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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 #1170 on: July 31, 2013, 12:25:28 PM »
I belive Amex cannot freez the annual fee but they apply a statement credit year after year, its in the notes in my account from a supervisor and all it takes it a quick phonecall

And its still less than $200.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1171 on: August 01, 2013, 11:06:00 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....?

still even if you prorate for 90 days ... the AF is then under $90 .. but you get the extra $200 credit no ?

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 #1172 on: August 01, 2013, 11:48:08 AM »
And anyway, IME I have been told that its 60 days from the fee hitting not from opening/upgrading but others have reported differently so YMMV.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1173 on: August 01, 2013, 05:22:23 PM »
I upgraded to plat got 25k a week later did $200 can I downgrade before I even get hit with af ? what do I do just downgrade to green and make purchase?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1174 on: August 01, 2013, 05:22:55 PM »
I upgraded to plat got 25k a week later did $200 can I downgrade before I even get hit with af ? what do I do just downgrade to green and make purchase?
Yes

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1175 on: August 01, 2013, 11:08:32 PM »
Got a missed call from amex,  called back she asked me if i would like to upgrade from the green to biz plat and get 30k points after 10k spend within 5 months .  I just downgraded from biz plat to green.

Is this worthwhile?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1176 on: August 01, 2013, 11:15:33 PM »
Got a missed call from amex,  called back she asked me if i would like to upgrade from the green to biz plat and get 30k points after 10k spend within 5 months .  I just downgraded from biz plat to green.

Is this worthwhile?

  10k is a lot to spend for 30k mr points....I guess it depends on the person..see if you could get them to give you more..

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1177 on: August 02, 2013, 03:25:54 AM »
  10k is a lot to spend for 30k mr points....I guess it depends on the person..see if you could get them to give you more..
She said that's the only offer right now,  i took it figured nothing to lose.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1178 on: August 02, 2013, 11:38:48 AM »
I just tried downgrading from Plat to Green via chat instead of SM.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1179 on: August 02, 2013, 11:43:50 AM »
I just tried downgrading from Plat to Green via chat instead of SM.
. . .And?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1180 on: August 02, 2013, 11:50:18 AM »
. . .And?

Just putting it out there. It seems to work via chat too not only SM as some people (myself included) thought.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1181 on: August 02, 2013, 11:51:34 AM »
Just putting it out there. It seems to work via chat not only SM as some people (myself included) thought.
Okay.  Thanx for the data point.
( You wrote that " you tried" ,  you didn't write the results)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1182 on: August 03, 2013, 10:47:59 PM »
Just putting it out there. It seems to work via chat too not only SM as some people (myself included) thought.
Takes so much longer!

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1183 on: August 03, 2013, 11:30:06 PM »
Question: i applied for business gold in march got 75k for 10k spend upgraded july 7th to platinum got 25k. my annual fee for the shorter plat year was $375. i called on 8/1 to cancel and they offered me $300 statement credit which i gladly accepted thinking now ill get the extra year of airline credit. what would happen if i SMed now to cancel? would the annual fee get refunded, and ill get to keep the $300 statement credit?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1184 on: August 04, 2013, 12:16:37 AM »
I've read through much of this thread and I thank everyone here for the data points and information.

I'm now 100,000+ pts into this years Amex journey (75k gold + plat upgrade a week ago) and I have a small question that I haven't seen addressed directly: does Amex at all differentiate between someone who, at the point at which I am now (+PGGM), chooses to cancel (or go green and cancel) and restart the clock, and someone who (for instance) downgrades back to gold and pretends to be a better customer for a few more months? Suppose I do the former and "come back" next year, will there be anything in my record that would suggest I may not be a great customer (aside from my continued patronage of the Blue card)?

Thanks again.