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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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Haha....thanks Dan!

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Any known offers for more than 25K on the Business Platinum?

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Any known offers for more than 25K on the Business Platinum?

What about if I wasn't targeted, am I able to take advantage of the 25k upgrade offer?
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What about if I wasn't targeted, am I able to take advantage of the 25k upgrade offer?

I don't think so.

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Received the targeted email today; Bonus ID 5672.  For those who applied previously --
  • Was there a credit pull?
  • Did you cancel the card? If yes, when, and did you get a full refund of all fees?
Is there any possible downside to taking advantage of this upgrade?

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has anyone who hasnt gotten this targeted offer called and try to get this offer matched?

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has anyone who hasnt gotten this targeted offer called and try to get this offer matched?
Yes, and they were not able to give me the offer.

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@mordys:
Did you talk to regular CS? Or MR dep?

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@mordys:
Did you talk to regular CS? Or MR dep?
Regular rep who spoke with the "card upgrade" dept

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Does anything think this is something worth pursuing? are upgrade targeted offers harder to get matched than regular targeted offers?

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anyone receive the targeted offer, upgrade to platinum and then try to have amex match or at least issue additional points as a courtesy because there are offers for 100k on the platinum and "its not fair for existing cardmembers to lose out..."?

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anyone receive the targeted offer, upgrade to platinum and then try to have amex match or at least issue additional points as a courtesy because there are offers for 100k on the platinum and "its not fair for existing cardmembers to lose out..."?

I don't think that'll work for people who just got 100k on their plat and still have it open.
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I noticed AMEX only charged me $225.00 annual fee for the business platinum. Was that a mistake? The original e-mail said:

"With the rewards and 30+ premium features of the Business Platinum Card, the $450 annual fee can quickly pay for itself. Plus when you upgrade today you can earn 25,000 bonus points with your first purchase!"

Maybe I should keep it...at $225 its a steal.

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I noticed AMEX only charged me $225.00 annual fee for the business platinum. Was that a mistake? The original e-mail said:

"With the rewards and 30+ premium features of the Business Platinum Card, the $450 annual fee can quickly pay for itself. Plus when you upgrade today you can earn 25,000 bonus points with your first purchase!"

Maybe I should keep it...at $225 its a steal.
might be a prorated fee

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I noticed AMEX only charged me $225.00 annual fee for the business platinum. Was that a mistake? The original e-mail said:

"With the rewards and 30+ premium features of the Business Platinum Card, the $450 annual fee can quickly pay for itself. Plus when you upgrade today you can earn 25,000 bonus points with your first purchase!"

Maybe I should keep it...at $225 its a steal.

What link did you use to sign up?
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Ah, probably prorated from the start date of when I opened my Business Gold card- so I won't get a full year- not worth it then.
It was a link from a targeted upgrade e-mail (the topic of this thread).

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Ah, probably prorated from the start date of when I opened my Business Gold card- so I won't get a full year- not worth it then.
It was a link from a targeted upgrade e-mail (the topic of this thread).

That explains everything.
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Ah, probably prorated from the start date of when I opened my Business Gold card- so I won't get a full year- not worth it then.
It was a link from a targeted upgrade e-mail (the topic of this thread).
can u post the link

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can u post the link

Targeted, my guess it is wouldn't work, might be worth a shot though.
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can u post the link

Link is dead...just tried it. Also, might be against house rules