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Not a bad trade off $95 for 150k Hilton upgrade

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Not a bad trade off $95 for 150k Hilton upgrade

I couldn’t pass it up, 150k for 3k spend for Surpass (Asend).....

 

Not bad 225k SUB with one card app and a upgrade for $95.

 

Well I figure 10 - 15 stays with 5 additional points on stays is my break-even point.

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Re: Not a bad trade off $95 for 150k Hilton upgrade

get those annual upgrade bonuses!!!  I do it with my BCx every time they dangle the carrot for another $250.

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Re: Not a bad trade off $95 for 150k Hilton upgrade

Congrats. I did the same path, upgrade in 2017. Then to Aspire upgrade in 2018, with the same original Hilton account. 

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Re: Not a bad trade off $95 for 150k Hilton upgrade


@NRB525 wrote:

Congrats. I did the same path, upgrade in 2017. Then to Aspire upgrade in 2018, with the same original Hilton account. 


Thanks.  What was your Aspire bonus?  I’m was thinking of doing the same if I get an offer, even though the resort fee is being diluted.

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Re: Not a bad trade off $95 for 150k Hilton upgrade

I product changed from Hilton no fee to Aspire towards the end of 2018.

Decided intermediate Ascend upgrade did not make sense for me because too much overlap with Amex Platinum.

 

I was offered no points to upgrade to Aspire but I did use the 2018 airline credit and my annual fee was pro-rated.

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@TheRationalConsumer wrote:

I product changed from Hilton no fee to Aspire towards the end of 2018.

Decided intermediate Ascend upgrade did not make sense for me because too much overlap with Amex Platinum.

 

I was offered no points to upgrade to Aspire but I did use the 2018 airline credit and my annual fee was pro-rated.


Yeah, I have no use for the card itself but well worth the 150k points and I'll see if there is an Aspire upgrade next year w/ a SUB though.  If not I'll PC back to the no AF card, but I would normally be ahead with the 5 extra points on my number of stays.

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150k point Hilton upgrade offer

Just got this offer via email from Hilton. Offer is 150,000 HH points for $3k spend in 3 months! Comes with a good through date! I’ll be jumping on this!
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Re: 150k point Hilton upgrade offer

Congrats! Enjoy the points for that spend. Out of curiousity: have any of you found any retention offers for those of us already cardholders of the Aspire that come unsolicited? Or is this something you need to search out through a CSR?

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Re: 150k point Hilton upgrade offer

That sounds like something you’d need to reach out for! Thanks, I’ll enjoy them for sure!
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