Hilton Aspire $250 Resort Credit

Old May 11, 19, 5:37 pm
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Hilton Aspire $250 Resort Credit

I'm on my honeymoon, so this is kind of last minute. In a few days we're checking in to the Conrad Koh Samui, which as I understand qualifies for the Hilton $250 Resort Credit. I booked two different stays (back to back), one to take advantage of the 5th night free using points and the last night using my free reward night certificate. Also, my wife and I both have an Aspire card currently. Since I have two different stays under 2 different confirmation codes, and 2 Aspire cards, is it possible to use the reward twice on each card for a total of 4 credits? So use each card for $250 during the first 5 days, and then on the final day make sure we charge at least $250 to each card again?

I just googled more info about the card, and it appears that this may be an anniversary year reward, and limited to once per year. If that's the case, then having it booked under 2 different stays doesn't make any difference. Just looking for confirmation one way or another. I don't want to to go spending an additional $500 thinking it will be credited back if that's not the case.
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Old May 11, 19, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Mancolt View Post
....this may be an anniversary year reward, and limited to once per year....
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$250 Hilton Resort Credit
During each year of your Card Membership ("reward year"), you are eligible to receive up to $250 total in statement credits on your Card Account for eligible purchases made directly with participating Hilton Resorts with your Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card during that reward year. Your first reward year begins on your account opening date. Each subsequent reward year begins on the anniversary of your account opening date.

Eligible Hilton Resort purchases must be made directly with the participating Hilton Resort and charged to your Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card account for the benefit to apply. Incidental charges (including charges made at restaurants, spas, and other establishments within the hotel property) must be charged to your room and paid for with your Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card at checkout in order for them to be recognized as Hilton Resort purchases. Visit hilton.com/resorts for the list of participating Hilton Resorts. Purchases made by both the Basic and Additional Card Members on the eligible Card Account are eligible for statement credits. However, each Card Account is eligible for up to a total of $250 per renewal year in statement credits across all Cards on the Card Account. Please allow 8-12 weeks after the eligible Hilton purchase is charged to your Card Account for statement credit(s) to be posted to the Account. Please call the number on the back of your Card if statement credits have not posted after 12 weeks from the date of purchase. Card Members remain responsible for timely payment of all charges.


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Old May 12, 19, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by Mancolt View Post
I'm on my honeymoon, so this is kind of last minute. In a few days we're checking in to the Conrad Koh Samui, which as I understand qualifies for the Hilton $250 Resort Credit. I booked two different stays (back to back), one to take advantage of the 5th night free using points and the last night using my free reward night certificate. Also, my wife and I both have an Aspire card currently. Since I have two different stays under 2 different confirmation codes, and 2 Aspire cards, is it possible to use the reward twice on each card for a total of 4 credits? So use each card for $250 during the first 5 days, and then on the final day make sure we charge at least $250 to each card again?

I just googled more info about the card, and it appears that this may be an anniversary year reward, and limited to once per year. If that's the case, then having it booked under 2 different stays doesn't make any difference. Just looking for confirmation one way or another. I don't want to to go spending an additional $500 thinking it will be credited back if that's not the case.
You are on your honeymoon, so I presume that your wife's card is in her maiden name and in fact an entirely separate account? If so, I don't understand how you could not get 2 anniversary rewards, one for you and your card and one for her and her card. However, if you made both reservations, then this would change what I am about to say below.

What would be the difference if you went one week by yourself and paid with your card, and she showed up the fifth day on a separate reservation made by her and stayed a day? (paying with a separate CC for each stay)
What I would say is that each bill would get the $250 credit, so that for your 5 day stay, you get $250 and for her 1 day stay, she gets $250 (i.e. you better have a heck of a dinner that night )
However, I believe that to make that work, she would have to make the second reservation. I suspect that ship has already sailed since you are in bliss heaven now

Per the rewards statement
" However, each Card Account is eligible for up to a total of $250 per renewal year in statement credits across all Cards on the Card Account.
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Old May 12, 19, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
... I don't understand how you could not get 2 anniversary rewards, one for you and your card and one for her and her card.
I think Mancolt was clarifying that the benefit is $250/year rather than $250 for each resort stay:

Originally Posted by Mancolt View Post
.... Since I have two different stays under 2 different confirmation codes, and 2 Aspire cards, is it possible to use the reward twice on each card for a total of 4 credits? ....
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Old May 12, 19, 11:06 am
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I stayed at a resort recently and my total bill was $507.

My my dad has his own Aspire account and I have my own as well. We each have AU cards under each otherís accounts for ease of combining credits.

i simply checked in and had the hotel swipe $251 on his account and put the rest on mine.

easily knocked out both resort credits.
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Old May 13, 19, 8:20 am
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Yea, for the Aspire resort credit, it doesn't matter who's name the reservation is under or how many different reservations you have or anything like that. All that matters is that a charge from an eligible hotel posts to your Aspire card. At check-out, just have the hotel charge $250 to one Aspire and the balance to the other Aspire, as matrixwalker2012 mentioned above. This will be no problem.

Long running wiki thread on the Hilton forum with FAQ:

Hilton Amex Aspire $250 Resort Credit
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