[Targeted] Get 150,000 Points for Upgrading To Hilton Aspire

Update 5/23/21: More people targeted.

Update 2/5/2020: More people targeted, the new end date is 05/15/2020. Hat tip to reader Obstinate808

Update 10/24/19: More people have been targeted for this offer.

Update 8/21/19: More people have been targeted, can try using this link but you’ll need to upgrade. Subject line is ‘<name>, end summer with 150K Bonus Points’ Valid until 11/21/19. Hat tip to Yoshi K

Update 7/28/19: More people have been targeted. Subject line is still ‘Upgrade and earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Points.’ and it’s valid until 8/31/19. Hat tip to reader Yoshi

Update 5/23/19: More people have been targeted. Hat tip to @Obstinate808

Update 3/15/19: More people have been targeted for this upgrade offer. Should show up when logged in. Hat tip to reader Stephen H

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The Offer

Check your email (subject “Upgrade & Earn 150,000 Bonus Points”) for the following offer. Others are seeing it in the Amex Offers section in their login.

  • Upgrade to the Hilton Aspire card and get a bonus 150,000 points when you spend $4,000 within 3 months.

Some people are getting this on their Hilton Ascend or on their no-fee Hilton cards.

 

The Fine Print

  • You can earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $4,000 (the “Threshold Amount”) on eligible purchases on your Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership starting from the date your account is approved.
  • Eligible purchases to meet the Threshold Amount of this offer include those made by both the Basic and Additional Card Members on the Card Account.
  • Eligible purchases are purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits.
  • Eligible purchases to meet the Threshold Amount of this offer do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchase of travelers checks, purchase or reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments, or other cash equivalents.
  • Purchases may fall outside of the 3 month period in some cases, such as a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction. (For example, if you buy goods online, the purchase date may be the date the goods are shipped).
  • Hilton Honors Bonus Points will be credited to your Hilton Honors account 6–8 weeks after the Threshold Amount has been reached.
  • 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 Bonus Points to your account. We may also cancel this Card account and other Card accounts you may have with us.
  • Your Card account must not be canceled or past due at the time of fulfillment of any offers. A
  • dditional Card Members are not eligible to receive this offer.
  • Bonus Points do not count toward elite tier qualification; for more information, visit HiltonHonors.com/Terms.

Our Verdict

Sweet offer. The bonus and spend threshold are the same as when you signup directly. Here’s a comparison of the 4 Amex Hilton cards. 

Thanks to reader Russ for sharing this offer and a few friends as well

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Beat2def
Beat2def

I downgraded from Aspire to the no-fee card. Apparently, I still have Diamond status. Anyone else have that? As well, I’m getting the $20 dining credit and the $5 dining credit.

Kafka
Kafka

Both Hilton and Delta’s systems don’t always sync up with AmEx’s. AmEx will tell you that free nights, companion certs, etc. become invalid if you cancel the card, but I’ve never seen such a data point.

Marianne
Marianne

Hi Doc, I didn’t get the email promo or upgrade offer when I go into my account but I did call the number they gave me in the Amex chat to check for upgrade bonuses at 800-528-4800. Rep was able to confirm I had an upgrade offer on my no fee Hilton card to Aspire for 150k!

Ron
Ron

Got the same offer after calling this number

Will
Will

No offer on my Honors card 🙁

Joe
Joe

Well, this sucks 😀 I had an offer to upgrade the Surpass to the Aspire, but without any bonus points. What the Deuce?

Kerberos
Kerberos

What happens to the monthly $5 dining credit on the no-fee Hilton if you upgrade it to an Aspire? Does it become $20 or do you just lose it?

Kafka
Kafka

It’s an AmEx Offer linked to the card, so it will persist at $5. I think if you did it at just the right time the $20 Offer was appearing, but that time is past.

Brad C
Brad C

The no-fee upgrade offer back in December with 1st year $0 and 2nd year $95 was a better deal as that saved $805 in annual fees for holding the Aspire for two years.

You could use that $805 saved to buy Hilton points at 0.5 cpp during the routine promos and get 161,000 points coming out ahead from this 150,000 points upgrade offer.

beat2def
beat2def

Bummer, I didn’t get it.
They are thwarting my strategy of downgrading then getting an upgrade!

Matt
Matt

I received the upgrade offer on my no fee Hilton to the Surpass. I have never held the the personal Surpass before. Should I not take advantage of a new card sign up offer on the Surpass before any upgrade from the no fee version? If I upgrade does that disqualify me from a new card offer in the future with the Surpass?

Andrew D
Andrew D

Upgrade disqualifies, apply for surpass first and then upgrade.

Kyle
Kyle

Got the email yesterday, but it’s for 3k in 3 months spend!

Jime
Jime

any link? thanks!

Jeff G
Jeff G

Got the upgrade from Honors to Surpass. Easy yes for that upgrade.

K.M.
K.M.

Hey there, do you use that card frequently? I haven’t received an upgrade offer but I used it frequently so I’m guessing maybe that’s why.

Jeff G
Jeff G

I haven’t used it in a long time.