Yesterday on March 30th, I wrote about the new Amex Platinum benefits that became available to both existing and new cardmembers, along with the increased annual fee of $550. Now American Express is sending targeted offers for both the personal and business versions of the card. If you’re targeted, you should see the offers in you BGR and PRG accounts online, but you can also check the links below.
Here’s the offers:
Business Gold Rewards to Business Platinum: 75,000 Membership Rewards Points
To be eligible to earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points, you must charge $10,000 of qualifying purchases* on the Business Platinum Card in the first five months from the date your account is upgraded. To earn an extra 25,000 points (for a total of 75,000 points), you must charge an additional $10,000 of qualifying purchases (for a total of $20,000) on the Card in the same period. Your request for the Business Platinum Card must be received by 12/31/2017. This offer is available for first-time upgrades to the Business Platinum Card only and for one Card account only. Upgrade offer link. Offer terms.
Premier Rewards Gold to Personal Platinum: 60,000 Membership Rewards Points:
To be eligible to earn the 60,000 Membership Rewards points, you must be enrolled in the Membership Rewards program at the time of purchase. 60,000 Membership Rewards points will be credited to your account after you charge a total of $5,000 (the “Threshold Amount”) or more of purchases on your Platinum Card® from American Express within the first 3 months of Platinum Card® Membership. Qualifying purchases can be made by the Basic Card Member and any Additional Card Members on a single Card account. Upgrade offer link. Offer terms.
When you upgrade, your card anniversary date doesn’t change. You will be charged a prorated annual membership fee for your new Card based on the time remaining until your next account anniversary date.
This is a great opportunity if you’re targeted for either of these offers. There’s no hard pull when upgrading. You can receive the upgrade bonus even if you’ve had the card previously. You could also possibly still be eligible for future offers on the card, even after the upgrade (assuming you never had the card before).
Let me know if you’re targeted or if you see any different offers.