American Express Hilton Aspire

Hold the phone.

What’s this? A new American Express Hilton card?  I already have and love my Hilton Ascend card, do I need to upgrade to the Hilton Aspire???

Here’s the details on this new offering:

  • $450 annual fee
  • 14 PPD on spend at Hilton
  • 7 PPD on Flights, Car rentals, and Restaurants
  • 3 PPD on everything else
  • Complimentary Diamond Status
  • Two Weekend Night Rewards
  • $250 Hilton Resort statement credit
  • $250 Airline fee credit
  • $100 Hilton on property credit
  • Priority Pass Select membership
  • Other “typical” Amex benefits

Let’s compare that with the Ascend card:

  • $95 annual fee
  • 12 PPD on spend at Hilton
  • 6 PPD on Gas, Groceries, & Restaurants
  • 3 PPD on everything
  • Complimentary Gold Status
  • One weekend Night Reward

So, for me, the question is, will I get $350 more value from this card per year.

$250 in airline credit (baggage, lounge access, in air purchases) will be easy to obtain.

$250 in Hilton credit? I wish I had this on my last trip to Honolulu.  Another massage, please and thank you.

It looks like the $350 is easily achieved!  In addition to this, my Hilton Diamond status will get me a 50% bonus on my Hilton stays, up from 25% with Gold.

So hold on while I call American Express to upgrade….

Click here to apply for the American Express Hilton Aspire card  (You win, I win)

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