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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 #1860 on: February 11, 2014, 12:53:46 AM »
If I didn't get 5k for downgrading to green is there anything to do to get it ?
No. (Assuming you already spent on it, as some have reported it being necessary to do to receive the bonus - though, that wasn't my experience.)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1861 on: February 11, 2014, 08:04:25 AM »
Anyone successfully upgraded from green to platinum, received the 25K points, then went back down to green prior to the $450 fee being applied (think its 6-8 weeks), and still retained the points?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1862 on: February 12, 2014, 06:25:27 AM »
u can downgrade over phone, but they don't know about the 5k, it's usually automatic, but ymmv.

ok thanks
is there a link to downgrade plat to green?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1863 on: February 12, 2014, 06:35:40 AM »
No. (Assuming you already spent on it, as some have reported it being necessary to do to receive the bonus - though, that wasn't my experience.)
Oh I just realized that I never activated the green card rather kept the platinum physical card. Could that be a reason for not getting the 5k or nothing to do ?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1864 on: February 12, 2014, 06:52:38 AM »
Oh I just realized that I never activated the green card rather kept the platinum physical card. Could that be a reason for not getting the 5k or nothing to do ?
You need to spend at least $1.
And make sure you have the "Green Rewards" and not just the "Green".

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1865 on: February 12, 2014, 07:03:40 AM »
Anyone successfully upgraded from green to platinum, received the 25K points, then went back down to green prior to the $450 fee being applied (think its 6-8 weeks), and still retained the points?

Repost

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1866 on: February 12, 2014, 07:51:49 AM »
Repost
Half this thread is made of reposts.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1867 on: February 12, 2014, 09:23:05 AM »
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.

Any news, either good or bad, so far?  ;)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1868 on: February 20, 2014, 11:31:51 AM »
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.

any updates so far? :-)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1869 on: February 22, 2014, 06:45:44 PM »
Any report if priorty pass still works after shutting down platinum acct

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1870 on: February 22, 2014, 06:56:07 PM »
any updates so far? :-)
Hasn't worked so far.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1871 on: February 22, 2014, 07:02:11 PM »
Any report if priorty pass still works after shutting down platinum acct
It does not work

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1872 on: February 22, 2014, 10:05:56 PM »
Oh I just realized that I never activated the green card rather kept the platinum physical card. Could that be a reason for not getting the 5k or nothing to do ?
I downgraded to green and the 5k bonus did not show up until my next statement, and I had not activated the green card yet.
how long have you used your platinum card after you downgraded ?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1873 on: February 22, 2014, 10:25:46 PM »
Over 3 months already

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1874 on: February 22, 2014, 10:47:48 PM »
Over 3 months already
I am assuming it is a business green rewards card, if so you should have gotten the 5k already, you can call or chat.
if it was a personal card or the non-rewards card, I don't know if there is a bonus or not.

I downgraded a few weeks ago and they did not yet credit my account the annual fee, how long did it take them to credit it by you ?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1875 on: February 23, 2014, 01:55:21 AM »
I currently have an Amex Gold Business Account which I just got billed the annual fee on (which comes out to $175 + $50 for add'l cardholder). At this point, I'm not sure if I want to pay for the renewal (or possibly downgrade to to a Business Green Rewards card for less $$$).  Would it make sense for me to try to upgrade my account from Gold to Platinum at this point for extra 30k pts? Will I automatically be approved for this? If they upgrade me, will they they credit the annual fees for the gold cards ($175+$50) and then charge me the annual fees for the Platinum cards ($450+$175)?

Thank you

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1876 on: February 23, 2014, 02:05:41 AM »
I currently have an Amex Gold Business Account which I just got billed the annual fee on (which comes out to $175 + $50 for add'l cardholder). At this point, I'm not sure if I want to pay for the renewal (or possibly downgrade to to a Business Green Rewards card for less $$$).  Would it make sense for me to try to upgrade my account from Gold to Platinum at this point for extra 30k pts?
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Will I automatically be approved for this?
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If they upgrade me, will they they credit the annual fees for the gold cards ($175+$50) and then charge me the annual fees for the Platinum cards ($450+$175)?
Thank you
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And you can then downgrade to the green and get back the fee difference between Plat and Green (+5k MR YMMV)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1877 on: February 23, 2014, 11:03:02 AM »
YesI think soYes
And you can then downgrade to the green and get back the fee difference between Plat and Green (+5k MR YMMV)

Thanks. I just submitted my "upgrade" request, and I noticed it says that only the primary cardholder will be upgraded. Does that mean that the additional gold cards will just be "cancelled" unless I request individual upgrades for each of them? Would it be $175 for each additional card on the Business Platinum acct?

thanks again

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1878 on: February 23, 2014, 12:46:47 PM »
They will remain open as  gold cards , and prob be charged gold card af

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1879 on: February 26, 2014, 03:04:59 PM »
Hasn't worked so far.

thanks, anyway, for the update.