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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 #1200 on: August 05, 2013, 08:27:38 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.
Anyone got the points after upgrading the second time? It shows up on my Amex online account to upgrade and receive 25k.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1201 on: August 07, 2013, 01:28:25 PM »
When is this expected to last until?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1202 on: August 07, 2013, 09:33:27 PM »
so i just tried downgrading to the green about 2 weeks after upgrading from the 75k gold promo to the platinum
I was doing this via chat and i asked if the green annual fee will be waived for the first year like the original gold promo was.
he said that it would be waived
i then asked if the platinum fees would be waived the first year- he said it was already set up for that and that it would be waived.
now i didn't get the next statement yet (the first statement under platinum) but the charge has not appeared on my online billing activity, but is this true for everyone?

i meanwhile am keeping this platinum.
the way i see it is that in case they do charge, i can point to the chat and they will manually refund me.
then i might cancel anyways afterward and possibly get an additional $450 annual fee automatically refunded too!

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1203 on: August 07, 2013, 10:04:11 PM »
so i just tried downgrading to the green about 2 weeks after upgrading from the 75k gold promo to the platinum
I was doing this via chat and i asked if the green annual fee will be waived for the first year like the original gold promo was.
he said that it would be waived
i then asked if the platinum fees would be waived the first year- he said it was already set up for that and that it would be waived.
now i didn't get the next statement yet (the first statement under platinum) but the charge has not appeared on my online billing activity, but is this true for everyone?

i meanwhile am keeping this platinum.
the way i see it is that in case they do charge, i can point to the chat and they will manually refund me.
then i might cancel anyways afterward and possibly get an additional $450 annual fee automatically refunded too!
Chat was made for people like you.  :)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1204 on: August 08, 2013, 09:49:51 AM »
My 75k points just posted- thanks dan  8).

I upgraded to the platinum and got approved!

1. Is their a spending threshold for the 25k?
2. At what point can I downgrade to the green card?
3. green card link?

TIA

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1205 on: August 08, 2013, 09:51:44 AM »
My 75k points just posted- thanks dan  8).

I upgraded to the platinum and got approved!

1. Is their a spending threshold for the 25k?
2. At what point can I downgrade to the green card?
3. green card link?

TIA
It seems that any spend once you are platinum should work.
Once the points post you can downgrade
You can call or chat with them. Not sure if there is a link.

Don't forget to get the $200 airline credit.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1206 on: August 08, 2013, 02:06:13 PM »
Don't forget to get the $200 airline credit.

And SPG gold if you don't already have.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1207 on: August 08, 2013, 03:23:31 PM »
Just wonna know if this will work? my first statement is  of my gold card is closing next week on the 13'th, hopefully ill get my 50,000 bonus right away, then upgrade to Platinum, after getting the 25,000 bonus, downgrade to gold, still avoid the AF?
How long after upgrading will the 25,000 points post?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1208 on: August 08, 2013, 03:24:50 PM »
Just wonna know if this will work? my first statement is  of my gold card is closing next week on the 13'th, hopefully ill get my 50,000 bonus right away, then upgrade to Platinum, after getting the 25,000 bonus, downgrade to gold, still avoid the AF?
Are you asking bout the AF for the platinum card, or getting hit with it once you downgrade back?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1209 on: August 08, 2013, 03:28:29 PM »
Are you asking bout the AF for the platinum card, or getting hit with it once you downgrade back?
I shouldn't get hit with Platinum AF as long i downgrade in the 60 days, but when downgrading back to Gold card the first year AF will still be waived?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1210 on: August 08, 2013, 03:30:56 PM »
I shouldn't get hit with Platinum AF as long i downgrade in the 60 days, but when downgrading back to Gold card the first year AF will still be waived?
I believe it is YMMV.

Is there a particular reason why you want to keep the card open and not start the one year wait?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1211 on: August 08, 2013, 03:31:40 PM »
Sorry if asking n00bish but im new to this inyen... were there any reports of Amex taking away the upgrade bonus if downgrading in the 60 days of upgrading?l
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1212 on: August 08, 2013, 03:34:03 PM »
And SPG gold if you don't already have.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1213 on: August 08, 2013, 03:34:11 PM »
I believe it is YMMV.

Is there a particular reason why you want to keep the card open and not start the one year wait?
What do you mean? i wonna keep the gold card for every day spending but wonna avoid the AF (i just got the card last month for the firs time)
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1214 on: August 08, 2013, 03:37:53 PM »
What do you mean? i wonna keep the gold card for every day spending but wonna avoid the AF (i just got the card last month for the firs time)
Personally, after i did the up and down, i cancelled the card so i can start the clock on the one year wait before you can get the bonus again. I have other cards which mostly meet the same benefits as the BRG.
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