Published on March 5th, 2020 | by William Charles73
American Express Updates Terms To Prevent Abuse On Marriott Brilliant $300 Credit & Hilton Aspire $250 Credit
Update 3/5/20: They’ve added similar terms to the Marriott Brilliant $300 Marriott credit as well. (ht to reader Vic)
American Express has added new terms to the Hilton Aspire card that go into effect on May 1st, 2020 as first point out by Travel With Grant. The new terms state:
- The benefit terms for the $250 Hilton Resort Credit benefit are being updated to add clarifying language that statement credit(s) received during the reward year may be reversed if the eligible purchase is returned/cancelled, or if you engage in abuse or misuse in connection with the benefit (for example, if you do not maintain an eligible card account for the duration of the reward year).
New terms have also been added for when Hilton points are transferred:
- Updated language notes that Hilton Honors Bonus points you earn with your Card will be posted to your Hilton Honors account up to 12 weeks after the end of your billing period
I’m actually surprised that the resort credit terms didn’t already include that type of language. Even without that language I wouldn’t risk doing a cancellation anyway with how often American Express seems to clawback credits these days.