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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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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1035 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.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1036 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1037 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.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1038 on: July 16, 2013, 03:55:38 PM »
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1039 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?

 

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1040 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1041 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.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1042 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1043 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.

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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...
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1044 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1045 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?)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1046 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1047 on: July 18, 2013, 05:29:59 PM »
just wanna make sure after you upgrade to plat do you have to spend anything?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1048 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.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1049 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.