. It's free and result should appear fast.
I was able to register an airline so should I assume that means I will?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: brotha123 on May 24, 2013, 01:13:40 AM
would everyone agree that if the choice is available the best time to upgrade would be at the end of December and get the 25k+ 400 in airline credits and still cancel within 60 days?? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 24, 2013, 01:24:02 AM
would everyone agree that if the choice is available the best time to upgrade would be at the end of December and get the 25k+ 400 in airline credits and still cancel within 60 days?? ;D ;D
Yes. If the opportunity is right. But no one even knows if this offer will still be around then. And even if it will be, holding onto the gold for more than a half a year for $200 is not worth it IMO. Better close the card and get the clock ticking.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 24, 2013, 08:38:59 AM
Yes. If the opportunity is right. But no one even knows if this offer will still be around then. And even if it will be, holding onto the gold for more than a half a year for $200 is not worth it IMO. Better close the card and get the clock ticking.
+1
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on May 24, 2013, 09:16:45 AM
Get the 12 month clock ticking.. right?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 24, 2013, 09:17:42 AM
Get the 12 month clock ticking.. right?
Yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TDweck on May 24, 2013, 10:14:05 AM
Any suggestions on the best free card to downgrade to from Plat?  I think I want to keep the card open for a bit.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 24, 2013, 10:15:48 AM
Any suggestions on the best free card to downgrade to from Plat?  I think I want to keep the card open for a bit.
The BRG has the first year free...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TDweck on May 24, 2013, 10:21:22 AM
The BRG has the first year free...

Upgraded from BRG.  Would be nice to have a card that I don't need to deal with AF's.  That is, if a free biz card exists.  If not, Ill go back to BRG and cancel in 9 months.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 24, 2013, 10:23:54 AM
Upgraded from BRG.  Would be nice to have a card that I don't need to deal with AF's.  That is, if a free biz card exists.  If not, Ill go back to BRG and cancel in 9 months.
If you have any personal cards which get MR points, keep the BRG until after Small Business Saturday.Then cancel to start the one year clock ticking again. Churning...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2013, 11:46:57 AM
Upgraded from BRG.  Would be nice to have a card that I don't need to deal with AF's.  That is, if a free biz card exists. If not, Ill go back to BRG and cancel in 9 months.

No such thing exists.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 24, 2013, 11:51:56 AM
Upgraded from BRG.  Would be nice to have a card that I don't need to deal with AF's.  That is, if a free biz card exists.  If not, Ill go back to BRG and cancel in 9 months.

CMIIW, when you downgrade back to BRG from PLAT they will charge you the AF.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on May 24, 2013, 12:17:15 PM
Upgraded from BRG.  Would be nice to have a card that I don't need to deal with AF's.  That is, if a free biz card exists.  If not, Ill go back to BRG and cancel in 9 months.

Just a heads up, your 12 month eligibility timer doesn't start until you cancel the card.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TDweck on May 24, 2013, 01:15:38 PM
CMIIW, when you downgrade back to BRG from PLAT they will charge you the AF.

Oh, thats a whole nother ball game.  So, I take it if I cancel the upgraded Platinum, the 12 month clock starts on both the BRG and the plat? 
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 24, 2013, 01:19:11 PM
Oh, thats a whole nother ball game.  So, I take it if I cancel the upgraded Platinum, the 12 month clock starts on both the BRG and the plat?
Yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dsw193 on May 24, 2013, 01:22:26 PM
just to clarify are you saying if I'm still in my first brg year and upgraded to platinum I Will be charged AF when reverting back to brg?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 24, 2013, 01:23:22 PM
Oh, thats a whole nother ball game.  So, I take it if I cancel the upgraded Platinum, the 12 month clock starts on both the BRG and the plat?

You said that you would get 9 more months free of BRG after you downgrade back.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: danfan5773 on May 24, 2013, 02:42:52 PM
just tried twice the link to upgrade and it said the site was unavailable anyone else had this problem.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 24, 2013, 02:43:38 PM
just to clarify are you saying if I'm still in my first brg year and upgraded to platinum I Will be charged AF when reverting back to brg?

Yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2013, 03:11:49 PM
I'm not saying it's dead now, but it was/is only a matter of time.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 24, 2013, 03:24:40 PM
I'm not saying it's dead now, but it was/is only a matter of time.

Worked when I clicked now.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Buckaroo123 on May 24, 2013, 03:52:50 PM
I just got the 50k Business gold card. Should I upgrade now since the link is working or is it best to wait until I get the 50k bonus to post?

Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 24, 2013, 03:59:52 PM
I just got the 50k Business gold card. Should I upgrade now since the link is working or is it best to wait until I get the 50k bonus to post?

Thanks

General consensus seems to be to wait.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: danfan5773 on May 26, 2013, 12:19:20 AM
is the link only good for business because i was trying for personal one
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 26, 2013, 12:44:32 AM
is the link only good for business because i was trying for personal one
Yes.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on May 26, 2013, 11:54:29 AM
I upgraded from gold to platinum, did the $200 airline credit, TSA global entry, got credited. Downgraded to gold, this all within 2 weeks. Now I see a $375 annual fee charge. PLEASE HELP!!! I thought if I downgrade within 60 days i am good!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Zevwolf on May 26, 2013, 12:26:10 PM
You get charged right away but get refunded afterward
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 27, 2013, 01:37:51 AM
got my 200$ reimbursed! Should I just close the account or is it better to downgrade? what happens to MR points if you dont have any active cards open? If I downgrade to which one? On here I read the green but when I called she told me blue...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on May 27, 2013, 09:27:43 AM
got my 200$ reimbursed! Should I just close the account or is it better to downgrade? what happens to MR points if you dont have any active cards open? If I downgrade to which one? On here I read the green but when I called she told me blue...
If you have no active MR cards, you will lose you're points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on May 27, 2013, 09:49:15 AM
Is it better to call to cancel or sm? Are retention bonuses over doing it?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 27, 2013, 12:52:34 PM
Is it better to call to cancel or sm? Are retention bonuses over doing it?
I SM'ed and they told me to call...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: CHAIM999 on May 27, 2013, 01:08:11 PM
I had a gold and green, the green w/o addnl users, the gold w/ 2 addnl users, when i used the link to upgrade, i was offered for both, so i did both, i got 25k points on both, i received Platinum cards for my self and for all addnl users (w/o any request.),
on the contracts received, for both cards, all details are the same, besides the Gold (in the past) has an AF of $450, and the Green AF of $90, both say that a addnl is $300 for Plat. $45 for gold, and when i tried to add now on both it showed me dos charges.
i was only charged a prorated charge on the old Gold only one charge (i m in my first year of gold), not on the old Green, now i would like to understand the followings

1) is there a way to get addnl. users on a Platinum w/o charge,
2) is there a Platinum for $90, and whats the difference,
3) how come i wasnt cheged for the old green at all
4) is the $200 Airline cr. per account or card
5) if i need to downgrade how fast could i upgrade when needed
6) where could i find the link to all the free launches
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ganizzy on May 27, 2013, 02:08:54 PM
i clicked on the link on page 5
it gave the information with an upgrade link. after clicking on that it brought me to a page to sign in.
after signing in, it says the system isnt working and will be updated shortly.

is it the system or is the link not working anymore?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: CHAIM999 on May 27, 2013, 02:27:20 PM
I had the same but it actually changed to Platinum, check back into your account after a wile and see it upgraded
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 27, 2013, 04:38:56 PM
i clicked on the link on page 5
it gave the information with an upgrade link. after clicking on that it brought me to a page to sign in.
after signing in, it says the system isnt working and will be updated shortly.

is it the system or is the link not working anymore?
Clear cookies , different browser and try again
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 27, 2013, 07:10:21 PM
Clear cookies , different browser and try again
On the right side you can click to directly enter the CC info. Try that, it worked for me that way.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jeckll on May 27, 2013, 08:14:05 PM
How long after upgrading, points posting, and completing PGGM should I wait before SM'ing to downgrade back to Gold? Or should I wait until after the AF posts?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 27, 2013, 08:18:09 PM
How long after upgrading, points posting, and completing PGGM should I wait before SM'ing to downgrade back to Gold? Or should I wait until after the AF posts?
If you are done, downgrade/cancel. No need to wait till AF posts.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 27, 2013, 09:13:05 PM
On the right side you can click to directly enter the CC info. Try that, it worked for me that way.
Been reported earlier that for some reason that method works better then the login side. But still sometimes you just need to clear it all up first.

Not sure if someone mentioned this yet but it worked when I was logged in to my Amex account clicked on link and the first page where you login/enter info was skipped. Not surprising and makes sense just didn't notice it written outright
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ganizzy on May 27, 2013, 11:40:18 PM
Been reported earlier that for some reason that method works better then the login side. But still sometimes you just need to clear it all up first.

Not sure if someone mentioned this yet but it worked when I was logged in to my Amex account clicked on link and the first page where you login/enter info was skipped. Not surprising and makes sense just didn't notice it written outright

thanks, i was using the first link posted on page 5.
i just tried the second link on page 6 that has the option of putting in ur number
i got approved instantly

thanks!!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Saver2000 on May 27, 2013, 11:47:30 PM
When downgrading (back) to gold, the AF is charged instantly?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 27, 2013, 11:49:43 PM
When downgrading (back) to gold, the AF is charged instantly?
AF on what. Gold doesn't have an AF first year  and you don't have the Platinum anymore
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 28, 2013, 12:07:55 AM
AF on what. Gold doesn't have an AF first year  and you don't have the Platinum anymore

When you downgrade back to Gold from Platinum you will be charged the AF, even if it's within your first year of signing up for the Gold.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dsw193 on May 28, 2013, 12:09:15 AM
When you downgrade back to Gold from Platinum you will be charged the AF, even if it's within your first year of signing up for the Gold.
speaking from experience?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 28, 2013, 12:09:49 AM
When you downgrade back to Gold from Platinum you will be charged the AF, even if it's within your first year of signing up for the Gold.
Immediately or by next statement closing?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 28, 2013, 12:20:37 AM

speaking from experience?

Friends. Is your experience contrary?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dsw193 on May 28, 2013, 12:25:27 AM
Friends. Is your experience contrary?
no. but I am about to downgrade and getting mixed reports from reading up so I'm looking for a solid answer. (I know you usually have 60 days to revert a product change)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 28, 2013, 12:37:45 AM
Friends. Is your experience contrary?
How about answering the question. As there doesn't seem to be perfect clarity on the matter

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: whYME on May 28, 2013, 12:52:11 AM
no. but I am about to downgrade and getting mixed reports from reading up so I'm looking for a solid answer.
I personally haven't downgraded yet.
I don't recall anybody saying they've actually been charged, only that Amex said they will be charged,
Vs. meshugener (and others?) being adamant that you will not actually be charged...

CMIIW...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 28, 2013, 01:57:45 AM
When you downgrade back to Gold from Platinum you will be charged the AF, even if it's within your first year of signing up for the Gold.
Bullpoop.
I did for all my five wives and none of them were charged after downgrading back to Gold within the first year.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 28, 2013, 02:03:27 AM
I did for all my five wives
What did you do to the other twelve??? I sure hope they're ok...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 28, 2013, 06:22:43 AM
Bullpoop.
I did for all my five wives and none of them were charged after downgrading back to Gold within the first year.

Ok, then I guess it's safe. I haven't tried downgrading yet but all I knew was that my friend was told by AMEX he would be charged. Glad to know its not true. Will report back if he or I actually get charged.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: far rockaway on May 28, 2013, 08:05:48 AM
I applied for the business gold last week. Just got email with offer for business platinum for 50,000 points. Can I apply for the business platinum and upgrade the gold to the platinum as well for the extra 25k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 28, 2013, 08:29:15 AM
I applied for the business gold last week. Just got email with offer for business platinum for 50,000 points. Can I apply for the business platinum and upgrade the gold to the platinum as well for the extra 25k?
I don't think you will get the signup for both cards. YMMV
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Moshe123 on May 28, 2013, 08:48:18 AM
I don't think you will get the signup for both cards. YMMV

he can't get a plat within 3 months. Upgrade is the only way to go.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 28, 2013, 08:50:53 AM
he can't get a plat within 3 months. Upgrade is the only way to go.
Thought they changed it to a year?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Moshe123 on May 28, 2013, 09:10:43 AM
Thought they changed it to a year?

Within 3 months of having a gold. That changed too?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 28, 2013, 09:21:34 AM
Within 3 months of having a gold. That changed too?
Sorry, misread your reply. Thought you were saying he can signup for a plat after 3 months. Upgrade to plat is the way to go.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 28, 2013, 12:27:24 PM
Bullpoop.
I did for all my five wives and none of them were charged after downgrading back to Gold within the first year.

I got charged.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 28, 2013, 12:29:22 PM

I got charged.

UPDATE: The friend I mentioned earlier was charged as well.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on May 28, 2013, 12:45:35 PM
What's the point of downgrading to gold. Why not just cancel?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 28, 2013, 12:46:10 PM
What's the point of downgrading to gold. Why not just cancel?
Possibly could be that if you do not get charged the AF, you can use this for SBS.
Or you don't have any other cards earning MR at the moment.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 12:48:12 PM
Better off cancelling and resetting the timer.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on May 28, 2013, 12:49:25 PM
Better off cancelling and resetting the timer.
First time I heard you say that  :P
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 28, 2013, 12:50:11 PM
Better off cancelling and resetting the timer.
Even if
Or you don't have any other cards earning MR at the moment.
Won't you not be able to transfer to airlines if you don't have one of the "higher" MR earning cards?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 12:53:24 PM
First time I heard you say that  :P
Depends if you have my luck or not I suppose.
I said it at the DDS.

Even if Won't you not be able to transfer to airlines if you don't have one of the "higher" MR earning cards?
So transfer or sell them first.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: CHAIM999 on May 28, 2013, 01:04:44 PM
I had a gold and green, the green w/o addnl users, the gold w/ 2 addnl users, when i used the link to upgrade, i was offered for both, so i did both, i got 25k points on both, i received Platinum cards for my self and for all addnl users (w/o any request.),
on the contracts received, for both cards, all details are the same, besides the Gold (in the past) has an AF of $450, and the Green AF of $90, both say that a addnl is $300 for Plat. $45 for gold, and when i tried to add now on both it showed me dos charges.
i was only charged a prorated charge on the old Gold only one charge (i m in my first year of gold), not on the old Green, now i would like to understand the followings

1) is there a way to get addnl. users on a Platinum w/o charge,
2) is there a Platinum for $90, and whats the difference,
3) how come i wasn't charged for the old green at all
4) is the $200 Airline cr. per account or card - per account
5) if i need to downgrade how fast could i upgrade when needed
6) where could i find the link to all the free launches


is any one familiar with Platinum charges / rules?
1) as per Card Agreement all Charges most be for Business even from Addnl users, so all must be workers?
2) as per Card Agreement gift cards are excluded from this $20 cr., so whats is actually called "incidental air travel fees"
 
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 28, 2013, 01:33:38 PM
How about answering the question. As there doesn't seem to be perfect clarity on the matter
:o

If there was confusion here it's coming from your end.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Saver2000 on May 28, 2013, 01:40:01 PM

is any one familiar with Platinum charges / rules?
1) as per Card Agreement all Charges most be for Business even from Addnl users, so all must be workers?
2) as per Card Agreement gift cards are excluded from this $20 cr., so whats is actually called "incidental air travel fees"
 
. . It also against the card agreement to sell the points.

Btw why this thread??
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: far rockaway on May 28, 2013, 01:55:10 PM
he can't get a plat within 3 months. Upgrade is the only way to go.

I can't get a business platinum card within 3 months of getting a BGR?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on May 28, 2013, 02:42:03 PM
Upgraded from link on this thread's wiki. Approved instantly.
SM-ed to post my pending points earlier. After the first statement. Success.
Moved all points to British. Waiting for 25K more ...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 28, 2013, 04:01:05 PM
I got charged.
For the Gold membership or for Plat membership?

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 28, 2013, 04:19:09 PM
For the Gold membership or for Plat membership?

Upon review, it seems I spoke to soon. Looks like I was charged $225, which means it was for Plat, not Gold.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on May 28, 2013, 04:23:57 PM
Best to cancel as soon as possible anyway to restart the 12 month timer no?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jeckll on May 28, 2013, 05:45:54 PM
So what's the best move for those of us who have upgraded, got points posted, and PGGM'ed lately? SM downgrade? Cancel?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yossi4k on May 28, 2013, 07:03:30 PM
I have an AU on my gold, what will happen if I upgrade then downgrade/cancel?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 28, 2013, 07:29:29 PM
Upon review, it seems I spoke to soon. Looks like I was charged $225, which means it was for Plat, not Gold.
I dont understand, is the fee for the difference btwn the BRG fee and the plat?
is it refundable/prorated if canceled within 60 from upgrade or do they count from BRG start?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 28, 2013, 08:12:12 PM
Upon review, it seems I spoke to soon. Looks like I was charged $225, which means it was for Plat, not Gold.
So as of now we only have one member who said that his friend told him that we was charged the fee, - which could be either, 1) as AJK was, mistaking with the Plat fee, or 2) he's not within the first year of Gold membership.

Or maybe he has extremely unlucky friends.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on May 28, 2013, 08:14:02 PM
So as of now we only have one member who said that his friend told him that we was charged the fee, - which could be either, 1) as AJK was, mistaking with the Plat fee, or 2) he's not within the first year of Gold membership.

Or maybe he has extremely unlucky friends.

Not sure what his fee was, he doesn't seem to be too sure himself. He certainly is within one year though. Will report back when I downgrade my own card.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 28, 2013, 08:20:09 PM
Aha, he's not sure himself.
And then they say meshugner is meshuga.

When will you guys learn to trust meshugner?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 28, 2013, 08:32:38 PM
What did you do to the other twelve??? I sure hope they're ok...
Thanks for asking, they're doing just fine, just waiting for this:
I know what comes after same sex merriage is finally legalized: man to dog. It would be discriminating if you deny me marriage license once I fell in love with my dog. At that stage my dog should have a SS# for 1040 "married filling jointly". So I'll start build him a good credit report.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on May 28, 2013, 08:35:25 PM
Aha, he's not sure himself.
And then they say meshugner is meshuga.

When will you guys learn to trust meshugner?


When  meshugner will trust meshugner the meshuganas will trust meshugner
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 28, 2013, 08:38:03 PM
Aha, he's not sure himself.
And then they say meshugner is meshuga.

When will you guys learn to trust meshugner?
I trust you.
Now, is the 225 Plat fee refundable within 60 days of upgrade?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 28, 2013, 08:40:00 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mmermss on May 29, 2013, 09:08:44 AM
Had a PRG, paid AF, after 8 months of having the card I upgraded to a platinum card.  So amex reimbursed me $30 for the original PRG AF.  Now I got the 25k for upgrading to a platinum.  I see in my statement a charge of $75 for "Annual Membership".

What is that Annual Membership? Why is it only $75?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 29, 2013, 09:24:35 AM
Why did you pay the AF in first place? Isn't the PRG supposed to be free for the first year?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mmermss on May 29, 2013, 09:59:59 AM
Why did you pay the AF in first place? Isn't the PRG supposed to be free for the first year?

Your right.  Not my credit card...helping out someone and I came into the picture a few months after he upgraded it to a Platinum. Found out the PRG was over a year old.  He paid the AF and got reimbursed some of it when upgraded.

Now the question is what is the $75 Annual Membership fee?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 29, 2013, 10:02:24 AM
Prorated Plat fee?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 29, 2013, 10:05:03 AM
Bullpoop.
I did for all my five wives and none of them were charged after downgrading back to Gold within the first year.
Any benefit in keeping it open .

I just closed all my wives cards and kept it simple.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 29, 2013, 10:09:40 AM
Some cards have some benefits for some people.

I didn't cancel any of my family's cards.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sillypainter on May 29, 2013, 10:14:15 AM
I just got approved for the upgrade. The 50K original sign up bonus has not posted yet because I just signed up for the gold, is this a problem?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Zevwolf on May 29, 2013, 10:14:59 AM
@mmermss you got 25k for upgrading prg i thought its only for business?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mittenfingerz on May 29, 2013, 12:12:47 PM
Wondering if someone could tell me does spend done on an AU card count towards min spend for a signup bonus with AMEX?  Gonna guess yes, but just want to confirm before I follow through.  Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on May 29, 2013, 12:14:49 PM
Wondering if someone could tell me does spend done on an AU card count towards min spend for a signup bonus with AMEX?  Gonna guess yes, but just want to confirm before I follow through.  Thanks
Yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mittenfingerz on May 29, 2013, 12:22:09 PM
Great.  Now the real gamble.  5k through GW for the 75k BGR bonus.  It will be the easiest, cleanest way if it works.  If it doesn't, then at least I have a good datapoint to share, and there are plenty of other ways to meet the spend.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 29, 2013, 12:24:28 PM
Great.  Now the real gamble.  5k through GW for the 75k BGR bonus.  It will be the easiest, cleanest way if it works.  If it doesn't, then at least I have a good datapoint to share, and there are plenty of other ways to meet the spend.
You may get shut down/banned from Google for it though...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Moshe123 on May 29, 2013, 12:27:59 PM
Great.  Now the real gamble.  5k through GW for the 75k BGR bonus.  It will be the easiest, cleanest way if it works.  If it doesn't, then at least I have a good datapoint to share, and there are plenty of other ways to meet the spend.

Thanks for trying.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mmermss on May 29, 2013, 12:28:43 PM
@mmermss you got 25k for upgrading prg i thought its only for business?
I guess not  :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Moshe123 on May 29, 2013, 12:45:14 PM
I guess not  :)

Will you get the bonus even if I had a platinum in the last year? Does it reset the year?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mmermss on May 29, 2013, 01:00:17 PM
Will you get the bonus even if I had a platinum in the last year? Does it reset the year?
I don't know if I will get the bonus if you had a platinum  ::)
I don't know if it resets.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 01:17:34 PM
Great.  Now the real gamble.  5k through GW for the 75k BGR bonus.  It will be the easiest, cleanest way if it works.  If it doesn't, then at least I have a good datapoint to share, and there are plenty of other ways to meet the spend.

#suicide
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on May 29, 2013, 01:19:09 PM
Yeah best to do it in small increments spread out lol
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Moshe123 on May 29, 2013, 01:30:52 PM
I don't know if I will get the bonus if you had a platinum  ::)
I don't know if it resets.

#typo

Anyway, what's the link to use?
It's available even if I had the platinum within the last year?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 29, 2013, 02:51:32 PM
If I upgraded to Plat 2 weeks ago, did the PGGM, the 25k points and airline credit has come through online, but billing cycle isn't over - can/should I already downgrade/cancel or do I need to wait?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 29, 2013, 02:51:41 PM
I dont think this whole game is for me!! I just called Amex to downgrade from plat and they said to do the green card. She said as soon as they credit me for the plat they will deduct 95$ I thought first year is free...? Should I just transfer out all my points and close the account?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 03:04:37 PM
I dont think this whole game is for me!! I just called Amex to downgrade from plat and they said to do the green card. She said as soon as they credit me for the plat they will deduct 95$ I thought first year is free...? Should I just transfer out all my points and close the account?

If this flusters you, then you may be right ;)

If you're not coming from a Gold card (where the first year is free), I believe they charge the fee of whatever card your downgrading to.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 29, 2013, 03:10:15 PM
I am coming from a gold card- should I call back?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 29, 2013, 03:16:12 PM
chatting them now...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 29, 2013, 03:21:28 PM
They chatted back that for product change the free first year will not apply. It is only for new applications. I told them to switch me to that vs green card since I prob have better luck of not being charged that way...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2013, 03:32:11 PM
So just close it
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 29, 2013, 03:36:09 PM
Then I lose all the points. So I asked to transfer the points to my husbands account but they said that is illegal unless I put myself on his account.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2013, 03:58:55 PM
Then I lose all the points. So I asked to transfer the points to my husbands account but they said that is illegal unless I put myself on his account.
So add yourself as an AU on his account.
Or transfer the points to miles.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 29, 2013, 04:05:36 PM
trying to do that now...Does that mean I have to open a card under him? they want $50 for that...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 29, 2013, 04:06:04 PM
and thanks so much for the help!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2013, 04:27:09 PM
trying to do that now...Does that mean I have to open a card under him? they want $50 for that...
Ask if there's a free AU card you can open under him.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 05:06:02 PM
I am coming from a gold card- should I call back?

First year of Gold card?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 29, 2013, 07:39:33 PM
First year of Gold card?

Same here.
I opened my Gold card 3 months ago, upgraded to Plat, tried downgrading to Gold and was told I'd be charged AF.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 07:49:46 PM
Same here.
I opened my Gold card 3 months ago, upgraded to Plat, tried downgrading to Gold and was told I'd be charged AF.

Yes, that's what they say...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 29, 2013, 09:16:44 PM
Yes, that's what they say...

Are you saying that they really won't end up charging the fee?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on May 29, 2013, 11:16:27 PM
Are you saying that they really won't end up charging the fee?

they will but if you fight with them a rep will likely manually add a credit as an adjustment
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 30, 2013, 12:33:59 AM
yeah they told me that they will deduct the 175 gold fee from the credit for the plat card...Its prob safer to just pay 50 and go under my husbands card... They said I have 30 days after i close my card to transfer the points so maybe I can transfer them to an airline that wont expire...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 30, 2013, 07:31:23 AM
yeah they told me that they will deduct the 175 gold fee from the credit for the plat card...Its prob safer to just pay 50 and go under my husbands card... They said I have 30 days after i close my card to transfer the points so maybe I can transfer them to an airline that wont expire...
iv never heard of the thirty day rule, you have it in writing?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MamaRochel on May 30, 2013, 09:47:39 AM
no but 2 different agents told me that...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: meshugener on May 30, 2013, 09:48:58 AM
And two different DDFers told you otherwise.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 10:49:27 AM
no but 2 different agents told me that...
I did for all my five wives and none of them were charged after downgrading back to Gold within the first year.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 10:50:45 AM
BTW, if anyone is going the closing route, first transfer to the Green card and scoop up another 5k MR. Worked for me...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 10:56:52 AM
@mmermss you got 25k for upgrading prg i thought its only for business?
Targeted...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 30, 2013, 11:25:25 AM
BTW, if anyone is going the closing route, first transfer to the Green card and scoop up another 5k MR. Worked for me...

5k for what?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TDweck on May 30, 2013, 11:30:03 AM
Do you get charged the AF when downgrading to the Green Card or do you have a year?  AKA, are you paying $95 for those 5k points
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 11:30:39 AM
5k for what?
I first downgraded to the Green and then shut the card. They gave me an additional 5k for the Green. I didn't ask any questions... :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 11:31:35 AM
Do you get charged the AF when downgrading to the Green Card or do you have a year?  AKA, are you paying $95 for those 5k points
I said "for those going the closing route"... i.e. not planing on keeping the card open.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2013, 11:42:19 AM
I first downgraded to the Green and then shut the card. They gave me an additional 5k for the Green. I didn't ask any questions... :)
They offered 5K to keep it open as a green?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on May 30, 2013, 12:05:54 PM
I said "for those going the closing route"... i.e. not planing on keeping the card open.
The question is why won't you get charged a $95 fee for having the green card the same way you would get charged $175 for the Gold.
They offered 5K to keep it open as a green?
IIRC you always get 5k for the green card, even if you downgrade to it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on May 30, 2013, 12:06:48 PM
IIRC you always get 5k for the green card, even if you downgrade to it.

News to me. Good to know.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 01:45:36 PM
They offered 5K to keep it open as a green?
It just posted (just like the 25k for the plat upgrade).
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 01:49:30 PM
The question is why won't you get charged a $95 fee for having the green card the same way you would get charged $175 for the Gold.
You would. That's why i closed right away. To simplify: upgraded the BRG to the plat, got 25k and $200, downgraded to the Green and got another 5k, then closed the card and got the plat AF back. This is not my first time writing about this. Must have gone unnoticed last time.
IIRC you always get 5k for the green card, even if you downgrade to it.
+1 IME.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TDweck on May 30, 2013, 02:37:24 PM
I am reading many different experiences on downgrading back to BRG regarding the AF.  Did they used to not charge and now they do?  Something an SM can take care of?  Id like to keep the card open a while longer, since its my first biz card and id be closing it 2 months after opening it. YMMV?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 02:47:15 PM
I am reading many different experiences on downgrading back to BRG regarding the AF.  Did they used to not charge and now they do?  Something an SM can take care of?  Id like to keep the card open a while longer, since its my first biz card and id be closing it 2 months after opening it. YMMV?
The reps will tell you that after downgrading you will be charged an AF, but most (actual) reports indicate that not being so.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 30, 2013, 03:42:01 PM
I transferred my Amex Biz Plat points to my personal Blue MR account (which I always keep, since there is no annual fee).
Then I canceled the Plat.
Now I can't transfer the points to other FF programs (as Blue MR points don't transfer), but I assume if in the near future I open a personal Plat or Gold - even these points (which are currently Blue MR) could be transferred along with the new ones.
Am I correct in this?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 30, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
BTW, if anyone is going the closing route, first transfer to the Green card and scoop up another 5k MR. Worked for me...

1 - Do you have any idea why they'd give 5k points for downgrading from Plat to Green?
2 - Have others experienced this as well?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TDweck on May 30, 2013, 03:51:41 PM
1 - Do you have any idea why they'd give 5k points for downgrading from Plat to Green?
2 - Have others experienced this as well?

the standard sign up bonus for the green card is 5k. 
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 30, 2013, 04:11:56 PM
the standard sign up bonus for the green card is 5k.

After switching from Plat to Green, do you have to ask for the 5k or is it automatic?
Also, do you have spend on the card first?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 04:17:53 PM
After switching from Plat to Green, do you have to ask for the 5k or is it automatic?
Also, do you have spend on the card first?
Automatic. No.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 04:19:49 PM
the standard sign up bonus for the green card is 5k.
This ain't no sign-up.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TDweck on May 30, 2013, 04:26:17 PM
This ain't no sign-up.

in the credit card tab in my amex account, it lists 5k bonus for green card.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 30, 2013, 04:28:29 PM
in the credit card tab in my amex account, it lists 5k bonus for green card.
Yes, but it's a transfer, not a sign-up. The only card i can think of that you get a bonus for a transfer.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: rediplus on May 30, 2013, 11:19:28 PM
ive been trying this link for a few days now and keep getting the following message

We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card.

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on May 30, 2013, 11:58:11 PM
ive been trying this link for a few days now and keep getting the following message

We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card.
Are you trying to login on the left side? Try entering the card info on the right.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on May 31, 2013, 01:28:09 AM
Are you trying to login on the left side? Try entering the card info on the right.
+1

Or log into your account and then click on the link.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: PETERP on May 31, 2013, 05:08:28 AM
Yes, but it's a transfer, not a sign-up. The only card i can think of that you get a bonus for a transfer.


Biz Blue I got 10k MR for product change from Biz DL via membership consultant ( fancy name for retentions )
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on May 31, 2013, 07:46:26 AM
143K Avios in total from the BGR deal - "That's the way I like it!" :)

Got my 25K, transferred immediately.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 31, 2013, 03:56:52 PM
the standard sign up bonus for the green card is 5k.

Any idea how long after switching Plat to Green do the 5k points usually post?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 31, 2013, 04:08:49 PM
Any idea how long after switching Plat to Green do the 5k points usually post?
A day or two, IME.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on May 31, 2013, 04:17:09 PM
A day or two, IME.
What to do with 5K points?...
They can't be transferred to for example airlines as I understand (assuming no other gold/plat card remains...)

Upgrade back to gold after green with 5K? To make them sick of us :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 31, 2013, 04:56:18 PM
What to do with 5K points?...
They can't be transferred to for example airlines as I understand (assuming no other gold/plat card remains...)

Upgrade back to gold after green with 5K? To make them sick of us :)
Personally, i had a PRG on the same MR account, so no issues.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2013, 04:57:53 PM
Green transfer to airlines.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 31, 2013, 05:02:32 PM
I just got my bill and on it there was a charge for a $375 prorated annual fee. Downgraded back to Gold no problem.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: lad on May 31, 2013, 05:14:06 PM
I just got my bill and on it there was a charge for a $375 prorated annual fee. Downgraded back to Gold no problem.
Is there a link to do this online (downgrade) or do I have to call? Seem like they'll tell you to call when trying to do it via SM.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 31, 2013, 05:22:23 PM
Is there a link to do this online (downgrade) or do I have to call? Seem like they'll tell you to call when trying to do it via SM.
I called
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 31, 2013, 05:36:29 PM
I just got my bill and on it there was a charge for a $375 prorated annual fee. Downgraded back to Gold no problem.

The charge was because you upgraded to Plat?
After you downgraded, they waived the entire $375?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on May 31, 2013, 05:36:59 PM
The charge was because you upgraded to Plat?
After you downgraded, they waived the entire $375?
Yes and yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 31, 2013, 05:38:13 PM
Yes and yes
Cool.
I upgraded to Plat for 2 weeks, and then downgraded to Green.
Wonder what fee, if any, will show up on my statement.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: lad on May 31, 2013, 05:54:17 PM
Cool.
I upgraded to Plat for 2 weeks, and then downgraded to Green.
Wonder what fee, if any, will show up on my statement.

Yeah, I got the pro-rated annual fee after I upgraded to Plat last week as well.
I'm debating whether to downgrade to Green or just close the account (after transferring out the points of course).

My free first year is ending in about 2 months and I wonder if downgrading to Green will reset that counter. Anybody knows?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on May 31, 2013, 05:57:54 PM
Green transfer to airlines.
Thanks for clarification.
I must downgrade to Green then... Extra $50+ (5k points...)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 31, 2013, 06:09:24 PM
Thanks for clarification.
I must downgrade to Green then... Extra $50+ (5k points...)

Why $50?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 31, 2013, 07:10:31 PM
Cool.
I upgraded to Plat for 2 weeks, and then downgraded to Green.
Wonder what fee, if any, will show up on my statement.
Prob. $95 for the Green.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on May 31, 2013, 08:00:30 PM
Prob. $95 for the Green.

And if I cancel soon after, can I get that refunded?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on May 31, 2013, 08:05:47 PM
And if I cancel soon after, can I get that refunded?
Thanks.
Yup.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on May 31, 2013, 10:32:23 PM
Why $50?
My very conservative valuation of 5K points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 01, 2013, 02:20:14 AM
You need to cancel green, gold, platinum to reset the timer
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 01, 2013, 10:38:28 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs here or in the $200 Airline Credit thread.

I had the Gold, upgraded to Plat and then did the PGGM.
$200 credit showed up online on May 20, but no bill was cut yet.
I then downgraded to Green on May 29, before the bill was cut.
Now (on June 1) I see they clawed back the $200 credit.
Is this because I downgraded to Green to quickly?
Any advice?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 01, 2013, 11:27:19 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs here or in the $200 Airline Credit thread.

I had the Gold, upgraded to Plat and then did the PGGM.
$200 credit showed up online on May 20, but no bill was cut yet.
I then downgraded to Green on May 29, before the bill was cut.
Now (on June 1) I see they clawed back the $200 credit.
Is this because I downgraded to Green to quickly?
Any advice?
Thanks.
Dunno but definitely fight for it...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 02, 2013, 02:38:06 AM
Dunno but definitely fight for it...
It's very hard to fight for a PGGM credit...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 02, 2013, 02:58:05 PM
Got BG & 75K MR w/$10K spend.  Did that quick Platinum upgrade link & $1 spend for 25K more MR.  Just bought UAL $200+ in Gift Certificates.  3 days later $200 credit posted.  Now, how long to either downgrade (green or gold?) or transfer MR points to airline & cancel AmEx?  What's the latest "best" scenario?  Thanks everyone! :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 02, 2013, 03:13:26 PM
Got BG & 75K MR w/$10K spend.  Did that quick Platinum upgrade link & $1 spend for 25K more MR.  Just bought UAL $200+ in Gift Certificates.  3 days later $200 credit posted.  Now, how long to either downgrade (green or gold?) or transfer MR points to airline & cancel AmEx?  What's the latest "best" scenario?  Thanks everyone! :)
Depends what you are doing with your points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 02, 2013, 03:16:44 PM
Depends what you are doing with your points.
Very good point.  I tried to be thorough in request, apologize for this omission.  All points are used for annual family trip to Japan.  I am extremely indebted to this group for allowing our family to enjoy this regular trip.  This is an exceptional group of people!  I transfer all MR to an airline such as ANA.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 02, 2013, 03:18:33 PM
Very good point.  I tried to be thorough in request, apologize for this omission.  All points are used for annual family trip to Japan.  I am extremely indebted to this group for allowing our family to enjoy this regular trip.  This is an exceptional group of people!  I transfer all MR to an airline such as ANA.  Thank you.
If you know which airline you are transferring the miles to, then transfer the points and get the clock ticking. 
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 02, 2013, 07:42:37 PM
Understood.  Makes sense but then opportunity for capturing a higher ratio of MR:Miles is lost when they have a promotion.  Usually I wait until the AF is due to close out the account.  I'm hearing that some are getting 5K MR for reducing Platinum to Green card....may try that.  Thank you!  ;)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 02, 2013, 10:25:41 PM
Understood.  Makes sense but then opportunity for capturing a higher ratio of MR:Miles is lost when they have a promotion.  Usually I wait until the AF is due to close out the account.  I'm hearing that some are getting 5K MR for reducing Platinum to Green card....may try that.  Thank you!  ;)
You have calculate for yourself, is it worth waiting for a 30-50% promo and get a couple extra thousand miles or reset the clock and get a 75k bonus (your choice ;)).
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on June 02, 2013, 10:50:49 PM
You have calculate for yourself, is it worth waiting for a 30-50% promo and get a couple extra thousand miles or reset the clock and get a 75k bonus (your choice ;)).
75k is not always around.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 02, 2013, 11:32:38 PM
Any idea how long after switching Plat to Green do the 5k points usually post?
A day or two, IME.

It's been 4 days, yet no 5k.....
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 02, 2013, 11:48:08 PM
It's been 4 days, yet no 5k.....
I guess we need some more data points. Anyone else do the Green-stopover?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on June 03, 2013, 10:42:19 AM
2 q's

1) if i upgrade my biz gold to a biz plat can i then get a biz plat a few months later or does this count as having one.

2) is the Mercedes-Benz card separate from the plat biz and personal
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: noturbizniss on June 03, 2013, 12:00:45 PM


2) is the Mercedes-Benz card separate from the plat biz and personal
Yes it is. Excluding the new terms about "If you are identified as a current American Express cardmember", it is a different family.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on June 03, 2013, 12:16:32 PM
Yes it is. Excluding the new terms about "If you are identified as a current American Express cardmember", it is a different family.

so wud i get the points if i had a card b4?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mittenfingerz on June 03, 2013, 12:21:23 PM
Sorry if this has been answered before.  How do you transfer the MR points from one card to another?  For example, I have points with a Platinum card I am about to close, and I want to transfer those points to BGR I am keeping.  I searched google for 15min and could not find the answer.  I suck at google  :(
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on June 03, 2013, 12:22:14 PM
Sorry if this has been answered before.  How do you transfer the MR points from one card to another?  For example, I have points with a Platinum card I am about to close, and I want to transfer those points to BGR I am keeping.  I searched google for 15min and could not find the answer.  I suck at google  :(
You should try searching here instead of Google  ;)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on June 03, 2013, 12:22:58 PM
Sorry if this has been answered before.  How do you transfer the MR points from one card to another?  For example, I have points with a Platinum card I am about to close, and I want to transfer those points to BGR I am keeping.  I searched google for 15min and could not find the answer.  I suck at google  :(

if both cards are under the same account, the points from both are in there, so u can close down the card without worrying about losing the points, since u have another open card
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on June 03, 2013, 12:28:44 PM
Sorry if this has been answered before.  How do you transfer the MR points from one card to another?  For example, I have points with a Platinum card I am about to close, and I want to transfer those points to BGR I am keeping.  I searched google for 15min and could not find the answer.  I suck at google  :(

If they are part of the same MR account (just logon to see), then no transfer is necessary.

If they are not, just SM a rep to combine the two accounts.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mittenfingerz on June 03, 2013, 12:33:24 PM
if both cards are under the same account, the points from both are in there, so u can close down the card without worrying about losing the points, since u have another open card
If they are part of the same MR account (just logon to see), then no transfer is necessary.

If they are not, just SM a rep to combine the two accounts.

Thanks guys exactly what I needed to know.  Points are in different MR accounts so will SM to combine now.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: PETERP on June 03, 2013, 01:00:08 PM
Thanks guys exactly what I needed to know.  Points are in different MR accounts so will SM to combine now.


According to some its beneficial to have more than one MR account. Not sure I believe all
I read .
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on June 04, 2013, 06:04:23 PM
did any one have a problem downgrading back from the business platinum to the gold business they wont to charge me for going back even the firs year is free ?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on June 04, 2013, 06:33:43 PM
did any one have a problem downgrading back from the business platinum to the gold business they wont to charge me for going back even the firs year is free ?

You can start reading from here onward....

When downgrading (back) to gold, the AF is charged instantly?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on June 04, 2013, 07:11:30 PM
I received the Regus Gold card because I upgraded to the platinum. The question is, if I downgraded back to the gold card would I still be able to use the Regus card at the lounges? Do they ask for you Platinum card?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on June 05, 2013, 11:44:06 AM
I SM'd Amex to have my 25k expedited and they answered that they cannot expedite because the "system" does not allow them to. Should I call up?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on June 05, 2013, 11:44:49 AM
still havent got an answer. by upgrading my gold to plat does that now count as if i had the biz plat?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on June 05, 2013, 11:49:25 AM
still havent got an answer. by upgrading my gold to plat does that now count as if i had the biz plat?

Whats the difference? Gold and Plat are in the same category with regard to receiving future sign up bonuses.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on June 05, 2013, 11:51:26 AM
Whats the difference? Gold and Plat are in the same category with regard to receiving future sign up bonuses.

ah good call, that answer it for me   thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 05, 2013, 12:30:26 PM
Whats the difference? Gold and Plat are in the same category with regard to receiving future sign up bonuses.
-1
T&C usually stipulates 12 months for that specific card and 90 days for a card from the same family.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 05, 2013, 12:43:14 PM
-1
T&C usually stipulates 12 months for that specific card and 90 days for a card from the same family.
-1

Not with Amex business.
Title: Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 05, 2013, 03:35:22 PM
Probably a claw back.
I sent an SM and asked for them to even it out to 1000.
They gave me 4 courtesy points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 05, 2013, 03:51:48 PM
Thanks guys exactly what I needed to know.  Points are in different MR accounts so will SM to combine now.
if both cards are under the same account, the points from both are in there, so u can close down the card without worrying about losing the points, since u have another open card
-1
Not if they are diff. MR numbers
Sorry if this has been answered before.  How do you transfer the MR points from one card to another?  For example, I have points with a Platinum card I am about to close, and I want to transfer those points to BGR I am keeping.  I searched google for 15min and could not find the answer.  I suck at google  :(
Just SM them to transfer the points.
P.S. Never merge them before you get your sign up bonus!
I had to fight for months after they lost both bonuses (50 + 25)  >:(
Very annoying  ::) so wait till one posts. then SM to transfer the points and that will cause the pending points to post!  ;)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 05, 2013, 03:58:40 PM
... so wait till one posts. then SM to transfer the points and that will cause the pending points to post!  ;)
are you transferring pending points?.. (just for my education on the matter :) )
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 05, 2013, 04:04:20 PM
are you transferring pending points?.. (just for my education on the matter :) )
NO. Read the posts
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on June 05, 2013, 04:19:59 PM
 I just downgrade from the platinum to the business and the rep told me I wont get any charge on my account after calling 3 times I made it .
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 05, 2013, 04:25:58 PM
I just downgrade from the platinum to the business and ...
Downgraded to Business Gold Rewards?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 05, 2013, 07:16:31 PM
-1

Not with Amex business.
Twelve month wait after having any "member of the family"? You sure?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 05, 2013, 07:22:36 PM
Twelve month wait after having any "member of the family"? You sure?
Yes.

You can look for yourself if you don't believe me.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 05, 2013, 07:38:01 PM
Yes.

You can look for yourself if you don't believe me.
I fully trust you :). Just haven't applied for an Amex biz card lately...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mendy704 on June 07, 2013, 10:37:30 AM
I guess we need some more data points. Anyone else do the Green-stopover?
I got the brg then upgraded to platinum after meeting the spend threshold. I spent a dollar and 25k posted 2 days later. I did the PGGM and the credit posted a few days later. I then downgraded to green and the 5k posted after spending $1. Thanx for the tip.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 07, 2013, 10:48:55 AM
Did you downgrade to green via telephone or secure message?  Also, is there an AF when you go green?  :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mendy704 on June 07, 2013, 11:05:17 AM
I downgraded via SM. I haven't been charged an AF yet though I'm sure I will if I don't cancel.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 07, 2013, 11:13:04 AM
I got the brg then upgraded to platinum after meeting the spend threshold. I spent a dollar and 25k posted 2 days later. I did the PGGM and the credit posted a few days later. I then downgraded to green and the 5k posted after spending $1. Thanx for the tip.

Is there a link to downgrade to green afterwards to get the 5k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 07, 2013, 11:27:43 AM
Is there a link to downgrade to green afterwards to get the 5k?
No. You SM or call.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 07, 2013, 11:28:59 AM
is there an AF when you go green?  :)
Yep. $95. But this is only meant for those who intent on closing anyway.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 07, 2013, 11:30:18 AM
I then downgraded to green and the 5k posted after spending $1.
I don't think you have to spend. The 5k posted by me without spending.

Thanx for the tip.
Np.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 07, 2013, 11:56:37 AM
So there's no upgrade or downgrade link for the Green 5k points? I just meet spend on BGR, upgrade to Plat, get my 25k and $200 credit, and then SM to downgrade to Green and get an automatic 5k extra points?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 07, 2013, 12:00:34 PM
So there's no upgrade or downgrade link for the Green 5k points? I just meet spend on BGR, upgrade to Plat, get my 25k and $200 credit, and then SM to downgrade to Green and get an automatic 5k extra points?
Correct.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 07, 2013, 12:07:02 PM
Ty
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dsw193 on June 07, 2013, 12:23:46 PM
What's the $35 annual fee credit and charge that I got after downgrading back to bgr? And when do they refund the $375? Tia
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MrsZev on June 07, 2013, 01:24:59 PM
I have a BRG that I need to handle. It's a casualty of my noob-ness, AF posted about a month back and I've hemmed and hawed on what to do. I tried calling for retention... no offer.

Should I upgrade to Plat, then to Green, then close now? Is there a downside to this, considering I need to get rid of it one way or another?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 07, 2013, 01:59:09 PM
I don't think you have to spend. The 5k posted by me without spending.

When did the 5k post - 1-2 days after your account shows the card as Green, or 1-2 days after activating the new Green card received in the mail?
There can be a full week in between.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 07, 2013, 02:09:22 PM
When did the 5k post - 1-2 days after your account shows the card as Green, or 1-2 days after activating the new Green card received in the mail?
There can be a full week in between.
Thanks.
IME.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 07, 2013, 02:11:13 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs here or in the $200 Airline Credit thread.

I had the Gold, upgraded to Plat and then did the PGGM.
$200 credit showed up online on May 20, but no bill was cut yet.
I then downgraded to Green on May 29, before the bill was cut.
Now (on June 1) I see they clawed back the $200 credit.
Is this because I downgraded to Green to quickly?
Any advice?
Thanks.

Update. It was not a claw-back.
I just received a check in the mail.
I though it was a claw-back since online it showed -$200, but I guess they cut a check.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 07, 2013, 02:12:07 PM
IME.

Hmm....I did that over a week ago, activated the physical Green card two days ago...yet, no 5k.
Should I call?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 07, 2013, 02:16:23 PM
Hmm....I did that over a week ago, activated the physical Green card two days ago...yet, no 5k.
Should I call?
And tell them what?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 07, 2013, 02:21:49 PM
Update. It was not a claw-back.
I just received a check in the mail.
I though it was a claw-back since online it showed -$200, but I guess they cut a check.
Interesting, as I'm planning to downgrade before the first platinum statement too.

What about Green's AF? Did it post to you?

Consensus about downgrading back to BRG is that no annual fee for the first year continues.

I plan to keep downgraded version for extra couple of months...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on June 07, 2013, 02:54:52 PM
 I downgrade back to BRG and I was not charged .
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 07, 2013, 03:03:32 PM
I downgrade back to BRG and I was not charged .
how much time passed after your downgrade? Have you had your first BGR statement after the downgrade already?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 07, 2013, 04:15:54 PM
And tell them what?

That there's a 5k bonus when switching to Green.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 07, 2013, 04:16:50 PM
What about Green's AF? Did it post to you?

So far, not.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 07, 2013, 04:18:24 PM
That there's a 5k bonus when switching to Green.
Says who?
If indeed it's official policy, then by all means. But if not, there's no need to kill a good thing.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 07, 2013, 04:19:24 PM
Says who?
If indeed it's official policy, then by all means. But if not, there's no need to kill a good thing.

I hear you.
I thought it was official policy.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 07, 2013, 04:25:23 PM
I hear you.
I thought it was official policy.
May very well be. Just make sure first.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 07, 2013, 04:35:24 PM
May very well be. Just make sure first.
How exactly? By asking Amex CS?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 07, 2013, 04:50:45 PM
How exactly? By asking Amex CS?
I wouldn't trust a CSR. I would want to see it in writing first.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on June 07, 2013, 06:09:15 PM
1 statement has past and no charg
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Zevwolf on June 07, 2013, 07:02:41 PM
Does green transfer to the same airlines like the gold?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2013, 07:14:26 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mrrickva on June 07, 2013, 09:06:25 PM
In respect to the $200 airline credit, the terms and conditions on the upgrade site now refer to reimbursing 'incidental' charges, specifically "...Airline tickets, upgrades, mileage points purchases, mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, duty free purchases, and award tickets are not deemed to be incidental fees..." Comments?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 08, 2013, 09:46:43 PM
In respect to the $200 airline credit, the terms and conditions on the upgrade site now refer to reimbursing 'incidental' charges, specifically "...Airline tickets, upgrades, mileage points purchases, mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, duty free purchases, and award tickets are not deemed to be incidental fees..." Comments?
What is there to comment on? The fact is it works.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 08, 2013, 10:41:37 PM
Upgraded to plat but did not yet receive the physical card, on the profile its plat. To early to do a PGGM?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mendy704 on June 09, 2013, 12:12:08 AM
no, i did it with no problem a week before i got the actual card
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 09, 2013, 12:14:53 AM
Upgraded to plat but did not yet receive the physical card, on the profile its plat. To early to do a PGGM?
you are fine, go ahead. You don't need activated platinum plastic for that.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 09, 2013, 12:16:47 AM
Upgraded to plat but did not yet receive the physical card, on the profile its plat. To early to do a PGGM?
As soon as you can assign an airline, you're good to go. You don't need the physical card.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ItzikJones on June 09, 2013, 01:31:27 AM
Can the card still be used for lounge access once it's cancelled? I've heard conflicting reports.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 09, 2013, 01:32:32 AM
Can the card still be used for lounge access once it's cancelled? I've heard conflicting reports.
Yes, for AA/DL/US.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on June 09, 2013, 09:48:08 AM
And airspace
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on June 10, 2013, 11:44:59 AM
Hmm, need some inputs from you guys for this case.
I upgraded from BGR to Plat about 2 weeks ago. BGR was still in free first year and was charged a pro-rated AF for the Plat. Did the airline credit and GE and both got refunded after a few days.
I also made some small purchases and paid those off. Last Friday I decided to downgrade to the Green card in hope that the Plat AF would be refunded as well. But today I saw these 2 transactions (card is switched to Green) but the Plat AF is still there. Should I just close the account?

(http://i.imgur.com/R8bKsUV.png)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 10, 2013, 12:52:38 PM
Hmm, need some inputs from you guys for this case.
I upgraded from BGR to Plat about 2 weeks ago. BGR was still in free first year and was charged a pro-rated AF for the Plat. Did the airline credit and GE and both got refunded after a few days.
I also made some small purchases and paid those off. Last Friday I decided to downgrade to the Green card in hope that the Plat AF would be refunded as well. But today I saw these 2 transactions (card is switched to Green) but the Plat AF is still there. Should I just close the account?
Unless you need it, close it to get the clock started. (Though, you should get the plat fee back anyway.)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on June 10, 2013, 02:38:57 PM
Just downgraded back to the business gold card and was offered a credit for the balance of the first year free without even asking.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 10, 2013, 02:42:56 PM
Just downgraded back to the business gold card and was offered a credit for the balance of the first year free without even asking.
Did you pay the Plat AF?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on June 10, 2013, 02:44:41 PM
It hadn't yet posted. I did get the airline annual fee and priority club before hand.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 10, 2013, 03:21:41 PM
It hadn't yet posted. I did get the airline annual fee and priority club before hand.
How much credit did they say they would give you.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on June 10, 2013, 03:25:38 PM
$125
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: A European on June 10, 2013, 03:28:58 PM
$125
AF is 450$
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on June 10, 2013, 03:48:53 PM
AF is 450$

The AF for the BRG which is free first year but not if you upgrade to plat and then afterwards downgrade back to the BRG
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 10, 2013, 07:57:16 PM
Not worth it. Need to start the clock since a churn is worth more.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on June 10, 2013, 08:26:48 PM
Not worth it. Need to start the clock since a churn is worth more.

I don't intend to churn cards I have had in the past. It is beyond my comfort level and there are enough other cards for me to get good enough bonuses with.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on June 10, 2013, 08:30:37 PM
I don't intend to churn cards I have had in the past. It is beyond my comfort level and there are enough other cards for me to get good enough bonuses with.
You don't intend now. But most likely in 1 year you will be a churner.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 10, 2013, 09:29:35 PM
You don't intend now. But most likely in 1 year you will be a churner.
he just joined, I'll'  give him a couple of weeks max
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on June 10, 2013, 10:57:17 PM
he just joined, I'll'  give him a couple of weeks max

Maybe I should start a thread with a poll..how long till i start churning?

Just joined doesn't have to = getting his feet wet in the CC game..
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 11, 2013, 04:23:43 AM
Maybe I should start a thread
With 14 posts... try it... :P
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 11, 2013, 08:56:25 AM
Alright, we started with BRG 75K to BRP 25K, $200 credit, paid pro rata AF last week, & now sending SM for downgrade conversion to BRG.  We'll see if the following works: "Hello, I'm sorry to inconvenience you, but due to current economic conditions can you please convert my account from Business Platinum to Business Green Rewards Card?  Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX"  Gonna see if I get the 5K & how long to get AF back.  Thanks everyone for the support! :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 11, 2013, 04:30:21 PM
Update to above post: 4 hours later a CSR sent me SM indicating all the features/benefits of the Business Green Rewards Card & that it has a $95 AF.  Account # won't change but 4 digit CID will change & if I want to move forward & convert from BPR to BGR to simply reply to the e-mail.  No mentions of MR points or refund of prorata.  I replied & will now wait.  This is a test case as I have a few more cards in this same exact situation for other members that I'm going to work once this is successful. :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 11, 2013, 10:32:03 PM
Update to above post: 4 hours later a CSR sent me SM indicating all the features/benefits of the Business Green Rewards Card & that it has a $95 AF.  Account # won't change but 4 digit CID will change & if I want to move forward & convert from BPR to BGR to simply reply to the e-mail.  No mentions of MR points or refund of prorata.  I replied & will now wait.  This is a test case as I have a few more cards in this same exact situation for other members that I'm going to work once this is successful. :)
Great. Keep us updated. Especially on AF posted or not for the Green.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 12, 2013, 01:15:30 AM
As indicated in prior posting I replied to proceed with change from BPR to BGR & received 2 more SM's.  I replied to the last one to once again proceed with BPR to BGR conversion.

"Dear Mr. xxxxxxxxx,

I would like you to know that upon product change, the system automatically issues the following adjustments:

Prorated credit for the annual membership fee for the previous product.
Prorated debit for the annual membership fee 49 days after the product changes effective date for the new product.
Debit for the annual membership fee on the new product charged on the anniversary date.
Once your Business Platinum Card fee is credited, you may email us and we would send you a refund check.
I hope this information is useful."

AND

"Dear Mr. xxxxxxxxx,
Before we change your Card, I would like to share this information:
On your Business Platinum Card, we had eliminated the foreign transaction fee. Once you change your Card to a Business Rewards Green Card, any charges you make outside the US will be assessed with a foreign transaction fee.
Also, there would be no impact to your Membership Rewards points. They would be transferred to your new Card automatically.
Please respond to this email with your confirmation and I would process this request.
Awaiting your reply!"
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 12, 2013, 09:52:27 AM
Wake up & here's the latest.  Now I'll monitor for 5K up... :)
"Dear Mr. xxxxxxxx,

Congratulations ! Your request for a new product change has been approved.
The Product Change will be effective on: 06/13/2013. You will receive details regarding the change in terms by mail.
Your current Card can continue to be used until the new Card is received. Your new Card will be received within 7-10 business days.
It was a pleasure to assist you."
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Twin on June 12, 2013, 10:13:39 AM
Do you get 5k for down grading a platinum business to gold business? 
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 12, 2013, 11:36:31 AM
Do you get 5k for down grading a platinum business to gold business?
No

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Saver2000 on June 12, 2013, 02:44:42 PM
Has anyone successfully started with a business plat, then downgrade to gold, then upgrade again?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 12, 2013, 02:50:58 PM
Close to 3 weeks since downgrade from Plat to Green and no 5k points.
Apparently, this isn't official policy.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 12, 2013, 02:54:02 PM
Has anyone successfully started with a business plat, then downgrade to gold, then upgrade again?
my understanding from reading this thread that it's possible, but no promotions will be assigned...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Saver2000 on June 12, 2013, 02:59:02 PM
my understanding from reading this thread that it's possible, but no promotions will be assigned...
Meaning no 25k MR, and no $200 credit?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 12, 2013, 03:10:10 PM
Meaning no 25k MR, and no $200 credit?
I'd think being Platinum one time, the account had received original 25k or so, so no more sign-up bonuses.
The same is likely for airline reimbursement credit, as it's the same account, which has probably received that credit already in this calendar year...

just IMO.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 12, 2013, 03:38:38 PM
Close to 3 weeks since downgrade from Plat to Green and no 5k points.
Apparently, this isn't official policy.

How many people on DDF actually got the extra 5k for downgrading to green? Just one? Two?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 12, 2013, 04:40:02 PM
Wow, that's an idea...can't imagine it would work but other more extreme schemes have.  I'd like to see data points on someone trying BGR to BPR to BGR to BPR....anyone?
Has anyone successfully started with a business plat, then downgrade to gold, then upgrade again?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yosefchaim on June 12, 2013, 07:06:21 PM
Has anyone successfully started with a business plat, then downgrade to gold, then upgrade again?
I and my friend both tried it and it didn't work.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yosefchaim on June 12, 2013, 07:09:54 PM
I'm trying to upgrade and it's not working I'm getting this message      "We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card."   

Any ideas?!?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 12, 2013, 11:27:21 PM
How many people on DDF actually got the extra 5k for downgrading to green? Just one? Two?
I did.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mendy704 on June 13, 2013, 12:31:19 AM
I'm trying to upgrade and it's not working I'm getting this message      "We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card."   

Any ideas?!?
Try putting in your card number instead of your account info
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mendy704 on June 13, 2013, 12:31:57 AM
How many people on DDF actually got the extra 5k for downgrading to green? Just one? Two?
I did
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on June 13, 2013, 01:00:43 AM
I did
Do you remember how long after the downgrading to green that the 5K posted?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 13, 2013, 02:04:02 AM
Do you remember how long after the downgrading to green that the 5K posted?
A day or two, i think.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mendy704 on June 13, 2013, 08:26:13 AM
Do you remember how long after the downgrading to green that the 5K posted?
about a week
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 13, 2013, 08:58:00 AM
After downgrading to Green did you perform any purchase prior to getting 5K in MR?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yehoshua on June 13, 2013, 09:47:58 AM
Just upgraded to BPR from BGR. Not only did we receive the card in a week but the new Platinum cards also are chip and signature cards. Has anyone else received a Platinum card with chip signature in the US?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on June 13, 2013, 10:37:36 AM
Just upgraded to BPR from BGR. Not only did we receive the card in a week but the new Platinum cards also are chip and signature cards. Has anyone else received a Platinum card with chip signature in the US?
I did. Asked them to overnight the new card for an oversea trip. No problem using it in Thailand.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 13, 2013, 12:56:09 PM
After downgrading to Green did you perform any purchase prior to getting 5K in MR?
Nope.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 13, 2013, 11:06:20 PM
Close to 3 weeks since downgrade from Plat to Green and no 5k points.
Apparently, this isn't official policy.

Chi-ching!
5k showed up.  :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 14, 2013, 01:18:06 AM
Chi-ching!
5k showed up.  :)
So how many more success stories until we can name this the SGGM?  ;D
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: fretworthy on June 14, 2013, 02:00:19 PM
Hi everyone! 
I got the gold card in April, got my 50k points, upgraded to platinum and got the extra 25k points, and last night I asked to downgrade to green.  they said that they need to charge me the $95 annual fee for green.   i told them that i'm still in my first free year of my original gold card, so can they retain the original waiver of the first year's fee (i even asked if it would work if I just switched back to my original gold card as opposed to a green card)?  They said no dice because first year free is only on a brand new card, not a transfer, so apparently I need to pay the $95 soon.
Does this align with people's experience?

Does anyone have any suggestions?  I suppose the only thing I can think of is to sign up for a new first-year-free MR card, transfer all the MR points, and cancel the green card, all before they post the AF on my green card.  But i'm not at a point where i'm comfortable signing up for new cards every few months, so i'd rather pay the fee.
Does this make sense? Am I going about this the wrong way?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 14, 2013, 04:43:14 PM
Hi everyone! 
I got the gold card in April, got my 50k points, upgraded to platinum and got the extra 25k points, and last night I asked to downgrade to green.  they said that they need to charge me the $95 annual fee for green.   i told them that i'm still in my first free year of my original gold card, so can they retain the original waiver of the first year's fee (i even asked if it would work if I just switched back to my original gold card as opposed to a green card)?  They said no dice because first year free is only on a brand new card, not a transfer, so apparently I need to pay the $95 soon.
Does this align with people's experience?

Does anyone have any suggestions?  I suppose the only thing I can think of is to sign up for a new first-year-free MR card, transfer all the MR points, and cancel the green card, all before they post the AF on my green card.  But i'm not at a point where i'm comfortable signing up for new cards every few months, so i'd rather pay the fee.
Does this make sense? Am I going about this the wrong way?

Thanks!

Going the Green card route is only for those who intend on closing the account. If you want to keep the card with no AF, downgrade back to the Gold. Despite what the reps tell you, most report no AF when doing so.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on June 14, 2013, 05:06:53 PM
Going the Green card route is only for those who intend on closing the account. If you want to keep the card with no AF, downgrade back to the Gold. Despite what the reps tell you, most report no AF when doing so.

What about down to green back up to gold?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 14, 2013, 05:11:27 PM
What about down to green back up to gold?
Didn't try, but i can see it standing a chance. I was more interested in getting the clock ticking... ;)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 14, 2013, 09:02:16 PM
Chi-ching!
5k showed up.  :)
how annual fee for the green is looking after 3 weeks since downgrade?
Title: 3 Days to get the 5K for downgrade!
Post by: SoCal Dude on June 15, 2013, 11:28:07 AM
Data Point: 3 days to get the 5K Woke up to 5K more MR! Downgraded from BPR to BGR on 12 June & today the 5K MR are already credited!  This has been a 115K+ AmEx Festival of Rewards! ;D

Now, to decide where to apply them so I can cancel BGR & start the clock ticking! ::)
This decision is always difficult.  I use points primarily for family summer trip LAX to Tokyo via JAL or ANA.  Any suggestions (on line or PM?) I wish I could transfer to UAL....
Title: Re: 3 Days to get the 5K for downgrade!
Post by: pier11 on June 15, 2013, 10:40:07 PM
... This has been a 115K+
How is this 115K again plz? 100K + 5K for green is understood.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 15, 2013, 10:56:15 PM
Chi-ching!
5k showed up.  :)
Any purchase?
Title: Re: 3 Days to get the 5K for downgrade!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 15, 2013, 11:18:57 PM
How is this 115K again plz? 100K + 5K for green is understood.
+ the 10k spend.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 15, 2013, 11:19:15 PM
Any purchase?
No need, IME.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DH Data Recovery on June 15, 2013, 11:27:50 PM
I did the upgrade to platinum a few months ago from an invite they sent me and switched back to gold. They called me thursday and offered me 30k to upgrade to platinum again, any experience in whether I will actually get the points and airline credits again?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on June 16, 2013, 05:36:39 PM
if I see the $200 pending on my platinum card after a few min of buying the ticket can I call up delta to cancel ?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 16, 2013, 05:56:13 PM
if I see the $200 pending on my platinum card after a few min of buying the ticket can I call up delta to cancel ?
Yes

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 16, 2013, 07:25:05 PM
how annual fee for the green is looking after 3 weeks since downgrade?

No fee yet, but the bill hasn't been cut yet.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 16, 2013, 07:26:12 PM
Any purchase?

After waiting two weeks I made a purchase. A week later the 5k showed up.
I have no way of knowing if I would have gotten the points without the purchase.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: husky007 on June 16, 2013, 09:54:03 PM
Can someone sum up the best strategy to max out the points...?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on June 17, 2013, 01:17:20 AM
After waiting two weeks I made a purchase. A week later the 5k showed up.
I have no way of knowing if I would have gotten the points without the purchase.
Similar in my case, 5K just posted about a week after downgraded from Plat to Green.
I made a small purchase about 3-4 days after the downgrade when not seeing the 5K posted. This is because 3-4 days was the time it took for the 25K to post after upgrading from Gold to Plat (and made a small purchase). Not sure whether a purchase is require for the Green 5K or it just takes a bit longer than the Gold -> Plat route.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yag219 on June 17, 2013, 07:25:50 AM
I am sure this has been asked before, but do i need to wait to downgrade from the platinum to the green/gold until my airline credit and bonus points post? Also does going back to gold go back to no 1st year annual fee?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 08:43:44 AM
I am sure this has been asked before, but do i need to wait to downgrade from the platinum to the green/gold until my airline credit and bonus points post? Also does going back to gold go back to no 1st year annual fee?
I believe you would want to make sure you had all the points and credits before you downgrade.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yag219 on June 17, 2013, 08:50:30 AM
I believe you would want to make sure you had all the points and credits before you downgrade.
okay and does going back to gold avoid an annual fee if i am still in my first year?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 08:53:25 AM
okay and does going back to gold avoid an annual fee if i am still in my first year?
Not sure about that, it seems that people are having mixed results. Is there any particular reason why you want to keep the card open? Personally, i closed mine to start the clock ticking.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 17, 2013, 09:29:01 AM
Personally, I closed mine to start the clock ticking.

If I opened a Biz Gold, upgraded to Biz Plat, then downgraded to Biz Green - and then closed my account....

How long do I need to wait before applying again for...
1 - Biz Gold?
2 - Biz Plat?
3 - Biz Green?

(If the answer is one year, does that mean one year from opening or from closing? Does it mean one year respectively from each one or one year from the original Biz Gold?)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 09:30:40 AM
If I opened a Biz Gold, upgraded to Biz Plat, then downgraded to Biz Green - and then closed my account....

How long do I need to wait before applying again for...
1 - Biz Gold?
2 - Biz Plat?
3 - Biz Green?

(If the answer is one year, does that mean one year from opening or from closing? Does it mean one year respectively from each one or one year from the original Biz Gold?)

Thanks!
The BGR and BPlat card are considered the same and it would be a year from when the last one open was closed. I am not sure about the Green card.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 17, 2013, 09:49:07 AM
My 85k points are pending (10k spend + 75k bonus). Do I need to wait until they actually post before doing the upgrade to Plat or can I go ahead now? I have no idea how long points take to post once they are pending. I thought they would post after my statement cut but they didn't yet.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 17, 2013, 10:03:34 AM
My 85k points are pending (10k spend + 75k bonus). Do I need to wait until they actually post before doing the upgrade to Plat or can I go ahead now? I have no idea how long points take to post once they are pending. I thought they would post after my statement cut but they didn't yet.
SM them to post.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sillypainter on June 17, 2013, 10:10:37 AM
My 85k points are pending (10k spend + 75k bonus). Do I need to wait until they actually post before doing the upgrade to Plat or can I go ahead now? I have no idea how long points take to post once they are pending. I thought they would post after my statement cut but they didn't yet.

Being from the Chase cheder we expect  points to post right away, but Amex works differently.

I was in the same boat, here is what I did. I applied for the 50K offer, did over 5K in spending, upgraded to plat in that month before the statement even closed. Statement closed, I had 75K pending plus the 6K in spending. Paid online waited until the next day when payment showed online (my experience shows that Amex systems update noon time). Called Amex that I need them to release the points, I now have 82K available points (had some shipping bonuses in my charges), and I also told them that I want United as my airline, will wait for the $200 credit, and I will revert back to gold.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2013, 10:41:24 AM
Link not working right now.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on June 17, 2013, 10:48:17 AM
Link not working right now.
Its not loading or its giving you an error message when trying to use it?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on June 17, 2013, 11:19:30 AM
Its not loading or its giving you an error message when trying to use it?

ya i did one this morning and it worked fine, then did my wifes and got an error message... it said try later
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 17, 2013, 11:19:49 AM
It gives you two options to upgrade, login with your Amex ID or enter your card number. Does one give higher chance of success vs the other?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 11:25:24 AM
It gives you two options to upgrade, login with your Amex ID or enter your card number. Does one give higher chance of success vs the other?
I had issues trying to login when upgrading but had success using the card information.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on June 17, 2013, 11:26:50 AM
I had issues trying to login when upgrading but had success using the card information.
+1 . Been mentioned a few times . Card option works better
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2013, 12:42:39 PM
ya i did one this morning and it worked fine, then did my wifes and got an error message... it said try later
I just did one and it worked when i tried to do a second I got the Error  ???
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2013, 12:43:19 PM
+1 . Been mentioned a few times . Card option works better
I always sign in first then hit the link  :-\
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 01:52:59 PM
I just did one and it worked when i tried to do a second I got the Error  ???
Did you try hiding your incognito?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on June 17, 2013, 02:27:49 PM
After downgrading to the Green Card, can you use the MR points just as you can with the plat? Can you transfer to Airlines?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on June 17, 2013, 02:33:41 PM
After downgrading to the Green Card, can you use the MR points just as you can with the plat? Can you transfer to Airlines?
Yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on June 17, 2013, 02:36:32 PM
One more question: Do you downgrade via Msg, or is there a downgrade to Green link?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on June 17, 2013, 02:37:37 PM
One more question: Do you downgrade via Msg, or is there a downgrade to Green link?

via SM
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on June 17, 2013, 02:39:26 PM
One more question: Do you downgrade via Msg, or is there a downgrade to Green link?
I tried downgrading via SM, but they replied back asking me to call instead. The call was quick and effortless.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 18, 2013, 12:43:22 PM
I upgraded last night successfully. Does the 25k after 1st purchase go into effect immediately? Can I go buy something today and get the 25k since the card number doesn't change when you upgrade?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on June 18, 2013, 12:46:04 PM
I upgraded last night successfully. Does the 25k after 1st purchase go into effect immediately? Can I go buy something today and get the 25k since the card number doesn't change when you upgrade?
Once it shows online as a platinum card ,your good to go. Posts 2-3 days after the first purchase
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 18, 2013, 12:49:51 PM
Ty sir
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on June 18, 2013, 01:59:30 PM
How long till the $200 credit shows up after buying the ticket
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 18, 2013, 02:13:01 PM
How long till the $200 credit shows up after buying the ticket
IME, few days.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: montey on June 18, 2013, 03:47:32 PM
Had to call in about my $200 after two weeks and they credited manually. CSR said something about how I already used my $200 on another plat card...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 18, 2013, 10:32:12 PM
We need a better link!  :P :P
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on June 19, 2013, 12:48:44 AM
Had to call in about my $200 after two weeks and they credited manually. CSR said something about how I already used my $200 on another plat card...
What did you say the purchase was for ? Because I don't think they would cover gift cards
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 19, 2013, 11:09:52 AM
We need a better link!  :P :P
clear cookies etc
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 19, 2013, 11:35:49 AM
Cancelled my platinum. Four days before it's first statement.
Send SM. They action in like 20 minutes. No problems whatsoever.

Decided not to go Green card route, to not annoy everybody.

The deal was phenomenal - ended with 140k+ avios and $200. I understand why people love amex :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: travel247 on June 19, 2013, 11:47:03 AM
Did you also get the 4+ years of lounge access that Dan writes about and global entry?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: travel247 on June 19, 2013, 11:49:43 AM
Once it shows online as a platinum card ,your good to go. Posts 2-3 days after the first purchase

This is quite helpful, I upgraded to Plat 2 weeks ago. Online relfects it, card not yet received. I did get an easy 5k after SM to complain why its taking so long. At least I can get the 25K though with another spend now on my still gold looking Plat account.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 19, 2013, 01:30:55 PM
Did you also get the 4+ years of lounge access that Dan writes about and global entry?
Comments were that the card to some lounge club automatically invalidates on platinum account cancellation, so I didn't bother. I do have platinum plastic though. Some reported it works as a pass to some lounges, no matter active or not.

I didn't apply to global entry - don't fly much. Once a year I will wait in queue. Others reported backlogs for global entry applications. It also requires personal interview. Too much for one simplified entry a year for me I decided...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 19, 2013, 01:31:11 PM
clear cookies etc
You know me better than that.
I tried it in 3 different browsers with different IPs.
Its hit or miss
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on June 19, 2013, 01:38:43 PM
You know me better than that.

Uhh, being from lakewood and all, isn't that inappropriate? I mean, I'm assuming churnbabychurn is a male CMIIW.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 19, 2013, 03:26:54 PM
Uhh, being from lakewood and all, isn't that inappropriate? I mean, I'm assuming churnbabychurn is a male CMIIW.
You're also assuming that Mimi K is a female... a highly contested issue here on the forums.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on June 19, 2013, 04:03:29 PM
You're also assuming that Mimi K is a female... a highly contested issue here on the forums.

People named Mimi, whether female, or males pretending to be a female, are female in my book.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 19, 2013, 04:51:59 PM
I would probably agree with you. But not on the "inappropriate" aspect, regarding which i was commenting on.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on June 19, 2013, 05:09:06 PM
I would probably agree with you. But not on the "inappropriate" aspect, regarding which i was commenting on.

I wonder if it's yichud if a male enters a room with a, say, "lady boy."
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aj26 on June 19, 2013, 10:25:37 PM
This thread has gone way off topic
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 20, 2013, 12:13:51 AM
Just saw this on a PRG account, "We noticed you travel internationally --- upgrade to the Platinum Card® and you'll avoid foreign transaction fees and earn 25,000 points1 with your first purchase. You're pre-approved!".

Anyone ever had this?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on June 20, 2013, 12:31:54 AM
Link?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 20, 2013, 12:41:42 AM
Screen shot
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on June 20, 2013, 01:00:28 AM
a link would allow other people to theoretically join in on the offer.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on June 20, 2013, 11:34:53 AM
Screen shot

Can you get a link to the upgrade page?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: tzeekee123 on June 20, 2013, 11:49:25 AM
Is that your cc info in the screen shot? :o so much for erasing the rest lol
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on June 20, 2013, 11:52:16 AM
Is that your cc info in the screen shot? :o so much for erasing the rest lol
Yup, his name is C F Frost. (https://www.google.com/search?q=C+F+Frost.&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on June 20, 2013, 11:54:03 AM
I had a Gold card, Upgraded, Downgraded, and now 3 weeks later I got another email that I am eligible for the upgrade!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: tzeekee123 on June 20, 2013, 12:04:56 PM
Yup, his name is C F Frost. (https://www.google.com/search?q=C+F+Frost.&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a)
Yea, I knew I shoulda googled it..
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 20, 2013, 02:16:07 PM
Can you get a link to the upgrade page?
How do I say this....I didn't want to play around with it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on June 20, 2013, 02:49:44 PM

How do I say this....I didn't want to play around with it.

Not sure I catch the drift.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on June 20, 2013, 03:34:51 PM
Should i do the upgrade with the 50K pending?
Or wait for post?
Anyone with experience?  :-\
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on June 20, 2013, 03:35:28 PM
why would his link be any different than the one we already have?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 20, 2013, 04:52:55 PM
Should i do the upgrade with the 50K pending?
Or wait for post?
Anyone with experience?  :-\
In your situation I paid balance and SM-ed them (as were suggested here), that time mentioning limited time offer to transfer to airline. Pending points posted promptly.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on June 20, 2013, 05:32:20 PM
Should i do the upgrade with the 50K pending?
Or wait for post?
Anyone with experience?  :-\
I think pending is more than good enough.

No experience in this situation
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sillypainter on June 20, 2013, 05:37:49 PM
I think pending is more than good enough.

No experience in this situation

I upgraded from gold to plat even before the statement closed, and when the statement closed, I called in that they should release the points  (they will do it once the balance is paid, you need to wait until the next afternoon when their system updates). I got all my points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 21, 2013, 04:07:32 PM
...you need to wait until the next afternoon when their system updates...
which timezone is the afternoon?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on June 21, 2013, 04:26:41 PM
which timezone is the afternoon?
same TZ as their HQ's one
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: pier11 on June 21, 2013, 04:38:05 PM
same TZ as their HQ's one
cryptic :)
OK, I take it as Estern time :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sillypainter on June 21, 2013, 05:22:54 PM
I got today my $200 UA gift card credit. Charge was this Sunday-16, credit posted on the 19th ( I only saw it today, checked yesterday wasn't there, might be I checked before 1PM EST). I'm too new to Amex to know exactly when it updates, but it's around 1PM EST.

I just downgraded to Gold today.

I have one more question. Amex told me that the Plat card will be active until I activate my new gold which is coming soon, so I'm thinking to never activate the new gold card, leave the Plat card active, and get lounge bennies, any thoughts?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 21, 2013, 05:45:51 PM
I got today my $200 UA gift card credit. Charge was this Sunday-16, credit posted on the 19th ( I only saw it today, checked yesterday wasn't there, might be I checked before 1PM EST). I'm too new to Amex to know exactly when it updates, but it's around 1PM EST.

I just downgraded to Gold today.

I have one more question. Amex told me that the Plat card will be active until I activate my new gold which is coming soon, so I'm thinking to never activate the new gold card, leave the Plat card active, and get lounge bennies, any thoughts?
If your card is still active, you may be paying the AF.

You still can get lounge access with your Platinum card for 4(CMIIW) years.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on June 22, 2013, 10:31:01 AM
How long after first purchase do the 25k show up as pending?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on June 22, 2013, 04:39:05 PM
How long after first purchase do the 25k show up as pending?
No pending, it goes straight to your total available points a few days afterward (IME).
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on June 23, 2013, 12:27:29 AM
I am waiting for my $200 airline credit I made the airline charge on the 19 and I still don't show up the 200 credit from AE
 when I did it for my wife account It took 2 days should I be worrying about the credit or its normal ?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 23, 2013, 12:48:24 AM
Trying to downgrade to green. They say that besides for the annual fee, there is a separate enrollment in MR for $40 with the green.
Is it necessary to do that for the 5k points? Also, is it necessary to spend on the green to get the 5k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 23, 2013, 01:16:00 AM
Trying to downgrade to green. They say that besides for the annual fee, there is a separate enrollment in MR for $40 with the green.
Is it necessary to do that for the 5k points?
Either something really new, or the rep is spitting out lokshin. Probably the latter.

Also, is it necessary to spend on the green to get the 5k?
Not IME.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 23, 2013, 01:32:51 AM
I thought it was weird but it was more than one rep and sounds legit.
can you explain?

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Response (S. Jain)     06/18/2013 03:35 PM
Dear CBC,

Yes, your Business Platinum Card is eligible to be transferred to a Business Green Card.

There is an annual Membership Fee of $75.00 for the Business Green Card. Additionals are fee free.

Also, there is a $40.00 Membership Rewards program fee for enrollment in the Membership Rewards program on the Business Green Card. If you enroll your Card in the Membership Rewards program, you earn one (1) Membership Rewards point for every eligible dollar spent on the Business Green Card.

If you do not enroll in Membership Rewards program, you will have 30 days from the product change date to use your points remaining in your Membership Rewards account and if the points are not used within that timeframe all points will be forfeited.

Please note that the account number will not change as a result of the product change. The four digit CID number on the front of the Card will change. If you have any recurring billings that require the CID, you may need to contact the Merchant to update their information once the new Card is received.

I would also like you to know that on your Business Platinum Card, we had eliminated the foreign transaction fee. Since you would be moving to a Business Green Card, there will be a foreign transaction fee of 2.7% charged on all charges made in foreign currency.

If you wish to proceed with this product change, simply reply to this email with your confirmation, and I'll be happy to process your request. Please do confirm if you wish to be enrolled in the Membership Rewards program on the Business Green Card.

I hope you find this information useful.

It was my pleasure to assist you.

Sincerely,           

Quote
Dear CBC

As you requested, I have downgraded your current card to a Business Green card.

The Product Change will be effective on: 06/20/2013. You will receive details regarding the change in terms by mail.

Your current Card can continue to be used until the new Card is received.Your new Card will be received within 7-10 business days.

In order to enroll the new account in MR, please write to us after 2-3 business days and we will assist you accordingly.

Currently the system is not allowing us to enroll the account in MR since product change is still in progress.

Have a nice day!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 23, 2013, 01:37:25 AM
Not IME.
According to This (https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/credit-cards/business-green-rewards)you need to spend a buck
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 23, 2013, 01:51:04 AM
According to This (https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/credit-cards/business-green-rewards)you need to spend a buck
That's the sign-up bonus. I never signed up for the Green card. Just reporting my experience...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 23, 2013, 07:51:41 AM
What was the fee for the green?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yehoshua on June 23, 2013, 03:00:16 PM
I have the business Platinum card and I need to downgrade before the first statement closes. Is it best to downgrade to green or gold? I still have MR points in my account. The problem people were they were having with downgrading to green and being charged $40 to create an MR account, does that apply if you already have MR points?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 23, 2013, 07:48:06 PM
I have the business Platinum card and I need to downgrade before the first statement closes. Is it best to downgrade to green or gold? I still have MR points in my account. The problem people were they were having with downgrading to green and being charged $40 to create an MR account, does that apply if you already have MR points?
There has only been one report of this $40 fee. Many others have done it fee-free.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 23, 2013, 07:48:51 PM
What was the fee for the green?
$95 AF which never posted as i closed the card...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yehoshua on June 23, 2013, 10:25:39 PM
There has only been one report of this $40 fee. Many others have done it fee-free.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on June 24, 2013, 12:30:08 AM
That's the sign-up bonus. I never signed up for the Green card. Just reporting my experience...

Others needed to spend to receive the 5k.
What does it hurt to make one small purchase?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 24, 2013, 12:54:00 AM
Others needed to spend to receive the 5k.
Pure speculation.

What does it hurt to make one small purchase?
True that. But we wanna know what is necessary to do in order to get it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on June 24, 2013, 10:26:23 AM
it has been 5 days and I still don't see the $200 credit what should I do ?  I need to close the card soon ?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 24, 2013, 10:35:31 AM
it has been 5 days and I still don't see the $200 credit what should I do ?  I need to close the card soon ?
PUTPAC.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on June 24, 2013, 04:59:41 PM
PUTPAC.
Not sure that's the wisest piece of advice if he did the PGGM...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 24, 2013, 05:01:14 PM
Not sure that's the wisest piece of advice if he did the PGGM...
Hadn't seen that initially. PM'ed me with more info and i advised a bit differently...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on June 24, 2013, 10:59:02 PM
Got a letter today from Priority Pass saying that since I no longer have an eligible card I will have to pay if I want to maintain the priority pass benefits. Is this a new thing that they keep track when you no longer have a plat card?

I had a personal plat a couple years ago and did not have this problem.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 24, 2013, 11:00:20 PM
For the Priority card, they will keep track. However, your Platinum card should work until the expiration date.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ItzikJones on June 25, 2013, 09:49:48 AM
For the Priority card, they will keep track. However, your Platinum card should work until the expiration date.

So if I plan on canceling the Platinum card within a month after opening it, is there any reason to even sign up for the Priority card?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 25, 2013, 09:55:48 AM
So if I plan on canceling the Platinum card within a month after opening it, is there any reason to even sign up for the Priority card?
It's free and can't hurt.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on June 25, 2013, 10:19:35 AM
Anyone upgrade since Friday . Did one on Friday and it took 2 days . Did another on Sunday and it still hasn't updated . CSR confirmed that the update is happening

I believe I read here its usually 24 hours
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on June 25, 2013, 11:03:03 PM
do i need priority pass if have the platinum card?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on June 25, 2013, 11:22:13 PM
do i need priority pass if have the platinum card?
Depends which lounge you want to go to.

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Saver2000 on June 26, 2013, 09:48:39 PM
OT, when downgrading the card from BPR to BGR, do all the numbers stay the same?
E.g. 4 digit security code, 3 digit cvv.

(I'd like to transfer out MR points, but I didn't get the new card yet)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ash G on June 26, 2013, 11:13:03 PM
Upgraded from gold to platinum received bonus points bought ticket thru delta canceled  after 5 minutes a week later delta is still showing as pending and didn't credit, also didn't get my 200 from Amex, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on June 27, 2013, 12:58:01 AM
OT, when downgrading the card from BPR to BGR, do all the numbers stay the same?
E.g. 4 digit security code, 3 digit cvv.

(I'd like to transfer out MR points, but I didn't get the new card yet)
Only the account number stays the same.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Saver2000 on June 27, 2013, 01:15:22 AM
Only the account number stays the same.
Thanx.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: chamdena on June 27, 2013, 09:43:43 AM
I recently upgraded to plat. Then downgraded back to gold (after receiving 25k + PGGM). They insist on charging me the 175 annual fee for the gold even though all of this is still in the first year etc... Had anyone succeeded to get around that? Thanks.

Oh... I BEG the pardon of all of the seniors for not reading the entire thread before posting this. PLEEEEEZE forgive me and help me anyway :-)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on June 27, 2013, 09:45:14 AM
I recently upgraded to plat. Then downgraded back to gold (after receiving 25k + PGGM). They insist on charging me the 175 annual fee for the gold even though all of this is still in the first year etc... Had anyone succeeded to get around that? Thanks.

Oh... I BEG the pardon of all of the seniors for not reading the entire thread before posting this. PLEEEEEZE forgive me and help me anyway :-)

They said they will charge you, but has the fee actually shown up on your statement yet? Reports so far seem to be that they say they will but in actuality they don't.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 27, 2013, 09:45:47 AM
I recently upgraded to plat. Then downgraded back to gold (after receiving 25k + PGGM). They insist on charging me the 175 annual fee for the gold even though all of this is still in the first year etc... Had anyone succeeded to get around that? Thanks.

Oh... I BEG the pardon of all of the seniors for not reading the entire thread before posting this. PLEEEEEZE forgive me and help me anyway :-)
If you close your card you can get back or not pay the AF. You can also downgrade the card to a no AF card.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on June 27, 2013, 09:46:56 AM
You can also downgrade the card to a no AF card.

Which no AF business charge card can you downgrade to?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: chamdena on June 27, 2013, 09:48:40 AM
Thank you! II am indebted :-)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 27, 2013, 09:49:27 AM
Which no AF business charge card can you downgrade to?
No AF business cards (https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/credit-cards/no-annual-fee).
Since this is a charge card, it won't hurt much to close down.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on June 27, 2013, 09:57:02 AM
No AF business cards (https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/credit-cards/no-annual-fee).
Since this is a charge card, it won't hurt much to close down.

You can downgrade the charge card to a credit card?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on June 27, 2013, 09:58:25 AM
You can downgrade the charge card to a credit card?
Not sure about thatYou cannot downgrade a charge card to a credit card. You can disregard the downgrading partlink to the no AF cards as those are credit cards.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on June 27, 2013, 01:06:43 PM
Depends which lounge you want to go to.
how do i know what the platinum is good for?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on June 27, 2013, 01:18:13 PM
how do i know what the platinum is good for?
By looking at this page » https://www295.americanexpress.com/cards/platinum/benefit.do?benefitTemplate=template_c&benefitId=1
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ash G on June 27, 2013, 01:20:48 PM
been a week $200 haven't posted yet nay clue ?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MilesNpoints on June 28, 2013, 08:15:53 PM
Don't forget to upgrade to SPG gold, too :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 01, 2013, 09:56:59 AM
Anyone else who downgraded to Green get their 5k yet?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: plainbachur on July 01, 2013, 10:04:54 AM
Anyone else who downgraded to Green get their 5k yet?
how fast is it supposed to come?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 01, 2013, 10:11:29 AM
how fast is it supposed to come?

How long ago did you downgrade to green?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: plainbachur on July 01, 2013, 10:12:10 AM
How long ago did you downgrade to green?
Friday showed green Sunday
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 01, 2013, 10:16:20 AM
Hopefully this week then if it works
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ash G on July 01, 2013, 10:35:52 AM
upgraded to platinum annual fee posted can i still downgrade and get a credit on the annual fee?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 01, 2013, 10:44:02 AM
upgraded to platinum annual fee posted can i still downgrade and get a credit on the annual fee?
The fee is prorated. So the longer you wait, the less you will get back. (IIRC,  within 60 days you get full refund)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 01, 2013, 11:27:31 AM
not me
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: dsw193 on July 01, 2013, 11:35:05 AM
within 60 days you get full refund)
not so sure. I didn't get full refund within 30 days.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 01, 2013, 11:42:40 AM
not so sure. I didn't get full refund within 30 days.
not me
It may be because you are keeping a card and not cancelling. Personally I didn't pay the AF, but it may be different if you want to keep a card.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MilesNpoints on July 01, 2013, 08:01:39 PM
Upgraded a few days ago, still not seeing the 25k - anyone in the last few days upgrade have experiences to share?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 01, 2013, 08:06:49 PM
Upgraded a few days ago, still not seeing the 25k - anyone in the last few days upgrade have experiences to share?
You might have to spend on the plat.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 01, 2013, 08:07:12 PM
Do you get charged an annual fee on the Green?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: plainbachur on July 01, 2013, 08:17:26 PM
Do you get charged an annual fee on the Green?
not yet but didn't get credited for $450 plat yet
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on July 01, 2013, 10:15:01 PM
Anyone else who downgraded to Green get their 5k yet?
I gave up after 3 weeks today.
Not worth 5K for the hassle.  ::) ::) ::)
maybe if I knew it was a sure thing but al hatzad?!?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on July 01, 2013, 11:32:20 PM
I gave up after 3 weeks today.
Not worth 5K for the hassle.  ::) ::) ::)
maybe if I knew it was a sure thing but al hatzad?!?
Did you make a purchase?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: stam on July 02, 2013, 12:06:20 AM
I just upgraded today from the Gold to Platinum, planning to close before the AF.
Will I be able to order additional cardholders as well, and not pay if I close before the AF hits?
(I would like the additionals to have Plat plastic for lounge entry)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2013, 09:07:17 AM
I just upgraded today from the Gold to Platinum, planning to close before the AF.
Will I be able to order additional cardholders as well, and not pay if I close before the AF hits?
(I would like the additionals to have Plat plastic for lounge entry)
I believe it is an additional charge for more platinum cards.

Does anyone know if you had additional users before the upgrade if you get plat cards for all users, or just the primary?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on July 02, 2013, 10:28:24 AM
Got gold, upgraded, downgraded & am now being offered 25k to upgrade again.
Makes sense?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: stam on July 02, 2013, 10:47:19 AM
I believe it is an additional charge for more platinum cards.

Does anyone know if you had additional users before the upgrade if you get plat cards for all users, or just the primary?

I'm pretty sure it said just the primary gets upgraded.

RE: my original question: I know there is an additional charge for additional users, my question is, can I add the additonals but cancel before 30 days (or whatever) and have that charge refunded?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ItzikJones on July 02, 2013, 01:47:25 PM
If I downgrade to Green, will I still have full access to my points and be able to transfer them to partner airlines?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 02, 2013, 02:10:26 PM
Did you make a purchase?
I made a purchase, still nothing. I agree with MK, not worth the hassle etc
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on July 02, 2013, 02:53:56 PM
I upgraded about 2 weeks ago bs till haven't revived the card. Should I be calling to find out?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ItzikJones on July 02, 2013, 03:13:26 PM
I upgraded about 2 weeks ago bs till haven't revived the card. Should I be calling to find out?

I had the same problem. I upgraded back on 6/20, got a letter two days later welcoming me to new Platinum Rewards & Benefits saying that my card should arrive in 2-3 biz days. Yesterday I still didn't receive the card so I called in to see whats up and they told me wait one more day, if it doesn't come call in and we'll overnight you a new card. It still didn't come today so I called in and they over-nighted me a new card, no questions asked. Just call in and ask for a new one.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 02, 2013, 03:15:20 PM
Got gold, upgraded, downgraded & am now being offered 25k to upgrade again.
Makes sense?
Has anyone gotten the 25K bonus again on the same card?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on July 02, 2013, 03:29:48 PM
Has anyone gotten the 25K bonus again on the same card?
I'm waiting for the same thing.

I just did a 2nd targeted upgrade. Points didnt post yet, I did the spend about 1 week ago
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on July 02, 2013, 08:06:04 PM
Just got an email with the offer for 25k MR including a phone number with bonus ID code if I choose to upgrade via phone.
I only just downgraded two months ago after getting the 25k. However per this:

Quote
To be eligible to receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® points you must apply online through this email offer by 07/31/13, make your first purchase with the Business Platinum Card by 07/31/14 and be enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program at the time of first purchase. Offer is available for first-time upgrades to the Business Platinum Card only and for one Card account only. Additional Card members are not eligible. Extra points will be credited to your Membership Rewards® account 6 to 8 weeks after your first purchase. Offer limited to 25,000 additional points per Card account. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offers. No minimum purchase required. You may also apply for this offer by calling American Express at 1-866-305-2094. Bonus ID: ____. Membership Rewards® Program Terms and Conditions apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms or call 1-800-AXP-EARN.

It does not look like I will get the 25k if I do it. Although the system might still allow it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on July 02, 2013, 11:45:01 PM
I personally know of card accounts that got the 25k more than once. However that was prior to the change in their T and Cs. It seems they updated that when they added all the 12 month mumbo jumbo. If anyone gets it please post as Ive been wondering for quite some time.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yordai Dooma on July 03, 2013, 01:31:47 AM
probably not nogeiah to most but on our business gold card (very heavy monthly spend) we were offered 30K to upgrade to plat after 10K spend (drop in the bucket). Was just an offer they presented while on the phone...didnt call asking for it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on July 03, 2013, 09:09:43 AM
I upgraded about 2 weeks ago bs till haven't revived the card. Should I be calling to find out?
I also didn't get the card.

I got the welcome letter... I spent on the card and still haven't gotten the 25k, but could be their system is possibly slow, as I didn't get the card nor got the bonus.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on July 03, 2013, 03:09:31 PM
Strange. I got an email to upgrade for 15k, not the 25k others are reporting.
Even stranger, I had already closed my account and yet received this email.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 03, 2013, 11:10:41 PM
If you spend the 200 dollar airline thingy, do you get the 25k?
How long does it take for the 25k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: judahk88 on July 03, 2013, 11:15:29 PM
If you spend the 200 dollar airline thingy, do you get the 25k?
How long does it take for the 25k?
Yes. IME it takes about a week for the 25k to post.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on July 04, 2013, 04:57:47 AM
I thought it was over but this Festival of Rewards continues!  Just received e-mail from AmEx offering 25K if I upgrade from Green to Platinum.  Let's see: Gold to Platium to Green & then back to Platinum = 140K.  I read that somone found a T&C that indicates 25K is only available for upgrade once a year but I would pursue this issue w/CSR since "they" are soliciting me & "they" should know the background on my card prior to solicitation.  We'll see how it goes.....I have multiple primary accounts & all of them got 115K.  The downgrade to green does require a purchase.  Tip: Easiest for me to use the primary cards that aren't mine & not bother the cardholder is to buy some gas @ Costco.  No human inspection of card....

Data Point: 3 days to get the 5K Woke up to 5K more MR! Downgraded from BPR to BGR on 12 June & today the 5K MR are already credited!  This has been a 115K+ AmEx Festival of Rewards! ;D

Now, to decide where to apply them so I can cancel BGR & start the clock ticking! ::)
This decision is always difficult.  I use points primarily for family summer trip LAX to Tokyo via JAL or ANA.  Any suggestions (on line or PM?) I wish I could transfer to UAL....
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: chamdena on July 04, 2013, 09:04:22 AM
If you spend the 200 dollar airline thingy, do you get the 25k?
How long does it take for the 25k?
1) yes.
2) not long. It posts as "pending" for a little. And after 2/3 weeks will land in you're account
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MilesNpoints on July 04, 2013, 01:34:23 PM
Took a little less than a week to show up in my account (25K) for the platinum upgrade.  It didn't show as pending, posted and was immediately applied to the MR balance. ++
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: metziah on July 07, 2013, 06:34:17 PM
I signed up for plat mb and brg same time , just got both of my bonuses, canceled the plat right away. Is it too soon to upgrade the gold to platt or mo difference?this happened within the last week
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SoCal Dude on July 07, 2013, 07:06:41 PM
I personally know of card accounts that got the 25k more than once. However that was prior to the change in their T and Cs. It seems they updated that when they added all the 12 month mumbo jumbo. If anyone gets it please post as Ive been wondering for quite some time.
I'll advise as soon as they're posted or one billing statement after first purchase & no points & then call to CSR.  My biggest dilemma now is what to do with the points...need to close the accounts and not sure where to put them.  We have annual summer trip to Japan on either UAL, ANA or JAL but hate the fuel surcharge.  Any suggestions anyone?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 07, 2013, 10:22:50 PM
Upgraded from gold to plat yesterday didn't get card yet. Any way I can get into AA lounge tonight?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on July 08, 2013, 04:07:42 PM
Upgraded from gold to plat yesterday didn't get card yet. Any way I can get into AA lounge tonight?
With an expired card  8)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 08, 2013, 11:55:56 PM

With an expired card  8)

Thanks. That wasn't really my situation. Over with now.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 09, 2013, 06:58:37 PM
I did everything and I now have all my points pending. Can I ask Amex to post them if I pay my balance to $0? The points have been pending for awhile now.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sillypainter on July 09, 2013, 07:16:21 PM
I did everything and I now have all my points pending. Can I ask Amex to post them if I pay my balance to $0? The points have been pending for awhile now.

Yup, pay in full ask for release. Done.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 10, 2013, 04:04:50 PM
Has anyone had success getting the 25k multiple times on the same card (Upgrade downgrade upgrade again)?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 10, 2013, 06:44:29 PM
Yup, pay in full ask for release. Done.

I went to send the SM and a live chat thing popped up and the rep did it for me on the spot. Very painless!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 10, 2013, 11:41:22 PM
Data point: Upgraded to Business Green on 7/5, made a purchase on 7/6, the extra 5k posted on 7/9
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 11, 2013, 01:31:11 AM
Data point: Upgraded to Business Green on 7/5, made a purchase on 7/6, the extra 5k posted on 7/9
made a purchase with the plat? or you got the green the next day?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 11, 2013, 09:56:16 AM
made a purchase with the plat? or you got the green the next day?

I made a purchase after I made sure it showed the green card on my Amex.com profile.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on July 11, 2013, 11:05:04 AM
Data point: Upgraded to Business Green on 7/5, made a purchase on 7/6, the extra 5k posted on 7/9

Upgraded? From?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 11, 2013, 11:14:26 AM
Upgraded? From?

Sorry meant downgraded from Plat.

115k MR from one card, gotta love it :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2013, 12:14:34 PM
115k MR from one card, gotta love it :)
75+25+5+?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: wierdal832 on July 11, 2013, 12:18:25 PM
75+25+5+?

the 10k spending to get the 75
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2013, 12:36:35 PM
Eh. I only had to spend 5K.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 11, 2013, 01:44:34 PM
Yeah 75 + 25 + 10 + 5

My 12 month timer wasn't up yet when the 5k spend offer cropped up unfortunately.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on July 11, 2013, 08:31:23 PM
Where do I get a link to upgrade to green?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 11, 2013, 08:33:56 PM
Where do I get a link to upgrade to green?
It's not an upgrade to green, more of a downgrade.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on July 11, 2013, 08:48:30 PM
Sorry meant downgraded from Plat.

115k MR from one card, gotta love it :)
Eh

I think 140k sounds better ;)

75k + 10k + 25K + 5K + 25k sounds better ;)

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2013, 09:24:32 PM
Eh

I think 140k sounds better ;)

75k + 10k + 25K + 5K + 25k sounds better ;)
You got the upgrade bonus a 2nd time?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 12, 2013, 01:31:26 PM
It's not an upgrade to green, more of a downgrade.
Where is the link to get this downgrade offer?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on July 12, 2013, 03:29:32 PM
Where is the link to get this downgrade offer?
+1...anybody?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on July 12, 2013, 03:58:00 PM
You don't need a link to downgrade to biz Green. Just use SM or call the number on the back and ask to switch. The 5K bonus after first purchase is standard.

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/credit-cards/business-green-rewards
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on July 12, 2013, 04:16:28 PM
SO if I have the gold card now after downgrading from platinum I should SM amex to downgrade my card to the green card & after first purchase I get 5,000 points MR? Can you confirm you tried this & got it? Thanks

So technically can someone do this: Apply Gold 75k upgrade to platinum for 25k & downgrade to green for 5k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nhocquay on July 12, 2013, 04:18:56 PM
So technically can someone do this: Apply Gold 75k upgrade to platinum for 25k & downgrade to green for 5k?
That's exactly what I did. Skip the Plat downgrade back to Gold and went straight from Plat -> Green.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MilesNpoints on July 12, 2013, 04:48:39 PM
5k won't be worth it if you upgrade back to gold and they nail you with the AF, even though the first year was free prior to upgrades/downgrades.  I guess we won't really know until someone tries Gold, upgrade Plat, downgrade gold, downgrade green, upgrade gold.

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ItzikJones on July 13, 2013, 07:33:52 PM
If you downgrade from Platinum to Green but never actually activate the green card, can you still use the actual Platinum card ? I know that the account status would be Green, but could I continue to use the old Platinum card itself as long as I don't activate the new green one?

****I know it's silly, but the AMEX Platinum card is an impressive card and I'd like to continue to use it even after I downgrade.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: U-no-me! on July 13, 2013, 07:53:32 PM

****I know it's silly, but the AMEX Platinum card is an impressive card and I'd like to continue to use it even after I downgrade.

Joke?

But to answer, If it's the same number (I'm assuming it is) you can use it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dmp19 on July 14, 2013, 09:43:55 AM
I currently have the MB, PRG and BRG since March and collected all bonuses. Has anyone had their MRs confiscated after doing this BRG 75K+25K+5K then canceling card? I know the prudent thing to do would be to transfer out MR before canceling but I'm not sure what airline to transfer to yet. Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smaxber on July 14, 2013, 10:25:00 AM
I currently have the MB, PRG and BRG since March and collected all bonuses. Has anyone had their MRs confiscated after doing this BRG 75K+25K+5K then canceling card? I know the prudent thing to do would be to transfer out MR before canceling but I'm not sure what airline to transfer to yet. Thanks

Just downgrade to a NO AF card
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on July 14, 2013, 10:48:19 AM
Just downgrade to a NO AF card
the lowest is green and that has a $95 AF
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Name Changed on July 14, 2013, 10:50:45 AM
You got the upgrade bonus a 2nd time?
I hope, waiting for it to post
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 15, 2013, 04:42:21 PM
Upgraded to Plat on Friday. My online account already shows up as Plat but I have not received the card yet. Do I need to wait to buy my airline giftcard for the $200 credit till I get the card or I can buy them now already(already elected airline)?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on July 15, 2013, 05:11:44 PM
Upgraded to Plat on Friday. My online account already shows up as Plat but I have not received the card yet. Do I need to wait to buy my airline giftcard for the $200 credit till I get the card or I can buy them now already(already elected airline)?
Now
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on July 15, 2013, 05:32:16 PM
Upgraded to Plat on Friday. My online account already shows up as Plat but I have not received the card yet. Do I need to wait to buy my airline giftcard for the $200 credit till I get the card or I can buy them now already(already elected airline)?

Did your 75k points already post? Still waiting for mine.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ganizzy on July 15, 2013, 05:56:45 PM
i downgraded to green didnt get a chance to make a purchase for at least a week. made a purchase, waited a week still no 5k
spent a total of about $500 and then saw the 5k
prob about 3-4 weeks from when downgraded till i got the points

they never reimbursed me for the AF of the plat, i SM'd and they told me when statement closes, is it a problem to cancel the card before the statement closes?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 15, 2013, 05:57:09 PM

Did your 75k points already post? Still waiting for mine.

Yes.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 15, 2013, 06:51:12 PM
FYI I did the green downgrade, spent a buck, waited a cycle and I earned the grand total of 1 point for my troubles.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 15, 2013, 06:58:34 PM
FYI I did the green downgrade, spent a buck, waited a cycle and I earned the grand total of 1 point for my troubles.
I guess that is why it is YMMV.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on July 15, 2013, 07:23:05 PM
Yes.

When did you finish your spend I finished like 5 weeks and still waiting.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 15, 2013, 07:24:57 PM

When did you finish your spend I finished like 5 weeks and still waiting.

Don't remember exactly but definitely not that long ago. Maybe 2 weeks tops.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on July 15, 2013, 07:45:17 PM
Don't remember exactly but definitely not that long ago. Maybe 2 weeks tops.
K ill call them then.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on July 15, 2013, 07:49:58 PM
I upgraded to Plat and downgraded to Green before my statement closed and they didn't charge me anything for an AF.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 15, 2013, 08:03:46 PM

K ill call them then.


My points posted over a week ago too. My original upgrade application apparently didn't go through even though I got an approval screen.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on July 16, 2013, 09:55:55 AM
I upgraded to platinum and got 25k points after downgrading back to gold I got a solicited, offer to upgrade to platinum, will I get the points again if I upgrade?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 16, 2013, 10:06:02 AM
I upgraded to platinum and got 25k points after downgrading back to gold I got a solicited, offer to upgrade to platinum, will I get the points again if I upgrade?

Don't think there has been a definitive report yet. One person at least has tried it and said he is waiting for his points to post.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: henche on July 16, 2013, 02:51:21 PM
Got an email for this today.

Is the cheshbon that you upgrade, get the points, buy the AA GC's, then downgrade back and get reimbursed the AF that the platinum would carry?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 16, 2013, 02:54:44 PM
Got an email for this today.

Is the cheshbon that you upgrade, get the points, buy the AA GC's, then downgrade back and get reimbursed the AF that the platinum would carry?
Downgrade back or close the card to start the clock on getting the bonus again.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: henche on July 16, 2013, 03:23:51 PM
Downgrade back or close the card to start the clock on getting the bonus again.

The clock on a second upgrade bonus, or on a plat bonus?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 16, 2013, 03:34:20 PM
The clock on a second upgrade bonus, or on a plat bonus?
To get the Amex bonus again, you need to not have the product for a year. Unless you really need to have that type of card, why not cancel and start getting closer to getting the bonus again.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: henche on July 16, 2013, 03:38:46 PM
oh, I misread where to put the pause.

I read "downgrade back or close, to start the clock again". But it was really "downgrade back, or close to start the clock again."

thanks.
how much AF do I expect to pay and not have reimbursed?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 16, 2013, 03:40:53 PM
oh, I misread where to put the pause.

I read "downgrade back or close, to start the clock again". But it was really "downgrade back, or close to start the clock again."

thanks.
how much AF do I expect to pay and not have reimbursed?
Depends how long you had the card open. I believe within 60 days you can get the whole AF back and after, it is prorated.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: henche on July 16, 2013, 03:55:38 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Buckaroo123 on July 16, 2013, 05:29:10 PM
on a side note of canceling platinum cards after 1-3 months to get the fee back, is there any evidence that AMEX takes notice of this and will not approve again or blacklist?

 
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on July 17, 2013, 10:49:16 AM
1 - Where on Amex can I find "pending points"?

2 - Where's the link to upgrade from Gold to Plat?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 17, 2013, 10:53:16 AM
1 - Where on Amex can I find "pending points"?

2 - Where's the link to upgrade from Gold to Plat?

Thanks!
Page one of this thread.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ItzikJones on July 17, 2013, 11:43:27 AM
Anyone have any idea when the next transfer bonus for MR--->Avios will be? I finished up with the upgrade and PGGM and I want to transfer my points out and close the account so I can get the clock started for my next biz card.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 17, 2013, 11:44:33 AM
Anyone have any idea when the next transfer bonus for MR--->Avios will be? I finished up with the upgrade and PGGM and I want to transfer my points out and close the account so I can get the clock started for my next biz card.

Thanks.
Do you have nay other Amex MR earning cards?

It seems like they have a few month break in between promotions. The last promo ended June 7th...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ItzikJones on July 17, 2013, 11:50:25 AM
No, I don't have any other. I closed my personal Gold account earlier this year to get the clock started on that end. I also opened a Plat account for my mother and got the 100K bonus, so I'm gonna need to transfer those points out for her too.

If it'll be another couple months, I guess I'm going to downgrade to Gold Biz and hope that since I'm in the first year of my account opening, the fee won't be charged and once the Avios bonus comes I'll transfer the points out and close up shop.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 18, 2013, 01:50:24 PM
Another data point for Gold -> Plat -> Rewards Green.

Plat -> Green on 7/12 or 7/13.  Made sub-$1.00 purchase on 7/13.  5K posted on 7/18.  (first time through the AmEx Biz circuit)

Now the question...
333 pts pending.  Should I wait for the statement to close (25 days?) or just close the card to get the clock ticking and ignore the 333 pts? (or do they still expedite pending pts?)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nocknock on July 18, 2013, 02:05:30 PM
I had met my threshold already but statement didn't close yet could i upgrade already or i should wait till the points post?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Hamavin on July 18, 2013, 05:29:59 PM
just wanna make sure after you upgrade to plat do you have to spend anything?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 18, 2013, 05:38:24 PM
just wanna make sure after you upgrade to plat do you have to spend anything?
I believe after the first charge the points post. Haven't seen anyone say points posted without any spend.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 18, 2013, 07:21:29 PM
333 pts pending.  Should I wait for the statement to close (25 days?) or just close the card to get the clock ticking and ignore the 333 pts? (or do they still expedite pending pts?)

I ended up SMing them and they pushed the points through.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 18, 2013, 07:24:13 PM
just wanna make sure after you upgrade to plat do you have to spend anything?

You need to make a purchase.

Under my MR activity detail, it says:
    BPLAT 25K MR Pts/1st purchase

for when I got the 25K.

And just in case you're curious the Reward Green bonus is listed:
Green Rewards - Welcome Bonus
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 18, 2013, 07:29:13 PM
I had met my threshold already but statement didn't close yet could i upgrade already or i should wait till the points post?

How long has it been since you met the threshold?  My points posted within 3 days of meeting the threshold.  The statement didn't close until a few weeks after.  (I think i read somewhere that if you already have some MR points, it can be this fast).  I did, however, make sure my previous statement was paid off.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on July 18, 2013, 08:19:00 PM
Now the question...
333 pts pending.  Should I wait for the statement to close (25 days?) or just close the card to get the clock ticking and ignore the 333 pts? (or do they still expedite pending pts?)
Ask them to post the points and bump the balance to 1k ;)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sillypainter on July 18, 2013, 10:02:51 PM
I had met my threshold already but statement didn't close yet could i upgrade already or i should wait till the points post?

I upgraded before my statement closed, and I before I even met threshold, and got the 25K.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2013, 02:04:20 PM
Got the 5K Green downgrade :)
Worth noting that there are 2 Green cards, a $75 non-MR version and a $95 MR version.
I went for the $95 option.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 19, 2013, 02:55:19 PM
Got the 5K Green downgrade :)
Worth noting that there are 2 Green cards, a $75 non-MR version and a $95 MR version.
I went for the $95 option.

Yeah, the $95 is called the Business Green Rewards.   Whereas, I think the $75 one is called Business Green only.  And requires you to pay a $40 fee to link in an MR account.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 19, 2013, 03:10:02 PM
Got the 5K Green downgrade :)

How long did it take to post? Did you have to make a purchase?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2013, 03:41:28 PM
How long did it take to post? Did you have to make a purchase?
Had to make a purchase both for the 25K and 5K.
Took maybe 5 days from the purchase each time.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on July 19, 2013, 06:50:45 PM
Got the 5K Green downgrade :)
Worth noting that there are 2 Green cards, a $75 non-MR version and a $95 MR version.
I went for the $95 option.
Maybe thats why mine didn't work. I got the $75 one.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 20, 2013, 11:24:33 AM
I've received the Green 5K MR but the Platinum AF hasn't been refunded (though they said they would at the next statement close), though the Green AF hasn't posted either.

If I close now, I'll still get the AF refunded right?

Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on July 20, 2013, 10:48:56 PM
I've received the Green 5K MR but the Platinum AF hasn't been refunded (though they said they would at the next statement close), though the Green AF hasn't posted either.

If I close now, I'll still get the AF refunded right?

Thanks
Isn't the annual fee refunded right away?
I too downgraded my card a week ago and didn't get refunded they said they submitted an investigation to look into it.
Makes sense?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: zale on July 20, 2013, 11:44:56 PM
Got the 5K Green downgrade :)
Worth noting that there are 2 Green cards, a $75 non-MR version and a $95 MR version.
I went for the $95 option.

I wish I had known this before. I got the $75 version.  :-[

Will I certainly not get the 5k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 21, 2013, 12:29:17 AM
Buy something and after a week you'll know.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 21, 2013, 12:32:50 AM
Isn't the annual fee refunded right away?
I too downgraded my card a week ago and didn't get refunded they said they submitted an investigation to look into it.
Makes sense?
They told me it would refund at the next statement close.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 21, 2013, 06:36:13 PM
Anyone having trouble downgrading to Green? I SM'd and they said to call so I called and it seemed like it was going through then was told the system keeps timing out and to call back in 24 hours.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Buckaroo123 on July 21, 2013, 07:07:08 PM
I just want to confirm I am doing this right.

I got the business gold and I got the 50k bonus. Now, I upgrade to the Plat, get the 25k bonus by buying something & $200 flight reimburse, and then downgrade to a green to get the 5k bonus? Am I missing anything?

Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: zale on July 21, 2013, 09:25:29 PM
You got the upgrade bonus a 2nd time?

Can we get some clarification on this:

Has anyone received the 25k upgrade twice? (gold>plat>green>plat)

Has anyone received the $200 airline credit twice?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 22, 2013, 12:02:35 AM
Maybe thats why mine didn't work. I got the $75 one.
+1 me too.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 22, 2013, 12:05:20 AM
Got the 5K Green downgrade :)
Worth noting that there are 2 Green cards, a $75 non-MR version and a $95 MR version.
I went for the $95 option.
Nice that you figured out that there are two green cards. We would be lost without you!
 Its too late for me though  :(
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 22, 2013, 12:06:24 AM
I actually had no idea which would give the 5K.
I took the $95 option because it included MR versus the $75 option which costs $40 to add MR.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 22, 2013, 12:07:00 AM
I actually had no idea which would give the 5K.
I took the $95 option because it included MR versus the $75 option which costs $40 to add MR.
Good for you :) They didnt offer me a choice and I didnt know to ask
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 22, 2013, 12:09:17 AM
Maybe thats why mine didn't work. I got the $75 one.
Maybe try switching to the 95 one?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 22, 2013, 09:36:07 AM
Got the Green 5k without making a purchase.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ashers on July 22, 2013, 09:56:03 AM
Did you guys downgrade via SM or on the phone?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 22, 2013, 09:58:13 AM
Did you guys downgrade via SM or on the phone?
Was about to sm. and the live chat window popped up. so i did it with live chat.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: joel152 on July 22, 2013, 05:42:15 PM
I am new to this, can someone please explain how the $200 airline credit works? where do i buy gift cards? which airline? Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MilesNpoints on July 22, 2013, 05:45:26 PM
I am still wondering if you started with biz gold (first year fee waived), went to plat, then went down to gold again, then down to green, then back to gold, would the gold continue to be free for the remainder of the year?  5,000 MR is not worth $175 if they end up charging me that for going back to gold for the third time.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MilesNpoints on July 22, 2013, 05:48:38 PM
Got the 5K Green downgrade :)
Worth noting that there are 2 Green cards, a $75 non-MR version and a $95 MR version.
I went for the $95 option.

Have you seen or do you expect to see a $95 fee now that you are green?  If so, $95 isn't worth the hassle for 5,000 MR, IMO.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 22, 2013, 06:49:46 PM
Have you seen or do you expect to see a $95 fee now that you are green?  If so, $95 isn't worth the hassle for 5,000 MR, IMO.
you can close the card
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MilesNpoints on July 22, 2013, 06:52:54 PM
you can close the card

Not without having to transfer the MR points out or have another card which will retain them - this option might work for some, but not for others.  Also, all those switches between cards and then to close it probably doesn't get your brownie points with AMEX.  Also, why not retain all the benefits of the gold card for the rest of the year (for free) rather than forfeit all of that by closing your account down completely for 5,000 MR's?

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 22, 2013, 07:22:47 PM
Not without having to transfer the MR points out or have another card which will retain them - this option might work for some, but not for others.  Also, all those switches between cards and then to close it probably doesn't get your brownie points with AMEX.  Also, why not retain all the benefits of the gold card for the rest of the year (for free) rather than forfeit all of that by closing your account down completely for 5,000 MR's?
Hold on to the gold card?!?
You can't get a new one till a year after you cancel it!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MilesNpoints on July 22, 2013, 07:30:34 PM
Hold on to the gold card?!?
You can't get a new one till a year after you cancel it!

That's true.......
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 22, 2013, 07:31:16 PM
maybe stupid question: but is there anyway to get the upgrade bonus with the personal card? (I had gotten targeted with the offer but now no more right when I need it)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 22, 2013, 07:40:25 PM
That's true.......
For someone named MilesNpoints, it shouldn't even cross your mind not to close it...  ;D
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on July 22, 2013, 10:30:33 PM
Not without having to transfer the MR points out or have another card which will retain them...

How about if I transfer the points to an Amex Blue card, which does NOT allow points to be redeemed for miles, but then in the future re-apply for Platinum and transfer the points BACK from Blue to Plat - will I then be able to use ALL the points for airline travel?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 22, 2013, 10:56:02 PM

How about if I transfer the points to an Amex Blue card, which does NOT allow points to be redeemed for miles, but then in the future re-apply for Platinum and transfer the points BACK from Blue to Plat - will I then be able to use ALL the points for airline travel?
Thanks.

Yes.


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Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on July 22, 2013, 11:27:00 PM
Yes.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmebeble on July 23, 2013, 11:01:25 AM
I currently have the Gold card but am traveling a few times this year on Delta and American. I just want the lounge access. Is it worth upgrading and then downgrading back to the gold?
Or is there someone out there who would add me to their account for a day, allow me to get the card with my name and then cancel it so that I will also get lounge access? If you would be so kind please email me. If you already have 1 or 2 additional cards this will cost you nothing to add me, but I will give you some compensation for your time.
I am a college student and want to make sure my credit history looks good, so don't want to mess around with my upgrading and downgrading.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 23, 2013, 11:06:14 AM
I currently have the Gold card but am traveling a few times this year on Delta and American. I just want the lounge access. Is it worth upgrading and then downgrading back to the gold?
Or is there someone out there who would add me to their account for a day, allow me to get the card with my name and then cancel it so that I will also get lounge access? If you would be so kind please email me. If you already have 1 or 2 additional cards this will cost you nothing to add me, but I will give you some compensation for your time.
I am a college student and want to make sure my credit history looks good, so don't want to mess around with my upgrading and downgrading.
Upgrading won't affect your CS, would just get you an additional 25K points + $200 airline credit + lounge access. You can downgrade after you get these benefits so you don't have to pay the AF.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmebeble on July 23, 2013, 11:08:28 AM
Upgrading won't affect your CS, would just get you an additional 25K points + $200 airline credit + lounge access. You can downgrade after you get these benefits so you don't have to pay the AF.
But would I go back to a GC and then not have to pay the fee until it is due in a few months? And would you suggest doing this? More importantly is the upgrade link still valid?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 23, 2013, 11:10:58 AM
But would I go back to a GC and then not have to pay the fee until it is due in a few months? And would you suggest doing this?
You can go back down to the Green card and even get another 5K for that. These cards are all charge cards which won't affect your credit utilization ratio if you cancel the card. When you cancel the card, it also starts the one year wait you must go through to get the card bonus again. IMO, i would do it and have done it, but you need to be the one to decide if you want to.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 23, 2013, 11:12:47 AM

These cards are all charge cards which won't affect your credit utilization ratio if you cancel the card.

If this is in the right thread then they are also business cards so won't affect personal credit at all.


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Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmebeble on July 23, 2013, 11:15:49 AM
You can go back down to the Green card and even get another 5K for that. These cards are all charge cards which won't affect your credit utilization ratio if you cancel the card. When you cancel the card, it also starts the one year wait you must go through to get the card bonus again. IMO, i would do it and have done it, but you need to be the one to decide if you want to.
I probably will do it. If I downgrade to the green afterwards though, does that start my count? or will I have to cancel that card as well? And with regards to the fee, do I need to pay for the green card?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 23, 2013, 11:17:20 AM
I probably will do it. If I downgrade to the green afterwards though, does that start my count? or will I have to cancel that card as well? And with regards to the fee, do I need to pay for the green card?
The Green, Gold and Plat are part of the "same" product i believe.

Amex prorates the fee if you cancel after 60 days (within 60 you should get it fully refunded).
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmebeble on July 23, 2013, 11:23:07 AM
The Green, Gold and Plat are part of the "same" product i believe.

Amex prorates the fee if you cancel after 60 days (within 60 you should get it fully refunded).

If my card is a personal GC- can I still upgrade? Is there a link for this?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 23, 2013, 11:46:20 PM
From the fine print in the 25k upgrade:
(1) To be eligible to receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® points you must apply for this offer by 07/31/13
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2013, 11:48:30 PM
From the fine print in the 25k upgrade:
(1) To be eligible to receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® points you must apply for this offer by 07/31/13
It has always had a deadline that has been extended since I made the OP.
We'll see though.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 24, 2013, 12:01:11 AM
It has always had a deadline that has been extended since I made the OP.
We'll see though.
Thanks, I was freaking out that I have to do all the BRG spend very quick, get the 75k, and then upgrade in 1 week.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2013, 12:02:38 AM
To be clear I'm not guaranteeing that it will be extended.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 24, 2013, 01:06:17 AM
thnx dan our MR account is growing. Can anyone explain why the fee for the card is only 375 and the AU a gold card is 37.50 (seems prorated but why)? Why are they charging for the gold card (was still in 1st year). Another thing, a different card that used to be a green card came as a green card, but is showing online as a plat (maybe because that on had same name as basic card holder) can it get the Plat benefits (i dont think there is a AF on that one)?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 24, 2013, 01:39:47 AM
the upgrade page is down now.. Would each AU get the credits? What about if after upgrade the AU remained a gold card, can i now upgrade that to Plat?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on July 24, 2013, 03:15:09 AM
Thanks, I was freaking out that I have to do all the BRG spend very quick, get the 75k, and then upgrade in 1 week.
How are you getting 75k before the upgrade these days?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 24, 2013, 09:51:26 AM
How are you getting 75k before the upgrade these days?
from the 75k offer 3 months ago  :-[
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on July 24, 2013, 10:24:49 AM
the upgrade link is down since yesterday ? is there any other way I can do the upgrade or is the deal over ?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 24, 2013, 10:47:22 AM
the upgrade link is down since yesterday ? is there any other way I can do the upgrade or is the deal over ?

Works fine for me. Try a different browser.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 24, 2013, 11:04:07 AM
I didn't see a clear answer for this in the forum; When downgrading to the green (from plat) is there an AF? Then what about when upgrading back to the gold (still in first year)?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on July 24, 2013, 11:04:51 AM
I keep getting this We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 24, 2013, 11:06:57 AM
I keep getting this We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card.
Are you trying to log into your account to upgrade?
Enter your card info on the right side.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: menachem_m on July 24, 2013, 12:05:42 PM
I keep getting this We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card.
Why don't you just call?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2013, 12:09:08 PM
Are you trying to log into your account to upgrade?
Enter your card info on the right side.
That.
And/or browse incognito.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 24, 2013, 12:46:05 PM
I didn't see a clear answer for this in the forum; When downgrading to the green (from plat) is there an AF? Then what about when upgrading back to the gold (still in first year)?

Green Reward (the one you want) has a $95 annual fee, though you should never see it if you act fast enough.  If you upgrade back to Gold, most if not all agents will tell you there will be an AF, as the free first year promo was only for new Gold cards.  You may be able to convince someone to waive it, or it's possible the system won't charge you, but I don't have experience with that.  Why would you upgrade back to Gold?   Most people just close the account to get their Green/Gold/Platinum sign up bonus countdown clock ticking again. 


Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 24, 2013, 12:58:02 PM
Green Reward (the one you want) has a $95 annual fee, though you should never see it if you act fast enough.  If you upgrade back to Gold, most if not all agents will tell you there will be an AF, as the free first year promo was only for new Gold cards.  You may be able to convince someone to waive it, or it's possible the system won't charge you, but I don't have experience with that.  Why would you upgrade back to Gold?   Most people just close the account to get their Green/Gold/Platinum sign up bonus countdown clock ticking again.
Thanx, i guess ill cancel it after the 5k posts. Assuming the MR transfers to the consumer gold card account? Can the AF be credited to a different card (i think they are only able to send checks, not sure)?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 24, 2013, 01:52:33 PM
How about if I transfer the points to an Amex Blue card, which does NOT allow points to be redeemed for miles, but then in the future re-apply for Platinum and transfer the points BACK from Blue to Plat - will I then be able to use ALL the points for airline travel?
Thanks.

Will points from the Green/Gold/Plat business cards remain in BLUE personal account after closing the business cards?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on July 24, 2013, 02:40:10 PM
Can you believe I still haven't gotten my bonus points from 5k spending finished at end of May. Called like 8 different supervisor and 5 sm's and there claiming if it doesn't come mid August they will adjust it!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 24, 2013, 02:42:13 PM
Can you believe I still haven't gotten my bonus points from 5k spending finished at end of May. Called like 8 different supervisor and 5 sm's and there claiming if it doesn't come mid August they will adjust it!

Rough. Already got the 25k from Plat and 5k from green.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 24, 2013, 02:49:18 PM
Will points from the Green/Gold/Plat business cards remain in BLUE personal account after closing the business cards?
Check by your membership reward points if they're associated with the Amex Blue card. If they are, you won't lose the points, but they won't transfer to airlines until you get a Green/Gold/Plat again.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 24, 2013, 02:51:04 PM
Check by your membership reward points if their associated with the Amex Blue card. If they are, you won't lose the points, but they won't transfer to airlines until you get a Green/Gold/Plat again.

They are associated, I'm just wondering if after cancelling the Business card if the accounts will become disassociated and I will lose the points?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 24, 2013, 02:54:14 PM
Assuming the MR transfers to the consumer gold card account? Can the AF be credited to a different card (i think they are only able to send checks, not sure)?

Are your consumer gold and Business cards not linked to the same MR account?  If not, you might want to transfer before changing (though I'm not familiar with this scenario, so I'm just guessing).  I believe the AF can be credited to a different card (at least that's what the consumer Amex platinum thread's wiki in this forum says), but I like to avoid having AmEx look at my other accounts, unless necessary, so I tend to just request the check.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Kn9ght on July 24, 2013, 04:00:40 PM
I clicked on the link in the wiki and I got a "success" message. But I still haven't seen the change of the logo of my Gold Biz card in my acc manager. Also, I haven't received any confirmation email or such. Is this normal?
And how soon can/should I start doing PGGM?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Mimi K. on July 24, 2013, 04:13:13 PM
That.
And/or browse incognito.
I use a different browser and IP for each upgrade. it works almost every time.
And of course use the number not userID!  ;)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 24, 2013, 05:09:03 PM
I clicked on the link in the wiki and I got a "success" message. But I still haven't seen the change of the logo of my Gold Biz card in my acc manager. Also, I haven't received any confirmation email or such. Is this normal?
And how soon can/should I start doing PGGM?

How long has it been? This happened to me at first and after a week I called and it actually never went through. Did it again at that point and was showing up on my online account the next day. If its been over a day I would try call/try again.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: brotha123 on July 24, 2013, 06:57:55 PM
Couldn't get a clear answer from searching..I spent my required 10k on my card and sm'd and called about getting my points posted quickly and they said they can't and it could take 6-8 weeks..I don't wana miss out on the 25k upgrade ,if it really will end next week...what can I do"..? Please help thank a lot
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on July 24, 2013, 07:01:04 PM
Couldn't get a clear answer from searching..I spent my required 10k on my card and sm'd and called about getting my points posted quickly and they said they can't and it could take 6-8 weeks..I don't wana miss out on the 25k upgrade ,if it really will end next week...what can I do"..? Please help thank a lot
If they are pending just upgrade now
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on July 24, 2013, 08:54:16 PM
They are associated, I'm just wondering if after cancelling the Business card if the accounts will become disassociated and I will lose the points?

Call and have them transfer the points to Blue, to be sure.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on July 24, 2013, 08:55:12 PM
I clicked on the link in the wiki and I got a "success" message. But I still haven't seen the change of the logo of my Gold Biz card in my acc manager. Also, I haven't received any confirmation email or such. Is this normal?
And how soon can/should I start doing PGGM?

Usually will change in your account about 1-2 days later.
I never received any confirmation email, though I got a letter about a week later.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: brotha123 on July 24, 2013, 08:56:57 PM
Are the points automatically pending when I spend the 10k or at the end of that months statement?obviously I would hate risking upgrading now and losing the 75....thank for the help
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sillypainter on July 24, 2013, 09:57:03 PM
Are the points automatically pending when I spend the 10k or at the end of that months statement?obviously I would hate risking upgrading now and losing the 75....thank for the help

I upgraded before the spend was even met and got all the points. No worries, just do it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 24, 2013, 10:01:06 PM
Call and have them transfer the points to Blue, to be sure.
-1, there's no need to worry, if it's associated, you won't lose the points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmebeble on July 24, 2013, 10:27:13 PM
I do not have time to read through the entire thread....
3 quick questions:
1. Can I get the $200 in airlines if canceled within 60 days of the upgrade?
2. Do I get charged $175 for the additional users if it is canceled within 60 days?
3. If canceled within 60 days- does my global entry stand as well as priority pass?
Thank you
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on July 24, 2013, 10:51:47 PM
I do not have time to read through the entire thread....
3 quick questions:
1. Can I get the $200 in airlines if canceled within 60 days of the upgrade?
2. Do I get charged $175 for the additional users if it is canceled within 60 days?
3. If canceled within 60 days- does my global entry stand as well as priority pass?
Thank you
1 and 3: Yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on July 24, 2013, 10:53:09 PM
I do not have time to read through the entire thread....
3 quick questions:
1. Can I get the $200 in airlines if canceled within 60 days of the upgrade?
2. Do I get charged $175 for the additional users if it is canceled within 60 days?
3. If canceled within 60 days- does my global entry stand as well as priority pass?
Thank you
1. Yes.
2. No.
3. Yes, no.
4. Smile!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Kn9ght on July 25, 2013, 12:03:34 PM
How long has it been? This happened to me at first and after a week I called and it actually never went through. Did it again at that point and was showing up on my online account the next day. If its been over a day I would try call/try again.
Thanks. The account was updated this morning.
Btw, I have an AU in my former Biz Gold card, is it automatically upgraded to Plat after the main card holder (mine) upgraded?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: nocknock on July 25, 2013, 02:22:57 PM
I upgraded it before my bonus points posted will i have any problem?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 25, 2013, 02:38:05 PM
Anyone go GOLD-PLAT-GREEN-GOLD? Is the first year still free on gold at the end of this route?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 25, 2013, 11:05:38 PM
Thanks. The account was updated this morning.
Btw, I have an AU in my former Biz Gold card, is it automatically upgraded to Plat after the main card holder (mine) upgraded?
No
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 25, 2013, 11:06:44 PM
Anyone go GOLD-PLAT-GREEN-GOLD? Is the first year still free on gold at the end of this route?
If you upgrade back to Gold, most if not all agents will tell you there will be an AF, as the free first year promo was only for new Gold cards.  You may be able to convince someone to waive it, or it's possible the system won't charge you, but I don't have experience with that.  Why would you upgrade back to Gold?   Most people just close the account to get their Green/Gold/Platinum sign up bonus countdown clock ticking again.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 25, 2013, 11:10:14 PM


Pretty sure I asked if anyone has experience...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Kn9ght on July 26, 2013, 11:22:21 AM
No
Why are you so confident? Do you have experience on this matter?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: brotha123 on July 26, 2013, 11:49:15 AM
Has everyone had the same results as "silly painter". Can you upgrade even before the gold points bonus have posted and still receive everything..?? Will it post automatically to the MR account?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ganizzy on July 26, 2013, 03:22:59 PM
thnx dan our MR account is growing. Can anyone explain why the fee for the card is only 375 and the AU a gold card is 37.50 (seems prorated but why)? Why are they charging for the gold card (was still in 1st year). Another thing, a different card that used to be a green card came as a green card, but is showing online as a plat (maybe because that on had same name as basic card holder) can it get the Plat benefits (i dont think there is a AF on that one)?

I also got this charge.
was SMing and they told me its the prorated amount for the AU. I have already downgraded to Green so i told the to cancel the AU and refund me, but i also wondered if i was able to do the benefits for the AU as well. Even though they sent a gold card for the AU when they sent the Plat card.

also - I dont know if i got the $75 or $95 green card, however i did get the 5K. There was a charge for $35 something listed as first time MR fee but i immediately got a credit for it without asking
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aviz on July 26, 2013, 04:12:23 PM
Has everyone had the same results as "silly painter". Can you upgrade even before the gold points bonus have posted and still receive everything..?? Will it post automatically to the MR account?

just wondering.. why would you want to upgrade now ? wouldnt you want to wait till November-December time to upgrade.. (then you can get the airline credit in 2013 and 2014 and cancel / downgrade before the AF gets prorated ?

am I thinking about this correctly or am i missing something...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on July 26, 2013, 06:18:31 PM
just wondering.. why would you want to upgrade now ? wouldnt you want to wait till November-December time to upgrade.. (then you can get the airline credit in 2013 and 2014 and cancel / downgrade before the AF gets prorated ?

am I thinking about this correctly or am i missing something...

You can wait for that, or you can cancel right away and restart the clock.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: brotha123 on July 26, 2013, 06:24:28 PM
The upgrade officially ends next week...I believe that's what dan posted...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on July 26, 2013, 06:28:10 PM
When I downgraded from Plat back to gold the agent was pretty sure the AF would show up and he put me on hold to check with another agent who said the same thing. They gave me a credit for the AF, but that AF never showed up so I ended up with $125 on top of the points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on July 27, 2013, 03:33:42 AM
The upgrade officially ends next week...I believe that's what dan posted...

I believe he also noted that the deadline has been continuously extended over the last few years, so there's a chance that it'll be extended, but who knows for sure what will happen come this deadline.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 27, 2013, 09:41:48 PM
I also got this charge.
was SMing and they told me its the prorated amount for the AU. I have already downgraded to Green so i told the to cancel the AU and refund me, but i also wondered if i was able to do the benefits for the AU as well. Even though they sent a gold card for the AU when they sent the Plat card.

also - I dont know if i got the $75 or $95 green card, however i did get the 5K. There was a charge for $35 something listed as first time MR fee but i immediately got a credit for it without asking
the T&C says only the basic (primary) card holder can get the benefits (assuming you didn't request a separate upgrade on the AU
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 27, 2013, 11:26:32 PM
We're sorry. The system is currently not responding. Your application is important to us. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on July 28, 2013, 01:02:26 AM
We're sorry. The system is currently not responding. Your application is important to us. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It works fine. Just use Incognito
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sam28 on July 28, 2013, 01:14:08 AM
I did the upgrade a few weeks back and then downgrade it back to the aeg card now I got a email with a offer saying if I upgraded I will get 25k can I do it again or it won't work ?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: brotha123 on July 28, 2013, 01:42:38 AM
Tried on incogito  it says system down and its not working..ps i wasnt logged into my amex account
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 28, 2013, 10:12:24 AM
the T&C says only the basic (primary) card holder can get the benefits (assuming you didn't request a separate upgrade on the AU
Rep confirmed that even though online the AU looks like a plat it does not have the benefits (the physical card is a green card and has same name as basic card).
   Can anyone explain the major added benifits the biz plat has over the consumer card making the AU 300 each?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on July 28, 2013, 10:18:31 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, even the AU fee on the biz plat gets reimbursed when downgraded? Also it goes together with the basic card when I downgrade the basic to the green??
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 28, 2013, 10:34:53 AM
Tried on incogito  it says system down and its not working..ps i wasnt logged into my amex account
it started working
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on July 28, 2013, 04:32:10 PM
Does PGGM meet the the first purchase to get 25k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmebeble on July 28, 2013, 05:33:06 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, even the AU fee on the biz plat gets reimbursed when downgraded? Also it goes together with the basic card when I downgrade the basic to the green??
Rep confirmed it gets refunded within 60 days and prorated if longer.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on July 28, 2013, 05:39:42 PM
Have people been getting charged an AF when downgrading to business rewards green? I don't plan on opening up a card in this family so soon and would keep it open to wait for a transfer bonus if no AF.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on July 28, 2013, 05:42:31 PM
Still haven't see an answer to this. My points haven't posted yet from brg 75k rep confirmed on phone and email that if it hasn't been issued by the 12th of August they will manually add them. Question is since the upgrade may not be around on the 12th should I do the upgrade now and is there a chance that they won't honor the original 75k when they see a plat?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 29, 2013, 12:57:55 AM
Still haven't see an answer to this. My points haven't posted yet from brg 75k rep confirmed on phone and email that if it hasn't been issued by the 12th of August they will manually add them. Question is since the upgrade may not be around on the 12th should I do the upgrade now and is there a chance that they won't honor the original 75k when they see a plat?
My gut tells me "shrek nit" about not getting the 75k, but "shrek zich a bissel" about the upgrade expiring.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on July 29, 2013, 08:58:53 AM
My gut tells me "shrek nit" about not getting the 75k, but "shrek zich a bissel" about the upgrade expiring.

Very cute.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on July 29, 2013, 08:20:03 PM
So as a follow up Amex was screwing around and wasnt issuing bonus points. I sent a really long email to Mr. Kenneth Chenault CEO of American Express with a call back number. BTW I was told by 5 agents, 6 chats and quite a few secure messages theres now way for them to expedite the bonus points unless its pending which it wasnt. I received a call back from Mr. Chenaults Executive Team today, the guy was very apologetic issued me the points in 20 seconds it was shown on my account and then they gave me 10,000 bonus points for the trouble. Nice ending to the headache they gave me and now I just set up the platinum upgrade:)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: brotha123 on July 30, 2013, 11:35:19 AM
Cool...I have spent the 10 k yet many reps and the sm's have all told me they can't expedite the 75 k.. What's the address so I could try to write to him as we'll..?i would hate to miss out on a free 25 k thank a lot

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: esw30 on July 30, 2013, 01:47:56 PM
It appears the deadline has been extended: "To be eligible to receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® points you must apply for this offer by 10/31/13, make your first purchase with the Business Platinum Card by 11/10/14 and be enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program at the time of first purchase."
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on July 30, 2013, 02:08:11 PM
It appears the deadline has been extended: "To be eligible to receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® points you must apply for this offer by 10/31/13, make your first purchase with the Business Platinum Card by 11/10/14 and be enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program at the time of first purchase."
Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aviz on July 30, 2013, 03:42:30 PM
so the move is to it then ... Get the 200 twice... and down grade in January-Feb
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on July 30, 2013, 04:45:56 PM
So as a follow up Amex was screwing around and wasnt issuing bonus points. I sent a really long email to Mr. Kenneth Chenault CEO of American Express with a call back number. BTW I was told by 5 agents, 6 chats and quite a few secure messages theres now way for them to expedite the bonus points unless its pending which it wasnt. I received a call back from Mr. Chenaults Executive Team today, the guy was very apologetic issued me the points in 20 seconds it was shown on my account and then they gave me 10,000 bonus points for the trouble. Nice ending to the headache they gave me and now I just set up the platinum upgrade:)

Care to share the email address??
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on July 30, 2013, 09:32:08 PM
so the move is to it then ... Get the 200 twice... and down grade in January-Feb
no. do it and cancel to restart the clock.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on July 30, 2013, 10:47:45 PM
Care to share the email address??

kenneth.Chenault@aexp.com

Try not to over abuse it so we can keep enjoying executive service.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on July 31, 2013, 09:28:19 AM
kenneth.Chenault@aexp.com

Try not to over abuse it so we can keep enjoying executive service.

Ya, but look at this...
http://consumerist.com/2009/03/20/13-american-express-executives-email-addresses/
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on July 31, 2013, 10:07:55 AM
Ya, but look at this...
http://consumerist.com/2009/03/20/13-american-express-executives-email-addresses/

Of course where do you think I found his info.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: brotha123 on July 31, 2013, 11:42:44 AM
aviz, if you would wait till jan-frb ur past 60 days from the upgrade which means your gana b paying a prorated fee on the platinum....?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: menachem_m on July 31, 2013, 12:25:28 PM
I belive Amex cannot freez the annual fee but they apply a statement credit year after year, its in the notes in my account from a supervisor and all it takes it a quick phonecall

And its still less than $200.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aviz on August 01, 2013, 11:06:00 AM
aviz, if you would wait till jan-frb ur past 60 days from the upgrade which means your gana b paying a prorated fee on the platinum....?

still even if you prorate for 90 days ... the AF is then under $90 .. but you get the extra $200 credit no ?

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: menachem_m on August 01, 2013, 11:48:08 AM
And anyway, IME I have been told that its 60 days from the fee hitting not from opening/upgrading but others have reported differently so YMMV.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Hamavin on August 01, 2013, 05:22:23 PM
I upgraded to plat got 25k a week later did $200 can I downgrade before I even get hit with af ? what do I do just downgrade to green and make purchase?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on August 01, 2013, 05:22:55 PM
I upgraded to plat got 25k a week later did $200 can I downgrade before I even get hit with af ? what do I do just downgrade to green and make purchase?
Yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on August 01, 2013, 11:08:32 PM
Got a missed call from amex,  called back she asked me if i would like to upgrade from the green to biz plat and get 30k points after 10k spend within 5 months .  I just downgraded from biz plat to green.

Is this worthwhile?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: brotha123 on August 01, 2013, 11:15:33 PM
Got a missed call from amex,  called back she asked me if i would like to upgrade from the green to biz plat and get 30k points after 10k spend within 5 months .  I just downgraded from biz plat to green.

Is this worthwhile?

  10k is a lot to spend for 30k mr points....I guess it depends on the person..see if you could get them to give you more..
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on August 02, 2013, 03:25:54 AM
  10k is a lot to spend for 30k mr points....I guess it depends on the person..see if you could get them to give you more..
She said that's the only offer right now,  i took it figured nothing to lose.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on August 02, 2013, 11:38:48 AM
I just tried downgrading from Plat to Green via chat instead of SM.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Saver2000 on August 02, 2013, 11:43:50 AM
I just tried downgrading from Plat to Green via chat instead of SM.
. . .And?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ae123 on August 02, 2013, 11:50:18 AM
. . .And?

Just putting it out there. It seems to work via chat too not only SM as some people (myself included) thought.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Saver2000 on August 02, 2013, 11:51:34 AM
Just putting it out there. It seems to work via chat not only SM as some people (myself included) thought.
Okay.  Thanx for the data point.
( You wrote that " you tried" ,  you didn't write the results)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yosefchaim on August 03, 2013, 10:47:59 PM
Just putting it out there. It seems to work via chat too not only SM as some people (myself included) thought.
Takes so much longer!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 03, 2013, 11:30:06 PM
Question: i applied for business gold in march got 75k for 10k spend upgraded july 7th to platinum got 25k. my annual fee for the shorter plat year was $375. i called on 8/1 to cancel and they offered me $300 statement credit which i gladly accepted thinking now ill get the extra year of airline credit. what would happen if i SMed now to cancel? would the annual fee get refunded, and ill get to keep the $300 statement credit?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Maaritz on August 04, 2013, 12:16:37 AM
I've read through much of this thread and I thank everyone here for the data points and information.

I'm now 100,000+ pts into this years Amex journey (75k gold + plat upgrade a week ago) and I have a small question that I haven't seen addressed directly: does Amex at all differentiate between someone who, at the point at which I am now (+PGGM), chooses to cancel (or go green and cancel) and restart the clock, and someone who (for instance) downgrades back to gold and pretends to be a better customer for a few more months? Suppose I do the former and "come back" next year, will there be anything in my record that would suggest I may not be a great customer (aside from my continued patronage of the Blue card)?

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on August 04, 2013, 02:16:44 AM
I've read through much of this thread and I thank everyone here for the data points and information.

I'm now 100,000+ pts into this years Amex journey (75k gold + plat upgrade a week ago) and I have a small question that I haven't seen addressed directly: does Amex at all differentiate between someone who, at the point at which I am now (+PGGM), chooses to cancel (or go green and cancel) and restart the clock, and someone who (for instance) downgrades back to gold and pretends to be a better customer for a few more months? Suppose I do the former and "come back" next year, will there be anything in my record that would suggest I may not be a great customer (aside from my continued patronage of the Blue card)?

Thanks again.
Nah, no difference.

They won't even send u flowers  ;D
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: menachem_m on August 04, 2013, 02:23:10 AM
When I called to cancel my (personal) platinum, the rep mentioned (read: accused) me that I used the $200 twice and global entry and the 50k. So they definitely do have some sort of "record".
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on August 04, 2013, 02:41:09 AM
When I called to cancel my (personal) platinum, the rep mentioned (read: accused) me that I used the $200 twice and global entry and the 50k. So they definitely do have some sort of "record".
Your comparing closing a card and applying for a new one. 2 different animals.

But yes they have records, still no difference.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shreknit on August 04, 2013, 09:02:06 AM
When I called to cancel my (personal) platinum, the rep mentioned (read: accused) me that I used the $200 twice and global entry and the 50k. So they definitely do have some sort of "record".

Did they refund you?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dmp19 on August 04, 2013, 09:09:57 AM
I haven't seen any mention of this here. Would it be possible to downgrade to the Amex SimplyCash Business card? Could go BRG->PLAT->Green->SimplyCash then cancel after tapping into some or all of the 5%.

It has no annual fee and 5% cash back at U.S. office supply stores Terms and limitations apply. 5% applies to purchases up to $12,000 per year. Cash back earned is automatically credited to your statement.

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: menachem_m on August 04, 2013, 09:17:14 AM
Did they refund you?
Yes.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 04, 2013, 09:18:08 AM

I haven't seen any mention of this here. Would it be possible to downgrade to the Amex SimplyCash Business card? Could go BRG->PLAT->Green->SimplyCash then cancel after tapping into some or all of the 5%.

It has no annual fee and 5% cash back at U.S. office supply stores Terms and limitations apply. 5% applies to purchases up to $12,000 per year. Cash back earned is automatically credited to your statement.

Can't go from charge to credit.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dmp19 on August 04, 2013, 09:19:40 AM
Can't go from charge to credit.

I didn't know that. Thanks! ::)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 04, 2013, 04:38:27 PM
sorry for being repetitive but i didnt get an answer.
 
i just got a statement credit of $300 to keep me as a platinum member. what would happen if i try to downgrade/cancel? would the annual fee be refunded? would i still keep the credit?...Note: i have 3 days left until its 60 days.   thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 04, 2013, 05:35:28 PM
sorry for being repetitive but i didnt get an answer.
 
i just got a statement credit of $300 to keep me as a platinum member. what would happen if i try to downgrade/cancel? would the annual fee be refunded? would i still keep the credit?...Note: i have 3 days left until its 60 days.   thanks
There's a nice chance it will get refunded.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on August 04, 2013, 06:10:57 PM
sorry for being repetitive but i didnt get an answer.
 
i just got a statement credit of $300 to keep me as a platinum member. what would happen if i try to downgrade/cancel? would the annual fee be refunded? would i still keep the credit?...Note: i have 3 days left until its 60 days.   thanks
Its ok to be repetitive! How ya doin?! Try to downgrade the card for now, and you will prob get the refund. If not then SM them.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 04, 2013, 10:57:36 PM
Its ok to be repetitive! How ya doin?! Try to downgrade the card for now, and you will prob get the refund. If not then SM them.
thanks for the help DoGo
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on August 04, 2013, 11:02:54 PM
I upgraded got the 25k, downgraded and now the 25k upgrade offer came up in my account  online, will I still receive 25,000 points?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 04, 2013, 11:17:51 PM
I upgraded got the 25k, downgraded and now the 25k upgrade offer came up in my account  online, will I still receive 25,000 points?

A few reports on the forums of people who have tried and are still waiting for the points to post but no success stories as of yet.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on August 04, 2013, 11:52:15 PM
A few reports on the forums of people who have tried and are still waiting for the points to post but no success stories as of yet.
Maybe it was a dumb move bec. I still didnt get back my annual fee from last time, upgrading may cause me to lose the annual fee
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on August 05, 2013, 08:27:38 PM
A few reports on the forums of people who have tried and are still waiting for the points to post but no success stories as of yet.
Anyone got the points after upgrading the second time? It shows up on my Amex online account to upgrade and receive 25k.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmebeble on August 07, 2013, 01:28:25 PM
When is this expected to last until?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ztide on August 07, 2013, 09:33:27 PM
so i just tried downgrading to the green about 2 weeks after upgrading from the 75k gold promo to the platinum
I was doing this via chat and i asked if the green annual fee will be waived for the first year like the original gold promo was.
he said that it would be waived
i then asked if the platinum fees would be waived the first year- he said it was already set up for that and that it would be waived.
now i didn't get the next statement yet (the first statement under platinum) but the charge has not appeared on my online billing activity, but is this true for everyone?

i meanwhile am keeping this platinum.
the way i see it is that in case they do charge, i can point to the chat and they will manually refund me.
then i might cancel anyways afterward and possibly get an additional $450 annual fee automatically refunded too!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on August 07, 2013, 10:04:11 PM
so i just tried downgrading to the green about 2 weeks after upgrading from the 75k gold promo to the platinum
I was doing this via chat and i asked if the green annual fee will be waived for the first year like the original gold promo was.
he said that it would be waived
i then asked if the platinum fees would be waived the first year- he said it was already set up for that and that it would be waived.
now i didn't get the next statement yet (the first statement under platinum) but the charge has not appeared on my online billing activity, but is this true for everyone?

i meanwhile am keeping this platinum.
the way i see it is that in case they do charge, i can point to the chat and they will manually refund me.
then i might cancel anyways afterward and possibly get an additional $450 annual fee automatically refunded too!
Chat was made for people like you.  :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on August 08, 2013, 09:49:51 AM
My 75k points just posted- thanks dan  8).

I upgraded to the platinum and got approved!

1. Is their a spending threshold for the 25k?
2. At what point can I downgrade to the green card?
3. green card link?

TIA
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 08, 2013, 09:51:44 AM
My 75k points just posted- thanks dan  8).

I upgraded to the platinum and got approved!

1. Is their a spending threshold for the 25k?
2. At what point can I downgrade to the green card?
3. green card link?

TIA
It seems that any spend once you are platinum should work.
Once the points post you can downgrade
You can call or chat with them. Not sure if there is a link.

Don't forget to get the $200 airline credit.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 08, 2013, 02:06:13 PM
Don't forget to get the $200 airline credit.

And SPG gold if you don't already have.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on August 08, 2013, 03:23:31 PM
Just wonna know if this will work? my first statement is  of my gold card is closing next week on the 13'th, hopefully ill get my 50,000 bonus right away, then upgrade to Platinum, after getting the 25,000 bonus, downgrade to gold, still avoid the AF?
How long after upgrading will the 25,000 points post?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 08, 2013, 03:24:50 PM
Just wonna know if this will work? my first statement is  of my gold card is closing next week on the 13'th, hopefully ill get my 50,000 bonus right away, then upgrade to Platinum, after getting the 25,000 bonus, downgrade to gold, still avoid the AF?
Are you asking bout the AF for the platinum card, or getting hit with it once you downgrade back?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on August 08, 2013, 03:28:29 PM
Are you asking bout the AF for the platinum card, or getting hit with it once you downgrade back?
I shouldn't get hit with Platinum AF as long i downgrade in the 60 days, but when downgrading back to Gold card the first year AF will still be waived?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 08, 2013, 03:30:56 PM
I shouldn't get hit with Platinum AF as long i downgrade in the 60 days, but when downgrading back to Gold card the first year AF will still be waived?
I believe it is YMMV.

Is there a particular reason why you want to keep the card open and not start the one year wait?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on August 08, 2013, 03:31:40 PM
Sorry if asking n00bish but im new to this inyen... were there any reports of Amex taking away the upgrade bonus if downgrading in the 60 days of upgrading?l
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mochada on August 08, 2013, 03:34:03 PM
And SPG gold if you don't already have.

...and Global Entry if needed!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on August 08, 2013, 03:34:11 PM
I believe it is YMMV.

Is there a particular reason why you want to keep the card open and not start the one year wait?
What do you mean? i wonna keep the gold card for every day spending but wonna avoid the AF (i just got the card last month for the firs time)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 08, 2013, 03:37:53 PM
What do you mean? i wonna keep the gold card for every day spending but wonna avoid the AF (i just got the card last month for the firs time)
Personally, after i did the up and down, i cancelled the card so i can start the clock on the one year wait before you can get the bonus again. I have other cards which mostly meet the same benefits as the BRG.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on August 08, 2013, 04:03:28 PM
Personally, after i did the up and down, i cancelled the card so i can start the clock on the one year wait before you can get the bonus again. I have other cards which mostly meet the same benefits as the BRG.
No one gives 2 points for grocery.....
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 08, 2013, 04:15:11 PM
No one gives 2 points for grocery.....
You can always buy GC's with IP or IB (or Freedom when there is a store in the quarterly bonus) and use those at groceries for 5x the points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on August 08, 2013, 04:17:48 PM
You can always buy GC's with IP or IB (or Freedom when there is a store in the quarterly bonus) and use those at groceries for 5x the points.

I am actually more and more tempted to do this. Easy way to stick to a grocery budget by only using one card per month.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 08, 2013, 04:19:14 PM
I am actually more and more tempted to do this. Easy way to stick to a grocery budget by only using one card per month.
It's also good  to have some "real" spending with the GC's and not just loading to BB.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on August 08, 2013, 04:25:06 PM
I am actually more and more tempted to do this. Easy way to stick to a grocery budget by only using one card per month.
Yeh... but don't like buying GC for everyday spending (just for BB......)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 08, 2013, 04:26:18 PM
Yeh... but don't like buying GC for everyday spending (just for BB......)
It's also good  to have some "real" spending with the GC's and not just loading to BB.
Not that you will have an issue, but IMO, it is better to spread out a little.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: cozmohoot on August 08, 2013, 05:43:16 PM
Personally, after i did the up and down, i cancelled the card so i can start the clock on the one year wait before you can get the bonus again. I have other cards which mostly meet the same benefits as the BRG.
i just got approved for the bgr. i need to spend 5k to get 50k. do i have to spend the 5k before i do the upgrade.
i am not looking for the 200 credit, only the extra 25k...TIA
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 08, 2013, 05:47:55 PM
i just got approved for the bgr. i need to spend 5k to get 50k. do i have to spend the 5k before i do the upgrade.
i am not looking for the 200 credit, only the extra 25k...TIA
You would want to meet the spend and wait for the points to post before upgrading.

Why wouldn't you get it?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: cozmohoot on August 08, 2013, 05:59:13 PM
You would want to meet the spend and wait for the points to post before upgrading.

Why wouldn't you get it?
seems like a bunch of steps.
Maybe Your first point should be in the wiki?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on August 08, 2013, 06:17:53 PM
Can i get the $200 credit. or global entry if i downgrade in the first 60 days?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: 12HRS on August 08, 2013, 07:02:12 PM
seems like a bunch of steps.
Maybe Your first point should be in the wiki?

1) call and ask for your airline
2) spend $100 on 2 gift cards

Thats it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: cozmohoot on August 08, 2013, 07:07:59 PM
1) call and ask for your airline
2) spend $100 on 2 gift cards

Thats it.
sounds alot easier than the Platinum guy option..
First I gotta meet the 5k on bgr. Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smaxber on August 08, 2013, 09:36:17 PM
Personally, after i did the up and down, i cancelled the card so i can start the clock on the one year wait before you can get the bonus again. I have other cards which mostly meet the same benefits as the BRG.

You switch to no AF card? Or lost the CL?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 08, 2013, 09:39:32 PM
1) call and ask for your airline
2) spend $100 on 2 gift cards

Thats it.
spend $200 on 1 GC, it's been done 100s of times - it works every time!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smaxber on August 08, 2013, 09:41:33 PM
spend $200 on 1 GC, it's been done 100s of times - it works every time!
Any specific one?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 08, 2013, 09:47:18 PM
Any specific one?
UA and AA for sure.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 08, 2013, 10:29:28 PM
You switch to no AF card? Or lost the CL?
It is a charge card. No CL.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smaxber on August 08, 2013, 10:34:00 PM
It is a charge card. No CL.
CMIIW charge cards are like business cards where they dont count against your CR?

so do they even show up on the report?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on August 08, 2013, 11:02:46 PM
CMIIW charge cards are like business cards where they dont count against your CR?

so do they even show up on the report?

No, they show up on your report. A credit line does not show up, at least not for the first month. Thereafter, they usually use your highest closing statement spend.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: RANDOMONE on August 08, 2013, 11:08:01 PM
stupid question : do the MR points on the green card transfer to airlines?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: menachem_m on August 08, 2013, 11:11:44 PM
stupid question : do the MR points on the green card transfer to airlines?
Yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: RANDOMONE on August 08, 2013, 11:17:43 PM
thanks bc i just did the gold-plat-green which just switched today to green and shows my mr are unavailable so got i little nervous.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on August 08, 2013, 11:18:58 PM
So why are people going to green and not cancelling it entirely? To save the MR points?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 08, 2013, 11:32:49 PM
So why are people going to green and not cancelling it entirely? To save the MR points?
You get a 5k bonus. And to save the MR.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on August 08, 2013, 11:42:21 PM
You get a 5k bonus. And to save the MR.
Is there a link or it's automatically.

It's also 95 dollars, which is worth more than 5K MR.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Maaritz on August 09, 2013, 12:41:45 AM
Is there a link or it's automatically.

It's also 95 dollars, which is worth more than 5K MR.

Apparently it's automatic.  If you cancel the green and get the $95 back as well.

Is there a consensus that the green downgrade always nets the the 5k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: smaxber on August 09, 2013, 01:37:16 AM
No, they show up on your report. A credit line does not show up, at least not for the first month. Thereafter, they usually use your highest closing statement spend.

So don't downpay?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 09, 2013, 06:43:35 AM

It's also 95 dollars, which is worth more than 5K MR.

Has anyone been charged the $95. The T&C on the green that I got said first year free and I still have not been charged. Waiting for a BA bonus to close the card....
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: RANDOMONE on August 09, 2013, 07:16:38 AM
oh BA is doing their MR- bA bonus soon?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 09, 2013, 07:57:35 AM
when i chat the rep told me that there is no bonus on the downgrade from platinum to green??

 and if that isnt true how long after downgrade should points post?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 09, 2013, 09:17:44 AM
oh BA is doing their MR- bA bonus soon?
Happens every few months. One just ended a little bit ago, so one should be on its way soon.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 09, 2013, 09:22:34 AM
when i chat the rep told me that there is no bonus on the downgrade from platinum to green??

 and if that isnt true how long after downgrade should points post?

Mine posted the day after my first purchase.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 09, 2013, 09:27:36 AM
Has anyone been charged the $95. The T&C on the green that I got said first year free and I still have not been charged. Waiting for a BA bonus to close the card....
Clock won't start ticking till you close the Green....
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 09, 2013, 09:29:34 AM
Mine posted the day after my first purchase.
and when does the refund on the platinum post?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 09, 2013, 09:52:59 AM
and when does the refund on the platinum post?

Wasn't charged AF. Downgraded before the fee hit.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 09, 2013, 09:53:49 AM
Clock won't start ticking till you close the Green....

I'm aware.... not planning on opening another for over a year.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: KidOOO on August 11, 2013, 12:21:35 AM
i am getting this message

"We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card."

even in incognito mode, is this dead or am i doing something wrong?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yas on August 11, 2013, 12:25:16 AM
i am getting this message

"We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card."

even in incognito mode, is this dead or am i doing something wrong?
Works for me in Chrome.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: KidOOO on August 11, 2013, 01:10:03 AM
Works for me in Chrome.

I am in chrome too, it does load, but once i put in my user name and pass it shows this message
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: KidOOO on August 11, 2013, 01:52:25 PM
Never mind, it worked. now do i need to wait till i get the platinum card to make first purchase and for the $200 airline fee credit to work or can i do it immediately?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 11, 2013, 01:58:56 PM

Never mind, it worked. now do i need to wait till i get the platinum card to make first purchase and for the $200 airline fee credit to work or can i do it immediately?

Once your online card shows up as platinum you can do it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: KidOOO on August 11, 2013, 02:20:17 PM
Once your online card shows up as platinum you can do it.

Thanks, How long does that typically take?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on August 11, 2013, 02:27:40 PM
Once your online card shows up as platinum you can do it.
Can i do Global Entry, $200 airline credit.... in the first 60 days from when i get the card, then cancel, and stay with the benefits?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 11, 2013, 02:28:24 PM

Thanks, How long does that typically take?

For me was next day.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 11, 2013, 02:43:36 PM
My wife's Green Business 5k is taking a few days to post, mine was much quicker. Are ppl still getting the 5k? How long is it taking?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ashers on August 11, 2013, 02:44:44 PM
Ok I did the PRG-Plat- Green,  got the 75+25+5
is there a next step or is it time to close my green card and start the clock ticking?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 11, 2013, 02:48:28 PM
Ok I did the PRG-Plat- Green,  got the 75+25+5
is there a next step or is it time to close my green card and start the clock ticking?
close now.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 11, 2013, 02:52:39 PM

Ok I did the PRG-Plat- Green,  got the 75+25+5
is there a next step or is it time to close my green card and start the clock ticking?

Can try for 25k again. Has been a success story.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 11, 2013, 02:57:32 PM
Can try for 25k again. Has been a success story.
Who had success?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: joey123 on August 11, 2013, 07:22:55 PM
If i purchase an Egift cards from Delta with my Platinum, would I be refunded the money? If not, where would I need to buy the gift card.

Also, this is a newbie question, but I will ask it anyway: Where do I go to downgrade to a Green Card and obtain the 5K in points? Is it in my account of my Amex?

Sorry for my ignorance.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 11, 2013, 07:36:06 PM

Also, this is a newbie question, but I will ask it anyway: Where do I go to downgrade to a Green Card and obtain the 5K in points? Is it in my account of my Amex?

Sorry for my ignorance.

Call/SM/Chat.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ashers on August 12, 2013, 12:57:06 AM

Also, this is a newbie question, but I will ask it anyway: Where do I go to downgrade to a Green Card and obtain the 5K in points? Is it in my account of my Amex?

Sorry for my ignorance.
Via chat
Make sure to ask for the one with the $95 af (its waived anyway)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: alpicone on August 12, 2013, 03:00:51 PM
Went from BRG (50k) to Platinum (25k) to Green (5k). Now i just got an offer to go to Platinum for 25k bonus points after the first purchase. I upgraded to see if it will actually work to get the bonus a second time. I took a screenshot just in case. If it doesn't work then I will just go back to green again...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sky121 on August 12, 2013, 03:11:38 PM
When upgrading to the Platinum do I actually have to wait until the card comes to do the spend?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 12, 2013, 03:13:51 PM
When upgrading to the Platinum do I actually have to wait until the card comes to do the spend?

Once your online card shows up as platinum you can do it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2013, 03:13:59 PM
When upgrading to the Platinum do I actually have to wait until the card comes to do the spend?
No. You can see your online profile when it switches.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on August 12, 2013, 03:34:30 PM
When upgrading to the Platinum do I actually have to wait until the card comes to do the spend?

I had the same question. I believe you can use your gold card and its considered like platinum. My points already posted so I guess thats what happened....
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: agprint on August 12, 2013, 03:35:08 PM
I apologize for the "dumb" question.  Does your account number change each time you upgrade from BRG to Platinum and then to Green?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on August 12, 2013, 03:58:08 PM
Went from BRG (50k) to Platinum (25k) to Green (5k). Now i just got an offer to go to Platinum for 25k bonus points after the first purchase. I upgraded to see if it will actually work to get the bonus a second time. I took a screenshot just in case. If it doesn't work then I will just go back to green again...
I don't think you gain anything from a screen shot. from the t&c.
Quote
Offer is available for first-time upgrades to the Business Platinum Card only and for one Card account only.
Any success with double dipping with a targeted offer.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 13, 2013, 12:11:50 AM
I'm aware.... not planning on opening another for over a year.
I'm sorry to hear that... ;)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 13, 2013, 12:15:26 AM
I apologize for the "dumb" question.  Does your account number change each time you upgrade from BRG to Platinum and then to Green?
No.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: agprint on August 13, 2013, 02:49:25 AM
Quote
I apologize for the "dumb" question.  Does your account number change each time you upgrade from BRG to Platinum and then to Green? -- No.
Thanks so much.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: menachem_m on August 13, 2013, 03:23:19 AM
No.
CMIIW I think the security code will change though.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 13, 2013, 04:15:17 AM
CMIIW I think the security code will change though.
Correct. But only once you activate the new card.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on August 13, 2013, 01:39:09 PM
Correct. But only once you activate the new card.
I've done everything without the actual platinum card.

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 13, 2013, 03:30:59 PM
I've done everything without the actual platinum card.

Difference between being able to use the card for purposes of platinum benefits and the security code changing.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 13, 2013, 04:05:17 PM
I've done everything without the actual platinum card.
Same here. Wasn't saying you should wait...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 13, 2013, 05:00:39 PM

I'm sorry to hear that... ;)

I'll take less pulls on my report when looking for a mortgage than the however many points ill get.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sky121 on August 14, 2013, 12:53:17 PM
How long does it usually take for the upgrade points to post after spending?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on August 14, 2013, 12:57:19 PM

How long does it usually take for the upgrade points to post after spending?

Within a week.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 14, 2013, 01:54:22 PM
When was the last time s/o got the Green 5k? It's taking forever for me.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sky121 on August 14, 2013, 04:53:42 PM
Within a week.
Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 14, 2013, 11:43:05 PM
When was the last time s/o got the Green 5k? It's taking forever for me.
I got it this week about 36 hrs after i downgraded
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ashers on August 15, 2013, 07:42:11 AM
Can anyone actually report success with upgrading back to the gold?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on August 15, 2013, 09:11:43 AM
I asked Amex to downgrade me to the green from gold for 5k MR points & they would not do it claiming that there is no such bonus.
Makes sense?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 15, 2013, 09:33:36 AM
I asked Amex to downgrade me to the green from gold for 5k MR points & they would not do it claiming that there is no such bonus.
Makes sense?
Ya they told me the same thing but i got the bonus anyways so i guess they dont know about it. why arent you upgrading to plat first for the 25k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on August 15, 2013, 10:11:15 AM
thanks for the reply, I did, got the benefits & already downgraded back to gold.
Si I guess just downgrade to the business green card & the points will post by itself after the first spend?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aviz on August 15, 2013, 01:13:30 PM
thanks for the reply, I did, got the benefits & already downgraded back to gold.
Si I guess just downgrade to the business green card & the points will post by itself after the first spend?

but why did you go back to gold ...

why not GOLD ---> PLAT -----> GREEN ?  WHY are you doing GOLD --> PLAT ---> GOLD ---> GREEN
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 16, 2013, 12:07:50 AM
thanks for the reply, I did, got the benefits & already downgraded back to gold.
Si I guess just downgrade to the business green card & the points will post by itself after the first spend?

im not even sure if you have to spend although i did. and make sure its the card with $95 fee, which is waived anyways
but why did you go back to gold ...

why not GOLD ---> PLAT -----> GREEN ?  WHY are you doing GOLD --> PLAT ---> GOLD ---> GREEN
dont worry hes not making more points than you :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on August 16, 2013, 12:18:15 AM
I went back to gold from platinum as I did not know of the green 5k offer at that time..
So I should downgrade my gold to green & I'll get the 5k?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 16, 2013, 12:47:37 AM
im not even sure if you have to spend although i did.
I got my 5k without spending.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on August 16, 2013, 12:49:17 AM
I got my 5k without spending.

I did not get it with spending.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 16, 2013, 12:57:12 AM
I did not get it with spending.
+1 for my wife.
-1 for me.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Alce on August 18, 2013, 01:21:58 AM
I tried to downgrade, they said it is not possible. They offered me 10K points for paying the annual fee. I do have the platinum offer for 25K. Should I upgrade and then try to downgrade to the green. Do they pull your credit when u upgrade?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: compddd on August 18, 2013, 02:08:27 AM
I tried to downgrade, they said it is not possible. They offered me 10K points for paying the annual fee. I do have the platinum offer for 25K. Should I upgrade and then try to downgrade to the green. Do they pull your credit when u upgrade?

HUCA
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on August 18, 2013, 10:49:25 AM
Anyone ever see this on a upgrade

XXXXXXX Earned    BPLAT 25K MR Pts/1st purchase    25,000
XXXXXXX Earned    Bus Plat Upgrade-25,000 Pts    25,000
XXXXXXX Earned    BGR $5K spend / 50K MR Pts    50,000
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 18, 2013, 11:34:22 AM
I got 50k for gold card and then another 25k for business platnium. Why is my fee $ 337.50 I thought its $450?
And what should I downgrade to?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 18, 2013, 02:13:05 PM
Anyone ever see this on a upgrade

XXXXXXX Earned    BPLAT 25K MR Pts/1st purchase    25,000
XXXXXXX Earned    Bus Plat Upgrade-25,000 Pts    25,000
XXXXXXX Earned    BGR $5K spend / 50K MR Pts    50,000
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 18, 2013, 02:40:10 PM
I got 50k for gold card and then another 25k for business platnium. Why is my fee $ 337.50 I thought its $450?
It's the $450 fee prorated.

And what should I downgrade to?
Green.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: mittenfingerz on August 18, 2013, 02:59:19 PM
Can somebody tell me if you keep the SPG Gold status when you cancel the Platinum? I know you can keep the lounge access if you keep the card itself, but any other benefits you keep postmortem?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: yaakov s on August 18, 2013, 03:56:37 PM
Beautiful!
You have a pshat
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: joey123 on August 18, 2013, 10:28:09 PM
I have downgraded back to the green for the 5K :) I just want to confirm that if I cancel the card, I get to keep all of the points. {I recently read a post about Chase how you need to transfer the points out of your account or transfer them to a spouse; does the same apply to Amex?}

I tried searching for this, but nothing came up.

Thanks for the help.

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 18, 2013, 10:39:04 PM
I have downgraded back to the green for the 5K :) I just want to confirm that if I cancel the card, I get to keep all of the points. {I recently read a post about Chase how you need to transfer the points out of your account or transfer them to a spouse; does the same apply to Amex?}

I tried searching for this, but nothing came up.

Thanks for the help.
If you have another card which earns MR points, you will keep points. If not, there may be some amount of time you will have points before they go away.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: joey123 on August 19, 2013, 10:53:34 AM
My only other Amex is my Delta Sky Miles card, but my wife has an amex, so I think I will transfer the points to her account.

Is the transferring simple?

Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on August 19, 2013, 06:07:31 PM
Just downgraded to green via chat. they claim the bonus is only for new applicants. I downgraded anyway. Lets see what happens...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: KidOOO on August 19, 2013, 08:48:11 PM
Can somebody tell me if you keep the SPG Gold status when you cancel the Platinum? I know you can keep the lounge access if you keep the card itself, but any other benefits you keep postmortem?

Yes, i can confirm the SPG gold status stays, although not sure for how long, iv'e had it for a year so far
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: agprint on August 24, 2013, 11:36:43 AM
I am just about to cross the $5K spend with my new BRG, and have a couple of questions.

How long does it take for the card to "convert" to Platinum once you do the upgrade?

I understand the account number does not change, but the security codes will change.

I have a United flight coming up with the family a few days after I plan to upgrade to Platinum, and would like .  I suspect that I can not take advantage of the $200 airline statement credit until I receive the physical card - as I would need the new security codes to complete the online transaction for baggage fees.  Does anyone know if this is the case?  Thanks so much.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Maaritz on August 24, 2013, 12:20:45 PM
I am just about to cross the $5K spend with my new BRG, and have a couple of questions.

How long does it take for the card to "convert" to Platinum once you do the upgrade?

I understand the account number does not change, but the security codes will change.

I have a United flight coming up with the family a few days after I plan to upgrade to Platinum, and would like .  I suspect that I can not take advantage of the $200 airline statement credit until I receive the physical card - as I would need the new security codes to complete the online transaction for baggage fees.  Does anyone know if this is the case?  Thanks so much.

Your brg card functions as the plat after your upgrade is approved. Can't tell you how long it takes to convert in their system but I believe it is a day or two at most. No need to even ever activate the plat card. I PGGMed without doing so.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: agprint on August 24, 2013, 12:36:48 PM
Your brg card functions as the plat after your upgrade is approved. Can't tell you how long it takes to convert in their system but I believe it is a day or two at most. No need to even ever activate the plat card. I PGGMed without doing so.

Thanks so much for the very helpful first hand info.  Greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmebeble on August 25, 2013, 10:31:17 AM
Thanks so much for the very helpful first hand info.  Greatly appreciated!
post when you get the charge refunded even after using your bgr.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 25, 2013, 10:45:26 AM
post when you get the charge refunded even after using your bgr.
As soon as you can choose an airline, you can get the credit. Period. No need for the actual Plat card. This has been reported ad nauseum.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on August 25, 2013, 11:22:41 PM
Is there any reason to upgrade from green to gold? Gold fee is 175 and green is 95!

TIA
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 26, 2013, 04:55:37 AM
Is there any reason to upgrade from green to gold? Gold fee is 175 and green is 95!

TIA
Most "IME" reports were that if you're still within your first year of the BRG, there will be no AF. (I'm obviously assuming you started out as a BRG, in line with this thread's title.)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: KidOOO on August 26, 2013, 10:09:23 AM
I asked amex by SM to downgrade my plat to green, this is what they replied

I've checked your Card account and see that currently Card account is eligible to get transferred to the following Green Card accounts:

- BUSINESS GREEN REWARDS CARD
- AMERICAN EXPRESS BUSINESS GREEN CARD
- AMERICAN EXPRESS BUSINESS GREEN CARD

Please call us at the number on the back of your Card and we will be glad to process your request immediately.


Aren't these all the same cards? i am really not in the mood to call them now, what should i tell them so they will do the right one?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on August 26, 2013, 10:17:59 AM
(Go Incognito if the link does not work for you.)

+1
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: magnus on August 26, 2013, 06:05:42 PM
I asked amex by SM to downgrade my plat to green, this is what they replied

I've checked your Card account and see that currently Card account is eligible to get transferred to the following Green Card accounts:

- BUSINESS GREEN REWARDS CARD
- AMERICAN EXPRESS BUSINESS GREEN CARD
- AMERICAN EXPRESS BUSINESS GREEN CARD

Please call us at the number on the back of your Card and we will be glad to process your request immediately.


Aren't these all the same cards? i am really not in the mood to call them now, what should i tell them so they will do the right one?

The Green Rewards should be the one (unless they changed the names).  It has a higher annual fee but no up front cost to create an MR account.  Double check with them as to any account opening fees as well as annual fees for each card and that should help identify which card is which.

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 26, 2013, 07:34:36 PM
Forgive me if this has already been answered: The 50,000 bonus points for my BGR are pending in my MR account but will not post until statement closes. Is it too early to upgrade to Plat?
Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 26, 2013, 09:52:16 PM
Forgive me if this has already been answered: The 50,000 bonus points for my BGR are pending in my MR account but will not post until statement closes. Is it too early to upgrade to Plat?
Thanks
Best to wait until you have points in account.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 26, 2013, 09:55:44 PM
Best to wait until you have points in account.
Obviously.
I was asking if anyone knows or has experience upgrading before points post - has it caused anybody issues with getting all the points?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2013, 11:05:52 PM
Forgive me if this has already been answered: The 50,000 bonus points for my BGR are pending in my MR account but will not post until statement closes. Is it too early to upgrade to Plat?
Thanks
Pay your bill and have them posted.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 26, 2013, 11:07:17 PM
Pay your bill and have them posted.
I paid the bill, chatted and asked for points to be expedited, but they said no can do.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2013, 11:12:06 PM
I paid the bill, chatted and asked for points to be expedited, but they said no can do.
SM or PUTPAC.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 26, 2013, 11:13:26 PM
SM or PUTPAC.
SM gets redirected to chat. I'll try PUTPAC. Thanks.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on August 26, 2013, 11:21:06 PM
SM gets redirected to chat. I'll try PUTPAC. Thanks.
Try sm a few times. Hopeuflly the chat option won't come up.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 26, 2013, 11:29:29 PM
Try sm a few times. Hopeuflly the chat option won't come up.

Just tried SM again and it didn't redirect to chat. Sent the request, let's see what happens.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on August 26, 2013, 11:44:55 PM
What happens if you upgrade before getting the BGR bonus? Do you lose it?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 26, 2013, 11:49:28 PM
What happens if you upgrade before getting the BGR bonus? Do you lose it?
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I asked this question right here
Forgive me if this has already been answered: The 50,000 bonus points for my BGR are pending in my MR account but will not post until statement closes. Is it too early to upgrade to Plat?
Thanks
Obviously.
I was asking if anyone knows or has experience upgrading before points post - has it caused anybody issues with getting all the points?


and no substantive replies have appeared yet...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 26, 2013, 11:57:37 PM
I asked this question right here

and no substantive replies have appeared yet...
Why would anyone try? Just play it safe, little one.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 27, 2013, 12:01:12 AM
Why would anyone try? Just play it safe, little one.
Lol. So I guess it hasn't crossed your mind that perhaps someone, mistakenly, already upgraded before the BGR points posted, and he is turning to DDF to find out if he should be worried or not?
Oh, and by the way, it's been several decades since anyone has called me "little one"  :D
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Nitantnel on August 27, 2013, 12:04:39 AM
Why would anyone try? Just play it safe, little one.

And hence my question.

I advised someone to upgrade when there was a deadline, I am hoping it would work without heavy HUCA and SMs.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sillypainter on August 27, 2013, 12:16:05 AM
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I asked this question right here

and no substantive replies have appeared yet...

No problem at all. I did it. I even downgraded right after I got my $200 UA gift cards.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 27, 2013, 12:21:13 AM
No problem at all. I did it. I even downgraded right after I got my $200 UA gift cards.
So your BGR bonus points posted after you upgraded to Plat?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 27, 2013, 12:26:14 AM
Lol. So I guess it hasn't crossed your mind that perhaps someone, mistakenly, already upgraded before the BGR points posted, and he is turning to DDF to find out if he should be worried or not?
That's why people should try to post with some more context...

Oh, and by the way, it's been several decades since anyone has called me "little one"  :D
It was either that or 'my dear.' I hope you're happy with my choice. :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 27, 2013, 12:34:12 AM
It was either that or 'my dear.' I hope you're happy with my choice. :)
I actually prefer "Your Highness" but if that's not one of the choices then I'd pick "my dear" hands down.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on August 27, 2013, 12:35:07 AM
I got a fee for my platinum card for over $300!

does this fall off? (i downgraded to green) or should I putpac?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on August 27, 2013, 12:37:04 AM
I got a fee for my platinum card for over $300!

does this fall off? (i downgraded to green) or should I putpac?
Yes.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jaywhy on August 27, 2013, 08:45:54 AM
I haven't seen this posted anywhere yet.
I was speaking to an Amex rep yesterday while activating my BRG and she told me that they will be adding more 2x bonus categories on 9/13.
The categories are for computer hardware, software, and cloud services and include Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Rackspace, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce....
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sky121 on August 27, 2013, 08:57:22 AM
I haven't seen this posted anywhere yet.
I was speaking to an Amex rep yesterday while activating my BRG and she told me that they will be adding more 2x bonus categories on 9/13.
The categories are for computer hardware, software, and cloud services and include Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Rackspace, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce....

Nice!
Title: Any current upgrade deals for AMEX Business Gold ==> Business Platinum?
Post by: sushimaven on August 28, 2013, 12:26:21 PM
I got an email offer last month for 25K points but I passed, as I figured I'd wait and see if a better deal materialized. Has anyone seen anything better? I know there is a 100K deal out there to go from personal gold to personal platinum, but I'm looking for a business card deal.

Thx!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on August 28, 2013, 01:33:09 PM
Forgive me if this has already been answered: The 50,000 bonus points for my BGR are pending in my MR account but will not post until statement closes. Is it too early to upgrade to Plat?
Thanks
SM or PUTPAC.

Update: SM'ed and received reply today: they accelerated the points to my account via adding one goodwill point.
So I received the 50K from BGR even though I upgraded to Plat before the points posted.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jewdkoff on August 29, 2013, 12:29:17 PM
I have a BGR that I'd like to hold on to. Can I upgrade for 25k, then downgrade and get the platinum fee removed? If so, how long do I have to remove the fee?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on August 29, 2013, 12:30:28 PM
I have a BGR that I'd like to hold on to. Can I upgrade for 25k, then downgrade and get the platinum fee removed? If so, how long do I have to remove the fee?

Thanks!
The Platinum fee is refundable within 60 days, after that it is prorated.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: jewdkoff on August 29, 2013, 12:57:40 PM

The Platinum fee is refundable within 60 days, after that it is prorated.

Thanks!

I wonder if this will be around in december for getting 2 x $200 platinum credit
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: shmebeble on August 30, 2013, 01:03:34 AM
Thanks!

I wonder if this will be around in december for getting 2 x $200 platinum credit
We all Hope!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on September 01, 2013, 08:18:37 AM
When should I expect to see the 25K post? I upgraded, even received the plat card already, and made a purchase. Do the 25k not post until statement closes?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sky121 on September 01, 2013, 08:32:06 AM
Should post pretty quickly. Are they pending yet? You can have them pushed through.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on September 01, 2013, 08:36:56 AM
When should I expect to see the 25K post? I upgraded, even received the plat card already, and made a purchase. Do the 25k not post until statement closes?
IME, posted within a few days. Didn't have to wait for statement to close.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on September 01, 2013, 09:27:47 AM
Should post pretty quickly. Are they pending yet? You can have them pushed through.
just checked again and the points posted. Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SrulyP on September 01, 2013, 10:52:27 AM
Can someone help me understand or just confirm...

When i got my platinum consumer card back in 2010 i have 90 days to cancel it and still get a full refund. Now i am hearing that after the upgrade you have 60 days to switch it to the green card before you start getting prorated for the annual fee.

Is this true and if yeah what changed?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 01, 2013, 07:21:40 PM
I am not seeing a different Green card on amex site other then the $95 AF one. Can anyone confirm any other ones? Any with NO AF?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on September 01, 2013, 07:51:58 PM
Now that I upgraded, I got 25k, PGGM $200.
what do I downgrade to.
I would like the BRG, but they don't waite the fee anymore.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on September 01, 2013, 08:12:30 PM
I would like the BRG, but the reps say they don't waive the fee anymore.
FTFY.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 01, 2013, 08:59:28 PM
Now that I upgraded, I got 25k, PGGM $200.
what do I downgrade to.
I would like the BRG, but they don't waite the fee anymore.
they say the green card gets waived, but I've heard ppl getting charged and the through sm getting it waived.
I heard there are 2 types of green cards, any more info on that?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: KidOOO on September 02, 2013, 08:20:28 PM
so i juts finished BGR-PLAT-GREEN, got all 105K Points although haven;t been refund for AF yet. when i click i the upgrade link it seems to allow me to upgrade again,

Did anyone do this second time and actually get the points?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on September 02, 2013, 10:13:03 PM
so i juts finished BGR-PLAT-GREEN, got all 105K Points although haven;t been refund for AF yet. when i click i the upgrade link it seems to allow me to upgrade again,

Did anyone do this second time and actually get the points?
AFAIK no
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on September 02, 2013, 11:01:23 PM
AFAIK no

I have been told through PM of someone, as well from a friend of receiving the 25k twice after waiting out the 6-8 weeks and SM'ing multiple times. Based on that I upgraded again but was told in response to my first SM that I already received the 25k. Going to keep trying but I guess it's YMMV.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on September 02, 2013, 11:53:02 PM
I have been told through PM of someone, as well from a friend of receiving the 25k twice after waiting out the 6-8 weeks and SM'ing multiple times. Based on that I upgraded again but was told in response to my first SM that I already received the 25k. Going to keep trying but I guess it's YMMV.
Sm is dead you mean chat?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on September 03, 2013, 12:00:07 AM

Sm is dead you mean chat?

If that's what you got out of what I wrote then sure!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on September 03, 2013, 12:02:47 AM
If that's what you got out of what I wrote then sure!
Didn't they kill sm? You mean social media?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Wheelerdealer on September 03, 2013, 10:32:35 AM
I just got a 2nd invite to upgrade to platinum!!
Has anyone tried to double dip on this?
I upgraded and downgraded last month already
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on September 03, 2013, 10:33:30 AM
Did anyone do this second time and actually get the points?
I upgraded a second time and after multiple SM and Chats got the 25K again.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2013, 10:34:26 AM
I upgraded a second time and after multiple SM and Chats got the 25K again.
On a new card, or from the same gold card?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on September 03, 2013, 10:35:22 AM
On a new card, or from the same gold card?
The same card
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2013, 10:36:28 AM
The same card
Going to try the airline credit to see if it will work?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on September 03, 2013, 10:42:59 AM
Going to try the airline credit to see if it will work?

I tried the airline credit and it did not work automatically. I have not chatted with AMEX requesting the credit yet though.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on September 03, 2013, 10:48:19 AM
Going to try the airline credit to see if it will work?
You probably won't get the airline credit twice because the credit card number stays the same the whole time and so the statements are continuous even though the card has changed. So the first $200 credit will still show on the statements and they probably will not give you a credit again, but YMMV.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: bzam99 on September 03, 2013, 11:59:20 AM
So I was solicited for the Gold Business card for 75k points with 5k spending. In the email it says it will expire on Oct 6. When I click the link, it says it is expired. There is no RSVP code in the email and all calls to AMEX are speaking with people who cannot help. I would love to get this promo and then upgrade to platinum. Anyone know how I can get AMEX to honor the promo they sent me? (I would love to resolve this today so that I can do a 2browser application and get the spg promo aswell)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2013, 12:00:50 PM
So I was solicited for the Gold Business card for 75k points with 5k spending. In the email it says it will expire on Oct 6. When I click the link, it says it is expired. There is no RSVP code in the email and all calls to AMEX are speaking with people who cannot help. I would love to get this promo and then upgrade to platinum. Anyone know how I can get AMEX to honor the promo they sent me? (I would love to resolve this today so that I can do a 2browser application and get the spg promo aswell)

Thanks!
Try sending them a screen shot of the offer.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: bzam99 on September 03, 2013, 12:08:25 PM
Try sending them a screen shot of the offer.
I asked a number of people I spoke with and they said they cannot receive emails. Should I send a SM from the card that it was solicited in relation to?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2013, 12:09:31 PM
I asked a number of people I spoke with and they said they cannot receive emails. Should I send a SM from the card that it was solicited in relation to?
Try the chat feature. It may allow them to get files.
You can also just apply and fight it after and send them an email with the proof.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on September 03, 2013, 12:24:54 PM
I wouldn't risk fighting after.

Get it straightened our beforehand.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: bzam99 on September 03, 2013, 12:31:53 PM
Try the chat feature. It may allow them to get files.
You can also just apply and fight it after and send them an email with the proof.
where is the chat feature?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on September 03, 2013, 12:33:57 PM
What green card do you downgrade to?
can u do it online or you need to call/ chat?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2013, 12:52:57 PM
where is the chat feature?
I believe if you just select the SM option online, it will bring up a chat window. You can also search on ddf for the link.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TOMEDIC on September 03, 2013, 12:57:39 PM
I just completed going from GOLD-PLAT-GREEN. I would like to “restart the clock” but have no other card that is linked to these MR points I have earned through this process. What is the best card to open or are there any other options that will allow me to maintain these  points and allow the “clock” to start ticking again?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2013, 12:59:16 PM
I just completed going from GOLD-PLAT-GREEN. I would like to “restart the clock” but have no other card that is linked to these MR points I have earned through this process. What is the best card to open or are there any other options that will allow me to maintain these  points and allow the “clock” to start ticking again?
I believe the blue card can hold the points, but you cannot transfer them out. If you know where you would like to use the miles, just transfer them there now.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TOMEDIC on September 03, 2013, 01:19:29 PM
my problem exactly I am not sure where to transfer the points- I am thinking ANA may be the best value? I have more then enough Avios points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 03, 2013, 02:33:43 PM
Can one transfer MR into a spouse account?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on September 03, 2013, 02:53:37 PM
Can one transfer MR into a spouse account?

MR --> Spouses MR, possible (but difficult)

MR --> Spouses FFN, yes.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2013, 02:54:21 PM
MR --> Spouses MR, possible (but difficult)

MR --> Spouses FFN, yes.
Can you combine accounts with the spouse, or does that not work?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on September 03, 2013, 02:55:07 PM
Can you combine accounts with the spouse, or does that not work?

Same answer as above.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 03, 2013, 03:33:56 PM
MR --> Spouses MR, possible (but difficult)

MR --> Spouses FFN, yes.
How do you go about it? Chat?
What is FFN?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SrulyP on September 03, 2013, 03:49:49 PM
Insight needed.
Do you have 60 or 90 days to downgrade and ger AF back when switching from Gold to Platinum?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on September 03, 2013, 03:58:06 PM
What is FFN?

Frequent Flyer Number
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on September 03, 2013, 04:01:44 PM
Insight needed.
Do you have 60 or 90 days to downgrade and ger AF back when switching from Gold to Platinum?
yes
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on September 03, 2013, 04:03:28 PM
yes

You mean like when you ask someone do you want do you want to take the flight to MIA or the flight to FLL and they say "yes?"
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SrulyP on September 03, 2013, 04:04:26 PM
You mean like when you ask someone do you want do you want to take the flight to MIA or the flight to FLL and they say "yes?"

+1
Can i get a more precise answer!

60 OR 90 days?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: AJK on September 03, 2013, 04:05:22 PM
60.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SrulyP on September 03, 2013, 04:05:57 PM
60.

did it change? back in 2010 i had 90... or am i mistaken about that?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on September 04, 2013, 12:12:38 AM
Insight needed.
Do you have 60 or 90 days to downgrade and ger AF back when switching from Gold to Platinum?
60 for full after prorated
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on September 04, 2013, 12:24:29 AM
You mean like when you ask someone do you want do you want to take the flight to MIA or the flight to FLL and they say "yes?"
I thought he was asking do I have time to downgrade, not looking for a specific #.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: raphy781 on September 04, 2013, 12:55:39 AM
I thought he was asking do I have time to downgrade, not looking for a specific #.
Yeki89
Your having some trouble understanding tonight apparently.:P
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Benphis on September 08, 2013, 11:39:51 AM
So I was solicited for the Gold Business card for 75k points with 5k spending. In the email it says it will expire on Oct 6. When I click the link, it says it is expired. There is no RSVP code in the email and all calls to AMEX are speaking with people who cannot help. I would love to get this promo and then upgrade to platinum. Anyone know how I can get AMEX to honor the promo they sent me? (I would love to resolve this today so that I can do a 2browser application and get the spg promo aswell)

Thanks!
I had this same issue. I spoke with Amex and they admitted the link was broken and that the offer is still active. They said they'd fix it on their end. The link in my old email is working now and I just applied and got approved. Hope that helps...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: KidOOO on September 08, 2013, 05:28:40 PM
I upgraded a second time and after multiple SM and Chats got the 25K again.

Do you mind sharing what was the back and forth with you and them? i mean i am assuming they noticed you already upgraded your card to platinum before?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on September 09, 2013, 12:17:04 PM
Do you mind sharing what was the back and forth with you and them? i mean i am assuming they noticed you already upgraded your card to platinum before?
No. They never said I already got the 25K. I just did the upgrade again and after make a purchase SMed saying I upgraded with the 25K offer and have made the purchase and requested the 25k be posted to my account. They then responded that I needed to wait 6-8 weeks for the points. I kept SMing to see if I could get the points earlier, but they kept saying I had to wait. Finally when the 8 weeks was up I SMed and they posted the points.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on September 09, 2013, 12:23:21 PM
Yeki89
Your having some trouble understanding tonight apparently.:P
dyslexia
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: aryeh1 on September 09, 2013, 12:28:45 PM
No. They never said I already got the 25K. I just did the upgrade again and after make a purchase SMed saying I upgraded with the 25K offer and have made the purchase and requested the 25k be posted to my account. They then responded that I needed to wait 6-8 weeks for the points. I kept SMing to see if I could get the points earlier, but they kept saying I had to wait. Finally when the 8 weeks was up I SMed and they posted the points.
Sm days are over my friend
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on September 09, 2013, 02:08:12 PM
Sm days are over my friend
How do I chat with them? when I go in to my account I don't see any chat options.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 09, 2013, 02:15:19 PM
How do I chat with them? when I go in to my account I don't see any chat options.
There is a link on the forum for direct chat. You can also just sit on your screen and wait for an icon to pop up. Though that is more annoying.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on September 09, 2013, 02:18:12 PM
How do I chat with them? when I go in to my account I don't see any chat options.
There is a link on the forum for direct chat. You can also just sit on your screen and wait for an icon to pop up. Though that is more annoying.
Or you can click on SM and it will automatically redirect you to chat.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 09, 2013, 02:20:18 PM
Or you can click on SM and it will automatically redirect you to chat.
Didn't work for me. After as minute, a pop up came offering to chat.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on September 09, 2013, 02:47:17 PM
Didn't work for me. After as minute, a pop up came offering to chat.
I wish it didn't work for me. I hate the chat
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: E-MAN on September 09, 2013, 04:35:45 PM
Sm days are over my friend
They were not over when this happened my friend
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ilherman on September 09, 2013, 05:00:25 PM
Or you can click on SM and it will automatically redirect you to chat.
When I press SM it just gives me a option of frequent questions,  not even a option of sending a SM.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Wheelerdealer on September 09, 2013, 06:09:58 PM

No. They never said I already got the 25K. I just did the upgrade again and after make a purchase SMed saying I upgraded with the 25K offer and have made the purchase and requested the 25k be posted to my account. They then responded that I needed to wait 6-8 weeks for the points. I kept SMing to see if I could get the points earlier, but they kept saying I had to wait. Finally when the 8 weeks was up I SMed and they posted the points.
did you go for the 200.00 again?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DP7 on September 09, 2013, 06:11:27 PM
did you go for the 200.00 again?

I went for $200 again and was unsuccessful. I was also unable to get the 25k points though.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Wheelerdealer on September 09, 2013, 09:03:28 PM
just tried going for round 2...said there system is down to try back later....
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: es21729 on September 10, 2013, 09:03:16 AM
I upgraded my business gold Amex to biz plat, the card just came and on the fees chart it shows that the annual membership fee is $0 first year as expected but $175 afterwards. Does that make sense?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on September 10, 2013, 09:24:22 AM
I upgraded my business gold Amex to biz plat, the card just came and on the fees chart it shows that the annual membership fee is $0 first year as expected but $175 afterwards. Does that make sense?
YMMV
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: es21729 on September 10, 2013, 09:34:15 AM
YMMV
And if it remains at $175 does it pay to keep the card and pay the fee...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on September 10, 2013, 09:58:12 AM
And if it remains at $175 does it pay to keep the card and pay the fee...
It depends what you do.
If you ship alot - 3ppd
airfare...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 10, 2013, 11:05:04 AM
I upgraded my business gold Amex to biz plat, the card just came and on the fees chart it shows that the annual membership fee is $0 first year as expected but $175 afterwards. Does that make sense?
I just completed the downgrade to the green from the plat, and the fees chart says the AF is 450...
It seams they have been sending the fees chart of the card you are downgrading from.
Obviously if they charge you, you can get it removed.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: itsyehuda on September 11, 2013, 07:21:00 PM
Downgrading platinum to green via SM (chat) the guy specifically stated this:  "4) Any welcome offer mentioned on our website will not be applicable in your case."

I hadn't asked about it.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TAVI on September 11, 2013, 08:23:01 PM
is the upgrade only available from biz gold to biz platinum? or is there a 25K bonus to upgrade from PRG to personal plat?

when i log into my account and try to view all amex cards, it shows me a personal offer to upgrade to plat for 25K (i currently have the PRG), but when i click on the offer it doesnt take me to any page to actually process the upgrade? has anyone encountered this as well?

tia
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Yeki89 on September 11, 2013, 09:51:31 PM
is the upgrade only available from biz gold to biz platinum? or is there a 25K bonus to upgrade from PRG to personal plat?

when i log into my account and try to view all amex cards, it shows me a personal offer to upgrade to plat for 25K (i currently have the PRG), but when i click on the offer it doesnt take me to any page to actually process the upgrade? has anyone encountered this as well?

tia
Try incognito 
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on September 12, 2013, 09:52:09 AM
Downgrading platinum to green via SM (chat) the guy specifically stated this:  "4) Any welcome offer mentioned on our website will not be applicable in your case."

I hadn't asked about it.
Yup, that's what they say... It is YMMV, though.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TAVI on September 12, 2013, 11:11:38 AM
Try incognito
tried incognito, but didn't work either. anyways, called amex and confirmed that i am indeed eligable for the 25K upgrade to platinum from my PRG, and they could just process it over the phone, which is cool. but now i've heard that some people get 50k to upgrade, and of course i got greeedy :). how do i get that?

also, is it possible to get a retention bonus on the PRG, then get the 25K plat upgrade?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 12, 2013, 11:13:31 AM
tried incognito, but didn't work either. anyways, called amex and confirmed that i am indeed eligable for the 25K upgrade to platinum from my PRG, and they could just process it over the phone, which is cool. but now i've heard that some people get 50k to upgrade, and of course i got greeedy :). how do i get that?
Ask?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: TAVI on September 12, 2013, 11:15:54 AM
Ask?
ha, i did, the rep said the 50k was just for new applicant for the card and that he only saw the 25k offer on my account.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MaaYanky on September 12, 2013, 12:08:15 PM
tried incognito, but didn't work either. anyways, called amex and confirmed that i am indeed eligable for the 25K upgrade to platinum from my PRG, and they could just process it over the phone, which is cool. but now i've heard that some people get 50k to upgrade, and of course i got greeedy :) . how do i get that?

also, is it possible to get a retention bonus on the PRG, then get the 25K plat upgrade?

I got a banner in my account that I thought was to upgrade an old Blue Cash card for 50K but it turns out to be a new application. I found out after the application was processed but I'm not complaining :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 12, 2013, 12:08:59 PM
I got a banner in my account that I thought was to upgrade an old Blue Cash card for 50K but it turns out to be a new application. I found out after the application was processed but I'm not complaining :)
Was this today?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SrulyP on September 12, 2013, 12:12:56 PM
Does anyone know if this offer is over? I suddenly dont see it anymore on my BGR card account
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 12, 2013, 12:13:52 PM
Does anyone know if this offer is over? I suddenly dont see it anymore on my BGR card account
Why don't you use the link in the wiki?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MaaYanky on September 12, 2013, 12:21:05 PM
Was this today?

Yesterday. It was a preapproved banner but after I opened the link it disappeared. Good thing I hadn't closed the application window. I got a screen shot and filled it out!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 12, 2013, 12:24:18 PM
Yesterday. It was a preapproved banner but after I opened the link it disappeared. Good thing I hadn't closed the application window. I got a screen shot and filled it out!
Did you put in some other applications while you were at it?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Buckaroo123 on September 15, 2013, 11:03:00 PM
I am going to apologize in advance if this has been discussed/confirmed already, but as long as I have open open MR card, I will not lose my MR points, correct? In May, I got a MB Plat and BG card, which I upgraded to Plat. and then to Green, and now have a sizable amount of points. I would like to close the MB Plat. and my personal gold PRG (from January). With my Green business card, I can hold on to my points..

Thanks!
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: itsyehuda on September 15, 2013, 11:36:53 PM
I am going to apologize in advance if this has been discussed/confirmed already, but as long as I have open open MR card, I will not lose my MR points, correct? In May, I got a MB Plat and BG card, which I upgraded to Plat. and then to Green, and now have a sizable amount of points. I would like to close the MB Plat. and my personal gold PRG (from January). With my Green business card, I can hold on to my points..

Thanks!

Thanks for clarifying that point.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: george on September 16, 2013, 12:38:25 AM
How long after downgrading to Green should I expect the 5K MR to (perhaps) post?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 16, 2013, 09:39:28 AM
How long after downgrading to Green should I expect the 5K MR to (perhaps) post?
Still waiting....................................... (and for my AF from Platinums')
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Baruch on September 16, 2013, 10:24:59 AM
How long after downgrading to Green should I expect the 5K MR to (perhaps) post?
sometimes it doesn't post at all.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 16, 2013, 10:47:46 AM
sometimes it doesn't post at all.
I wonder if they discontinued that perk due to "high demand".
Did anyone get it recently?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on September 17, 2013, 10:02:44 AM
I just got a targeted email offering me to upgrade to platinum and get 25k points. I already did this and downgraded. Will it work again??
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 17, 2013, 12:02:53 PM
I just got a targeted email offering me to upgrade to platinum and get 25k points. I already did this and downgraded. Will it work again??
same here.. I've seen others here reporting the same I don't recall the answer..
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on September 17, 2013, 12:06:34 PM
I got a call from a rep Alan after upgrading & downgrading back to gold from platinum that due to me being a good customer if I upgrade back to platinum & spend $10k I will get 30,000 MR points. Also the $200 airline & TSA $100 even though I did it already.

$10k spent, 30k MR points posted but no credit on the airline GC & TSA. They claim within 8 weeks it will credit.

So yes its possible to upgrade "again" to platinum & get a bonus, however this was offered by a live rep.

YMMV YMMV YMMV repeat repeat
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 17, 2013, 12:14:07 PM
I got a call from a rep Alan after upgrading & downgrading back to gold from platinum that due to me being a good customer if I upgrade back to platinum & spend $10k I will get 30,000 MR points. Also the $200 airline & TSA $100 even though I did it already.

$10k spent, 30k MR points posted but no credit on the airline GC & TSA. They claim within 8 weeks it will credit.

So yes its possible to upgrade "again" to platinum & get a bonus, however this was offered by a live rep.

YMMV YMMV YMMV repeat repeat
big difference if a rep puts "special" offer on your account and an automated email on all green cards in a certain category..
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on September 17, 2013, 12:39:13 PM
Well I got a targeted email.....

I guess ill try. Nothing to lose, i hope.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 17, 2013, 12:51:40 PM
Well I got a targeted email.....

I guess ill try. Nothing to lose, i hope.
It will probably start the year waiting period over again.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on September 17, 2013, 02:01:29 PM
It will probably start the year waiting period over again.

What waiting period? I have the card still open.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: cozmohoot on September 17, 2013, 02:04:37 PM
What waiting period? I have the card still open.
if you want to churn it. you need to have it closed for a year before reapplying
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on September 17, 2013, 03:18:22 PM
if you want to churn it. you need to have it closed for a year before reapplying

understood. Im keeping it open.

Thanks
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: APoshiterYid on September 17, 2013, 05:21:49 PM
Cleared cookies, cleared cache, went incognito, everything. Still getting: "We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card."

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 17, 2013, 05:52:53 PM
Cleared cookies, cleared cache, went incognito, everything. Still getting: "We're sorry. We are experiencing temporary system outage. Please try again later or call the toll-free number on the back of your Card."

Any ideas?

did you try to do it by logging in, or by entering card number?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: APoshiterYid on September 17, 2013, 05:55:57 PM
did you try to do it by logging in, or by entering card number?
Just did it with the digits now, and... Thank You You have been approved. You will receive your new Card(s) within 7 business days. You can continue using your existing Card(s) until you receive the new Card(s). For your protection, your Card will arrive in a plain, white envelope displaying Omaha, Nebraska, as the sender's address.

Thanks man :)
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 17, 2013, 07:07:54 PM
Just did it with the digits now, and... Thank You You have been approved. You will receive your new Card(s) within 7 business days. You can continue using your existing Card(s) until you receive the new Card(s). For your protection, your Card will arrive in a plain, white envelope displaying Omaha, Nebraska, as the sender's address.

Thanks man :)
No problem.

Seems to be some issue/bug when trying to apply through the login.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: ztide on September 17, 2013, 07:52:46 PM
Well I got a targeted email.....

I guess ill try. Nothing to lose, i hope.
got the offer too today but already upgraded and downgraded a month ago.

let use know if you get the bonus twice...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Dave321 on September 17, 2013, 09:36:28 PM
got the offer too today but already upgraded and downgraded a month ago.

let use know if you get the bonus twice...

I just got approved for it. Lets see what happens.....

If i dont get it, im gonna putpac and huca and putmac.....
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Proisrael on September 18, 2013, 11:17:12 AM
I upgraded before my 50k Posted will I have a problem getting them?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Chapshnell on September 18, 2013, 11:30:05 AM
Should not be an issue, I know someone who upgraded before it posted & all the points showed up.. However its always better to wait
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on September 21, 2013, 11:01:28 PM
5k posted a couple days after spend.

Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Shmulyg on September 21, 2013, 11:07:14 PM
5k posted a couple days after spend.
Posted by me without even spending.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: APoshiterYid on September 21, 2013, 11:13:23 PM
5k posted a couple days after spend.


Posted by me without even spending.
You two are talking about when downgrading to Green?
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: MEIR613 on September 21, 2013, 11:18:14 PM
You two are talking about when downgrading to Green?
Yes.


Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: SrulyP on September 22, 2013, 09:15:02 AM
I havent yet upgraded yet and I was wondering if people thought that by now i should just wait until october 4th and that way i can get the airline credit for this year and 2014 and downgrade the card after the credit posts on January 3rd...
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: Marco Polo on September 22, 2013, 09:52:01 AM
I havent yet upgraded yet and I was wondering if people thought that by now i should just wait until october 4th and that way i can get the airline credit for this year and 2014 and downgrade the card after the credit posts on January 3rd...
IMO, i would wait.
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: sruly on September 22, 2013, 10:32:02 AM
I havent yet upgraded yet and I was wondering if people thought that by now i should just wait until october 4th and that way i can get the airline credit for this year and 2014 and downgrade the card after the credit posts on January 3rd...
you would need to wait till till Nov 4
Title: Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
Post by: DoGo on September 22, 2013, 09:41:12 PM
At statement closing after downgrading the plat (within 60 days) I got