American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card Review


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  • Current Bonus: 150,000 Hilton Points
  • Target Bonus: 150,000 Hilton Points

Annual Fee: $450

Earning Hilton Honors Points

  • 14 points per dollar at Hilton Hotels
  • 7 points per dollar on flights booked directly with airlines or, at U.S. restaurants, car rentals booked directly with Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, and Thrifty
  • 3 points per dollar on all other purchases.

Hilton Aspire Card Benefits

  • Diamond Elite Status
  • One Weekend Night each account anniversary (and first year)
  • A second weekend night when you spend more $60,000 in a calendar year
  • Priority Pass airport lounge access (unlimited visits plus two guests)
  • $250 airline credit on one selected airline (for bags, upgrades, etc.) per cardmember year
  • $250 Hilton resort credit  (list of “resorts”)
  • $100 on property credit at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties when booking with the card
  • 90-day purchase and return protection
  • No foreign transactions
  • Roadside assistance (4 times per year for free. Call 855-431-1156)
  • Extended warranty

Comparison Chart of Hilton Credit Cards

 Hilton HonorsAscendAspireBusiness
Sign Up Bonus100,000150,000150,000125,000
Annual Fee$0$95$450$95
Earning at Hilton7x12x14x12x
Earning on U.S. Restaurants5x6x7x6x
Earning on U.S. Gas5x6x3x6x
Earning on U.S. Grocery Stores5x6x3x3x
Earning on U.S. wireless phone and shipping3x3x3x6x
Earning on Flights Directly with Airlines and Car Rental3x3x7x6x
Earning on All Other Purchases3x3x3x3x
Elite StatusSilverGoldDiamondGold
Annual Free NightNoneOne Weekend if you spend $15,000One weekend night. If you spend $60,000, you get an additional nightIf you spend $15,000, one free weekend night. Second night if you spend $60,000
Priority PassNone10 passesUnlimited plus two guests10 passes
Hilton Resort CreditNoneNone$250None
Airline CreditNoneNone$250None

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