[ American Express Hilton Honors Aspire ] Complementary Diamond Status Hilton Card

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  • Credit card type: Hotel rewards card
  • Current offer: Earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Points and a weekend night certificate after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Special bonus: Complimentary Hilton Honors Diamond status for cardholder. $250 Annual Airline Credit. $250 Hilton Resort Credit. Annual weekend night certificate.
  • Bonus Category: 14x points per dollar for hotel stays within Hilton properties. 7x points per dollar for US restaurants, Airline Ticket directly from Airline, and rental car. 3x points per dollar for all other purchases.
  • Annual Fee: $450


1. As the elite Hilton member, you will receive every 5th night free on Standard Room Reward stays of 5 nights or more (up to 4 free nights on a stay of 20 consecutive nights).

2. Complimentary Hilton Honors Diamond status as long as you have this card without canceling.

3. Complimentary annual weekend night certificate, and earn an additional free weekend night certificate when spending $60,000 or more in purchases each calender year.

4. Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership and get access to 1000+ airport lounges. 

5. Annual $250 Hilton Resort Credit and $250 Airline Credit makes benefit worth more than the annual fee.

6. Book Hilton hotels through the Hilton Aspire website with 2 or more nights per stay gets $100 hotel credit to use during stay.

Restrictions when you apply:

1. You can only apply for one AMEX credit card per day, but the rule does not apply to AMEX charge cards. If you apply one credit card and one charge card on the same day, AMEX are going to combine hard-pull (for credit report). Therefore we suggest the reader apply for another AMEX charge card at the same time when applying AMEX credit card, so the applicant will only be hard-pulled once.

2. Please check the status from this link if you do not get instant approval. We strongly suggest you to call AMEX Reconsider Line to ask them about reconsidering the application if you do not get instant approval or be denied. Generally, you will have a chance to be approved after providing the information they need when calling them. The phone number of AMEX Reconsideration Line is 1-800-567-1083.


Even this card has a $450 annual fee, it provides the best category spending bonus and complimentary Hilton Honors Diamond status (free breakfast in most of Hilton properties). With the annual free weekend night certificate, $250 airline credit, $250 Hilton resort credit, and Priority Pass membership, the effective benefit should be worth way more than the annual fee spent.  As long as you stay at Hilton resort once a year, keeping this card is an obvious choice since you could use the $250 credit in the Hilton resort.

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