Published on July 9th, 2018 | by William Charles61
American Express Is Sending Out Upgrade Offers
Update 07/09/18: Looks like another round of offers have gone out. In particular try navigating to the Hilton Honors Ascend page when logged in to see if you have any upgrade offers to that card. Hat tip to @GreatTwitcher
American Express has sent out a number of upgrade offers on their credit and charge cards. Check your e-mail to see if you’ve received an offer. Offer might also show if you click ‘view all personal credit and charge cards’ on the American Express website.
Blue Cash To Blue Cash Preferred
- Bonus of $150 after $2,000 in spend within 3 months of upgrade. Annual fee of $95 is also waived.
Have seen a bonus of $250, but that was without the annual fee being waived so basically the same offer.
No Annual Fee Hilton To Hilton Ascend
- Bonus of 75,000 points after $2,000 in spend within 3 months of upgrade. Annual fee is not waived.
Haven’t seen an upgrade offer on the Ascend card yet, but they were extremely common on the Surpass (basically the same card). Previous bonuses have been 100,000 points though. Some people have been able to get this to show by navigating to the Ascend page on the American Express website.
Everything You Need To Know About Upgrade Offers
If you have any questions about these upgrade offers, I’d strongly recommend reading this post.
Usually it’s possible to get the sign up bonus on these upgrade offers, even if you’ve had the card and gotten the bonus before (although this isn’t always true and it doesn’t seem like you can really fight it if the bonus doesn’t automatically post). In those cases these bonuses can be worth it, otherwise I’d generally just wait for bigger public bonuses to come along as these are typically better than these upgrade offers. The advantage of the upgrade offer is you keep the account history and also no hard pull is done.