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Upgrade Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card to Platinum

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  • BuildBackBetter

    Thanjs @BBB, I have nit got round to the main article yet, still trying to decide as time is not the best but I doubt the offer will ever be bettered.

    I travel abroad soon, so needed both travel insurance and dining credits.

    BJ

    I will see if I get an unexpected Gold SUB tracker first and then decide. If I do, I’ll take benefits of Gold now and hope for the best on a decent upgrade offer next year.

    Gothbe

    My mum has had the gold card for about 5 months. She has never had the platinum card and has no other Amex cards. When she clicks on the upgrade link and logs in, this message is shown – “ We’re sorry. You do not have a card eligible for this offer” and says that if she has questions or concerns she should ring 08009178050.
    Has Anyone had any joy in getting the offer to work by ringing?

    BuildBackBetter

    Amex CS confirmed points will be awarded for upgrade even if tracker is not available.

    Waiting for Carlos to confirm points credit – hoping its just a delay.

    Carlos

    Amex CS confirmed points will be awarded for upgrade even if tracker is not available.

    Waiting for Carlos to confirm points credit – hoping its just a delay.

    I checked with CS on live chat, they calculated the recent spend as £40 short, so hopefully the pending transactions will clear and it will hit, will report back @BuildBackBetter

    Vit

    Hi all, sorry maybe a bit late to the party — but both mine and my partner Gold cards exceeds the £10k spend. My anniversary year is Feb 2023, my partner’s is Oct 2022. Can anyone advise that we both will get the 10k MR point bonus on / just after 12th October 2022 or will I have to wait till Feb 2023?

    My understanding is if we upgrade our gold cards to Platinum now, we would lost the 10k MR point bonus?

    Aston100

    Anyone got a gut feel if this upgrade offer will be removed before the first lot of MR payouts in October?
    I’m tempted to just go ahead and upgrade now and forego potentially 5k MR in October.

    BJ

    Hi all, sorry maybe a bit late to the party — but both mine and my partner Gold cards exceeds the £10k spend. My anniversary year is Feb 2023, my partner’s is Oct 2022. Can anyone advise that we both will get the 10k MR point bonus on / just after 12th October 2022 or will I have to wait till Feb 2023?

    My understanding is if we upgrade our gold cards to Platinum now, we would lost the 10k MR point bonus?

    Yes, you will lose them if you upgrade before 12 October, But if you wait and amex reduces the upgrade offer from say 40k to 20k which has been the norm on charge then you have lost out. Betting time…

    Kuestrian

    I’m looking to put some flights through on my PRG, prior to upgrading to Plat before the trip.

    Would the Plat travel insurance still apply, as I believe it’s still the same account and card number?

    Carlos

    I’m looking to put some flights through on my PRG, prior to upgrading to Plat before the trip.

    Would the Plat travel insurance still apply, as I believe it’s still the same account and card number?

    No I called them for the same reason, some of the benefits wont apply.

    Kuestrian

    I’m looking to put some flights through on my PRG, prior to upgrading to Plat before the trip.

    Would the Plat travel insurance still apply, as I believe it’s still the same account and card number?

    No I called them for the same reason, some of the benefits wont apply.

    Ok, that may make the ‘should I risk the 60K offer disappearing by Oct’ decision a lot easier in that case!

    Thanks for confirming.

    Kuestrian

    Ok, that may make the ‘should I risk the 60K offer disappearing by Oct’ decision a lot easier in that case!

    Thanks for confirming.

    40K, even.

    Carlos

    I’m looking to put some flights through on my PRG, prior to upgrading to Plat before the trip.

    Would the Plat travel insurance still apply, as I believe it’s still the same account and card number?

    No I called them for the same reason, some of the benefits wont apply.

    Ok, that may make the ‘should I risk the 60K offer disappearing by Oct’ decision a lot easier in that case!

    Thanks for confirming.

    Upgrade first, then book your flight, its much easier that way

    DonLee

    @Carlos any update on your bonus points? Thanks

    Aston100

    Is anyone else still struggling to upgrade a PRG when they also have an ARCC on their online account? i.e. it tries to upgrade the ARCC instead of the PRG?

    Skywalker

    Is anyone else still struggling to upgrade a PRG when they also have an ARCC on their online account? i.e. it tries to upgrade the ARCC instead of the PRG?

    I think a good few are going through this same problem. Can’t work out if it’s a glitch or by design. Just seems odd that any ARCC would upgrade, given there is no mention of it in the offer text

    Comrade Chag

    Page updated.

    Offer ends 11 October 2022.

    BuildBackBetter

    Page updated.

    Offer ends 11 October 2022.

    Oh dear. Not good. Was hoping player 2 will get more time to upgrade.
    I guess it could revert to 20k like the charge card upgrade.

    Comrade Chag

    It will come back.

    I expect a lot of people will bite now because of FOMO though.

    Thrillington

    Unsurprising – stops us ‘double dipping’ by upgrading straight after we get the new Gold spending bonus points on Oct 12th.

    Vit

    Yes, I just got the “invite” through the post as well. Was hoping to upgrade in early December before heading off to Thailand. Need to sit down and crunch some numbers now as both of us should receive the 10k MR bonus in October. But this is 80k for both.

    Carlos

    Wrong topic

    degsy

    Still showing as ‘no eligible cards’ when I try applying even though I’ve got the PRG CC (held for almost a year).
    Looking forward to hopefully hearing confirmation from @Carlos that he’s received the bonus with upgrading ARCC

    Josh

    Dunno if its been mentioned but they appear to be pushing this out to people now, I got a pack through the post advertising the upgrade.

    RebeccaLondon

    My membership year on my gold card ends on 18 September. I’ve had the letter through saying I have until 12 October to upgrade which I’m keen to do.
    Is it worth speaking to customer services about the 10k points and seeing if they can expedite the posting? Waiting 30 days will take me over the deadline.

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