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How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?

Valued Member

Re: How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?

The AMEX upgrade to Gold as long as you're a card holder happened a couple months ago I believe.  I wouldn't be surprised if it remains this way as long as Citi has it too.  I've been tempted to try to upgrade mine but I've heard you can only do it after a year of having the base version Smiley Sad

EX: 743 as of 11/14/14
Chase: CSP $15.9k | Chase Freedom $2.4k | Fairmont $5k | Marriott Premier $2k | Hyatt $1.1k | IHG $1k
AMEX: AMEX Platinum NPSL | Hilton HHonors $6k | SPG $4k | Delta Gold Card $2k
Citi: Hilton HHonors Reserve $5.6k
Barclaycard: Arrival+ $2.5k
Capital One: VentureOne $10k
Others: Discover it $1600 | Jared $7.6k
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Moderator Emerita

Re: How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?

Amex changed the policy on the Surpass in November.  Now it's Gold for the life of the account. 

Message 12 of 19
Valued Contributor

Re: How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?

I think AMEX may have changed their T&C's on the card.  It used to be 1 year only gold then after it was tied to spending.

 

Source: http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/credit-cards/hilton-hhonors-credit-card-review/

 

Here are the T&C's they have listed:

 

  • 12pts (6%) on Hilton
  • 6pts (3%) on restaurants, gas and groceries
  • 3pts (1.5%) elsewhere
  • Signup bonus: 60,000 Hilton HHonors Points
  • Automatic Silver status
  • Gold status for first year and every year you spend $20k+
  • Priority Pass standard airport lounge access (pay a discounted $27/visit)


Starting Score: EQ 551 TU 548 CK 607on 6/8/12, EX 542(AMEX pull 3/4/12)
Current Score: EQ 710 TU 727 EX 704 CK 719(FAKO-EX 697, EQ 697, TU 697)
Goal Score: 750

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Message 13 of 19
New Contributor

Re: How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?

Amex platinum offers this as well.



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Message 14 of 19
Super Contributor

Re: How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?

Hilton or their partners does promos from time to time where one can get gold status for free or for a small amount of money.

For instance, visa infinite cardholders were eligible for free Hilton gold status during the summer. Its easy to generate any random visa infinite card number using a generator as well.

A couple months ago there was a promo for $10 for 1 year Hilton gold plus some other stuff coupled in it as well. Can't remember the specifics.

If you don't want to grab a card just for this, then wait for the promo. They seem to be pretty fairly common.
JPMorgan Palladium (100k), AmEx Platinum (NPSL), AmEx SPG (46k), AmEx BCP (42k), Chase Sapphire Preferred (47k), Citi Prestige (31k), Citi Thank You Preferred (27k), Citi Executive AAdvantage (25k), JPMorgan Ritz-Carlton (21k), Merrill+ (15k), US Bank Cash+ (22.5k), Wells Fargo (12k), Bloomingdale’s (12.4k), Chase Freedom (5k), Discover IT (5k).
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Valued Contributor

Re: How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?


MyCreditSucksTheMost wrote:
Amex platinum offers this as well.

Yes BUT the caveat to this is that it is only good till the end of 2014, meaning not a permanent Platinum perk, after 2014 then what?

Message 16 of 19
Established Contributor

Re: How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?

I'd prefer not to do another annual fee card if I"m not getting a lot of value out of it. I probably should look at the SPG then...

Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward,
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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Re: How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?

Message 18 of 19
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Re: How many cards give HHonors Gold Status?


09Lexie wrote:

It was reported in the points guy but I also received an email late October regarding the change. 

 

http://thepointsguy.com/2013/11/hilton-hhonors-amex-surpass-card-members-to-receive-automatic-hilton...



I'm going to consider it, but I don't know if I stay in hilton enough to get the value.  This may be a churnable card for me.

Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward,
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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