Posted by William Charles on March 15, 2017
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Published on March 15th, 2017 | by William Charles

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[YMMV] American Express Business Platinum 50,000 Point Upgrade Offer

The Offer

Direct link to offer (hat tip to GWBlueBlueBlue on /r/churning for new link) & reader Amrom

  • A lot of people have reported receiving upgrade offers from their business charge cards to the American Express Business Platinum card. The offer is as follows:
    • Receive 50,000 points after $10,000 in spend within 5 months

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Card Details

  • New benefits are coming March 30th
  • Annual fee of $450 is not waived the first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x points per $1 spent on purchases made directly from the American Express travel website
    • 1.5x points per $1 spent on qualifying purchases of $5,000 or more (up to 1 million extra points per year)
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • 50% of points back when redeemed for first/business class tickets or any fare class with your selected airline
  • $200 airline incidental credit per calendar year
  • Lounge access:
    • Centurion lounge access
    • International American Express lounge access
    • Delta SkyClub lounge access
    • Priority pass select membership
    • Airspace lounge access
  • Internet Access:
  • SPG gold status
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • View these other hidden benefits

[Read: Premium Cards Compared: Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Platinum & Citi Prestige]

Our Verdict

You’ll want to read these two posts before considering this:

Spend requirement is quite high at $10,000. The nice thing about upgrade offers is that there is no hard pull done and you can get the bonus even if you’ve held the card before (somewhat getting around the once per lifetime rule). Some people might be more interested in the business card given the changes they are making to the benefits on March 30th and also the fact they have improved guest access on priority pass lounges. This is also a different upgrade offer than previously offered so worth checking again if you weren’t eligible last time.



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Christine
Christine

I got this offer on my Business Gold card early/mid February. They also matched to the public offer of 75k (I called in) with an additional 10k in spend. I took it, MS’d all, points posted.

Chim Richalds
Chim Richalds

Had you ever held the Biz Plat before? I got in on that 150k MR offer last year and currently hold the Biz Plat and the BRG. Got the offer on my BRG last week.

It’s probably pushing it to try to get them the match to 75k as well, that’s pretty awesome though!

Christine
Christine

Never had the Plat before… fairly new to Amex in general. Was surprised they matched, considering the endless DP’s on Amex not matching on any card

prem
prem

bad offer….50k points for 10k spend sucks.

20k spend for 75k points is EVEN WORSE, as above.

TomT
TomT

I received this offer online for my BGR card even though I already have the Business Platinum card. Do you think I would still get the bonus if I upgraded and had 2 Business Platinum cards?

Raul
Raul

Yes u would. I did same thing

irshad
irshad

If I have two business platinum cards and choose two separate airlines as preferred airlines, will I get 50% points back on both airlines?
Bus. platinum 1 : American airlines airline choice
Bus. platinum 2: United airlines airline choice
Will I get 50% points back when I book either of the above two airlines?

Hank
Hank

It’s available via the link but not when I actually log into my account. It was for this possible double dip that I downgraded from the Platinum to the Green. I haven’t even been billed for the pro rata AF yet. T&C mentioned offer end date of 06/01/2018. Think I’ll wait til end of month.

PM
PM

I got same offer September 2016. Upgraded to Biz Plat from Biz Gold. Points posted in November. In January​ 2017 I downgraded back to Gold. Last week I got this offer again. Called Amex to ask about it and was confirmed that I will receive 50k because it’s anew promotion. However I am concerned about all this thing. I have a legit business and value my relationship with Amex.

Raul
Raul

If ur putting legit biz purchases on the card then I wouldn’t worry about it and go for it.

Moe
Moe

I currently have biz plat card and the offer shows up for me. Amex told me I wouldn’t b eleg for the offer…

Moe
Moe

I mean the offer shows up on my biz Green card…

Raul
Raul

I was told the same thing because my card wasn’t a year old but I went ahead and accepted the the offer to upgrade. Points posted after reaching min spend.

P
P

Anyone know if you upgrade BRG to Business Platinum (or PRG to Platinum) if you’ll get the airline credit this year as well as next year (or do you only get it next year and not this year because it’s an upgrade)?

Raul
Raul

Yes you will get it his year and next.

P
P

Very nice. Thank you

Norman
Norman

I did not have the Business Platinum before.
If I do the upgrade and get the offer. Will I still be eligible for new sign-up bonus for the Business Plat in the future?

JASON
JASON

Received the offer by mail today, earn 100,000 points after spending $5000 within 3 months, today is 3/24 but says expires on 3/26.

I am in New York and never have an AE CC. I only have BB and 2 serves since last year. But the tenant downstairs did have AE personal card. I’m not sure if that’s how they targeted me since I’m in the same home address and have some AE prepaid products.

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