Old Jan 16, 19, 4:14 pm
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: home = LAX
Posts: 23,692
Originally Posted by FlugE View Post
When did you get the no-fee card? Maybe the upgrade offer was triggered from that initial Hilton card.
In my case, I got the no-fee Hilton Amex card over a decade ago. (I got a bunch of no-fee Hilton Citi cards in the meantime, but I cancelled the last one of those before it could get auto-converted to an Amex.) Then about a month or two after the new cards debuted mid-January 2018, I got the offer to upgrade to Ascend with plenty bonus points. (I'd ignored various upgrade offers to predecessor Surpass over the years.) It took me a couple months to do the spend and get the upgrade bonus HH points, and a couple months after that I started seeing the offer to upgrade to Aspire with 150k bonus points (which I waited until November to actually jump on).

So the way I see it, the upgrade offers were triggered by the availability dates of the new cards more than anything timing-wise about my previous card.that I can see.
sdsearch is offline  
Reply With Quote