Hilton free weekend nights become anytime nights valid for 2 years

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American Express sent out good news today to Hilton Surpass and Hilton Aspire cardholders.  We separately reported on the ability to earn 12X at grocery stores and the fact that the Hilton Aspire’s $250 resort credit can now be earned through restaurant spend.  In this post, though, I’ll specifically point out the enhancements to the free weekend nights that can be earned with either card.

Enhancements to Free Weekend Night Rewards

Weekend night becomes anytime night

Unexpired and new Free Weekend Night rewards issued through December 31, 2020 can now be used any night of the week.

New free nights valid for 24 months

New weekend free night awards issued from May 1 to December 31 2020 will be valid for 24 months from the date of issuance (previously 12 months).

How to earn Free Weekend Night Rewards

As a reminder, each card makes it possible to earn Free Weekend Night Rewards, as follows:

  • Hilton Aspire:
    • Annual Weekend Night Reward upon approval and every year upon renewal
    • Second free weekend night after $60K spend in calendar year
  • Hilton Surpass:
    • Free weekend night after $15K spend in calendar year

My take

In my opinion, these changes make earning Hilton free night awards this year far more valuable than usual.  If you plan to earn a free night through spend, you may want to wait until December to complete that spend so that the free night is valid through all of 2021 and most of 2022.

Below you’ll find images of emails shared by members of our Frequent Miler Insiders Group (thanks everyone!):

Hilton Surpass:

Hilton Surpass changes

Hilton Aspire:

Hilton Aspire Changes
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