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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 #2020 on: November 23, 2014, 09:46:35 PM »
I upgraded in July, got 30k points, downgraded to gold got $50 retention, I just upgraded again and my 30k points just posted :)
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What is a $50 retention
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2021 on: November 23, 2014, 09:47:13 PM »
That something they offered you to not close your card?
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 #2022 on: November 23, 2014, 09:49:06 PM »
Yes
To offset the annual fee

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2023 on: November 23, 2014, 09:50:45 PM »
Yes
To offset the annual fee
There is an annual fee when you downgrade to gold or only if it's not within the 1st year?

How much is that yearly fee? I'm so used to signing up for gold where the first year is free that I never knew the yearly fee.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2024 on: November 23, 2014, 09:52:47 PM »
There is an annual fee when you downgrade to gold or only if it's not within the 1st year?

How much is that yearly fee? I'm so used to signing up for gold where the first year is free that I never knew the yearly fee.

when you downgrade from the platinum, you get charged the annual fee, even in the first year

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2025 on: November 24, 2014, 01:03:04 AM »
Yup. Only 30.if you have personal you'll never get the sign up bonus. If biz you have to wait the 12 months.

Is the 12 months from the closure of the last card or the date that u got the old card that is closed. My guess is 12 months from date of closure - but just checking thx!

Also, can u get the 40K even if u have recently closed plat and u opened a gold? Or must u wait 12 months?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2026 on: November 24, 2014, 03:26:45 PM »
My boss is thinking about downgrading from platinum to gold business to take advantage of the 2x miles for shipping.
is this possible? how? is this the best we can get for shipping?
Also there is a limit of 100,000$ for the card is there another card that will give extra miles for shipping after that?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2027 on: November 24, 2014, 10:00:43 PM »
My boss is thinking about downgrading from platinum to gold business to take advantage of the 2x miles for shipping.
is this possible? how? is this the best we can get for shipping?
Also there is a limit of 100,000$ for the card is there another card that will give extra miles for shipping after that?
I think ink plus may give shipping 5x. I know it does in FedEx and ups store, not sure about actual shipping.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2028 on: November 24, 2014, 11:13:01 PM »
I think ink plus may give shipping 5x. I know it does in FedEx and ups store, not sure about actual shipping.

False information. The only card that gives a bonus is the BGR card.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2029 on: November 24, 2014, 11:15:02 PM »
False information. The only card that gives a bonus is the BGR card.
No need to be so harsh. I said I wasn't sure. That being said FedEx stores are office stores and get 5x.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2030 on: November 25, 2014, 12:27:09 AM »
False information. The only card that gives a bonus is the BGR card.
Thank you for that and is it possible to downgrade to the gold?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2031 on: November 25, 2014, 01:32:51 AM »
Thank you for that and is it possible to downgrade to the gold?

Sure. Did that before.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2032 on: November 26, 2014, 11:39:38 PM »
Anyone have an offer code to upgrade?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2033 on: November 26, 2014, 11:54:31 PM »
Anyone have an offer code to upgrade?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2034 on: November 27, 2014, 12:37:55 AM »
Called twice and they said they dont see anything attached... I should keep on trying?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2035 on: November 27, 2014, 06:43:20 AM »
Did u try the link in the wiki?
I tried it and it didn't work, tried again incognito and it worked like a charm. It was this week.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2036 on: November 30, 2014, 12:15:47 PM »
Is there a certain amount of time you have to wait from opening the card to be able to upgrade and get the bonus, cause I opened a few months ago and its not working online + rep also told me its to early??

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2037 on: December 01, 2014, 05:03:36 PM »
After you upgrade the BGR to plat biz and get hit with the AF, if you downgrade back within 60 days is the fee refunded as if you closed it? And would you be hit with a new fee for BGR?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2038 on: December 01, 2014, 05:08:25 PM »
After you upgrade the BGR to plat biz and get hit with the AF, if you downgrade back within 60 days is the fee refunded as if you closed it? And would you be hit with a new fee for BGR?
That one and if I remember correctly from a few years ago, that one too. If you already paid the BGR fee then they may only refund the difference if they charged the difference. I think that when I did it I had first year free and lost that on the downgrade. Regardless, it's business, so why not cancel card to start the clock again?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #2039 on: December 01, 2014, 05:13:53 PM »
That one and if I remember correctly from a few years ago, that one too. If you already paid the BGR fee then they may only refund the difference if they charged the difference. I think that when I did it I had first year free and lost that on the downgrade. Regardless, it's business, so why not cancel card to start the clock again?

Gotcha. So essentially you can upgrade/downgrade but be hit with a new BGR $175 fee each time.

Regardless, it's business, so why not cancel card to start the clock again?

True, although the downgrade/upgrade game without hard pulls sounds more enticing.

I upgraded in July, got 30k points, downgraded to gold got $50 retention, I just upgraded again and my 30k points just posted :)

Can you do multiple PGGMs this way?