March 28, 2014
Note: American Express is a Frequent Miler advertiser
Last year, I published an easy trick for finding credit card upgrade offers from American Express. The main advantage of upgrading over applying new is that there is no new credit pull. The disadvantage is that the upgrade offers tend to be smaller than the best new signup offers. Plus, you do need to wait 13 months after getting a new card before you can qualify for an upgrade.
The easy trick I published last year in the post “Targeted Amex upgrades” no longer works. At least, for me, when I search for “upgrade”, I no longer see a result asking if I want to upgrade my card. So, I hunted for another way to get to the same page. I found a solution that seems to work for personal cards, but not for business cards. If you know of a more direct way to do this (or a way to see business card upgrade offers besides calling to ask), please comment below.
Step 1: Click “Choose a Card With Our Help”
Log into your American Express account, click on the “CARDS” menu, then click “Choose a Card With Our Help”:
Step 2: View All Cards
On the next screen, find and click the tab (on the right) that says “View All Cards”. Important: do not click the CARDS menu item of the same name because it will have a different result.
Step 3: View upgrade offers
After a moment, you should see a screen like this, with upgrade offers on the left (your offers will be different than mine):
To find offers for new business cards (but not upgrade offers), click on the top Cards menu and then on “View All Small Business Cards”. Then, on the top right of the screen, click Explore… Find Special Offers:
In my case, I haven’t found offers this way that are any better than those on my Best credit card offers page, but some have reported finding really great offers. Good luck!