MemberSince99 wrote:As mentioned I need to travel for work and it seems at least 3 trips this year are in the works so I bit the bullet and upgraded to Platinum since all expenses for the trips will go on this card (I prefer that, as that way I can earn the points).
The 450 is a steep fee to me anyway, but given the upcoming travel it seemed like a no-brainer plus I could always downgrade if a time comes I'm not travelling back to the PRG. So I went to upgrade online and it was accepted I basically just had to click on the upgrade and it was done.
It did kind of scare me that against all conventional wisdom they might hard pull so I checked with Credit Secure but no pull (whew). I didn't think they would, it's not likely but you know just that very tiny chance is kinda scary.....
Congratulations! Just curious, have you been checking Amex's site for preapprovals, and if so, did it mention Platinum? I understand it's 13 months to PC. I have a regular gold card and I am wondering if I have to wait 13 to upgrade to PRG myself? When you're eligible, does an upgrade tab suddenly pop up on the site somewhere? I speak for myself and a lot of other people here, thanks for sharing your story and being an inspiration! I personally come back and visit this site mostly to see if you've posted anything new.