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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 #1110 on: July 24, 2013, 12:46:05 PM »
I didn't see a clear answer for this in the forum; When downgrading to the green (from plat) is there an AF? Then what about when upgrading back to the gold (still in first year)?

Green Reward (the one you want) has a $95 annual fee, though you should never see it if you act fast enough.  If you upgrade back to Gold, most if not all agents will tell you there will be an AF, as the free first year promo was only for new Gold cards.  You may be able to convince someone to waive it, or it's possible the system won't charge you, but I don't have experience with that.  Why would you upgrade back to Gold?   Most people just close the account to get their Green/Gold/Platinum sign up bonus countdown clock ticking again. 



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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1111 on: July 24, 2013, 12:58:02 PM »
Green Reward (the one you want) has a $95 annual fee, though you should never see it if you act fast enough.  If you upgrade back to Gold, most if not all agents will tell you there will be an AF, as the free first year promo was only for new Gold cards.  You may be able to convince someone to waive it, or it's possible the system won't charge you, but I don't have experience with that.  Why would you upgrade back to Gold?   Most people just close the account to get their Green/Gold/Platinum sign up bonus countdown clock ticking again.
Thanx, i guess ill cancel it after the 5k posts. Assuming the MR transfers to the consumer gold card account? Can the AF be credited to a different card (i think they are only able to send checks, not sure)?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1112 on: July 24, 2013, 01:52:33 PM »
How about if I transfer the points to an Amex Blue card, which does NOT allow points to be redeemed for miles, but then in the future re-apply for Platinum and transfer the points BACK from Blue to Plat - will I then be able to use ALL the points for airline travel?
Thanks.

Will points from the Green/Gold/Plat business cards remain in BLUE personal account after closing the business cards?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1113 on: July 24, 2013, 02:40:10 PM »
Can you believe I still haven't gotten my bonus points from 5k spending finished at end of May. Called like 8 different supervisor and 5 sm's and there claiming if it doesn't come mid August they will adjust it!

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1114 on: July 24, 2013, 02:42:13 PM »
Can you believe I still haven't gotten my bonus points from 5k spending finished at end of May. Called like 8 different supervisor and 5 sm's and there claiming if it doesn't come mid August they will adjust it!

Rough. Already got the 25k from Plat and 5k from green.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1115 on: July 24, 2013, 02:49:18 PM »
Will points from the Green/Gold/Plat business cards remain in BLUE personal account after closing the business cards?
Check by your membership reward points if they're associated with the Amex Blue card. If they are, you won't lose the points, but they won't transfer to airlines until you get a Green/Gold/Plat again.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1116 on: July 24, 2013, 02:51:04 PM »
Check by your membership reward points if their associated with the Amex Blue card. If they are, you won't lose the points, but they won't transfer to airlines until you get a Green/Gold/Plat again.

They are associated, I'm just wondering if after cancelling the Business card if the accounts will become disassociated and I will lose the points?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1117 on: July 24, 2013, 02:54:14 PM »
Assuming the MR transfers to the consumer gold card account? Can the AF be credited to a different card (i think they are only able to send checks, not sure)?

Are your consumer gold and Business cards not linked to the same MR account?  If not, you might want to transfer before changing (though I'm not familiar with this scenario, so I'm just guessing).  I believe the AF can be credited to a different card (at least that's what the consumer Amex platinum thread's wiki in this forum says), but I like to avoid having AmEx look at my other accounts, unless necessary, so I tend to just request the check.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1118 on: July 24, 2013, 04:00:40 PM »
I clicked on the link in the wiki and I got a "success" message. But I still haven't seen the change of the logo of my Gold Biz card in my acc manager. Also, I haven't received any confirmation email or such. Is this normal?
And how soon can/should I start doing PGGM?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1119 on: July 24, 2013, 04:13:13 PM »
That.
And/or browse incognito.
I use a different browser and IP for each upgrade. it works almost every time.
And of course use the number not userID!  ;)
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1120 on: July 24, 2013, 05:09:03 PM »
I clicked on the link in the wiki and I got a "success" message. But I still haven't seen the change of the logo of my Gold Biz card in my acc manager. Also, I haven't received any confirmation email or such. Is this normal?
And how soon can/should I start doing PGGM?

How long has it been? This happened to me at first and after a week I called and it actually never went through. Did it again at that point and was showing up on my online account the next day. If its been over a day I would try call/try again.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1121 on: July 24, 2013, 06:57:55 PM »
Couldn't get a clear answer from searching..I spent my required 10k on my card and sm'd and called about getting my points posted quickly and they said they can't and it could take 6-8 weeks..I don't wana miss out on the 25k upgrade ,if it really will end next week...what can I do"..? Please help thank a lot

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1122 on: July 24, 2013, 07:01:04 PM »
Couldn't get a clear answer from searching..I spent my required 10k on my card and sm'd and called about getting my points posted quickly and they said they can't and it could take 6-8 weeks..I don't wana miss out on the 25k upgrade ,if it really will end next week...what can I do"..? Please help thank a lot
If they are pending just upgrade now

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1123 on: July 24, 2013, 08:54:16 PM »
They are associated, I'm just wondering if after cancelling the Business card if the accounts will become disassociated and I will lose the points?

Call and have them transfer the points to Blue, to be sure.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1124 on: July 24, 2013, 08:55:12 PM »
I clicked on the link in the wiki and I got a "success" message. But I still haven't seen the change of the logo of my Gold Biz card in my acc manager. Also, I haven't received any confirmation email or such. Is this normal?
And how soon can/should I start doing PGGM?

Usually will change in your account about 1-2 days later.
I never received any confirmation email, though I got a letter about a week later.