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Try calling amex, many people have been offered 50k for $10k spend when upgrading

50k https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/upgrade/pa/business-platinum-charge-card/login/44926-9-1-WOC0000416
25K bonus sign up link
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Alternative 30K bonus sign up link DEAD
(Go Incognito if the link does not work for you.) Sometimes you have to go thru the entering cc info route, bec. the user id route doesn't work sometimes.

New link - https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openplatinum/benefit.do?benefitTemplate=template_a&benefitId=open.platinumupdates

Q: It's been a few days since I applied and the changes haven't taken effect yet , should I worry?
A: No. That's perfectly normal.


Q: I'm in my first year of my gold card, will I be charged the AF when I downgrade back?
A:
Yes you will


The cheshbon is that you upgrade, get the points, buy the AA GC's do the Platinum Guy's Great Mehalech, then downgrade back or close and get the Annual Fee of the Plat reimbursed. If cancelled within 60 days you get it all back; if more than 60 days it is prorated.

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For those of you who got the 25k upgrade offer and did it, how fast did the 25k MR post after your first purchase?

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I was approved for the upgrade after having the card for around 8 months.

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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?

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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.

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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?
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Can this be done for the personal gold too?

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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.

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 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!
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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.

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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.

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yay just got my upgrade after 7 months!

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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

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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.

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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?

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Targeted to just them.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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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 ?

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re the amex offer. go for it?.

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re the amex offer. go for it?.
of course you should.
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of course you should.
Assuming he knows how to make the $200 and to cancel it to recoup the fee.

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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.
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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?