[Targeted] American Express Gold 40,000 Point Upgrade Offer

Update 2/15/21: Showing again. Hat tip to San

Update 8/8/20 This upgrade offer is showing for people again. Hat tip to Toastbuns

The Offer

  • Some American Express green cardholders are being offered 40,000 Membership Rewards points after $2,000 in spend within the first three months when they upgrade their card to the American Express Gold card.

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $250 NOT waived first year
  • Card will earn at the following rates:
    • 4x points at U.S. Restaurants
    • 4x points at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 in spend per calendar year)
    • 3x points for flights booked directly with airlines
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • $120 dining credit. This is a $10 monthly credit that can be used at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shake  Shack
  • $100 airline fee credit
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Full American Express Gold card review can be found here.

Our Verdict

If you have any questions about upgrade offers, please read this post before asking any questionsGeneral American Express questions are likely answered here. You should be able to get the bonus points from this offer even if you’ve held the Gold card before, so might be worth considering from that perspective as you’d normally not be able to get a sign up bonus like this again.

Hat tip to LumpyLump76

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Pointz
Pointz

Got lousy 15,000 offer. If it was 25,000 I would go for it.

Chris

Not an UPGRADE offer, but on the Amex Biz No Fee card Got a similar offer for the Business GOLD 90K… On an account that denied me the Schwab Plat, Reg Plat, and I think another card over the past year via the Popup. I applied just to see what would happen and got approved. Hopefully the offer is tied properly =)

Mike
Mike

Is it possible to get this offer even if you currently hold a Gold biz?

Dave C
Dave C

I didn’t get the 40k but got a 25k one while holding a gold

Tony
Tony

saw this on my Amex Plat under Amex Offer. Would it be consider an upgrade to Gold? It says ill get 60,000 points after $4k spend.. i wonder if this is to apply new card instead of to upgrade..

crimson
crimson

interesting post, i applied and was approved gold feb 1st. got this on my green(downgraded from plat before).

A
A

Got an upgrade offer of 15K MR after $1K spending instead.. Will there be a chance to get a better upgrade offer later?

zeer0
zeer0

That’s what I see as well. Would bite if it goes above 25k.

Jeff G
Jeff G

Got the offer after logging in. Took it without a thought. Nice upgrade to build up those points once travel opens up a bit more.

JohnJohn
JohnJohn

which link?

Ozymandius
Ozymandius

I donno man.. 60K + referral is practically public. Would rather get the extra 20K and 10K+ for P2 since I’m LOL/24 anyway.

P
P

Argh, I just upgraded for 25k two weeks ago to take advantage of the 100 airline credit before it goes away.

The interesting thing is this is the annual fee for my green card has not been refunded on a pro-rated basis. In the past I’ve gotten the prorate annual fee refunded on an upgrade/downgrade when the statement closed, and that happened a week ago.

Then I got the terms regarding annual membership fee in the email with the upgrade letter. It says “On or after march 23, 2021 you will be charged a prorated Annual Membership fee for you new Card product based on the time remaining until your next Account anniversary date. If applicable, you will also receive a prorated refund for any Annual Membership Fee pain on your previous Card product.”

So it sounds like I won’t get the prorated annual fee until I got charged the new prorated annual fee.

San

William Charles Green to Gold upgrade for 40K points showing up again.