Posted by William Charles on May 6, 2019
Credit Cards

Published on May 6th, 2019 | by William Charles

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American Express Hilton Ascend 125,000 Point No Lifetime Language Offer

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • American Express is offering 125,000 Hilton points after $2,000 in spend within the first three months on the Hilton Ascend card

Card Details

  • Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product or the Hilton Honors Surpass Card (this language is not present on this offer)
  • Not a new card vs the Surpass
  • Annual fee of $95
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio worldwide
    • 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at U.S. supermarkets, U.S. restaurants, and U.S. gas stations
    • 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on all other eligible purchases
  • 10 free priority pass lounge passes
  • Complimentary Hilton Honors gold status. Earn Diamond status after spending $40,000 in purchases within a calendar year
  • One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $15,000 in purchases on the card in a calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees

Our Verdict

There is a no NLL (no lifetime language) offer on the no annual fee card as well. Both links were retrieved from e-mails, so I suspect these offers are meant to be targeted but aren’t for whatever reason. Keep in mind there is significant risk involved when it comes to these offers. Personally I’m giving them a miss due to American Express’ track record of handling things like this, but up to you if you want to apply.

The best bonus on this card is normally 150,000 points so really only attractive if you’ve already had the card before. Because of that and the risk involved I won’t be adding it to the best credit card bonus page for now. If you have any questions about American Express, read this post first.

Hat tip to US Credit Card Guide



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That guy that didn't fall for it
That guy that didn't fall for it

It’s a trap!

Abey

A RAT trap…

eyesonthepoints

U really think applying for this could be a RAT Trip?

Abey

Is a Hilton Business No lifetime language next? Fingers crossed.

Mark
Mark

Man, the earlier post on the no fee card has me wanting to get it and the 75k points, then get another upgrade offer to the Ascend. I have had them all including Surpass and the Citi no fee Hilton. Currently only have Aspire.

myi

Just got the 150k offer in the mail, and seems to be as well a NLL. Doesn’t say anywhere about having had the card before.

AKSF
AKSF

Does it have a link?

Myi
myi

Are most PP limited to 10 entries?
The Sapphire reserve and Amex platinum are unlimited aren’t they?

Andrew D
Andrew D

Correct, most are not limited to 10, they are unlimited.

JB
JB

Yes, but 10 PP visits for $95 isn’t bad compared to unlimited PP visits for $450 or $550.

lol
lol

for example, if you applied for one or more cards to obtain a welcome offer(s) that we did not intend for you

Sounds like It’s really possible for Amex to clawback the welcome bonus?

Frito Pendejo
Frito Pendejo

Darn I’m already 2/90 with amex

Jason
Jason

please stop

Abey

By the way my Fiancé had a financial review. She only earned 4K last year. I encouraged her to send in the IRS authorization form they requested (nothing to lose). They lowered all 6 cards to 3K limits. I was so glad… (FRs are not as scary as initially thought).

Aloha808
Aloha808

Any idea what triggered it?

alvinroast
alvinroast

Maybe only $4k in dollars, but what were the earnings in miles?

Thanks for the datapoint.

Just Poking fun
Just Poking fun

need new fiance its 2019 women should be supporting men lol

Bear
Bear

“If we in our sole discretion determine that you have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with the welcome offer in any way or that you intend to do so (for example, if you applied for one or more cards to obtain a welcome offer(s) that we did not intend for you; if you cancel or downgrade your account within 12 months after acquiring it; or if you cancel or return purchases you made to meet the Threshold Amount), we may not credit Hilton Honors Bonus Points to your account. We may also cancel this Card account and other Card accounts you may have with us.”

Vic
Vic

Yes?
Standard language for all Amex these days.

Emmanuel Ruiz
Emmanuel Ruiz

Yeah, but this was obviously targeted to a specific email. That’s the difference here so it was not intended for you!

Mark
Mark

I didn’t want to risk this, so I went ahead and got the Amex Hilton Business for 125k (plus 15k MR from my personal Plat self-referral). Like Ascend, it has 6x points on gas (and wireless bills too). Unlike Ascend, I have never had it.

I was at my 5 credit card limit so in order to get this card, I had to cancel one card (AMEX always makes this easy, I apply, it goes pending, so I call and tell them I’ll can cancel ___ card if I can get the new card). I happily canceled the Bonvoy Business (old SPG Biz). I barely use it or Marriott since the merger, so it’s win-win.

Alex Taheri
Alex Taheri

How are these links released? It’s unusual for Amex to not be aware of a promotion without proper language. These are deliberate, to gain more information. Trap.

pointshoarder
pointshoarder

I went ahead and took the gamble and applied for this card. I have had it in the past but did not currently hold it. Cards arrived in the mail today. Had a chat with Amex support, and they confirmed the 125k point bonus on the account. We will see if it will post! A data point for everyone

Brian
Brian

I applied two days ago, but after instant approval, I tried to get a temporary number and the system froze. I never received an email about the application like I usually would. Nothing is showing up when I go the Amex Application checker. I’m going to wait a week or two to see if I get the card in the mail. Anyone else have this issue?

I currently have 4 other Amex cards, but don’t want eyes on this app, as I have held the Surpass (and every other Hilton card) in the past, so I won’t be calling to speak with anyone.

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