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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 #1770 on: December 25, 2013, 02:35:39 PM »
You can use your old card till the new one comes. Its the same numbers.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1772 on: December 25, 2013, 03:01:12 PM »
So is there any upgrade links for the PRG?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1773 on: December 25, 2013, 05:02:13 PM »
did anyone have success getting the 200 credits twice in the same year, by downgrading and then upgrading later on again?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1774 on: December 25, 2013, 06:00:06 PM »
Ppl specifically reported otherwise.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1775 on: December 25, 2013, 08:28:27 PM »
So is there any upgrade links for the PRG?
Bump. If there is nothing, please let me know.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1776 on: December 29, 2013, 02:17:18 AM »
did anyone have success getting the 200 credits twice in the same year, by downgrading and then upgrading later on again?

It didn't work for me.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1777 on: December 29, 2013, 05:24:26 PM »
You can use your old card till the new one comes. Its the same numbers.

I tried using my old card for $200 credit (PGGM) will report back if it worked

it comes in FedEx, IME

I got mine expedited to UPS

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1778 on: December 30, 2013, 04:44:17 PM »
Upgraded in Nov 2013. Downgraded approx 2 weeks later.
AmEx mistakenly credited me twice for the Plat annual fee, therefore I had a credit on my account of approx $2,000 (includes 7 AUs).
I livechatted with AmEx a few weeks ago offering me points (20K) or $200 credit for being an honest consumer. This past weekend I noticed the credit had not yet been reversed.  Therefore, I chatted with AmEx again.  The rep told me the reason why nothing was reversed yet was because the $200 credit is equivalent to 40,000 MR points not 20K as the original rep mentioned. I was not going to fight with this.  I received a call from an AmEx manager today as I was running into a meeting and have yet to receive a callback.  Logged into my account to notice not just the  40,000 MR points deposited but a $200 credit as well. Has anyone else had any similar experiences?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1779 on: December 31, 2013, 01:34:59 PM »
I tried using my old card for $200 credit (PGGM) will report back if it worked



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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1780 on: January 06, 2014, 08:24:48 AM »
I downgraded.
Did I need to tell the rep to adjust AF, or is that automatic?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1781 on: January 06, 2014, 08:50:36 AM »
I downgraded.
Did I need to tell the rep to adjust AF, or is that automatic?
It's automatic.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1782 on: January 06, 2014, 08:55:28 PM »
I downgraded.
Now that my card is Green, it is no longer showing any MR points, and in fact says that I have no eligible cards for MR points.
Is this a known issue while the card "changes over", and will fix automatically, or do I need to call AMEX about this?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1783 on: January 07, 2014, 02:51:12 AM »
Now that my card is Green, it is no longer showing any MR points, and in fact says that I have no eligible cards for MR points.
Is this a known issue while the card "changes over", and will fix automatically, or do I need to call AMEX about this?
Never happened to me and i don't recall reading any such reports.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1784 on: January 07, 2014, 09:14:05 AM »
Upgraded my BGR in mid-November, spent the $10k and the bonus points posted very quickly (maybe within a day of hitting the spend). Waiting to do the PGGM in January and then downgrading back to the BGR. Thanks everyone!

I am getting close to $10,000 but not quite there yet. From previous experienes:

Does the annual fee (in my case $412.50) count towards the "spend requirement" - or is it excluded?

When we do the airline credits (I did $200 in Dec 2013 and $200 the past few days), do the credits "offset" the $400 spend - and therefore, I actually need to spend ANOTHER $400   OR

Are the credits considered a "payment" and the $400 airline spend, does in fact, count towards the $10,000 "spend requirement"?


I also did the Neimann Marcus credit for $50 and the small biz sat credit for $10 - so, in fact, it's $460 of spend, that I am not sure if I need to "spend again" to meet the $10K obligation.


I could buy some Amex gift cards - except my last 2 orders (for small amounts in fact) were declined - could be the 14 day/$5K rule.

Thanks for help