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Upgrade to Surpass

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Upgrade to Surpass

Upgrade to the Hilton HHonorsTM Surpass® Card and receive extraordinary service every step of your trip.

  • Earn 50,000 HHonorsTM Bonus Points, within the first 90 days upon upgrading and upon charging a total of $3,000 or more of eligible purchases.(1)
  • Earn 12 Hilton HHonorsTM Bonus Points for every dollar of eligible purchases at any participating hotel within the Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands (2)
  • Complimentary Gold status for your first year; after that, maintain your status each year when your total eligible spend reaches $20,000(3)
  • $75/year annual fee

 

 


If I accept this offer, will I be billed the annual fee now or after a year?

Too many INQs & low AAoA so I'm off to tend the Garden.     Age:23    


     $17k       $8.5K          Closed          $19k      $6.5k        $24.2k        Closed         $5k       Closed     $8.5k        Closed      @2.49%
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Senior Contributor

Re: Upgrade to Surpass

If an AF isn't waived first year, you get billed immediately.


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Valued Contributor

Re: Upgrade to Surpass

Bummer

Too many INQs & low AAoA so I'm off to tend the Garden.     Age:23    


     $17k       $8.5K          Closed          $19k      $6.5k        $24.2k        Closed         $5k       Closed     $8.5k        Closed      @2.49%
Established Contributor

Re: Upgrade to Surpass

you can probably recon the annual fee but regardless it's worth the ugprade in points alone.


total credit limits $108,400 Credit scores Ex 728 EQ 738 TU 758
Valued Contributor

Re: Upgrade to Surpass

50k Hilton points for $75 is a good deal anyways. You can always downgrade again after the first year to the no AF version.
EX 798, EQ 789, TU 784
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Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $12,700 CL || Chase United MileagePlus Club World Elite MasterCard - $26,500 CL
Citibank Hilton Reserve Visa Signature - $20,000 CL || J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton Visa Signature - $23,500 CL
Valued Contributor

Re: Upgrade to Surpass


distantarray wrote:

you can probably recon the annual fee but regardless it's worth the ugprade in points alone.


+1

 

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Valued Contributor

Re: Upgrade to Surpass

I went to upgrade and it gave me an error telling me I needed to wait 24 hours.

 

I also think the 50k points are worth the AF, but I will try reconing the AF.

 

Who should I contact and what should I say? I am generally good at reconing, but I am not sure how I would explain why the AF should be waived. I chose to upgrade and got a lot of points for it, now I want me AF back...haha

 

Maybe some great story about being a great customer, and how I will more than make up the annual fee to them.

Too many INQs & low AAoA so I'm off to tend the Garden.     Age:23    


     $17k       $8.5K          Closed          $19k      $6.5k        $24.2k        Closed         $5k       Closed     $8.5k        Closed      @2.49%
Established Contributor

Re: Upgrade to Surpass


Dustink wrote:

I went to upgrade and it gave me an error telling me I needed to wait 24 hours.

 

I also think the 50k points are worth the AF, but I will try reconing the AF.

 

Who should I contact and what should I say? I am generally good at reconing, but I am not sure how I would explain why the AF should be waived. I chose to upgrade and got a lot of points for it, now I want me AF back...haha

 

Maybe some great story about being a great customer, and how I will more than make up the annual fee to them.


you really are the cheapest lawyer I know Smiley Tongue


total credit limits $108,400 Credit scores Ex 728 EQ 738 TU 758
Valued Contributor

Re: Upgrade to Surpass


distantarray wrote:

Dustink wrote:

I went to upgrade and it gave me an error telling me I needed to wait 24 hours.

 

I also think the 50k points are worth the AF, but I will try reconing the AF.

 

Who should I contact and what should I say? I am generally good at reconing, but I am not sure how I would explain why the AF should be waived. I chose to upgrade and got a lot of points for it, now I want me AF back...haha

 

Maybe some great story about being a great customer, and how I will more than make up the annual fee to them.


you really are the cheapest lawyer I know Smiley Tongue


You're already getting 50k points for $75, and you think you should have the AF waived too? If you get a card that has an AF on it, that's part of the terms that you accept. I see so many people who try and argue their way out of it. It's already a really good deal.
EX 798, EQ 789, TU 784
American Express Platinum (NPSL) || Bank of America Privileges with Travel Rewards Visa Signature - $23,200 CL
Barclays American Airlines Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard - $20,000 CL || Chase IHG Rewards World Mastercard - $25,000 CL
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $12,700 CL || Chase United MileagePlus Club World Elite MasterCard - $26,500 CL
Citibank Hilton Reserve Visa Signature - $20,000 CL || J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton Visa Signature - $23,500 CL
Valued Contributor

Re: Upgrade to Surpass

My advice is if AF cannot be waived, then keep Surpass for a year and downgrade before second AF.