Upgrade to Platinum Card from PRG?

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Upgrade to Platinum Card from PRG?

Postby nismoZtuner » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:19 pm

has anyone upgraded from PRG to the platinum and received the points?

or will applying for the card instead of upgrading help to get the points?
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Postby benhollberg » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:00 pm

In order to receive the sign up bonus you must apply for a new Platinum card account. However, AMEX sometimes offers bonuses for upgrading, for example they are offering me 30k MR for upgrading my business gold card to business platinum right now. Keep in mind that your account must be 13 months old or older to upgrade. If you can wait to upgrade I would say to wait since you'll most likely get some kind of offer at one point.
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Postby nismoZtuner » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:28 pm

benhollberg wrote:In order to receive the sign up bonus you must apply for a new Platinum card account. However, AMEX sometimes offers bonuses for upgrading, for example they are offering me 30k MR for upgrading my business gold card to business platinum right now. Keep in mind that your account must be 13 months old or older to upgrade. If you can wait to upgrade I would say to wait since you'll most likely get some kind of offer at one point.


I have been a PRG cardholder for 1 year and 5 months- when I log into my account I get the "upgrade to Platinum" message but they aren't offering me any signup bonus- guess I`ll have to wait. Funny thing is that they keep sending me emails every now and then to get the green or regular gold card..
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Postby jlam572 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:51 am

nismoZtuner wrote:has anyone upgraded from PRG to the platinum and received the points?

or will applying for the card instead of upgrading help to get the points?


I wanted the points so I applied for a plat in addition to my PRG. Closed the PRG one month later. :)
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Postby nismoZtuner » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:40 pm

jlam572 wrote:I wanted the points so I applied for a plat in addition to my PRG. Closed the PRG one month later. :)


I wanted to apply for the platinum now but I don`t think its a good idea for now- I "renewed" my PRG in June so guess i`ll wait for now... what I wanted to do was get the Platinum(w/ points) and use the $200 credit before this month is over to take advantage of the $200 credit to buy miles for my United Milage account. But $200 for 8000 miles ehhh not enough- when i went to Puerto Rico my round trip flight was $700 and i was given 8,809 miles on a regular non premier account. basically its better to book a flight with a payment than miles...
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Postby terresawang » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:52 pm

You can call the customer service to see if they can give you an upgrade offer or not.
I just made a call today and got 60,000 MR for upgrading from Gold Card to Platinum Card.

At the beginning of the conversation, the reps said she can offer me 25,000 MR for upgrading.
I told her I saw an Ad. that AE offers 40,000 MR for new cardholders.
Then, she said " Actually, after I pull out your information, you can get 60,000 MR points for upgrading."

If you want to upgrade to Platinum Card, just call AE and tell them what you want.

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Postby nismoZtuner » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:36 pm

terresawang wrote:You can call the customer service to see if they can give you an upgrade offer or not.
I just made a call today and got 60,000 MR for upgrading from Gold Card to Platinum Card.

At the beginning of the conversation, the reps said she can offer me 25,000 MR for upgrading.
I told her I saw an Ad. that AE offers 40,000 MR for new cardholders.
Then, she said " Actually, after I pull out your information, you can get 60,000 MR points for upgrading."

If you want to upgrade to Platinum Card, just call AE and tell them what you want.


Thats a good suggestion.. I will try that hopefully I get an offer and even best if they give me the same as yours!

Have you used the $200 credit yet? Anything new va the prg?
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