Using the American Express Hilton Aspire Card Perks
I recently signed up for the American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Card, I mean how could I not, it is only the most rewarding premium card on the market. After using it for a month I wanted to discuss what perks I have used so far and how long it took for Amex to credit them.
Remember that American Express recently introduced new Hilton cards that has 350,000 points up for grabs!
Here are the best perks of the card:
- Diamond status
- Free weekend night certificate
- $250 Property credit
- It only works at Hilton resorts. Be sure to check the participating hotels before using the perk.
- $250 Airline Fee Credit
- Should work the same as the American Express Platinum credit.
It comes with 4-5 other perks that I highlight in my Aspire card perks review but these are the ones I wanted to focus on.
I received Diamond status within a few hours. Can’t beat that kind of speed! I expected it to take a few days but it was almost instant. The speed at which they issue it is great if you have an upcoming Hilton trip like I did.
My free night certificate has not come yet. I was informed it should arrive via email within 6-8 weeks and the minimum spend DOES NOT need to be completed first. I have already reached my $4,000 in spend and I have already received my 100,000 point sign up bonus. So it seems like completing the minimum spend does not speed up the process.
I used the $250 property credit at the Waldorf Astoria Casa Marina in Key West (review coming in the next few weeks). I used points for the room so I used the credit to charge things back to the room. After charging valet parking, food, and beverages back to the room my checkout total was $251. I received the $250 statement credit a few days later.
As expected, the airline incidental credit worked the same way as the Platinum charge card’s airline credit. I received the $250 credit a few days after my Southwest purchase.
The American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Card is great, not because of the sign up bonus or earning structure, but because of the valuable perks it offers. It is great to see that the best perks are all working and crediting accounts as expected.