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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 #1155 on: July 28, 2013, 05:39:42 PM »
Have people been getting charged an AF when downgrading to business rewards green? I don't plan on opening up a card in this family so soon and would keep it open to wait for a transfer bonus if no AF.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1156 on: July 28, 2013, 05:42:31 PM »
Still haven't see an answer to this. My points haven't posted yet from brg 75k rep confirmed on phone and email that if it hasn't been issued by the 12th of August they will manually add them. Question is since the upgrade may not be around on the 12th should I do the upgrade now and is there a chance that they won't honor the original 75k when they see a plat?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1157 on: July 29, 2013, 12:57:55 AM »
Still haven't see an answer to this. My points haven't posted yet from brg 75k rep confirmed on phone and email that if it hasn't been issued by the 12th of August they will manually add them. Question is since the upgrade may not be around on the 12th should I do the upgrade now and is there a chance that they won't honor the original 75k when they see a plat?
My gut tells me "shrek nit" about not getting the 75k, but "shrek zich a bissel" about the upgrade expiring.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1158 on: July 29, 2013, 08:58:53 AM »
My gut tells me "shrek nit" about not getting the 75k, but "shrek zich a bissel" about the upgrade expiring.

Very cute.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1159 on: July 29, 2013, 08:20:03 PM »
So as a follow up Amex was screwing around and wasnt issuing bonus points. I sent a really long email to Mr. Kenneth Chenault CEO of American Express with a call back number. BTW I was told by 5 agents, 6 chats and quite a few secure messages theres now way for them to expedite the bonus points unless its pending which it wasnt. I received a call back from Mr. Chenaults Executive Team today, the guy was very apologetic issued me the points in 20 seconds it was shown on my account and then they gave me 10,000 bonus points for the trouble. Nice ending to the headache they gave me and now I just set up the platinum upgrade:)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1160 on: July 30, 2013, 11:35:19 AM »
Cool...I have spent the 10 k yet many reps and the sm's have all told me they can't expedite the 75 k.. What's the address so I could try to write to him as we'll..?i would hate to miss out on a free 25 k thank a lot


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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1161 on: July 30, 2013, 01:47:56 PM »
It appears the deadline has been extended: "To be eligible to receive 25,000 Membership RewardsŪ points you must apply for this offer by 10/31/13, make your first purchase with the Business Platinum Card by 11/10/14 and be enrolled in the Membership RewardsŪ program at the time of first purchase."

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1162 on: July 30, 2013, 02:08:11 PM »
It appears the deadline has been extended: "To be eligible to receive 25,000 Membership RewardsŪ points you must apply for this offer by 10/31/13, make your first purchase with the Business Platinum Card by 11/10/14 and be enrolled in the Membership RewardsŪ program at the time of first purchase."
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1163 on: July 30, 2013, 03:42:30 PM »
so the move is to it then ... Get the 200 twice... and down grade in January-Feb
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 #1164 on: July 30, 2013, 04:45:56 PM »
So as a follow up Amex was screwing around and wasnt issuing bonus points. I sent a really long email to Mr. Kenneth Chenault CEO of American Express with a call back number. BTW I was told by 5 agents, 6 chats and quite a few secure messages theres now way for them to expedite the bonus points unless its pending which it wasnt. I received a call back from Mr. Chenaults Executive Team today, the guy was very apologetic issued me the points in 20 seconds it was shown on my account and then they gave me 10,000 bonus points for the trouble. Nice ending to the headache they gave me and now I just set up the platinum upgrade:)

Care to share the email address??

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1165 on: July 30, 2013, 09:32:08 PM »
so the move is to it then ... Get the 200 twice... and down grade in January-Feb
no. do it and cancel to restart the clock.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1166 on: July 30, 2013, 10:47:45 PM »
Care to share the email address??

kenneth.Chenault@aexp.com

Try not to over abuse it so we can keep enjoying executive service.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1167 on: July 31, 2013, 09:28:19 AM »
kenneth.Chenault@aexp.com

Try not to over abuse it so we can keep enjoying executive service.

Ya, but look at this...
http://consumerist.com/2009/03/20/13-american-express-executives-email-addresses/

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1169 on: July 31, 2013, 11:42:44 AM »
aviz, if you would wait till jan-frb ur past 60 days from the upgrade which means your gana b paying a prorated fee on the platinum....?