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Long time Amex UK holder – upgrade offers

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  • Gaza

    I’ve been an Amex Card holder for around 25 years. I’ve mostly held Gold but did have a Platinum for a few years when I was flying almost every week and the Priority Pass and car hire insurance was a massive benefit. At around the same time my work pattern changed and I stopped flying, Amex hiked the annual fee, so it was an east decision to downgrade to Gold.

    This year I’ll be travelling abroad at least four times with my family, so having a PP looks attractive once again. Add in the £100 Harvey Nicks spend credit and the £150 UK restaurant credit (I won’t use the £150 abroad credit) and Platinum looks like a good deal.

    The best offer for upgrading that I can see is 20k points for £4k spent in 3 months. Have I missed anything better or are they any ‘workarounds’ that could get me a better deal?

    Skywalker

    If you are looking to upgrade to Platinum just to get the priority pass, then you may well be disappointed – see comments under Rob’s article:

    https://www.headforpoints.com/2023/01/08/groupon-offering-50-off-priority-pass-lounge-card/

    If however you value it for other reasons, then the last offer they ran was in August, which was 40k for £4k spend.

    Others may have referral codes that net you something better.

    MF176

    If you are looking to upgrade to Platinum just to get the priority pass, then you may well be disappointed – see comments under Rob’s article:

    https://www.headforpoints.com/2023/01/08/groupon-offering-50-off-priority-pass-lounge-card/

    If however you value it for other reasons, then the last offer they ran was in August, which was 40k for £4k spend.

    Others may have referral codes that net you something better.

    There was a 60k offer as recently as October too

    BuildBackBetter

    If you are looking to upgrade to Platinum just to get the priority pass, then you may well be disappointed – see comments under Rob’s article:

    https://www.headforpoints.com/2023/01/08/groupon-offering-50-off-priority-pass-lounge-card/

    If however you value it for other reasons, then the last offer they ran was in August, which was 40k for £4k spend.

    Others may have referral codes that net you something better.

    There was a 60k offer as recently as October too

    It was 40k in October.

    Skywalker

    If you are looking to upgrade to Platinum just to get the priority pass, then you may well be disappointed – see comments under Rob’s article:

    https://www.headforpoints.com/2023/01/08/groupon-offering-50-off-priority-pass-lounge-card/

    If however you value it for other reasons, then the last offer they ran was in August, which was 40k for £4k spend.

    Others may have referral codes that net you something better.

    There was a 60k offer as recently as October too

    That’s right – I forgot about the 60k offer!

    JDB

    If you are looking to upgrade to Platinum just to get the priority pass, then you may well be disappointed – see comments under Rob’s article:

    https://www.headforpoints.com/2023/01/08/groupon-offering-50-off-priority-pass-lounge-card/

    If however you value it for other reasons, then the last offer they ran was in August, which was 40k for £4k spend.

    Others may have referral codes that net you something better.

    There was a 60k offer as recently as October too

    The 60k offer wasn’t for upgrading from PRG to Platinum. The 40k offer was the best in recent times which was in the run up to the PRG changes on 12 Oct. Currently as stated above 20k MR for £4k spend.

    memesweeper

    Is there (or has there ever been) an incentive to go from Business Gold to Business Platinum?

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Is there (or has there ever been) an incentive to go from Business Gold to Business Platinum?

    Not that I’ve seen, although that doesn’t mean Amex never emails Bus Gold holders with something.

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