New American Express Upgrade Offers – Blue Cash Preferred Card

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Blue Cash Preferred $250 Upgrade Offer Being Sent Out

American Express loves to send out upgrade offers to their current cardholders.  This is a way to get proven customers into a more expensive card.  They also usually offer what amounts to a welcome bonus to take them up on the offer.  They had an amazing offer for the Aspire card a month or so ago.  Last night I received an email from Amex with an Everyday Preferred $250 upgrade offer.


This is not the first time I received an offer on my American Express Blue Cash Everyday card.  I have upgraded and downgraded this card a few times now.  Just be sure to wait at least 12 months after upgrading before downgrading again or you may get your offer clawed back.

The terms of the upgrade offer are as follows:

  • Earn a $250 statement credit after spending $2,000 within 3 months of upgrading
  • $95 annual fee not waived (will have to pay prorated amount).

The offer came via email with the subject: Congratulations, Mark! Special offer inside. I also saw the offer in my Amex Offers section so it is worth checking that as well.


I LOVE these upgrade offers since they allow you to get into a better card, with a bonus, without getting a hard pull on your credit report.  This is great for people trying to stay under 5/24 status as well.  These offers also allow you to essentially get a welcome offer more than once on the same card too.

Did anyone else get the offer for this or any other Amex card?


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. Hello Mark,
    Would they do these offers if you have a Gold card, or just the more basic cards? I would assume if you have Platinum you will receive no offers as that as high as you go. Any stategies to get the most points out of Amex on these cards, which card is best to start with?

    • They do offer Gold to Platinum offers from time to time. I hold onto the no fee cards because they often get targeted. The Hilton and Blue cash cards have netted me multiple offers.

      • Thank you Mark. I have a couple Amex cards for SPG business (95 fee but free room) and the basic Hilton card (no annual fee). I will start looking into pure Amex cards to get into their system.


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