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Approved for Amex Hilton Aspire

Just got approved for the Hilton Aspire (pre-approved in my account)...unfortunately, I don't know my CL yet, as Amex' online system is being very buggy this morning. On the bright side, they're giving me a $60 statement credit for the inconvenience of not getting my card number right away. Plus, I called to say I had hoped to use the card right away, so they're expediting it to me. No hard pull (I've only ever had one HP from Amex, when I got my first card with them).

 

This is my fourth Amex card (I also have the Everyday, Plat, and Delta Platinum). I started with them just a little over a year ago...being with them over a year seems to be the magic number for plentiful pre-approvals (though they gave me the Plat back in March). I also noticed just this week that they're finally pre-approving me for business cards.

 

Been looking forward to getting the Aspire for awhile, as it sounds like an extremely useful and valuable card. I already have a reservation in Hawaii for December that I'll be using the $250 resort credit for, a plan next year to use most of the 150k bonus points, and an airline chosen for the airline credit (Delta, since I already have Alaska in use for the Plat...those are pretty much the only airlines I fly domestically). The Hilton Diamond status will come in very handy for me as well.

EX (Fico 8): 761 TU (Vantage 3): 770 EQ (Vantage 3): 762
Amex Platinum; Amex Gold; Amex Green; Amex Hilton Aspire $11,500; Citi AA MileUp $7,700; Amex Everyday Preferred $5,000; Chase Ink Unlimited $8,000; Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business $5,000; Chase IHG Premier $5,000; Amex Delta Platinum $5,000; Amex Delta Business Gold $10,000; Amex Hilton Business $3,000; Bank of America Alaska Airlines card $3,200; CapOne Quicksilver One $500
Oldest account: March 2018; Youngest account: Dec. 2019
Store cards: Amazon (Synchrony) $1,000
Goals: EX 780 by early 2021
Wanted cards: Chase Sapphire Reserve; Chase Ink Preferred; Chase Ink Cash; Chase World of Hyatt; Schwab Plat; Barclay Aviator Red; Citi Prestige
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Another data point: my Hilton status was updated in the app from Gold to Diamond literally minutes after getting approved for the card.

EX (Fico 8): 761 TU (Vantage 3): 770 EQ (Vantage 3): 762
Amex Platinum; Amex Gold; Amex Green; Amex Hilton Aspire $11,500; Citi AA MileUp $7,700; Amex Everyday Preferred $5,000; Chase Ink Unlimited $8,000; Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business $5,000; Chase IHG Premier $5,000; Amex Delta Platinum $5,000; Amex Delta Business Gold $10,000; Amex Hilton Business $3,000; Bank of America Alaska Airlines card $3,200; CapOne Quicksilver One $500
Oldest account: March 2018; Youngest account: Dec. 2019
Store cards: Amazon (Synchrony) $1,000
Goals: EX 780 by early 2021
Wanted cards: Chase Sapphire Reserve; Chase Ink Preferred; Chase Ink Cash; Chase World of Hyatt; Schwab Plat; Barclay Aviator Red; Citi Prestige
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Re: Approved for Amex Hilton Aspire

Sweet, congrats Smiley Happy
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Another update: I tried a few more times, and eventually I did get the card number and temporary cvv. My CL is $11,500 (by far my highest on any card yet). My temporary CL (until the card comes) is $10,000 (weird, huh? why even bother?). Now we'll see if I still get that $60 statement credit, haha.

EX (Fico 8): 761 TU (Vantage 3): 770 EQ (Vantage 3): 762
Amex Platinum; Amex Gold; Amex Green; Amex Hilton Aspire $11,500; Citi AA MileUp $7,700; Amex Everyday Preferred $5,000; Chase Ink Unlimited $8,000; Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business $5,000; Chase IHG Premier $5,000; Amex Delta Platinum $5,000; Amex Delta Business Gold $10,000; Amex Hilton Business $3,000; Bank of America Alaska Airlines card $3,200; CapOne Quicksilver One $500
Oldest account: March 2018; Youngest account: Dec. 2019
Store cards: Amazon (Synchrony) $1,000
Goals: EX 780 by early 2021
Wanted cards: Chase Sapphire Reserve; Chase Ink Preferred; Chase Ink Cash; Chase World of Hyatt; Schwab Plat; Barclay Aviator Red; Citi Prestige
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Re: Approved for Amex Hilton Aspire

Congrats!




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Re: Approved for Amex Hilton Aspire

Congratulations on your apporval and nice SL!!!








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Congrats on your Amex Hilton Honors Aspire approval and nice SL! Smiley Very Happy




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@ratchada wrote:

Just got approved for the Hilton Aspire (pre-approved in my account)...unfortunately, I don't know my CL yet, as Amex' online system is being very buggy this morning. On the bright side, they're giving me a $60 statement credit for the inconvenience of not getting my card number right away. Plus, I called to say I had hoped to use the card right away, so they're expediting it to me. No hard pull (I've only ever had one HP from Amex, when I got my first card with them).

 

This is my fourth Amex card (I also have the Everyday, Plat, and Delta Platinum). I started with them just a little over a year ago...being with them over a year seems to be the magic number for plentiful pre-approvals (though they gave me the Plat back in March). I also noticed just this week that they're finally pre-approving me for business cards.

 

Been looking forward to getting the Aspire for awhile, as it sounds like an extremely useful and valuable card. I already have a reservation in Hawaii for December that I'll be using the $250 resort credit for, a plan next year to use most of the 150k bonus points, and an airline chosen for the airline credit (Delta, since I already have Alaska in use for the Plat...those are pretty much the only airlines I fly domestically). The Hilton Diamond status will come in very handy for me as well.


Congrats I love this card use it the most outside of the Plat card.  Quick note those pre approvals never show up on my credit report as hard pulls. I think these are soft since Amex is using data based on the last pull they did internally. 

Trans 740| Equifax 722| Experian 733| Chase Sapphire Reserve 20k|Discover It 12k| Bofa Cash Rewards 22k| Citi Prestige 11k and AA Executive WEMC 22k|Amazon SC 7k|FNBO TravElite 10k| Amex Plat NSPL, Everyday Preferred 6k|PenFed Plat Rewards
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@kaw943 wrote:


Congrats I love this card use it the most outside of the Plat card.  Quick note those pre approvals never show up on my credit report as hard pulls. I think these are soft since Amex is using data based on the last pull they did internally. 


Thanks. Yes, I think most people only ever get one HP from Amex (their first card), and soft pulls from then on. One of the big pluses of applying for Amex cards even when you're not 100% you're going to get approved!

 

This one makes me 9/24...time to lay low for awhile (I'll be out from under 5/24 in Sept. 2020 if I lay off personal cards until then). Though I am looking at the Delta Business Platinum for later in the fall!

EX (Fico 8): 761 TU (Vantage 3): 770 EQ (Vantage 3): 762
Amex Platinum; Amex Gold; Amex Green; Amex Hilton Aspire $11,500; Citi AA MileUp $7,700; Amex Everyday Preferred $5,000; Chase Ink Unlimited $8,000; Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business $5,000; Chase IHG Premier $5,000; Amex Delta Platinum $5,000; Amex Delta Business Gold $10,000; Amex Hilton Business $3,000; Bank of America Alaska Airlines card $3,200; CapOne Quicksilver One $500
Oldest account: March 2018; Youngest account: Dec. 2019
Store cards: Amazon (Synchrony) $1,000
Goals: EX 780 by early 2021
Wanted cards: Chase Sapphire Reserve; Chase Ink Preferred; Chase Ink Cash; Chase World of Hyatt; Schwab Plat; Barclay Aviator Red; Citi Prestige
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Another data point: though I did end up getting the card number in advance, I wasn't able to use it (for an online purchase, nor could I add it to Google Pay)...when I called Amex about this, they informed me that the advance card number can only be used for online Hilton reservations. I had heard about this (and of the reduced advance CL, though in my case the advance CL was almost as much as my actual CL), but I thought it only applied to the no-fee Hilton Honors card, not to the Aspire.

 

Oh well...UPS tells me the card is arriving today anyway (2 days after I was approved), so everything's fine.

EX (Fico 8): 761 TU (Vantage 3): 770 EQ (Vantage 3): 762
Amex Platinum; Amex Gold; Amex Green; Amex Hilton Aspire $11,500; Citi AA MileUp $7,700; Amex Everyday Preferred $5,000; Chase Ink Unlimited $8,000; Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business $5,000; Chase IHG Premier $5,000; Amex Delta Platinum $5,000; Amex Delta Business Gold $10,000; Amex Hilton Business $3,000; Bank of America Alaska Airlines card $3,200; CapOne Quicksilver One $500
Oldest account: March 2018; Youngest account: Dec. 2019
Store cards: Amazon (Synchrony) $1,000
Goals: EX 780 by early 2021
Wanted cards: Chase Sapphire Reserve; Chase Ink Preferred; Chase Ink Cash; Chase World of Hyatt; Schwab Plat; Barclay Aviator Red; Citi Prestige
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