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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 #1080 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!

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1081 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.......

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1082 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)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1083 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

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1084 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1085 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1087 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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1088 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.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1089 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1090 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.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1091 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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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1092 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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1093 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).
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1094 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?