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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 #1005 on: July 11, 2013, 09:24:32 PM »
Eh

I think 140k sounds better ;)

75k + 10k + 25K + 5K + 25k sounds better ;)
You got the upgrade bonus a 2nd time?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1006 on: July 12, 2013, 01:31:26 PM »
It's not an upgrade to green, more of a downgrade.
Where is the link to get this downgrade offer?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1007 on: July 12, 2013, 03:29:32 PM »
Where is the link to get this downgrade offer?
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1008 on: July 12, 2013, 03:58:00 PM »
You don't need a link to downgrade to biz Green. Just use SM or call the number on the back and ask to switch. The 5K bonus after first purchase is standard.

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/credit-cards/business-green-rewards

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1009 on: July 12, 2013, 04:16:28 PM »
SO if I have the gold card now after downgrading from platinum I should SM amex to downgrade my card to the green card & after first purchase I get 5,000 points MR? Can you confirm you tried this & got it? Thanks

So technically can someone do this: Apply Gold 75k upgrade to platinum for 25k & downgrade to green for 5k?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1010 on: July 12, 2013, 04:18:56 PM »
So technically can someone do this: Apply Gold 75k upgrade to platinum for 25k & downgrade to green for 5k?
That's exactly what I did. Skip the Plat downgrade back to Gold and went straight from Plat -> Green.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1011 on: July 12, 2013, 04:48:39 PM »
5k won't be worth it if you upgrade back to gold and they nail you with the AF, even though the first year was free prior to upgrades/downgrades.  I guess we won't really know until someone tries Gold, upgrade Plat, downgrade gold, downgrade green, upgrade gold.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1012 on: July 13, 2013, 07:33:52 PM »
If you downgrade from Platinum to Green but never actually activate the green card, can you still use the actual Platinum card ? I know that the account status would be Green, but could I continue to use the old Platinum card itself as long as I don't activate the new green one?

****I know it's silly, but the AMEX Platinum card is an impressive card and I'd like to continue to use it even after I downgrade.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1013 on: July 13, 2013, 07:53:32 PM »

****I know it's silly, but the AMEX Platinum card is an impressive card and I'd like to continue to use it even after I downgrade.

Joke?

But to answer, If it's the same number (I'm assuming it is) you can use it.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1014 on: July 14, 2013, 09:43:55 AM »
I currently have the MB, PRG and BRG since March and collected all bonuses. Has anyone had their MRs confiscated after doing this BRG 75K+25K+5K then canceling card? I know the prudent thing to do would be to transfer out MR before canceling but I'm not sure what airline to transfer to yet. Thanks

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1015 on: July 14, 2013, 10:25:00 AM »
I currently have the MB, PRG and BRG since March and collected all bonuses. Has anyone had their MRs confiscated after doing this BRG 75K+25K+5K then canceling card? I know the prudent thing to do would be to transfer out MR before canceling but I'm not sure what airline to transfer to yet. Thanks

Just downgrade to a NO AF card

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1016 on: July 14, 2013, 10:48:19 AM »
Just downgrade to a NO AF card
the lowest is green and that has a $95 AF

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1017 on: July 14, 2013, 10:50:45 AM »
You got the upgrade bonus a 2nd time?
I hope, waiting for it to post

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1018 on: July 15, 2013, 04:42:21 PM »
Upgraded to Plat on Friday. My online account already shows up as Plat but I have not received the card yet. Do I need to wait to buy my airline giftcard for the $200 credit till I get the card or I can buy them now already(already elected airline)?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1019 on: July 15, 2013, 05:11:44 PM »
Upgraded to Plat on Friday. My online account already shows up as Plat but I have not received the card yet. Do I need to wait to buy my airline giftcard for the $200 credit till I get the card or I can buy them now already(already elected airline)?
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