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Hilton Amex Aspire $250 Resort Credit

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$250 Hilton Resort Credit

AMEX TERMS:
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.

FAQ

ELIGIBLE RATES
1) Do you have to book directly through Hilton in order to receive the resort credit?
NO. See below.

2) If Iím booking at Hilton.com or through the Hilton app, etc., are any rates not eligible for the resort credit?
Any rates charged by the hotel directly will trigger the credit. Advance purchase rates for properties in the USA are charged by Hilton Corporate in Tennessee and WILL NOT trigger the credit. Advance purchase rates for properties outside the USA are typically charged by the hotel directly, so these WILL trigger the credit.

3) I have to book through my corporate travel agent or use my corporate rate code at Hilton.com, will I still get the resort credit?
YES. Any rates that are charged by the hotel directly will trigger the credit.

4) What about bookings through Orbitz, Expedia, and other online travel agencies?
As long as the rate is ďpay at hotelĒ then it will trigger the credit. Prepaid and other special rates that are charged directly by Orbitz or Expedia, etc. and not the hotel will not trigger the credit.

5) Iím looking at an eligible hotel that charges a refundable one-night deposit for all bookings, can I get the resort credit for this?
YES. As long as the deposit is charged directly by an eligible hotel to your Aspire, it will trigger the credit.

6) I see the Aspire also offers a $100 property credit at certain Conrad and Waldorf Astoria properties. What is the difference? Can I combine both credits?
YES, these are different credits but it is possible to combine them. In order to be eligible for the $100 property credit you must book a specific rate via the www.hiltonhonorsaspirecard.com website. The $100 property credit will be applied by the property at check-out before you card is charged, while the $250 resort credit will be applied by AMEX a few days after the charge appears on your statement.

For example, say you book the qualifying property credit rate via the website above for 2 nights @ $250/night, and then charge $100 in dinner to your room. At check-out, your preliminary folio is $600. The front desk will apply the $100 credit, making your final folio $500 which would be charged to your Aspire. A few days later AMEX will apply the $250 resort credit to your AMEX statement, making your total out of pocket only $250 for a $600 stay. Not bad!


ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES
7) Only properties listed at the official Hilton Resorts link (hilton.com/resorts) are eligible for this credit!

8) However, the hilton.com/resorts website isnít the best! Please search thoroughly. For example, the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas does not appear when you search North America > US & Hawaii > Nevada, but it does appear if you search the map.

9) I didnít see a property listed at the official Hilton Resorts link, but it did show up when searching Hilton.com and filtering amenities to ďResort Property,Ē can I get the resort credit here?
NO. Only properties listed at the official Hilton Resorts link (hilton.com/resorts) are eligible for the credit.

10) What about this hotel I stayed at last year, itís not listed at the official Hilton Resorts link, but it has a pool and a spa and the sun was out when I was there, surely I can get the resort credit there?
NO. Only properties listed at the official Hilton Resorts link (hilton.com/resorts) are eligible for the credit.

11) OK, I get it, only properties listed at the official Hilton Resorts link (hilton.com/resorts) are eligible for the credit, but are there any others that have fallen through the cracks?
Any properties that are not listed at the official Hilton Resorts link but with positive reports of triggering the resort credit are listed below:
- HILTON WAIKIKI BEACH HOTEL (reported by jphripjah May 1, 2018) Has been added to hilton.com/resorts since.
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort is not listed on Hilton Resorts searchable link (by state), but shows up on the map. It is reported it by mdosu April 10, 2018 that there is positive report of triggering the resort credit.


ELIGIBLE CHARGES
12) What charges are eligible for this resort credit?
ANYTHING charged directly by the hotel or to your room by an eligible property will trigger the resort credit. Room rate, taxes, fees, room service, dining, bars, spa, transportation, jet skis, beach chairs, excursions, etc. etc. etc. AMEX doesnít discriminate on what the charge is, as long as the charge appears directly from an eligible hotel it will trigger the credit.

13) I booked an award stay using Honors points at an eligible property, can I still get the resort credit for incidentals charged to the room if I pay with my Aspire?
YES. ANYTHING charged to your room by an eligible property will trigger the resort credit, as long as you settle the charges with your Aspire.

14) I booked a prepaid rate through Orbitz at an eligible property with a different credit card, can I still get the resort credit for my hotel bar tab that I charged to the room if settle this at check-out with my Aspire?
YES. ANYTHING charged to your room by an eligible property will trigger the resort credit, as long as you settle the charges with your Aspire.

15) I bought some cat food and fresh underwear at the hotel gift shop and charged it to my room. Itís an eligible property and Iím paying with my Aspire, but surely I wonít get the resort credit for this?
WRONG. ANYTHING charged to your room by an eligible property will trigger the resort credit, as long as you settle the charges with your Aspire. And donít call me Shirley.

CREDIT TIMING
16) How long does the resort credit take to post to my Amex statement?
The resort credit typically posts between 2-5 days after the eligible charge posts to your Amex account.

17) What happens if I stay in an eligible property, pay with my Aspire, but the resort credit doesn't post automatically?
If the resort credit hasn't posted within 7 days, it will most likely not post automatically, and you need to call Amex to have it manually applied. Unfortunately Amex typically requires you to wait until 8 weeks after the charge before they will manually apply the resort credit. The credit not posting automatically is very rare though, see below.

18) What properties seem to have issues with the credit posting automatically?
FT members have reported that the resort credit has not posted automatically at several of the eligible resorts:

WA Grand Wailea - Multiple reports of credit not posting automatically, however one positive data point in Feb 2019 of the credit posting, YMMV.
DT Fallsview Resort Niagara Falls - several reports
Hilton Tokyo Bay - several reports
Elara Las Vegas - several reports
WA La Quinta - one report
Hilton Mauritius - one report
Hilton Sedona - one report
Jewel Dunn River Curio Jamaica - one report
Hilton Malta - one report
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Old Nov 29, 18, 8:26 pm
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Originally Posted by uclacolumbiaunc View Post
based on how AmEx credit posting works, if it doesn't post within a week or so (most data points indicate 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 days), it's not gonna post after 8-12 weeks, unless someone manually does it for you.
I don't disagree, but your post taken in isolation didnt make it clear that you were saying it doesnt automatically post. Not everyone will scroll back and look at your repeated posts over the past 4 weeks and discern what you are talking about.

It remains a qualifying property, and Amex gave you an answer that indicates that you need to wait before they credit it manually. This doesn't make it not a qualifying property, and given how confused people remain about the terms of the benefit-- which is pretty clear actually-- your vague post wasn't helpful.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 10:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam1222 View Post
I don't disagree, but your post taken in isolation didnt make it clear that you were saying it doesnt automatically post. Not everyone will scroll back and look at your repeated posts over the past 4 weeks and discern what you are talking about.

It remains a qualifying property, and Amex gave you an answer that indicates that you need to wait before they credit it manually. This doesn't make it not a qualifying property, and given how confused people remain about the terms of the benefit-- which is pretty clear actually-- your vague post wasn't helpful.
yea, i didn't mean it's not an eligible property, i was just saying the system is not set up to automatically post the resort credit for charges from waldorf astoria la quinta resort (even though it's on the list).
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Old Nov 30, 18, 5:32 am
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can i add my friend as an AU and have them take advantage of the $250 credit if i'm not going anywhere?
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Old Nov 30, 18, 8:38 am
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I was planning on joining my SO on a trip to burn the resort credit but unfortunately I can't make it anymore so she's going with her mom.

If I book the hotel myself using my card, call the hotel to give them a head's up, and give her my card to take with her...is that likely to work? Or do I need to be there?
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Old Nov 30, 18, 8:50 am
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Guys, see if any one of you had the experience. I am trying to book a resort in Orlando, and it is on Hilton resort list. Then I saw there is a room rate called 'Another day in Paradise', it is prepay, not refundable, and can't be cancelled either. But when I read the terms in details, it seems to be different from other Advanced Purchase...question is, will this trigger that $250 resort credit? I am more leaning towards Yes, but anybody had any experience?
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Old Nov 30, 18, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by ohh View Post
I was planning on joining my SO on a trip to burn the resort credit but unfortunately I can't make it anymore so she's going with her mom.

If I book the hotel myself using my card, call the hotel to give them a head's up, and give her my card to take with her...is that likely to work? Or do I need to be there?
The reservation doesn't need to be in your name, all that matters is that your card is used at a qualifying property. So this depends entirely on the specific hotel and front desk staff and policies, etc.

One option is this: book the reservation in your SO's name, on the check-in day call the front desk and tell them you want to surprise your SO by picking up the tab for her stay and give them your card #. Shouldn't be an issue.
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Old Nov 30, 18, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by BlackTea View Post
Guys, see if any one of you had the experience. I am trying to book a resort in Orlando, and it is on Hilton resort list. Then I saw there is a room rate called 'Another day in Paradise', it is prepay, not refundable, and can't be cancelled either. But when I read the terms in details, it seems to be different from other Advanced Purchase...question is, will this trigger that $250 resort credit? I am more leaning towards Yes, but anybody had any experience?
Welcome to FT. That entirely depends on if the prepay is billed by the hotel directly or by Hilton corporate in TN, and from the details here there is no way to tell. What in the terms leads you to believe it's different from other Advance Purchase rates?
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Old Nov 30, 18, 1:09 pm
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Welcome to FT. That entirely depends on if the prepay is billed by the hotel directly or by Hilton corporate in TN, and from the details here there is no way to tell. What in the terms leads you to believe it's different from other Advance Purchase rates?
JJeffrey, thanks for your reply!! I read the terms and conditions for Advance Purchase, there are several paragraphs talking about what this type of purchases really mean, etc., but for Another Day in Paradise, there are no such specifications. That is why I can't tell based on their site, thus wondered if anybody here actually had any experience in this.
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Old Nov 30, 18, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey View Post
The reservation doesn't need to be in your name, all that matters is that your card is used at a qualifying property. So this depends entirely on the specific hotel and front desk staff and policies, etc.

One option is this: book the reservation in your SO's name, on the check-in day call the front desk and tell them you want to surprise your SO by picking up the tab for her stay and give them your card #. Shouldn't be an issue.
That's a great idea, thank you!
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Aspire Card

I'm considering getting the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. I see one of the benefits is a "$250 HILTON RESORT STATEMENT CREDIT". What exactly can this be used towards? Can I use it towards an actual stay at any Hilton?
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Old Nov 30, 18, 4:18 pm
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I'm considering getting the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. I see one of the benefits is a "$250 HILTON RESORT STATEMENT CREDIT". What exactly can this be used towards? Can I use it towards an actual stay at any Hilton?
Please refer to this thread, and start by reading the WIKI.
Hilton Amex Aspire $250 Resort Credit

Quick answer to your questions -
1. anything (room, food, etc.; anything that can be charged to your room)
2. no, only at certain hotels designated as resorts for the purpose of the credit
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Old Dec 1, 18, 10:29 am
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stayed at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster, PA on 11/26 for 1 night incurring only the AAA room rate and tax in the amount of $120. it was NOT an advance purchase rate.
for the last few days, i have been logging onto my amex account constantly to see when the credit would show up.
it just did now, @12 pm on 12/01.

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Old Dec 2, 18, 9:05 am
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can i buy GC's to get this credit?
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Old Dec 2, 18, 9:58 am
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can i buy GC's to get this credit?
If you go to one of the eligible properties and buy a GC directly from them, probably
Hilton dot com of course not.

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Old Dec 2, 18, 2:41 pm
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I have looked and looked at the AmEx website and cannot see when my anniversary date is. Oddly, also, I do not see my annual fee in any of my statements. The first statement seems to be Mar18.

Can I look at the card and figure that the expiry month is the date?? That is February.

I hate that some things are calendar years and some are card month start years.
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