How often can I upgrade my Amex account?

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jrv
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Postby jrv » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:34 pm

websteth wrote:I believe the CARD Act only applies to cards in the first year for upgrading. It's always worth a call to ask. Sometimes they will offer you a good deal of MR points to upgrade. I got something like 50,000 when I went from Gold to Platinum.


Was it recently that you upgraded? I called today to see if I can get extra rewards points & I was told that they didn't have any specials going on for upgrades.
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Postby websteth » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:36 pm

jrv wrote:Was it recently that you upgraded? I called today to see if I can get extra rewards points & I was told that they didn't have any specials going on for upgrades.


It was back in 2012 that I did the upgrade. It was maybe a year or so after I had gotten the Gold. I got an email asking me to upgrade. They did the same with my Delta card as well to get me to upgrade to platinum but the offer wasn't as great as the regular platinum upgrade. It might have been targeted.
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Postby Z06Biker » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:36 pm

Just make sure you don't get fooled like this poor radio host did!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN3hY5e0NP4
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Postby websteth » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:38 pm

Z06Biker wrote:Just make sure you don't get fooled like this poor radio host did!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN3hY5e0NP4


Yea this is great.
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Postby jrv » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:34 am

websteth wrote:It was back in 2012 that I did the upgrade. It was maybe a year or so after I had gotten the Gold. I got an email asking me to upgrade. They did the same with my Delta card as well to get me to upgrade to platinum but the offer wasn't as great as the regular platinum upgrade. It might have been targeted.


Just upgraded to the Premier Rewards Gold Card to get the 3X points for flights booked. I plan on traveling some but I don't think enough to justify the Platinum now. Unless of course they try to entice me with a points bonus for the Platinum. I wasn't able to get it for the PRG this time around.
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Postby creditquestion » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:06 pm

I called and asked. You can apparently apply to upgrade whenever you want once the initial 13 month period has passed.

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Postby benhollberg » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:04 pm

websteth wrote:It was back in 2012 that I did the upgrade. It was maybe a year or so after I had gotten the Gold. I got an email asking me to upgrade.


Just curious, did they just email you out of the blue asking you to upgrade or did you request or hint that you wanted t upgrade?
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Postby websteth » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:22 pm

benhollberg wrote:Just curious, did they just email you out of the blue asking you to upgrade or did you request or hint that you wanted t upgrade?


It was an email out of the blue. I think they look at what kind of spend you have on your card.
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Postby benhollberg » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:31 am

websteth wrote:It was an email out of the blue. I think they look at what kind of spend you have on your card.


Good to know thanks. I spend a lot on my PRG card and hope to upgrade in July or August.
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