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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
DEAD
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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public- and i checked if it works for me and i had no problem
didn't for me?

can you pm me the link?

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didn't for me?


It doesn't work for ANYONE, seems to be some internal system which rates cardholders by relationship.
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It doesn't work for ANYONE, seems to be some internal system which rates cardholders by relationship.
so it's dead?

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Upgraded, got 25k, got $200, downgraded, and now I log in to my account and see:
btw I had a similar situation. I upgraded after I downgraded on the same card but didnt get the bonus. and this before amex started cracking down..
 

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If I had the business plat previously will I still get the bonus by upgrading?

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Do you mean to say after you upgraded your Gold to Plat, your Gold card still worked?  ???

Just got this upgrade offer on an ssn and probably going to do it...get the @200 airline credit then downgrade to a Green.  That worked out for you?
Yea Gold still worked... Dunno how long it will work for.

I downgraded to green... Not sure my exact intention at that moment, as Gold is much more valuable for me (2x on shipping) but luckily I did downgrade to Green - cuz I 5k when I downgraded, and then applied for Gold 75k a little after.

Now - with the new terms, you won't be able to get the 75k unless you cancel the Plat or whatever is open.


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Gold will continue working even after upgrade for-basically-ever.
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If I upgrade and close the card within 60 days, will I still get all the points and not have to pay the AF?

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Right, you can downgrade to gold though.
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If I had the business plat previously will I still get the bonus by upgrading?

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Yes.
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how long does it take for upgrade to show up? last time I did this, it was basically instantly (i.e. I saw it when I logged in).
I got an invite last night (which I graciously accepted, but still dont see any changes to my account when I login. Do they still do the upgrade right away, or has that changed too?

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Around 12 hours, IME.
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Around 12 hours, IME.
thanks! I was getting nervous I wasnt approved

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Do they send you a new platinum card in the mail, which can be used for lounge entry?

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Around 12 hours, IME.
Its been already around 24 hrs since for me