Hilton Free Night Certificate Change
I logged into my American Express Aspire account today and was so happy to discover that Amex finally made a much over due Hilton Free Night Certificate change; they finally added your certificate to your online Amex account! This is the first time I’ve ever noticed this feature. As you know at Bougie Miles I find lots of interesting Amex updates because I tend to be a little over obsessed with checking my Amex Accounts.
It used to be that the only way to see the certificate number and issuance date was to wait for the email from Hilton or call Hilton with the certificate number. Now, you can see the certificate number as well as the issuance date- which means your expiration date (in normal years when there are no covid extensions) is one year from that date.
Where to Find Hilton Free Night Certificate
When you log into your Hilton Surpass or Hilton Aspire account you’ll see right on the account dashboard page the following notification “Congratulations! You Earned a Weekend Night Award”. If you click the link you’ll be taken to the certificate page.
However, you won’t be able to find it if you haven’t had a certificate issued since they made the change. Have no fear, I figured out a different way to get your older certificates on the Amex website.
- While your account is logged out, just click this link and you’ll be take to the page with your certificate information and the date is was issued. I was able to test it by logging into a different account that had a free night issued in August.
UPDATE: It appears this may YMMV. Seems to work well for free nights earned from spending but not always for anniversary certs.
If only American Express and Hilton Honors would make it so that you could redeem the free nights without having to call Hilton, but this is definitely a welcome change. Hilton Aspire Cardmembers get an anniversary free night each year. Hilton Surpass cardholders can earn a free night after spending 15k each calendar year.
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