You may be eligible to upgrade Amex EveryDay to Preferred after your account has been open for at least a year. To ask about an upgrade, you can call customer service at 1-800-528-4800, enter your account number, and ask to discuss your upgrade options with a representative.
You’re not guaranteed to get the upgrade, but there’s no penalty for trying. But before you begin the process, there are a few more details you should know.
Here’s how to upgrade Amex EveryDay to Preferred:
After you’ve had your Amex EveryDay card for a year, you can call customer service at 1800-525-4800, enter your account number, and say you would like to request an upgrade to Preferred.
You can log into your American Express online account and select “Amex Offers and Benefits” to see whether any upgrades are available.
If you get an upgrade, your account number will not change. However, you will get a new card, which will arrive within 7 days of your approval. You can keep using your old card until you activate the new one.
Requesting an upgrade won’t trigger a hard inquiry on your credit history, since you’re not applying for a new account. However, you may not get the signup bonus that comes with a new card application, either.
You can potentially upgrade your Amex EveryDay to Preferred by calling customer service after a year of Amex EveryDay card membership. Plus, Amex might spontaneously extend you an upgrade offer. Just make sure the higher rewards earning rate of Amex Preferred is worth its $95 annual fee before you make the switch.
You can call them at 1-800-528-4800. Keep in mind, you need to have the EveryDay for at least a year. It also helps if you have a spotless payment history.
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