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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 #1830 on: January 27, 2014, 12:55:18 AM »
When I downgraded, the rep messed up and gave me green instead of green rewards. I just had this corrected today, so I will have to wait and see.
However, for another shot at 30K, I don't have much patience to sit around for 5K.
When you downgraded to green, how did you get the 5k bonus ?
On their web site it seems to say you don't get any welcome bonus if you already are a member or had a card in the last 12 months.
Did you ask to close and they just offered it to you ?
Do you empty your points out of your account before calling or did you just ask for the green card ?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1831 on: January 27, 2014, 12:58:12 AM »

When you downgraded to green, how did you get the 5k bonus ?
On their web site it seems to say you don't get any welcome bonus if you already are a member or had a card in the last 12 months.
Did you ask to close and they just offered it to you ?
Do you empty your points out of your account before calling or did you just ask for the green card ?
Have you read this thread?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1832 on: January 27, 2014, 11:46:38 AM »
Have you read this thread?
NOt 100% of it but I did search through it and ready the first 25 pages and last 25 pages.
I did not see my questions answered which is why I asked.
I currently have platinum with all my points and want to cancel but don't want to lose my points or transfer them to e FF plan yet.
So it sounds like downgrading to green is the right way to go (especially if you get lucky and get another upgrade offer)
I was just asking how you go about it to get the 5k bonus and hopefully the free first year.

I'm sorry if I asked a question you heard before in the last 12 months

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1833 on: January 27, 2014, 03:07:44 PM »
I applied for the gold business card last Jan got 75k then upgraded to platinum around September time then downgraded to the green card . If I were to upgrade again to platinum would I receive the bonus again using the 30k link in the wiki?
Thanx for ur help!
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1834 on: January 27, 2014, 05:09:49 PM »
NOt 100% of it but I did search through it and ready the first 25 pages and last 25 pages.
I did not see my questions answered which is why I asked.
I currently have platinum with all my points and want to cancel but don't want to lose my points or transfer them to e FF plan yet.
So it sounds like downgrading to green is the right way to go (especially if you get lucky and get another upgrade offer)
I was just asking how you go about it to get the 5k bonus and hopefully the free first year.

I'm sorry if I asked a question you heard before in the last 12 months
planning to downgrade the Biz Plat card to a Biz Green.

As far as I remember some posted earlier in this long thread, you can get 5,000 pts after 1st purchase on the Green card. The chat rep provided me two options: Business Green Card ($75.00) without MR and Business Green Rewards Card ($95.00) with MR. I assume I should go to the latter one? Anyone has the experience, please confirm it.
Ok. Got the answer here
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/30037

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1835 on: January 27, 2014, 06:04:50 PM »
When you downgraded to green, how did you get the 5k bonus ?
On their web site it seems to say you don't get any welcome bonus if you already are a member or had a card in the last 12 months.
Did you ask to close and they just offered it to you ?
Do you empty your points out of your account before calling or did you just ask for the green card ?

thank you for showing me that answer but that really does not answer my original questions above

Those posts simply said that people were able to get downgraded to green and get the 5k bonus, they did not say how. what needs to be requested when calling up, etc.

Also need to know if I need to empty my points off my existing account before downgrading. they might look at the 110k miles in my account as a reason for me not to cancel and offer me nothing

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1836 on: January 27, 2014, 06:23:23 PM »
thank you for showing me that answer but that really does not answer my original questions above

Those posts simply said that people were able to get downgraded to green and get the 5k bonus, they did not say how. what needs to be requested when calling up, etc.

Also need to know if I need to empty my points off my existing account before downgrading. they might look at the 110k miles in my account as a reason for me not to cancel and offer me nothing
It says it clearly in the link
"There’s also an automatic 5K bonus after making your first purchase if you change to the Business Green Rewards card which is part of the MR program and carries a $95 annual fee."

IME I called to downgrade from plat to green (with $95 fee) made a small purchase and the points posted automatically. You can always downgrade to the Blue card (no annual fee) which is part of the MR program to store your points until your 12 month cycle starts again. (you cant transfer points to airline miles from AMex Blue)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1837 on: January 27, 2014, 07:49:21 PM »
It says it clearly in the link
"There’s also an automatic 5K bonus after making your first purchase if you change to the Business Green Rewards card which is part of the MR program and carries a $95 annual fee."

IME I called to downgrade from plat to green (with $95 fee) made a small purchase and the points posted automatically. You can always downgrade to the Blue card (no annual fee) which is part of the MR program to store your points until your 12 month cycle starts again. (you cant transfer points to airline miles from AMex Blue)
Thanks , so you are saying you just ask for it and they give it to you, I thought it was a special offer

Is there a Amex Blue card that earns and stores Membership rewards ? I don't think so, that is a different rewards program isn't it ? want to be able to transfer to FF account when I am ready to fly and I cant do that from Amex Blue.
Thanks for the info on the Green card though


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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1838 on: January 30, 2014, 07:04:59 PM »
Thanks , so you are saying you just ask for it and they give it to you, I thought it was a special offer

Is there a Amex Blue card that earns and stores Membership rewards ? I don't think so, that is a different rewards program isn't it ? want to be able to transfer to FF account when I am ready to fly and I cant do that from Amex Blue.
Thanks for the info on the Green card though

Blue can hold MR but not transfer to partners.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1839 on: January 31, 2014, 12:47:38 AM »
Blue can hold MR but not transfer to partners.
so what do you do,?
Downgrade to blue, points get transferred
wait for an upgrade, points get transferred back ? does that work? has anyone tried that ?

Or do you just cash out the points in blue ?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1840 on: January 31, 2014, 01:27:58 AM »
K, just changed to Green Rewards (as mentioned above), so I spent $1 paying off the national debt, and received 5K the day after the charge posted.
Now, just upgraded to Gold with 15K offer (need to spend 5K).
Once I get those, upgrading to Plat for 30K will be next.

Quite the ride:
Gold>Plat>Green>GreenReward>Gold>Plat

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1841 on: January 31, 2014, 01:59:30 AM »
K, just changed to Green Rewards (as mentioned above), so I spent $1 paying off the national debt, and received 5K the day after the charge posted.
Now, just upgraded to Gold with 15K offer (need to spend 5K).
Once I get those, upgrading to Plat for 30K will be next.

Quite the ride:
Gold>Plat>Green>GreenReward>Gold>Plat

what was the time frame?

also, link for the green to gold upgrade please?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1842 on: January 31, 2014, 02:30:45 AM »
You can always downgrade to the Blue card (no annual fee) which is part of the MR program to store your points until your 12 month cycle starts again. (you cant transfer points to airline miles from AMex Blue)

I'm pretty sure that won't work. Green, gold and plat are charge cards. Blues are credit cards. You can't change a charge card into a credit card.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1843 on: January 31, 2014, 02:54:50 AM »
I'm pretty sure that won't work. Green, gold and plat are charge cards. Blues are credit cards. You can't change a charge card into a credit card.
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Which fee-free card can I store my MR when downgrading from BGR?

Blue.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1844 on: January 31, 2014, 03:26:42 AM »
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Thank you for the scrap booking

Blue can store MR but you cannot downgrade a charge card into one (i.e. you need to have your charge card and a blue). Unless you've done it?