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- Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:19 am
- Location: Pittsburgh, PA
No - I would not "upgrade" it unless they gave you a great offer to upgrade.
If you are considering it, you should signup for a new card and get at least the 50k MR bonus points on signup. Depending on the upgrade offer, you may get 0 points to upgrade.
With the 50k bonus points to signup, global entry, and the 2 x $200 statement credits ($200 in 2014, and $200 in 2015 before you come up for renewal in August 2015) you can easily justify the first year fee.
It is the second year you need to consider if it is worth it to you or not. The first year is a no brainer.
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