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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 #1185 on: August 04, 2013, 02:16:44 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.
Nah, no difference.

They won't even send u flowers  ;D

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1186 on: August 04, 2013, 02:23:10 AM »
When I called to cancel my (personal) platinum, the rep mentioned (read: accused) me that I used the $200 twice and global entry and the 50k. So they definitely do have some sort of "record".

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1187 on: August 04, 2013, 02:41:09 AM »
When I called to cancel my (personal) platinum, the rep mentioned (read: accused) me that I used the $200 twice and global entry and the 50k. So they definitely do have some sort of "record".
Your comparing closing a card and applying for a new one. 2 different animals.

But yes they have records, still no difference.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1188 on: August 04, 2013, 09:02:06 AM »
When I called to cancel my (personal) platinum, the rep mentioned (read: accused) me that I used the $200 twice and global entry and the 50k. So they definitely do have some sort of "record".

Did they refund you?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1189 on: August 04, 2013, 09:09:57 AM »
I haven't seen any mention of this here. Would it be possible to downgrade to the Amex SimplyCash Business card? Could go BRG->PLAT->Green->SimplyCash then cancel after tapping into some or all of the 5%.

It has no annual fee and 5% cash back at U.S. office supply stores Terms and limitations apply. 5% applies to purchases up to $12,000 per year. Cash back earned is automatically credited to your statement.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1191 on: August 04, 2013, 09:18:08 AM »

I haven't seen any mention of this here. Would it be possible to downgrade to the Amex SimplyCash Business card? Could go BRG->PLAT->Green->SimplyCash then cancel after tapping into some or all of the 5%.

It has no annual fee and 5% cash back at U.S. office supply stores Terms and limitations apply. 5% applies to purchases up to $12,000 per year. Cash back earned is automatically credited to your statement.

Can't go from charge to credit.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1192 on: August 04, 2013, 09:19:40 AM »
Can't go from charge to credit.

I didn't know that. Thanks! ::)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1193 on: August 04, 2013, 04:38:27 PM »
sorry for being repetitive but i didnt get an answer.
 
i just got a statement credit of $300 to keep me as a platinum member. what would happen if i try to downgrade/cancel? would the annual fee be refunded? would i still keep the credit?...Note: i have 3 days left until its 60 days.   thanks

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1194 on: August 04, 2013, 05:35:28 PM »
sorry for being repetitive but i didnt get an answer.
 
i just got a statement credit of $300 to keep me as a platinum member. what would happen if i try to downgrade/cancel? would the annual fee be refunded? would i still keep the credit?...Note: i have 3 days left until its 60 days.   thanks
There's a nice chance it will get refunded.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1195 on: August 04, 2013, 06:10:57 PM »
sorry for being repetitive but i didnt get an answer.
 
i just got a statement credit of $300 to keep me as a platinum member. what would happen if i try to downgrade/cancel? would the annual fee be refunded? would i still keep the credit?...Note: i have 3 days left until its 60 days.   thanks
Its ok to be repetitive! How ya doin?! Try to downgrade the card for now, and you will prob get the refund. If not then SM them.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1196 on: August 04, 2013, 10:57:36 PM »
Its ok to be repetitive! How ya doin?! Try to downgrade the card for now, and you will prob get the refund. If not then SM them.
thanks for the help DoGo

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1197 on: August 04, 2013, 11:02:54 PM »
I upgraded got the 25k, downgraded and now the 25k upgrade offer came up in my account  online, will I still receive 25,000 points?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1198 on: August 04, 2013, 11:17:51 PM »
I upgraded got the 25k, downgraded and now the 25k upgrade offer came up in my account  online, will I still receive 25,000 points?

A few reports on the forums of people who have tried and are still waiting for the points to post but no success stories as of yet.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1199 on: August 04, 2013, 11:52:15 PM »
A few reports on the forums of people who have tried and are still waiting for the points to post but no success stories as of yet.
Maybe it was a dumb move bec. I still didnt get back my annual fee from last time, upgrading may cause me to lose the annual fee