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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 #1125 on: July 24, 2013, 08:56:57 PM »
Are the points automatically pending when I spend the 10k or at the end of that months statement?obviously I would hate risking upgrading now and losing the 75....thank for the help

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1126 on: July 24, 2013, 09:57:03 PM »
Are the points automatically pending when I spend the 10k or at the end of that months statement?obviously I would hate risking upgrading now and losing the 75....thank for the help

I upgraded before the spend was even met and got all the points. No worries, just do it.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1127 on: July 24, 2013, 10:01:06 PM »
Call and have them transfer the points to Blue, to be sure.
-1, there's no need to worry, if it's associated, you won't lose the points.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1128 on: July 24, 2013, 10:27:13 PM »
I do not have time to read through the entire thread....
3 quick questions:
1. Can I get the $200 in airlines if canceled within 60 days of the upgrade?
2. Do I get charged $175 for the additional users if it is canceled within 60 days?
3. If canceled within 60 days- does my global entry stand as well as priority pass?
Thank you

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1129 on: July 24, 2013, 10:51:47 PM »
I do not have time to read through the entire thread....
3 quick questions:
1. Can I get the $200 in airlines if canceled within 60 days of the upgrade?
2. Do I get charged $175 for the additional users if it is canceled within 60 days?
3. If canceled within 60 days- does my global entry stand as well as priority pass?
Thank you
1 and 3: Yes
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1130 on: July 24, 2013, 10:53:09 PM »
I do not have time to read through the entire thread....
3 quick questions:
1. Can I get the $200 in airlines if canceled within 60 days of the upgrade?
2. Do I get charged $175 for the additional users if it is canceled within 60 days?
3. If canceled within 60 days- does my global entry stand as well as priority pass?
Thank you
1. Yes.
2. No.
3. Yes, no.
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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1131 on: July 25, 2013, 12:03:34 PM »
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.
Thanks. The account was updated this morning.
Btw, I have an AU in my former Biz Gold card, is it automatically upgraded to Plat after the main card holder (mine) upgraded?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1132 on: July 25, 2013, 02:22:57 PM »
I upgraded it before my bonus points posted will i have any problem?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1133 on: July 25, 2013, 02:38:05 PM »
Anyone go GOLD-PLAT-GREEN-GOLD? Is the first year still free on gold at the end of this route?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1134 on: July 25, 2013, 11:05:38 PM »
Thanks. The account was updated this morning.
Btw, I have an AU in my former Biz Gold card, is it automatically upgraded to Plat after the main card holder (mine) upgraded?
No

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1135 on: July 25, 2013, 11:06:44 PM »
Anyone go GOLD-PLAT-GREEN-GOLD? Is the first year still free on gold at the end of this route?
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 #1136 on: July 25, 2013, 11:10:14 PM »


Pretty sure I asked if anyone has experience...

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1137 on: July 26, 2013, 11:22:21 AM »
No
Why are you so confident? Do you have experience on this matter?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1138 on: July 26, 2013, 11:49:15 AM »
Has everyone had the same results as "silly painter". Can you upgrade even before the gold points bonus have posted and still receive everything..?? Will it post automatically to the MR account?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1139 on: July 26, 2013, 03:22:59 PM »
thnx dan our MR account is growing. Can anyone explain why the fee for the card is only 375 and the AU a gold card is 37.50 (seems prorated but why)? Why are they charging for the gold card (was still in 1st year). Another thing, a different card that used to be a green card came as a green card, but is showing online as a plat (maybe because that on had same name as basic card holder) can it get the Plat benefits (i dont think there is a AF on that one)?

I also got this charge.
was SMing and they told me its the prorated amount for the AU. I have already downgraded to Green so i told the to cancel the AU and refund me, but i also wondered if i was able to do the benefits for the AU as well. Even though they sent a gold card for the AU when they sent the Plat card.

also - I dont know if i got the $75 or $95 green card, however i did get the 5K. There was a charge for $35 something listed as first time MR fee but i immediately got a credit for it without asking