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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 #1140 on: July 26, 2013, 04:12:23 PM »
Has everyone had the same results as "silly painter". Can you upgrade even before the gold points bonus have posted and still receive everything..?? Will it post automatically to the MR account?

just wondering.. why would you want to upgrade now ? wouldnt you want to wait till November-December time to upgrade.. (then you can get the airline credit in 2013 and 2014 and cancel / downgrade before the AF gets prorated ?

am I thinking about this correctly or am i missing something...
Pleas hold. Your call will be answered in the order it was received.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1141 on: July 26, 2013, 06:18:31 PM »
just wondering.. why would you want to upgrade now ? wouldnt you want to wait till November-December time to upgrade.. (then you can get the airline credit in 2013 and 2014 and cancel / downgrade before the AF gets prorated ?

am I thinking about this correctly or am i missing something...

You can wait for that, or you can cancel right away and restart the clock.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1142 on: July 26, 2013, 06:24:28 PM »
The upgrade officially ends next week...I believe that's what dan posted...

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1143 on: July 26, 2013, 06:28:10 PM »
When I downgraded from Plat back to gold the agent was pretty sure the AF would show up and he put me on hold to check with another agent who said the same thing. They gave me a credit for the AF, but that AF never showed up so I ended up with $125 on top of the points.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1144 on: July 27, 2013, 03:33:42 AM »
The upgrade officially ends next week...I believe that's what dan posted...

I believe he also noted that the deadline has been continuously extended over the last few years, so there's a chance that it'll be extended, but who knows for sure what will happen come this deadline.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1145 on: July 27, 2013, 09:41:48 PM »
I also got this charge.
was SMing and they told me its the prorated amount for the AU. I have already downgraded to Green so i told the to cancel the AU and refund me, but i also wondered if i was able to do the benefits for the AU as well. Even though they sent a gold card for the AU when they sent the Plat card.

also - I dont know if i got the $75 or $95 green card, however i did get the 5K. There was a charge for $35 something listed as first time MR fee but i immediately got a credit for it without asking
the T&C says only the basic (primary) card holder can get the benefits (assuming you didn't request a separate upgrade on the AU

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1146 on: July 27, 2013, 11:26:32 PM »
We're sorry. The system is currently not responding. Your application is important to us. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1147 on: July 28, 2013, 01:02:26 AM »
We're sorry. The system is currently not responding. Your application is important to us. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It works fine. Just use Incognito

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1148 on: July 28, 2013, 01:14:08 AM »
I did the upgrade a few weeks back and then downgrade it back to the aeg card now I got a email with a offer saying if I upgraded I will get 25k can I do it again or it won't work ?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1149 on: July 28, 2013, 01:42:38 AM »
Tried on incogito  it says system down and its not working..ps i wasnt logged into my amex account

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1150 on: July 28, 2013, 10:12:24 AM »
the T&C says only the basic (primary) card holder can get the benefits (assuming you didn't request a separate upgrade on the AU
Rep confirmed that even though online the AU looks like a plat it does not have the benefits (the physical card is a green card and has same name as basic card).
   Can anyone explain the major added benifits the biz plat has over the consumer card making the AU 300 each?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1151 on: July 28, 2013, 10:18:31 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, even the AU fee on the biz plat gets reimbursed when downgraded? Also it goes together with the basic card when I downgrade the basic to the green??

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1152 on: July 28, 2013, 10:34:53 AM »
Tried on incogito  it says system down and its not working..ps i wasnt logged into my amex account
it started working

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1153 on: July 28, 2013, 04:32:10 PM »
Does PGGM meet the the first purchase to get 25k?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1154 on: July 28, 2013, 05:33:06 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, even the AU fee on the biz plat gets reimbursed when downgraded? Also it goes together with the basic card when I downgrade the basic to the green??
Rep confirmed it gets refunded within 60 days and prorated if longer.