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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 #1065 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

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1066 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1067 on: July 22, 2013, 12:02:35 AM »
Maybe thats why mine didn't work. I got the $75 one.
+1 me too.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1068 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  :(

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1069 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.
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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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1070 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

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1071 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1072 on: July 22, 2013, 09:36:07 AM »
Got the Green 5k without making a purchase.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1073 on: July 22, 2013, 09:56:03 AM »
Did you guys downgrade via SM or on the phone?
it CAN be done!

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1074 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1075 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

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1076 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1077 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1078 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

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1079 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?