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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 #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?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1845 on: February 02, 2014, 12:02:29 PM »
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

Can you provide a link for Green Rewards to Gold? As you mentioned, the offer was 15k for 5k spend?

TIA!

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1846 on: February 04, 2014, 12:24:17 PM »
Can you provide a link for Green Rewards to Gold? As you mentioned, the offer was 15k for 5k spend?

TIA!
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1847 on: February 04, 2014, 06:10:50 PM »
Bump
Will do, I am just waiting to see if it works without any issues, I have met the spend and I am still waiting for the points to post.
Once it works successfully, I will post the link.
I don't want to go down as another Meshuggy.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1848 on: February 04, 2014, 11:36:13 PM »
Forgive my ignorance
But can i just do the downgrade to green for 5K over the phone?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1849 on: February 06, 2014, 04:13:31 PM »
Will do, I am just waiting to see if it works without any issues, I have met the spend and I am still waiting for the points to post.
Once it works successfully, I will post the link.
I don't want to go down as another Meshuggy.
Can you PM it to me? I wont advertise your meshuggyness

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1850 on: February 09, 2014, 12:03:44 PM »
Will do, I am just waiting to see if it works without any issues, I have met the spend and I am still waiting for the points to post.
Once it works successfully, I will post the link.
I don't want to go down as another Meshuggy.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1851 on: February 09, 2014, 11:05:08 PM »
Currently have both, the Bus Plat & Bus Gold.
Can I downgrade the Plat to Green and then upgrade the Gold to Plat for the 30k bonus?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1852 on: February 10, 2014, 11:34:31 AM »
Forgive my ignorance
But can i just do the downgrade to green for 5K over the phone?
u can downgrade over phone, but they don't know about the 5k, it's usually automatic, but ymmv.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1853 on: February 10, 2014, 04:14:38 PM »
Currently have both, the Bus Plat & Bus Gold.
Can I downgrade the Plat to Green and then upgrade the Gold to Plat for the 30k bonus?
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From previous posts it looks like I should be ok, just want to confirm there's no timetables.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1854 on: February 10, 2014, 05:15:31 PM »
Bump
From previous posts it looks like I should be ok, just want to confirm there's no timetables.
Won't they consider it you having the product already?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1855 on: February 10, 2014, 07:30:24 PM »
Won't they consider it you having the product already?
Even if I 1st downgrade my current Platinum to Green?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1856 on: February 10, 2014, 07:55:25 PM »
Even if I 1st downgrade my current Platinum to Green?
Think there may be a time period you may need to "not have a product" before you can get it again.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1857 on: February 10, 2014, 08:03:19 PM »
Think there may be a time period you may need to "not have a product" before you can get it again.


So if I have a gold and plat, I can't upgrade my gold?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1858 on: February 10, 2014, 09:12:35 PM »
If I didn't get 5k for downgrading to green is there anything to do to get it ?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1859 on: February 10, 2014, 10:19:13 PM »
Think there may be a time period you may need to "not have a product" before you can get it again.
Any idea where I can find out more about that time period?