Issues with No-Fee Amex Hilton Aspire Offer?
A couple of days ago, we wrote about a bonus of 150,000 Hilton points for the Aspire card. What was special about this offer was that it also waived the annual fee for the first year. This is a huge deal, as the fee is $450. But we warned that there’s also some risk involved. The offer is no longer available, but many people have applied already.
Some American Express reps are denying that there was such an offer even though it was on the documents during application. “Annual Membership Fee $0 for the first year, then $450”. You can see the screenshot below which we also posted in the original article.
There is some speculation that the offer was intended for military people but I doubt that is likely. American Express pulled down all Aspire links quickly so I think it was just a glitch. I’m sure they will try to make people pay the annual fee for the first year, but hopefully you have screenshots showing the waived annual fee. You can also use our image above.
Hopefully Amex honors the offer they provided. But, if it comes to fighting Amex over the annual fee, you have to decide for yourself if it’s worth it. Yes it is a lot of money to pay, $450. But it is also possible that it can jeopardize your account or future offers.
We are not attorneys but we think there would be legal precedent that they would need to honor it if you can show it in writing. Contact your legal professional to be sure it is an option though.
Let us know if you applied, and what you plan to do if they do not waived the annual fee.