(EXPIRED) 150K Hilton upgrade (check to see if you are eligible)

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If you have the no-fee Amex Hilton card you may be eligible to upgrade to either the Hilton Ascend (soon to be called Surpass) or Hilton Aspire card with a 150K upgrade offer.  If you have the Hilton Ascend, you may be eligible for a 150K upgrade offer to the Aspire.

From no-fee Amex Hilton to $95 card

Link to offer

Click here and then click “request an upgrade” to find out if you are eligible

Offer details

  • Upgrade and earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership
  • Offer Ends 07/16/2019
  • I do not see any terms in the offer that exclude those who have had the Ascend or Surpass card before

From no-fee or $95 Amex Hilton to $450 Hilton Aspire

Link to offer

Click here and then click “request an upgrade” to find out if you are eligible

Offer details

  • Upgrade and earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership
  • Offer Ends 07/16/2019
  • I do not see any terms in the offer that exclude those who have had the Aspire card before

My take on these offers

These are great offers. If you’re eligible, go for it.

More thoughts:

  • Upgrade offers are awesome because: No new account on your credit report; No issue with exceeding the Amex 5 credit card limit; No credit inquiry.
  • I personally think that both the $95 and $450 Hilton cards offer perks that exceed the annual fee.  The $95 card, for example, gives you Hilton Gold status which offers free breakfast at Hilton hotels worldwide.  The $450 Aspire, meanwhile, is loaded with high end perks.  See: A new ultra-premium card, in-depth review: Amex Hilton Aspire.
  • If you don’t think the card’s perks exceed the annual fee, then you can always downgrade the card later.  Please wait until it has been at least 12 months from the date you upgrade before downgrading or else Amex may try to claw back the upgrade points.

Summary info about the $95 and $450 Hilton cards (click to drill down for more info)

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

FM Mini Review: This card is loaded with valuable perks that are more than worth the card's annual fee if you stay in Hilton resorts at least once per year, and other Hilton properties a few times a year..


Annual Fee: $450

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 14X Hilton spend ⚬ 7X US restaurants, flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, select car rental companies ⚬ 3X on all other eligible purchases ⚬ Terms & Limitations Apply.

Big spend bonus: Second free weekend night after $60K spend in calendar year

Noteworthy perks: ⚬Annual Weekend Night Reward upon approval and every year upon renewal ⚬ Free Diamond Status ⚬ Priority Pass w/ 2 free guests ⚬ $250 Hilton Resort Credit per membership year ⚬ $250 Airline Incidental Fee Credit per calendar year ⚬ $100 on-property credit w/ Aspire Card package ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Amex Hilton Aspire In-Depth Review

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card

FM Mini Review: Easy way to secure Hilton Gold status (which offers free breakfast among other perks). Those who want Diamond status may be better off with the Aspire card.


Annual Fee: $95

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Gas
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 12X Hilton spend ⚬ 6X U.S. restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ⚬ 3X on all other eligible purchases

Big spend bonus:
⚬ Free weekend night after $15K spend in calendar year ⚬ Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend ⚬ Terms apply

Noteworthy perks: Free Gold status. Diamond status w/ $40K spend. ⚬ 10 free Priority Pass lounge visits per calendar year ⚬ Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.

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