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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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Might be (wasn't when I did it, but that was forever ago), but your question belongs there (in any case). I would assume the website would warn you if there was a hard pull.
If I posted there I highly doubt I would have gotten an expert reply like you just provided :P
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Just upgraded mine and my wife's card hoping for 50 k and 400 aa credit
I am very close to the end of the year hope that doesn't mess me up
Can I do it on my personal too??

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Got the targeted email today but from reading the t&c i can't figure out if there is a hard pull for the upgrade.
And from reading this entire thread i still didnt come out clearer. my only guess is if there is an instant approval most probably they didn't pull credit
I hope so

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thought of something, would it work to get an additional 5k for enrolling into the Extended Payment Option again after upgrading if you already enrolled and received the points for the gold card?

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thought of something, would it work to get an additional 5k for enrolling into the Extended Payment Option again after upgrading if you already enrolled and received the points for the gold card?

As long as it isn't on your account it might work.
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thought of something, would it work to get an additional 5k for enrolling into the Extended Payment Option again after upgrading if you already enrolled and received the points for the gold card?

could s/o try this out, i have a good feeling abt this.

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could s/o try this out, i have a good feeling abt this.

Why not try it yourself?
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Why not try it yourself?
i dont have the platinum, im asking s/o who already upgraded to try it out.

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Amex is changing the online account look. In the new look I can't find the option to upgrade to Business Plat, can someone help me?
click on cards and the view all cards , it should showup if your eligible

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Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #169 on: September 10, 2012, 03:11:14 PM »
i just got the email,

is there a time frame that i need to upgrade by ? or can i wait till november ?

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Re: Targeted? Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #170 on: September 10, 2012, 09:02:41 PM »
i just got the email,

is there a time frame that i need to upgrade by ? or can i wait till november ?

There was an apply by date in my snail mail . Check email T &C s for a date 

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Do the new amex terms apply to this bonus as well ?
or only to new card accounts ?

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could s/o try this out, i have a good feeling abt this.
it did not let me, it said that i do not have any eligible cards.

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Do the new amex terms apply to this bonus as well ?
or only to new card accounts ?
So i got the points about 2 weeks after 1st purchase even though i got the gold card less than 12 month ago

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So i got the points about 2 weeks after 1st purchase even though i got the gold card less than 12 month ago
Thanks for the data point.

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Amex is changing the online account look. In the new look I can't find the option to upgrade to Business Plat, can someone help me?
+1, I can't find the upgrading option anymore, does anyone have a link?

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happy for you

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A recent story we can all learn from:

I got this offer to upgrade my gold to plat for 25k but when I tried to upgrade, it said I was not eligible.

Called cs, they opened a case and sent to back office.

Called a few days later, was told there's now a note in account saying I'm not eligible, would have to wait for correspondence by mail from back office to pursue further.

Tweeted askamex.  Got a response with a link to send an email through my account.  Got the following unhelpful response:
"Please call the customer service number on the back of your card, they will be able to help. -Dre"

Called executive office number, could not get through to The Man but got his email.  Sent an email to chairmansoffice@aexp.com with no response yet.

Called the number provided in the email, was bounced around from Kansas to India and back to Tennessee (or maybe still India) and got a guy who either didn't see, or didn't have access to, the note in my account saying I was ineligible.  Upgraded my card without a problem.

Lesson: With Amex there are many Avenues.  Try them all and you shall succeed.
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