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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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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1785 on: January 07, 2014, 09:16:30 AM »
To clarify the above - I am trying to see if "credits" from AMEX are different from a credit you would receive, say when returning a purchase.

If I returned something for $100, I would definitely expect that $100 would be deducted from my "total spend" towards the $10K obligation.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1786 on: January 07, 2014, 09:17:33 AM »
AF is not included

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1787 on: January 07, 2014, 09:50:04 AM »
I spent 10k was returned. Got the30k.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1788 on: January 07, 2014, 06:20:58 PM »
Upgraded 23th.
Finished 10k spend 31st.
30k Posted 6th, and statement doesn't close till 12th.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1789 on: January 07, 2014, 07:27:07 PM »
Does anybody know how to get the 50000 MR points for the premier gold rewards amex if I'm not being targeted? I got an offer that expired September 19 and I called amex today and they wouldn't budge after being on phone for a half hour? Any help woukd be greatly appreciated

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1790 on: January 07, 2014, 08:38:34 PM »
There is a way to get targeted offers. I just don't know how. I am trying to research that.

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1791 on: January 07, 2014, 08:46:56 PM »
There is a way to get targeted offers. I just don't know how. I am trying to research that.
can you let me know if you find out?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1793 on: January 07, 2014, 08:59:13 PM »
I applied for a biz plat last month (100k targeted offer). Will I get 5k if I downgrade to a Biz Green?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1795 on: January 09, 2014, 06:22:16 AM »
Thank you for reply that Annual Fee does not count towards $10K spend requirement

Any clarification for the following:

When we do the airline credits (I did $200 in Dec 2013 and $200 the past few days), do the credits "offset" the $400 spend - and therefore, I actually need to spend ANOTHER $400
 
I am trying to see if "credits" from AMEX are different from a credit you would receive, say when returning a purchase.

If I returned something for $100, I would definitely expect that $100 would be deducted from my "total spend" towards the $10K obligation.

My gut feel is that I should spend another $400 just to be on the safe side - just seem to be having my gift card orders decline the past few days - otherwise the spend would be simple to accomplish. TIA

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1796 on: January 12, 2014, 09:38:33 PM »
Got the 30k bonus for upgrading last fall (3 months ago). Downgraded back to Gold. 

Just got an email from Amex inviting me to upgrade to Platinum with the offer of 30K. 

Anyone had any success doing this twice?

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1797 on: January 12, 2014, 09:50:03 PM »
Thank you for reply that Annual Fee does not count towards $10K spend requirement

Any clarification for the following:

When we do the airline credits (I did $200 in Dec 2013 and $200 the past few days), do the credits "offset" the $400 spend - and therefore, I actually need to spend ANOTHER $400
 
I am trying to see if "credits" from AMEX are different from a credit you would receive, say when returning a purchase.

If I returned something for $100, I would definitely expect that $100 would be deducted from my "total spend" towards the $10K obligation.

My gut feel is that I should spend another $400 just to be on the safe side - just seem to be having my gift card orders decline the past few days - otherwise the spend would be simple to accomplish. TIA
Ime, all charges count for the 10k spend. You won't get mr fit that spend, but the bonus 30 you'll get

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1798 on: January 13, 2014, 09:38:08 AM »
planning to downgrade the Biz Plat card to a Biz Green.

As far as I remember some posted earlier in this long thread, you can get 5,000 pts after 1st purchase on the Green card. The chat rep provided me two options: Business Green Card ($75.00) without MR and Business Green Rewards Card ($95.00) with MR. I assume I should go to the latter one? Anyone has the experience, please confirm it.

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Upgrade From AMEX Business Gold To Business Platinum And Get 25K MR!
« Reply #1799 on: January 13, 2014, 10:50:31 AM »
I applied for a biz plat last month (100k targeted offer). Will I get 5k if I downgrade to a Biz Green?
Anyone?