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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 #1215 on: August 08, 2013, 04:03:28 PM »
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.
No one gives 2 points for grocery.....
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1216 on: August 08, 2013, 04:15:11 PM »
No one gives 2 points for grocery.....
You can always buy GC's with IP or IB (or Freedom when there is a store in the quarterly bonus) and use those at groceries for 5x the points.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1217 on: August 08, 2013, 04:17:48 PM »
You can always buy GC's with IP or IB (or Freedom when there is a store in the quarterly bonus) and use those at groceries for 5x the points.

I am actually more and more tempted to do this. Easy way to stick to a grocery budget by only using one card per month.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1218 on: August 08, 2013, 04:19:14 PM »
I am actually more and more tempted to do this. Easy way to stick to a grocery budget by only using one card per month.
It's also good  to have some "real" spending with the GC's and not just loading to BB.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1219 on: August 08, 2013, 04:25:06 PM »
I am actually more and more tempted to do this. Easy way to stick to a grocery budget by only using one card per month.
Yeh... but don't like buying GC for everyday spending (just for BB......)
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1220 on: August 08, 2013, 04:26:18 PM »
Yeh... but don't like buying GC for everyday spending (just for BB......)
It's also good  to have some "real" spending with the GC's and not just loading to BB.
Not that you will have an issue, but IMO, it is better to spread out a little.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1221 on: August 08, 2013, 05:43:16 PM »
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.
i just got approved for the bgr. i need to spend 5k to get 50k. do i have to spend the 5k before i do the upgrade.
i am not looking for the 200 credit, only the extra 25k...TIA

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1222 on: August 08, 2013, 05:47:55 PM »
i just got approved for the bgr. i need to spend 5k to get 50k. do i have to spend the 5k before i do the upgrade.
i am not looking for the 200 credit, only the extra 25k...TIA
You would want to meet the spend and wait for the points to post before upgrading.

Why wouldn't you get it?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1223 on: August 08, 2013, 05:59:13 PM »
You would want to meet the spend and wait for the points to post before upgrading.

Why wouldn't you get it?
seems like a bunch of steps.
Maybe Your first point should be in the wiki?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1224 on: August 08, 2013, 06:17:53 PM »
Can i get the $200 credit. or global entry if i downgrade in the first 60 days?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1225 on: August 08, 2013, 07:02:12 PM »
seems like a bunch of steps.
Maybe Your first point should be in the wiki?

1) call and ask for your airline
2) spend $100 on 2 gift cards

Thats it.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1226 on: August 08, 2013, 07:07:59 PM »
1) call and ask for your airline
2) spend $100 on 2 gift cards

Thats it.
sounds alot easier than the Platinum guy option..
First I gotta meet the 5k on bgr. Thanks

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1227 on: August 08, 2013, 09:36:17 PM »
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.

You switch to no AF card? Or lost the CL?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1228 on: August 08, 2013, 09:39:32 PM »
1) call and ask for your airline
2) spend $100 on 2 gift cards

Thats it.
spend $200 on 1 GC, it's been done 100s of times - it works every time!

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1229 on: August 08, 2013, 09:41:33 PM »
spend $200 on 1 GC, it's been done 100s of times - it works every time!
Any specific one?