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Hilton co-branded card upgrade/downgrade [Consolidated]

Hilton co-branded card upgrade/downgrade [Consolidated]

Old Sep 21, 18, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
My GUESS is that if you attempt to upgrade you will be denied the 2nd Aspire as that offer was sent while you did not hold the Aspire card.

Since the Aspire is a new card I doubt you are going to find any data pints of people trying to get 2 cards especially since they each have $450 AF's

Good to know these upgrade offers are still out there
Sounds like a good take. Although actually I've already been using my new Aspire for over a week now for online purchases (they gave me the account numbers immediately after approval online), but I guess it's possible that still may be too recent to stop their system from spitting out the upgrade offer I just received today. Probably won't risk going for the upgrade offer unless I hear of any positive dp's addressing this particular situation.
Just wish they would have given me the usual back-to-Ascend upgrade. Argh.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by IDM79 View Post
Sounds like a good take. Although actually I've already been using my new Aspire for over a week now for online purchases (they gave me the account numbers immediately after approval online), but I guess it's possible that still may be too recent to stop their system from spitting out the upgrade offer I just received today. Probably won't risk going for the upgrade offer unless I hear of any positive dp's addressing this particular situation.
Just wish they would have given me the usual back-to-Ascend upgrade. Argh.

We need HH Gold for a April trip as both of ours expire 3/31/19. The hotel we stay at gives gulf front upgrades ( we know a person at the front desk and email ) and cooked to order or Buffet breakfast for HH Gold

My wife has the NAF HH Amex so we are just hoping for any upgrade offer or we have to try for a status match to HH Gold using her IHG Platinum

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Old Sep 21, 18, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by IDM79 View Post
Currently I'm waiting for my new Aspire card and its 150,000 point bonus I was just approved for last week. Today I check on my AMEX accounts and see a 150,000 point bonus offer to upgrade my NAF Hilton card to the Aspire. (I just downgraded my previous Ascend to that NAF only a month ago!) Read the fine print and nothing about not being eligible if you've ever had the card before, as is usual with these upgrade offers, but it also didn't say anything about not qualifying if you already have an Aspire. So I guess my question is, are you allowed to hold 2 Aspires at the same time and also receive the second bonus for the upgraded one? Is that something they'll catch after the fact even though the fine print doesn't address this situation specifically? Not sure I want to add another $4,000 in MS right now anyway, but if the offer is still around in a month or so I think I'd seriously consider taking another 150,000 points and a free night if possible.
Is this upgrade from AmEx offer? The only upgrade I know of is the 75,000 point upgrade offer to Ascend.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
Is this upgrade from AmEx offer? The only upgrade I know of is the 75,000 point upgrade offer to Ascend.

Do you have a current offer for the Ascend upgrade ?
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Old Sep 21, 18, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
Do you have a current offer for the Ascend upgrade ?
Still 75,000 pts for the upgrade. I plan to apply the Ascend card, not the upgrade. The current new card offer is 150,000 pts.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
Still 75,000 pts for the upgrade. I plan to apply the Ascend card, not the upgrade. The current new card offer is 150,000 pts.

Where are you seeing the 75K upgrade offer ?

I upgraded my dads card in June and we ( me and my wife also) all had the offers, now they are gone
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Old Sep 21, 18, 10:59 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
Where are you seeing the 75K upgrade offer ?

I upgraded my dads card in June and we ( me and my wife also) all had the offers, now they are gone
Call them.
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Old Sep 22, 18, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
Is this upgrade from AmEx offer? The only upgrade I know of is the 75,000 point upgrade offer to Ascend.
My NAF card upgrade offer to the Aspire pops up in my online account. If that's what you're asking. I wonder if I should try asking if I can change that upgrade offer to an Ascend.
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Old Sep 22, 18, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by IDM79 View Post
My NAF card upgrade offer to the Aspire pops up in my online account. If that's what you're asking. I wonder if I should try asking if I can change that upgrade offer to an Ascend.
What do you mean pops up? From another popup windows?

Normally we see upgrade offer at AmEx offer, such as $150 for you to upgrade BCE to BCP etc. Or under the new card, it lists the options "upgrade to this card" instead of "apply card".

The 75,000 NAF card to Ascend was part of the AmEx offers. Then removed. The agent would give to you if you call the phone number on the back of your card.
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Old Sep 22, 18, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by IDM79 View Post
Currently I'm waiting for my new Aspire card and its 150,000 point bonus I was just approved for last week. Today I check on my AMEX accounts and see a 150,000 point bonus offer to upgrade my NAF Hilton card to the Aspire. (I just downgraded my previous Ascend to that NAF only a month ago!) Read the fine print and nothing about not being eligible if you've ever had the card before, as is usual with these upgrade offers, but it also didn't say anything about not qualifying if you already have an Aspire. So I guess my question is, are you allowed to hold 2 Aspires at the same time and also receive the second bonus for the upgraded one? Is that something they'll catch after the fact even though the fine print doesn't address this situation specifically? Not sure I want to add another $4,000 in MS right now anyway, but if the offer is still around in a month or so I think I'd seriously consider taking another 150,000 points and a free night if possible.
Yup, that is standard procedure from American Express. The upgrades do not have the once in a lifetime language. In the pre Aspire days, the blogosphere would often recommend applying for Surpass first, then the NAF card and cancelling Surpass. The member would eventually be offered an upgrade to Surpass. Even though the member had the Surpass card before, they were still eligible for the Surpass upgrade bonus.

However, I've never heard of someone holding two of the same Hilton card at the same time. I see no harm in trying, but I expect the AmEx computer will not actually allow the second Aspire application to go through.
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Old Sep 22, 18, 11:39 am
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Upgraded my regular HH card a month ago to ascend for 75,000/2k, today I got an offer from Amex’s website upgrade the ascend to aspire for 150,000/4K. Thinking about applying the aspire with public offer than the upgrade.

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Old Sep 22, 18, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by teddy25 View Post
Upgraded my regular HH card a month ago to ascend for 75,000/2k, today I got an offer from Amex’s website upgrade the ascend to aspire for 150,000/4K. Thinking about applying the aspire with public offer than the upgrade.


As I mentioned above, I just received the 150,000 upgrade offer to the Aspire only a week or so after I'd applied for that card as a new application. I definitely would have taken the upgrade offer if I'd know it was going to show up because with the upgrade offer I wouldn't have had to cancel one of my other AMEX cards to make room for the Aspire. So, unless you need the specific Hilton Ascend card for whatever reason, you might want to think about that angle if you're like me and are maxed out on AMEX cards.Or have no reason to pay the extra $95 for the Ascend.

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Old Sep 22, 18, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
What do you mean pops up? From another popup windows?

Normally we see upgrade offer at AmEx offer, such as $150 for you to upgrade BCE to BCP etc. Or under the new card, it lists the options "upgrade to this card" instead of "apply card".

The 75,000 NAF card to Ascend was part of the AmEx offers. Then removed. The agent would give to you if you call the phone number on the back of your card.
Not a pop up window. It's just one of those in my list of usual offers and it would also be highlighted at the top of my account page when it first showed up on the list.
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Old Sep 22, 18, 1:33 pm
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Not a pop up window. It's just one of those in my list of usual offers and it would also be highlighted at the top of my account page when it first showed up on the list.
Here is my upgrade offer of the BCE. It is part of the AmEx offer. Yours like this?

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Old Sep 22, 18, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
Here is my upgrade offer of the BCE. It is part of the AmEx offer. Yours like this?

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Yup. Only mine is the 150,000 Aspire upgrade offer. (Annual fee NOT waived of course. lol)
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