I got AMEX PRG but now I want the Platinum...

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I got AMEX PRG but now I want the Platinum...

Postby VisaSpeak » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:41 am

Do I have to wait a year to try to upgrade?

I spent around $3,000 on the card the first month and paid it all off. Ive only had it since June '13.

If Amex offers a good deal (50-100k MR points) am I eligible?


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Postby Robrus1 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:41 am

I didn't wait quite a year when I upgraded from PRG to Platinum, but you should call and ask because the general consensus is that you have to wait a year. Since I didn't wait quite a year to upgrade, I never got any mail offers offering bonus MR points if I took the upgrade. I'd say if you want bonus points when you upgrade, you should wait it out until you get some sort of offer from them.
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Postby nismoZtuner » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:22 pm

Im not sure if that is possible but when i first applied for my american express cards i didnt wait past 1 month between them..

I applied for my BCE on late 5/2013 and later on applied for the PRG on early 6/2013.

but yeah like Robrus1* mentioned you should call and ask before doing so.

You could probably drop the gold one and get the platinum as an upgrade.
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Postby Robrus1 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:36 pm

nismoZtuner wrote:Im not sure if that is possible but when i first applied for my american express cards i didnt wait past 1 month between them..

I applied for my BCE on late 5/2013 and later on applied for the PRG on early 6/2013.

but yeah like Robrus1* mentioned you should call and ask before doing so.

You could probably drop the gold one and get the platinum as an upgrade.


There's a difference between applying for a new card and upgrading an existing card. I applied for the PRG a month or two after I got my first Amex, which was Blue. That you can do, but he will need to call to see if he can PC his Gold Card to Platinum since he just got it.
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Postby rockyrock » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:36 pm

VisaSpeak wrote:Do I have to wait a year to try to upgrade?

I spent around $3,000 on the card the first month and paid it all off. Ive only had it since June '13.

If Amex offers a good deal (50-100k MR points) am I eligible?


I did it at 13 mos and got MRx50k.
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Postby benhollberg » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:15 pm

rockyrock wrote:I did it at 13 mos and got MRx50k.


Did you receive an invitation or offer to do this or did you initiate on your own? I am currently in month thirteen with my PRG and am hoping to upgrade to Platinum. Not sure if I should call or just wait a few weeks to see if I get some kind of offer.
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