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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 #960 on: July 01, 2013, 08:07:12 PM »
Do you get charged an annual fee on the Green?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #961 on: July 01, 2013, 08:17:26 PM »
Do you get charged an annual fee on the Green?
not yet but didn't get credited for $450 plat yet

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #962 on: July 01, 2013, 10:15:01 PM »
Anyone else who downgraded to Green get their 5k yet?
I gave up after 3 weeks today.
Not worth 5K for the hassle.  ::) ::) ::)
maybe if I knew it was a sure thing but al hatzad?!?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #963 on: July 01, 2013, 11:32:20 PM »
I gave up after 3 weeks today.
Not worth 5K for the hassle.  ::) ::) ::)
maybe if I knew it was a sure thing but al hatzad?!?
Did you make a purchase?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #964 on: July 02, 2013, 12:06:20 AM »
I just upgraded today from the Gold to Platinum, planning to close before the AF.
Will I be able to order additional cardholders as well, and not pay if I close before the AF hits?
(I would like the additionals to have Plat plastic for lounge entry)

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #965 on: July 02, 2013, 09:07:17 AM »
I just upgraded today from the Gold to Platinum, planning to close before the AF.
Will I be able to order additional cardholders as well, and not pay if I close before the AF hits?
(I would like the additionals to have Plat plastic for lounge entry)
I believe it is an additional charge for more platinum cards.

Does anyone know if you had additional users before the upgrade if you get plat cards for all users, or just the primary?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #966 on: July 02, 2013, 10:28:24 AM »
Got gold, upgraded, downgraded & am now being offered 25k to upgrade again.
Makes sense?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #967 on: July 02, 2013, 10:47:19 AM »
I believe it is an additional charge for more platinum cards.

Does anyone know if you had additional users before the upgrade if you get plat cards for all users, or just the primary?

I'm pretty sure it said just the primary gets upgraded.

RE: my original question: I know there is an additional charge for additional users, my question is, can I add the additonals but cancel before 30 days (or whatever) and have that charge refunded?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #968 on: July 02, 2013, 01:47:25 PM »
If I downgrade to Green, will I still have full access to my points and be able to transfer them to partner airlines?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #969 on: July 02, 2013, 02:10:26 PM »
Did you make a purchase?
I made a purchase, still nothing. I agree with MK, not worth the hassle etc

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #970 on: July 02, 2013, 02:53:56 PM »
I upgraded about 2 weeks ago bs till haven't revived the card. Should I be calling to find out?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #971 on: July 02, 2013, 03:13:26 PM »
I upgraded about 2 weeks ago bs till haven't revived the card. Should I be calling to find out?

I had the same problem. I upgraded back on 6/20, got a letter two days later welcoming me to new Platinum Rewards & Benefits saying that my card should arrive in 2-3 biz days. Yesterday I still didn't receive the card so I called in to see whats up and they told me wait one more day, if it doesn't come call in and we'll overnight you a new card. It still didn't come today so I called in and they over-nighted me a new card, no questions asked. Just call in and ask for a new one.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #972 on: July 02, 2013, 03:15:20 PM »
Got gold, upgraded, downgraded & am now being offered 25k to upgrade again.
Makes sense?
Has anyone gotten the 25K bonus again on the same card?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #973 on: July 02, 2013, 03:29:48 PM »
Has anyone gotten the 25K bonus again on the same card?
I'm waiting for the same thing.

I just did a 2nd targeted upgrade. Points didnt post yet, I did the spend about 1 week ago

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #974 on: July 02, 2013, 08:06:04 PM »
Just got an email with the offer for 25k MR including a phone number with bonus ID code if I choose to upgrade via phone.
I only just downgraded two months ago after getting the 25k. However per this:

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To be eligible to receive 25,000 Membership RewardsŪ points you must apply online through this email offer by 07/31/13, make your first purchase with the Business Platinum Card by 07/31/14 and be enrolled in the Membership RewardsŪ program at the time of first purchase. Offer is available for first-time upgrades to the Business Platinum Card only and for one Card account only. Additional Card members are not eligible. Extra points will be credited to your Membership RewardsŪ account 6 to 8 weeks after your first purchase. Offer limited to 25,000 additional points per Card account. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offers. No minimum purchase required. You may also apply for this offer by calling American Express at 1-866-305-2094. Bonus ID: ____. Membership RewardsŪ Program Terms and Conditions apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms or call 1-800-AXP-EARN.

It does not look like I will get the 25k if I do it. Although the system might still allow it.