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Upgrade Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card to Platinum

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  • BuildBackBetter

    although this didnt work for me, i unlinked and waited a day or two and the upgrade page wasnt in sync. went ahead with it anyway

    Sorry not clear. Are you saying you cancelled the supp card and re-applied after upgrading and didn’t receive the bonus?
    What do you mean by unlinking?

    Carlos

    although this didnt work for me, i unlinked and waited a day or two and the upgrade page wasnt in sync. went ahead with it anyway

    Sorry not clear. Are you saying you cancelled the supp card and re-applied after upgrading and didn’t receive the bonus?
    What do you mean by unlinking?

    no, after cancelling the supp. the upgrade page didnt recongise the cancelled card
    in my other point it is properly a good thing, as if for example you wanted to add a new supp it might be chargeable and without a bonus

    Travel Strong

    Another success here after waiting a few days. I made changes (cancelled my old plat charge card, cancelled ARCC, cancelled supp on the gold card, etc), and tried to upgrade (online via mobile) after leaving it a couple of days from the changes – but it was rejected. Tried 1wk later (online on laptop) and success.

    I’d have waited longer but I need the travel insurance to kick in by tomorrow!

    Vit

    Hello, small data point. Similar to a few here. Decided to upgrade using ARCC instead of the Gold card. It was not allowed at first as it was not used in the past 12 months or so. Went into local M&S to make some purchases and tried again when payment was still pending — the upgrade went through. Added the SUPP card right away. 5000 MR posted this morning. I am curious when the dining offer, etc. comes through for me to save? We don’t need travel insurance etc. but will be in London and outside the UK to use the dining credit. And will make the £4k spend asap.

    My understanding is as it is ARCC, 40,000MR won’t post till chat/call AMEX? and it is at discretion?

    BuildBackBetter

    Ooh, the offers from gold card have truly carried over after upgrade. Deliveroo still works.

    Rui N.

    Yep, can confirm that also got a deliveroo credit after upgrade.

    redethernet1

    How long does the supp bonus offer appear post-up?

    Ash

    Today my wife called Amex to upgrade her Preferred Gold card to Amex but was told she would be ineligible for the 40k rewards upgrade bonus as she holds the amex BA Basic Blue card??

    Also informed its a fresh application for the Platinum which comes with hard credit check.

    JDB

    Today my wife called Amex to upgrade her Preferred Gold card to Amex but was told she would be ineligible for the 40k rewards upgrade bonus as she holds the amex BA Basic Blue card??

    Also informed its a fresh application for the Platinum which comes with hard credit check.

    Also informed its a fresh application for the Platinum which comes with hard credit check.[/quote]

    Have you tried doing it on the website? The whole point of this promotion was that it offered a SUB to those who were otherwise ineligible. My wife and I each got an email, but my wife had already used the link posted on the first page of this thread which is still there and seems to work. Don’t forget to screenshot as you go though the process in case she doesn’t get the points automatically.

    PS I don’t think there is any credit check as I watched my wife doing her application and it was instantaneous. Could be different if your wife has the Gold charge card.

    Skywalker

    Today my wife called Amex to upgrade her Preferred Gold card to Amex but was told she would be ineligible for the 40k rewards upgrade bonus as she holds the amex BA Basic Blue card??

    Also informed its a fresh application for the Platinum which comes with hard credit check.

    https://www.americanexpress.com/amex/en-gb/benefits/upgrade/platinum/

    Has she tried this link?

    Ash

    Hi all, thanks for the link.

    She has a requisite Gold credit card.

    Sent the link on live chat and told the offer is targeted to those that received the email and hence she cannot upgrade. She is a very light user of the gold card and only had for 6 months.

    BuildBackBetter

    Hi all, thanks for the link.

    She has a requisite Gold credit card.

    Sent the link on live chat and told the offer is targeted to those that received the email and hence she cannot upgrade. She is a very light user of the gold card and only had for 6 months.

    Many users have mentioned the upgrade is only available for those who held the card for atleast 12 months. So not surprising

    Skywalker

    Hi all, thanks for the link.

    She has a requisite Gold credit card.

    Sent the link on live chat and told the offer is targeted to those that received the email and hence she cannot upgrade. She is a very light user of the gold card and only had for 6 months.

    I never received any email at all, I saw the link on HfP, clicked on the link and it worked – I never even had a gold card, just an ARCC.

    HJ

    Yep, can confirm that also got a deliveroo credit after upgrade.

    Is it still working or did it eventually get removed?

    HJ

    Sorry if this has been asked before but does spend on the account (via the gold) while waiting for the new plat card to arrive count towards £4k spend target? Plat isn’t due to arrive until next week and I have a large purchase to make beforehand.

    Carlos

    Sorry if this has been asked before but does spend on the account (via the gold) while waiting for the new plat card to arrive count towards £4k spend target? Plat isn’t due to arrive until next week and I have a large purchase to make beforehand.

    Yes immediately

    HJ

    Sorry if this has been asked before but does spend on the account (via the gold) while waiting for the new plat card to arrive count towards £4k spend target? Plat isn’t due to arrive until next week and I have a large purchase to make beforehand.

    Yes immediately

    Amazing, thanks. Does this also mean that I could trigger the dining credit by paying with my gold card? Offer isn’t there yet but assuming I ask Amex chat to manually add the offer to my account.

    BuildBackBetter

    Sorry if this has been asked before but does spend on the account (via the gold) while waiting for the new plat card to arrive count towards £4k spend target? Plat isn’t due to arrive until next week and I have a large purchase to make beforehand.

    Yes immediately

    Amazing, thanks. Does this also mean that I could trigger the dining credit by paying with my gold card? Offer isn’t there yet but assuming I ask Amex chat to manually add the offer to my account.

    You have to wait for the offer to be added.

    HJ

    I have the offers added now, but Amex CS seem to think spending on my gold card won’t trigger them. They don’t have a clue sometimes though.

    Aston100

    I have the offers added now, but Amex CS seem to think spending on my gold card won’t trigger them. They don’t have a clue sometimes though.

    Take with a pinch of salt anything said by the overseas call centres.

    HJ

    Sorry if this has been asked before but does spend on the account (via the gold) while waiting for the new plat card to arrive count towards £4k spend target? Plat isn’t due to arrive until next week and I have a large purchase to make beforehand.

    Yes immediately

    Amazing, thanks. Does this also mean that I could trigger the dining credit by paying with my gold card? Offer isn’t there yet but assuming I ask Amex chat to manually add the offer to my account.

    You have to wait for the offer to be added.

    I have the offers saved now, just don’t have the physical card yet.

    Using my gold card in the meantime should trigger the offers right? Amex CS don’t seem to think so but they don’t have a clue sometimes.

    stevenhp1987

    I wouldn’t risk it. I’d personally wait for the Platinum card to arrive. Mine took 2 days from application to arrive.

    Recent data point: Upgraded from Gold to Plat. No spend progress bar. 40k MR points arrived as soon as I hit £4k spend.

    Already used my £150 foreign dining credit for a lovely meal in Barcelona. Now I need to plan some weekend trips into London to use the Harvey Nichols (eat at Burger & Lobster) & the UK Dining offer.

    Skywalker

    I wouldn’t risk it. I’d personally wait for the Platinum card to arrive. Mine took 2 days from application to arrive.

    Recent data point: Upgraded from Gold to Plat. No spend progress bar. 40k MR points arrived as soon as I hit £4k spend.

    Already used my £150 foreign dining credit for a lovely meal in Barcelona. Now I need to plan some weekend trips into London to use the Harvey Nichols (eat at Burger & Lobster) & the UK Dining offer.

    That’s great – I was asking them about the same thing today re: progress bar so thanks for the update 🙂

    Where did you eat in Barcelona?

    stevenhp1987

    I wouldn’t risk it. I’d personally wait for the Platinum card to arrive. Mine took 2 days from application to arrive.

    Recent data point: Upgraded from Gold to Plat. No spend progress bar. 40k MR points arrived as soon as I hit £4k spend.

    Already used my £150 foreign dining credit for a lovely meal in Barcelona. Now I need to plan some weekend trips into London to use the Harvey Nichols (eat at Burger & Lobster) & the UK Dining offer.

    That’s great – I was asking them about the same thing today re: progress bar so thanks for the update 🙂

    Where did you eat in Barcelona?

    We had a 2 course meal at Carpe Diem Lounge Club plus cocktails & wine. Wouldn’t have spent that much on dinner if I was paying the tab myself… It’s also a night club after hours so presumably the dining credit would have triggered for a free night out too.

    It was a trip where my wife said “I’ve gone too far” because the flights were a redemption, the pre-cruise hotel stay was a redemption, the dinner was free and the cruise was a redemption (Virgin Voyages)!

    Harrods

    I wouldn’t risk it. I’d personally wait for the Platinum card to arrive. Mine took 2 days from application to arrive.

    Recent data point: Upgraded from Gold to Plat. No spend progress bar. 40k MR points arrived as soon as I hit £4k spend.

    Already used my £150 foreign dining credit for a lovely meal in Barcelona. Now I need to plan some weekend trips into London to use the Harvey Nichols (eat at Burger & Lobster) & the UK Dining offer.

    Ugh I hit the £4k spend but no points…. no tracker either

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