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American Express Announces Two New Hilton Credit Cards

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The resort benefit on the Aspire card only works at the ~200 hotels on the list at this link:
http://www3.hilton.com/en/resorts/index.html#
For existing Surpass card holders, AMEX verbally confirmed that on or after 20 January 2018, card holders can call in and request cards be converted to Aspire - while maintaining the same credit card number, balance limits, PIN, etc.

For the Aspire card, the Annual Weekend Night Reward will be issued in the form of a redeemable code and sent in an email from Hilton Honors to the email address listed on your Hilton Honors account. You will receive the reward email within 8-14 weeks after opening your Card Account and each year within 8-14 weeks after your Card Account anniversary date. E-mail for Hilton providing the free night certificate has been received by several people..

HonorsRepresentative (Lauren) has provided answers in the following posts to some of the questions that have been raised in this thread:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29118905-post491.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29082769-post468.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29068815-post452.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29068259-post449.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29064439-post446.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29037200-post430.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29032382-post420.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29027525-post401.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29014945-post312.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29009198-post227.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29005693-post161.html
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Old Aug 12, 18, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by B3nder View Post
The Citi $10k night should be received only after the anniversary date. The amex $15k should come after you cross the spend requirement. You Will get two nights for $15k on the Citi converted card.

Amex website still shows 100k for aspire here.
Originally Posted by Biggie Fries View Post
Okay, so my anniversary date (from old Citi HHonors card) is in first week in January, i.e., several weeks before the card transition date. I figured this put me in the catbird seat for two free nights for $15,000 spend. I'm just now crossing $10,000 post-anniversary date on the card -- which, since the anniversary date is so close to 30 January means that I have also spent almost $10,000 in 2018 on the Ascend card itself. Knocking out the additional $5,000+ won't be hard.

If what I am reading here is correct, there is no incentive for me to finish the spend in a hurry, since although the free night from the $15,000 Ascend spend will arrive before the next anniversary date (assuming I don't wait until too late into December), the free night from ex-Citi HHonors will not come until the standard month or so after the early-2019 renewal date? Meaning I'm going to have to pay for the card one more year for that certificate? Not the end of the world, but I do want to time this thing right.
No, this is not correct, you will get your $10,000 spend night shortly after you complete the spend, same as the $15,000 spend night. I also had an early January anniversary date. I spent $15,000 in one transaction in late April and received both certificates on the same day in early May.
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Old Aug 12, 18, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by farnorthtrader View Post
No, this is not correct, you will get your $10,000 spend night shortly after you complete the spend, same as the $15,000 spend night. I also had an early January anniversary date. I spent $15,000 in one transaction in late April and received both certificates on the same day in early May.
Interesting. Seems to conflict with the experience in the comment immediately before yours.

I haven't hit $10k yet so can't provide my own experience. My anniversary date is Nov or dec.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 1:32 pm
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I had the Amex (free one as a silver) and upgraded to Ascend in May of this year. I hit the 11K mark in spending last month on our road trip. Does the spending on the free card count toward the 10K?
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Old Aug 15, 18, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by B3nder View Post
The Citi $10k night should be received only after the anniversary date. The amex $15k should come after you cross the spend requirement. You Will get two nights for $15k on the Citi converted card.

Amex website still shows 100k for aspire here.

***I can't seem to find the 100k signup bonus anymore on Amex's site. It shows signups for other cards, but not Aspire. Now, on *HILTON* website from my account it shows the 100k signup bonus for the Aspire.

Either way, I'm going to wait. I looked at the fine print on the upgrade paperwork on Amex's site and it reads:


OFFER TERMS

"If you transfer to a different Hilton Honors American Express card from your Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card, only the eligible purchases you make on the new Card will count towards the new card's Weekend Night Reward purchase requirement. Any eligible purchases you made on your old card will not count toward the new card's Weekend Night Reward purchase requirement.

In addition to the Weekend Night Reward benefit on your Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card, we are tracking your eligible purchases made on both your Citi Card and your current Amex card for a one-time carryover benefit. You will be eligible to earn one additional Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors that is related to your Citi Hilton Honors Card, if you reach $10,000 in purchases on your Card before your annual renewal date that falls after January 28, 2018. However, if you transfer to a different Hilton Honors American Express card, you will no longer be eligible to receive the one-time Weekend Night Reward carryover benefit from your Citi Hilton Honors Card."



...soooo I'm gonna wait on Aspiring until there's a signup bonus and when I cross my threshold to $15k (which should happen this month anyway. I tried to time it for annual renewal fee / $15k spend intersecting, and I'm literally like $160 short!

I'll pay the ARF for the Ascend that will have the $15k spend on it any minute now, and then (hopefully) there will be a new signup offer in the next few weeks that I can jump onto. Maybe they'll let my $95 ARF credit towards the Aspire. #wishfulthinking

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Old Aug 15, 18, 7:14 pm
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Has there ever been an upgrade offer for Ascend -> Aspire? Thinking if it's worth it to cancel my Ascend to get the 100k bonus on the Aspire. (I did a quick search of the thread but couldn't find anything.)

Originally Posted by Friendly Traveling Deathmerchant View Post
***I can't seem to find the 100k signup bonus anymore on Amex's site. It shows signups for other cards, but not Aspire. Now, on *HILTON* website from my account it shows the 100k signup bonus for the Aspire.
The Aspire 100k bonus is still showing up for me on the AMEX website.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 11:07 pm
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Has there ever been an upgrade offer for Ascend -> Aspire? Thinking if it's worth it to cancel my Ascend to get the 100k bonus on the Aspire. (I did a quick search of the thread but couldn't find anything.)



The Aspire 100k bonus is still showing up for me on the AMEX website.
I only see the Aspire 100k bonus on the AMEX website if I am not logged in. If I am logged in, it's an "upgrade" and do not see a bonus. There is a 75k bonus to Ascend though (but 100k when it's not an upgrade). Hmmm...
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Old Aug 16, 18, 6:08 pm
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Thereís quite a few posts about how long it takes to get the Cert after hitting the original spend requirement ...

But has anyone hit the renewal and know how long it takes for the renewal cert to post? Fee was on my July statement and paid in August, but I havenít gotten the email yet.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by farnorthtrader View Post
No, this is not correct, you will get your $10,000 spend night shortly after you complete the spend, same as the $15,000 spend night. I also had an early January anniversary date. I spent $15,000 in one transaction in late April and received both certificates on the same day in early May.
Right as rain: Spending >$10,000 posted Wed or Th and e-mail notification of free night came this am (Mon).. Thanks to all!
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Old Aug 20, 18, 6:21 am
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Originally Posted by Biggie Fries View Post
Right as rain: Spending >$10,000 posted Wed or Th and e-mail notification of free night came this am (Mon).. Thanks to all!
Spend levels seem to post fast and seamlessly with Amex. Hit 60K and got an email within a day and the cert 24 hrs later.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 10:28 am
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Is there any way (either on the AMEX or HH site) to see individual points per transaction? All I've been able to find are the basic breakdowns (in a monthly statement, or on the HH site under activity) where it shows X base points, and Y bonus for <category>.

Is there such a place to see points for each transaction?






Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
That of course. But do they give Hilton bonus points for use at foreign restaurants? It's for bonuses at something beyond what the card is mainly about that Amex tends to (all too often) restrict it to USA only.

I received the 6x (3x base, 3x bonus) doing this recently. Also received the correct 12x (3x base, 9x bonus) for Hilton properties (which also included a couple bar tabs charged to the room in the final bill.)

Well, I say this, and if my math is right working through my last statement then this is how it worked out.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 7:05 am
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Is there any way (either on the AMEX or HH site) to see individual points per transaction? All I've been able to find are the basic breakdowns (in a monthly statement, or on the HH site under activity) where it shows X base points, and Y bonus for <category>.

Is there such a place to see points for each transaction?

I'll answer my own question here. Right now, no. However while digging through the AMEX site last night, it looks like they are testing a new interface for recent activity. The new version shows points per transaction in the right column towards the bottom when you expand a transaction to view.
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Old Aug 24, 18, 7:02 pm
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Is the no fee hilton amex card considered its own product for welcome bonus purposes? In other words, If you have the surpass/ascend can you get the no fee and still get welcome bonus?
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Old Aug 24, 18, 11:55 pm
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Is the no fee hilton amex card considered its own product for welcome bonus purposes? In other words, If you have the surpass/ascend can you get the no fee and still get welcome bonus?
Yes and yes.
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Old Aug 28, 18, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by bobby21 View Post
Is the business card a new product for lifetime bonus rules? I am not sure if I had any Hilton business cards before. Anyone got the bonus on a business card?
Thinking of applying for the business card with the higher sign up bonus available now. Already have the personal cards (including two no-fee cards due to the Citi changeover).

But...just retired two years ago after many years of self employment. Have had a number of business credit cards but none currently open. Only source of income now is investment money (not taking social security yet). Consider doing some free-lance consulting but can't list that as income. Only consulting done since retirement is for non-profits. Can a business card application be filled out with $0 income? Tax records will show almost 30 years of business income but not for over a year.
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Old Aug 29, 18, 11:43 am
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How long does the Aspires 100k bonus take to post - close of statement or after you hit the spend threshold?
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