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Hilton Surpass (formerly Ascend)

MS DPs – Episode 8 – $500 VGC from Kroger

MS DPs – Episode 8 – $500 VGC from Kroger

In Episode 8 of our Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DPs) series, we’ll review our purchase of a $500 Visa Gift Card (VGC) that we purchased from Kroger on July 27. We’ve been excited to get to this episode in…

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YTD Spend Prior to Amex Hilton Ascend-to-Aspire Upgrade Counts Toward $60k Aspire Free Night Threshold

YTD Spend Prior to Amex Hilton Ascend-to-Aspire Upgrade Counts Toward $60k Aspire Free Night Threshold

This post is about a small nuance that’s right there in the Amex Terms & Conditions – but that I didn’t know or expect: When you upgrade an Amex Hilton Ascend/Surpass card to an Aspire card, all purchases that you…

How Fast Does an Amex Hilton Ascend $15k Free Weekend Night Certificate Arrive? (and Two Other Important Data Points)

How Fast Does an Amex Hilton Ascend $15k Free Weekend Night Certificate Arrive? (and Two Other Important Data Points)

Executive Summary My Hilton Free Weekend Night Certificate arrived less than 3 days after I completed the $15,000 calendar-year spend requirement on an Amex Hilton Honors Ascend card. In addition, we learned two other important things about the certificates –…

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

With 2019 kicking off, I thought it would be useful to review the big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you our thoughts on each of them. We’ll break them down into: Yes, Definitely; On the…

Multiple Amex Bonus Offers to Earn Hilton Honors Points on Co-Branded Cards

Multiple Amex Bonus Offers to Earn Hilton Honors Points on Co-Branded Cards

Last week, we reported on a good targeted spend bonus that Amex offered on its co-branded Hilton Aspire and Ascend cards.  And now this week, Amex is back with even more offers to earn bonus Hilton Honors points.  We have…