I thought I’d share my experience getting an Amex Platinum Charge as an existing Amex Gold Charge cardholder. I’ve been a member for 18 years.
Firstly I signed up for the Professionals Platinum Charge - which is the same card but with a $950 annual fee rather than $1200. I’m a member of Professionals Australia.
Signed up online using affiliate form and was approved on the spot.
Card came quickly.
Noticed after about a week my existing membership rewards points disappeared. Rang up and they advised that they were shifting all my existing Ascent points to Ascent Premium at no cost would just take a few days.
Annual fee came through as expected. Paid the $950.
Today checked the payment went through and noticed that AMEX comped me 100K MR points as a welcome bonus. This was completely unexpected.
This process has been excellent and I’m glad I’ve made the jump. Haven’t closed the Gold yet but will shortly and will add Platinum Reserve.
Highly recommend it especially if you see the value. Glad AMEX rewarded my loyalty even if I didn’t expect it.