m.a.stewart. wrote:Do not know the exact answers but in my case with Amex I started with blue sky then after a month I decided to apply over the phone for the plat an was instantly approved after some long deep questions. Just give customer service a call and see if you can make the jump to plat, I'm sure the other members on here can satisfy your query but that's just from my experience. Once I got the plat I had my doubts about keeping it but the members on here gave good advice as to the benefits and perks and I'm loving it. I do travel a lot so I'm making the platinum and CSP work for me while out of the US. you will love the plat as well once you get it.
I don't have any proof, but here's my theory: I had the Green card, after the 13 month mark, I got an invite to upgrade to gold, but no bonus. After reading through various forums, most members received an upgrade bonus from gold to platinum. I'm not saying you can't get a bonus from green to platinum, but from what I read, the gold cards get the upgrade bonuses. (I feel like there's a division between the green card and the gold/platinum...)
Bonus answer: Never hurts to ask a rep for a bonus!!
Wallet: Amex BCE & Chase Freedom. (Credit Card dieting since 2014)