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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 #2000 on: November 07, 2014, 10:28:02 AM »
Unreasonable is not ok. Picky you're entitled to be.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2002 on: November 07, 2014, 10:29:36 AM »
Gotcha
People would/will do this end of year, get the $400 and still cancel while they can get the full AF refund.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2003 on: November 07, 2014, 10:34:12 AM »


They also throw 10K points at you for signing up the Biz Platinum for the minimum payment and pay later option. Don't have to use it (DUMB DUMB DUMB), but you get 10K points.
All in all, a 40K bonus from. Not too mention the $400 in Airline credits. :-)
I upgraded about 2 months ago and they didn't mention anything about this 10k bonus, think I can call up and ask for it now? I already got the 30k bonus.


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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2004 on: November 07, 2014, 01:54:07 PM »
I upgraded about 2 months ago and they didn't mention anything about this 10k bonus, think I can call up and ask for it now? I already got the 30k bonus.
He made it sound like this is a general option that's available to all business platinum cardholder.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2005 on: November 08, 2014, 06:54:29 PM »
Silly question,
I have the Gold, I got the bonus already and now want the plat.
If I do this I wont get the full bonus right?
Just 30+10k.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2006 on: November 08, 2014, 10:16:51 PM »
If about to apply for mortgage does it affect credit report at all to upgrade?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2007 on: November 08, 2014, 10:58:07 PM »
If about to apply for mortgage does it affect credit report at all to upgrade?
No.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2008 on: November 08, 2014, 11:01:11 PM »
What is an upgrade like, moving a credit line? or nothing?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2009 on: November 09, 2014, 06:57:36 AM »
What is an upgrade like, moving a credit line? or nothing?
Turns card A into card A+. Not sure what your question is...
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2010 on: November 09, 2014, 06:59:04 AM »
Silly question,
I have the Gold, I got the bonus already and now want the plat.
If I do this I wont get the full bonus right?
Just 30+10k.
Yup. Only 30.if you have personal you'll never get the sign up bonus. If biz you have to wait the 12 months.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2011 on: November 09, 2014, 08:47:05 AM »
Just called the CS number for small business (1-800-492-3344) and asked about the upgrade. Was told I can get it and the deal is 30K after spending 10K in 5 months. 
They also throw 10K points at you for signing up the Biz Platinum for the minimum payment and pay later option. Don't have to use it (DUMB DUMB DUMB), but you get 10K points.
All in all, a 40K bonus from. Not too mention the $400 in Airline credits. :-)

What's that exactly?

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Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2012 on: November 22, 2014, 09:23:46 PM »
I just did upgrade using the link tonight.

1.  If I just paid the annual fee on my BRG a couple of weeks ago, will I get the annual fee on the BRG refunded? (Assume yes)

2.  Am I gonna be able to squeeze in PGGM before Dec. 31?

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Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2013 on: November 23, 2014, 09:00:57 PM »
Already showing up as platinum. 23 hrs after upgrade. And it's a weekend. Impressive.
PGGM here we come.

Wonder weather my free green AU cards from BRG will still work for SBS. will swipe them and see what happens.


2.  Am I gonna be able to squeeze in PGGM before Dec. 31?
Guess who just realized that today is 23rd Nov and not Dec.....
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2014 on: November 23, 2014, 09:19:41 PM »


Wonder weather my free green AU cards from BRG will still work for SBS. will swipe them and see what happens.



They will work. The numbers will be the same, just the 4 digit cvv and expiration date is different
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2015 on: November 23, 2014, 09:20:50 PM »
What's that exactly?
Pay over time option of some sort
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« Reply #2016 on: November 23, 2014, 09:25:51 PM »
They will work. The numbers will be the same, just the 4 digit cvv and expiration date is different
Thought that because plat AUs cost per card, the free green AU cards might get cancelled.
(Does plat. also offer green AU cards for free like the gold does?)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2017 on: November 23, 2014, 09:27:27 PM »
Thought that because plat AUs cost per card, the free green AU cards might get cancelled.
(Does plat. also offer green AU cards for free like the gold does?)
For biz I believe it does , however I think it has to be added on the phone. I got new green when I upgraded. Csr asked if I want to keep the greens as green
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2018 on: November 23, 2014, 09:38:09 PM »
Poifect!!

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2019 on: November 23, 2014, 09:40:05 PM »
I upgraded in July, got 30k points, downgraded to gold got $50 retention, I just upgraded again and my 30k points just posted :)