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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 #1050 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

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1051 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1052 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 ;)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1053 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1054 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.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1055 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1056 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1057 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.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1058 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.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1059 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

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1060 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1061 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1062 on: July 21, 2013, 12:29:17 AM »
Buy something and after a week you'll know.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1063 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1064 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.