Targeted American Express Business Platinum 50,000 Membership Rewards Points Upgrade Offer

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American Express routinely offers upgrades from lower tier cards to upper tier cards and will offer you bonus Membership Rewards points for doing so. Thank you to Reddit member GWBlueBlueBlue, who found a targeted American Express Business Platinum 50,000 Membership Rewards points upgrade offer. The upgrade offer is targeted and only available to “Basic Card members”.  It’s unsure as to what cards classify you as a basic card members but it appears only charge card members are being targeted for this offer. I was not targeted with the Blue for Business card.

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Offer Details

  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000 in the first 5 months from the date of your card upgrade
  • Upgrade offer is only available to those who have never upgraded to the Business Platinum card before
  • Only one Business Platinum upgrade per card account
  • Must request your upgrade by 06/01/2018
  • If you have held the Business Platinum card before, you are still eligible for this upgrade offer

Offer Terms

“To be eligible to earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points, your request for the Business Platinum Card must be received by 06/01/2018. If your request is not received by that date, you will not be eligible for the 50,000 Membership Rewards points even if your account is upgraded. In addition, you must charge $10,000 of qualifying purchases* on your new Business Platinum Card in the first 5 months from the date your account is upgraded. Offer is available for first-time upgrades to the new Business Platinum Card only and for one Card account only. Additional Card Members are not eligible. Offer limited to 50,000 additional points per Card account. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offers. American Express reserves the right to modify or revoke this offer at any time.”

Card Details

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  • Points Earnings:
    • 2x points per $1 on travel through Amex Travel
    • 1.5x points per $1 on purchases over $5,000
    • 1x point per $1 on all other purchases
  • Card Benefits:
    • $200 annual travel fee credit
    • 50% return of Membership Rewards points redeemed for flights through Amex Travel
    • Delta, Priority Pass and Centurion Airport Lounge Access
    • 10 Gogo internet passes annually
    • Access to Amex Fine Hotels
    • SPG Gold Status
    • And more benefits here
  • New Business Platinum benefits coming on March 30th, 2017

Conclusion

Unfortunately I was not targeted for this offer, so I will be unable to take advantage of it. For those that are targeted, I think you should consider it especially since those who have held the American Express Business Platinum card and earned a sign up bonus, are still eligible to earn this upgrade bonus. The minimum is a bit heavy at $10,000 dollars but the current sign up offer for the Business Platinum card is $20,000 to earn 75,000 Membership Rewards points, so this upgrade offer looks very reasonable compared to the sign up offer.

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Hat tip to Doctor of Credit