Posted by William Charles on September 8, 2019
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Published on September 8th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Targeted] American Express Hilton Surpass (Formerly Ascend) 150,000 Point Bonus

The Offer

No direct link. E-mails have been sent out (Subject line is ‘Now after you upgrade your Card you can earn 150,000 Points towards your next vacation.’) and some people also have the deal showing up when logged in

  • Some American Express Hilton cardholders are being offered to upgrade to the Hilton Surpass (formerly Ascend) card and receive a bonus of 150,000 points after $3,000 in spend within the first three months

Card Details

  • 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
  • Expires 12/24/19

Our Verdict

We’ve have seen the same upgrade bonus of 150,000 points in the past, but usually it’s  75,000 or 100,000 points. The good thing about upgrade offers is that you can get the bonus even if you’ve had the card before, that’s usually not possible. For more information about upgrade offers in general I’d recommend reading this post. We recently saw a bonus of 130,000 points & a free night certificate as a sign up bonus, so if you haven’t had this card before I’d recommend waiting for a better straight up sign up bonus. If you have had this card before then I’d recommend doing this upgrade offer.

Hat tip to @jtkersey24



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Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

The subject line is “Now after you upgrade your Card you can earn 150,000 Points towards your next vacation.” Upgrading has no 5/24 impact, correct? Trying to keep P2 under

Chong786
Chong786

No impact on x/24 when you upgrade .

Chong786
Chong786

Damn .. they’re giving out Hilton points like free candy

ELi
ELi

any way to get offer if not targeted?

Amol
Amol

Got it, and since I’m ineligible for the card as a new bonus, this is great and an easy decision. Will spend $15k on this before year’s end for the points + the free weekend night. This Hilton card was also recently targeted for me with the $10 statement credit per $200 at dining up to 5 times, so might become my dining card while I work on spend.

Frank
Frank

My wife and I each got this upgrade a few months back. Pretty nice deal. I just got targeted for the 150k Aspire upgrade this afternoon as well. Decision time.

Amol
Amol

I plan on applying for the Aspire card as a new card sometime next year (as I dial down Marriott stays and move to Hilton as my “big chain”). If you upgrade, you can’t get a new-user bonus. But if you get a new user bonus, it doesn’t preclude you from getting an upgrade bonus later.

Andrew
Andrew

I got an email to upgrade my Surpass card to the Aspire card. The weird thing is I upgraded the Surpass card from the No-AF Hilton card ~2 months ago. Should get the bonus this next statement. I also tried to apply for the Aspire card directly but got the ineligible popup. Once the bonus hits I might try to upgrade. Might just get another ineligible popup but who knows

James
James

This same upgrade bonus was a public offer until some time in July. Me and SO both took advantage of it for 300,000 miles total.

Kyle
Kyle

Wow, I’m targeted, but I actually did this upgrade on 9/26/2017 (for 100k points then). Then I downgraded. Now I have this 150k upgrade offer. Can someone confirm: Will I be able to get this upgrade bonus a second time? Thanks,
–Kyle

Jer
Jer

Got this offer a month ago, hit the msr, and got the bonus maybe a week ago. Now, they’re offering 150k points to upgrade from surpass to aspire for 4k spend. I applied today and got accepted lol. Easy points for someone watching their 5/24

Andrew
Andrew

Did you statement post yet? If not any worry about upgrading before it does? I upgraded to the Ascend/Surpass and just got the signup bonus but my statement isn’t until later this month. Worried that if I upgrade they’ll claw back the bonus. I’ll admit that would be weird since it isn’t like I closed the card.

ELi
ELi

how do I get off the amex blacklist? tried applying for card and got the pop-up telling me that I don’t qualify etc…. I assume its bec I closed 4 amex accts after the AF hit (2 business + 2 consumer). but all these closures happened over a yr ago.

CJ
CJ

Legend has it that you’ll pop off after you put more spend on your amex cards.

Kyle
Kyle

Retrying this question:
I’m targeted, but I actually did this Surpass upgrade on 9/26/2017 (for 100k points then). Then I downgraded to no-fee. Now I have this 150k Surpass upgrade offer. Can someone confirm: Will I be able to get this Surpass upgrade bonus a second time? Thanks,
–Kyle

Andrew D
Andrew D

Yeah, it should work.

Gibunono
Gibunono

Kyle, could you share the upgrade link in the email you received? Thanks!

Benjamin
Benjamin

My wife got the 150,000 as a welcome bonus offer through Amex’s pre-qualify tool in incognito mode. She also got the 100,000 Platinum offer that way. She has no current Amex cards. The only Amex card she ever had was the Costco card until Citi took it over.

escot
escot

Apart from letting your readers know about deals like this, even more thanks for highlighting the subject heading for this offer. I had been watching for this offer, even searched my email inboxes for various keywords (like Hilton or Surpass), yet wasn’t seeing it. Figured I wasn’t targeted and had moved on. Yet then belatedly occurred to me to look again, to search using a copy/paste of your report of the subject heading — and lo and behold, found it. 🙂

Gibunono
Gibunono

Escot, could you share the upgrade link in the email you received? Thanks!

Joe
Joe

150k+$100 offer: earn $100 statement credit after your first purchase, plus earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months.

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card-application/apply/hilton-honors-surpass-credit-card/80008-10-0#/
(open in incognito)

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