New Amex Business Platinum Upgrade Offer – 140K Membership Rewards (More Targeted)

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Amex Business Platinum Upgrade Offer

New Amex Business Platinum Upgrade Offer – 140K Membership Rewards

There is a newer targeted upgrade offer for 140K points, that is pretty insane.  The spending is the same as the 85K upgrade offer, $10,000 within 3 months.

Link to Offer

Update 7/30/22: More people have been targeted

Update 6/20/22: More people have received emails targeting them for this offer

Update 11/25/21: I received an email for the new 140K offer on both of my Amex Business Gold accounts this week.

Doug at the Travel Rewards Warrior Facebook Group sent me the details on an awesome offer he saw in his American Express account this morning.  It was an upgrade offer on his Business Gold card to the Business Platinum card. He found it in his Amex Offers section. Let’s take a look at the details of the offer.

Business Platinum Upgrade Offer Details

The offer is as follows:
  • Upgrade to the Business Platinum card and earn 140,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000 within the first 3 months.
  • You will be charged the $595 annual fee (or a proration of it).

Amex Business Platinum Upgrade Offer

Business Platinum Card Details

  • Earn:
    • 5X points for each dollar of eligible purchases made when you book on the American Express Travel website
    • 1.5X Points per dollar on eligible purchases of $5,000 of more
    • 1X on all other purchases
  • Use Membership Rewards Pay with Points for all or part of an eligible fare and get 35% of those points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year.
  • Access to more than 1,000 airport lounges across 120 countries
  • Up to a $200 Credit a year for baggage fees and more on one airline
  • Up to $200 in Dell credits every year ($100 the first 6 months and $100 the second 6 months of the year)
  • Receive a statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or TSA Pre✔® ($85) with an eligible Card.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Hilton Honors Gold status
  • Marriott Bonvoy Gold Status
You should also be eligible for the temporary increased earning (5X) on the following categories.
  • Wireless
  • Shipping
  • Advertising
  • Gas
  • Office supplies

Amex Business Platinum Upgrade Offer

Who Shouldn’t Take The Offer

If you have never had the Business Platinum card then taking this upgrade offer will trigger the once per lifetime language on the Business Platinum card.  So you would technically not be eligible for a future welcome offer on the card (the enforcement doesn’t always match the terms here).  So that is something to consider.  Some people will still want to take it since the spend is $5,000 lower than the normal welcome offer.  Just something to be aware of when making your decision on the offer.

Final Thoughts

This is a pretty great offer if you can meet the spend requirements.  I would be a lot more tempted to jump on this at $10,000 versus the normal $15,000 required.  Unfortunately I have only had my Business Gold a few months and was not eligible.

Check your Amex Offers section for the offer, it should be right at the top.  I heard from a few others that they had it as well so it may be somewhat loosely targeted.  Thanks again to Doug for sharing.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. I already have a Busines Plat and yet I got this email for the card. I still want to keep the Business GOLD since I get 4X on shipping and advertising on that. I need to call them to find out if I can get this offer or not (as I have business plat) and if I can still keep my gold card.

  2. It’s very frustrating when customer service people don’t know what is being offered to the public. I’ll call again tonight. Do I need to add this to my card on Amex offers? Or, are there automatically added to my points?

  3. I was told as a new cardholder for the Bus Platinum that I’m not eligible for the bonus categories. They said I needed to have the card by Nov 20 2020.


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