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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 #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)?

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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)?
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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?

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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.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1880 on: February 26, 2014, 03:09:25 PM »
If I upgraded from Gold to Plat last Nov and got reimbursed $200 gc last (2013) Dec and this (2014) Jan, can I get another $200 gc for a new Plat card this (2014) Nov or Dec?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1881 on: February 26, 2014, 03:18:18 PM »
If I upgraded from Gold to Plat last Nov and got reimbursed $200 gc last (2013) Dec and this (2014) Jan, can I get another $200 gc for a new Plat card this (2014) Nov or Dec?
If you do not have the card for 12 months, you can i believe.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1882 on: February 26, 2014, 03:43:51 PM »
If you do not have the card for 12 months, you can i believe.

Thanks!

In this case I guess I cannot get another $200 gc as the card was closed Feb 2014. So I can open a Gold sometime Nov or Dec this year and upgrade to Plat early next year.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1883 on: February 26, 2014, 03:51:25 PM »
Thanks!

In this case I guess I cannot get another $200 gc as the card was closed Feb 2014. So I can open a Gold sometime Nov or Dec this year and upgrade to Plat early next year.
I don't think you will get the points for the card. Though i guess if you get approved for the card (even plat before end of year), you should be able to get the $200 airline credit.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1884 on: February 26, 2014, 04:16:37 PM »
I don't think you will get the points for the card. Though i guess if you get approved for the card (even plat before end of year), you should be able to get the $200 airline credit.

Thanks! will do more research on that..

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1885 on: March 03, 2014, 01:36:27 PM »
My brother just got an upgrade from biz gold to plat without even requesting it, and got 30k MR as well. (Just came randomly in the mail)
Anyone ever had this?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1886 on: March 04, 2014, 10:05:55 AM »
I just downgraded to green a month ago and I just got an offer in email to upgrade back to platinum for a 30k bonus points on 10k spending in 5 months.
I already received this offer when I upgraded the first time, would I be able to do it again or since I already took this offer they would not honor the points ?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1887 on: March 04, 2014, 05:38:52 PM »
Does anyone know how long after the upgrade they typically charge you the annual fee?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1888 on: March 04, 2014, 06:51:21 PM »
Does anyone know how long after the upgrade they typically charge you the annual fee?

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Immediately with your first statement
If you upgrade before the end of your year with Gold they will prorate it

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1889 on: March 04, 2014, 07:33:31 PM »
Does anyone know if they will charge annual fee if amax upgraded to plat without requesting?
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