jdauria wrote:bumping an old thread because I didnt want to start a new one with the same question. Just got green because I didn't think I would qualify for gold. I know green doesn't have many perks especially at $95/year. I hope after 13 months I can upgrade to gold preferred.
I have excellent credit, would I be crazy to try to upgrade to gold right now? (product change) I am new to Amex and didn't really know how much green would give me. Would it be wise to even apply for BCP as well?
Look. I can tell what my experience is. I got the Green AmEx in June 2013. I didn't apply for the gold for your same reason. I called them after, more or less, 3/4 months asking if I could upgrade to gold and at the beginning it seemed like a pretty much done deal. but they said they would call me back. They did. The girl I was speaking to said her manager didn't give the ok and so they couldn't do it. I called them again 2 weeks ago (after 9/10 months with the green card) and they told me I had to apply from the website. I did it and I got approved right away. After that I got approved for 2 more cards (CC this time) with them. So, I wouldn't do it now if I were you. I'd wait at least 6 months.