Posted by William Charles on January 12, 2019
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Published on January 12th, 2019 | by William Charles

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American Express Lowers Hilton Sign Up Bonuses, Some Still Available Via Referral

American Express has lowered the sign up bonus on the Hilton co-branded cards. The following two cards are still available via referral:

The following two cards were available via dummy booking.

If you need a referral for the Ascend card (really the only bonus that has remained the same for referrals but decreased for non referrals) then go here. Please do not share your referral links in this post, we’d like to keep the comments section for discussing the changes.

Hat tip to Hit_potato



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Sergio
Sergio

I’m seeing 130K points for the Ascend and business and 80K HHonors card in the hilton app

P
P

Seeing the same.

Subhuman-Male
Subhuman-Male

Luckily, I was able to get the 150k Ascend deal when it started last year. But I forgot to self-refer myself from the no-annual-fee HHonors card. 🙁

Alex
Alex

My BGR referral still shows 100k for the no fee card, 150k for the ascend, and 125k for the business version. Just sharing what’s still available via referral.

Sergio
Sergio

Referrals in general are showing higher bonuses

Brandon
Brandon

Would you say we will see higher offer (>150k) for ascend card or this is the best bet? William Charles

Jack - NJ
Jack - NJ

TL/DR: This is the best bet.

I know you didn’t ask for my 2 cents, but I’m gonna say that this is the best you are going to get for a while. The reason I say this is because, as DoC has previously reported, Hilton seems to be trying to raise their point value to half a cent a piece for Amazon purchases. I can’t imagine that they can continue to offer this bonus and raise the point value. That would essentially be a $750 giveaway for only 3k in purchases. And don’t expect them to downgrade their points value in the short term either, since they are trying to get the better of Marriott/SPG ever since their messy merger. They appear to have been taking advantage of the chaos, and they wouldn’t want to screw themselves by following Marriott and killing their point system.

*end rant*

Lia
Lia

I am disappointed that SPG gold seems to have less benefit after the merge. I always get an upgrade (and 50% bonus points) with SPG. Now with Marriott, the upgrade is not guaranteed and only 25% bonus points.

Brandon
Brandon

Thanks for your reply, looks like I it’s time to pull the trigger 🙂

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

IMHO 150k is best

sa13doc
sa13doc

Doc – could you please open comments in referral post section.

jan
jan

I have the upgrade offers for my no fee Hilton card, don’t know expiration date. Never have Aspire/Ascent before! if I upgrade, could I apply and get a new Aspire/Ascent later?

Katie Hernandez
Katie Hernandez

I just got Hilton Honors 75,000 + $100 last week via dummy booking.

Newbie
Newbie

I love using hilton points for hotels and get very good value. Just booked room for daughters volleyball tournament, 30,000 points for an almost $400 incl taxes in Reno. I would never use it for amazon.

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

Just approved for the Hilton Honors Card (100k) and the Ascend Card (150k).

I do have a few questions William Charles Chuck :

1) Since the Ascend offers a Priority Pass Membership and I already have a Priority Pass Membership through the Hilton Biz Card do I get 20 Passes total (10 from each)??

2) They gave me a $1,000 SL on both cards which means it’ll be a bit hard to meet the SUB on the Ascend (3k MSR) what should I do? I know they don’t like multiple payments in the first billing cycle.

3) I now have 3 Hilton Credit Cards is that okay with Amex, like is there any risk of shutdown? These are the only cards I have with Amex though.

Thanks!

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