Stacking American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card $250 Resort Credit & DoubleTree AMEX Offer ($45 Off $225)

Good afternoon everyone.  I love my American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card and have gotten great value from this credit card.  I have written extensively about this credit card in these posts:

In today’s post, I will show you how I stacked a DoubleTree AMEX Offer (spend at least $225 and get a $45 statement credit) with the $250 Resort Credit offered on the American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card.  I am a big fan of AMEX Offers and occasionally you will see Hilton related AMEX Offers on your American Express Hilton credit cards.  As luck would have it, there was this nice DoubleTree AMEX Offer available on my American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card.  This offer is still available for the next 3 days, if you are interested.

 

As I mentioned earlier, ever year you are an American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card member, you get a $250 Resort Credit at participating Hilton Resorts.

Click here to see participating Hilton Resorts.  You might be surprised what Hilton considers a resort, but I recently stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country.  It is located in Rohnert Park, near Sonoma State University, and close to hundreds of wineries in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Napa.  The hotel is also attached to a golf course, which is probably why it is considered a resort, but thankfully, there are no resort fees at this property.  I booked the hotel reservation directly through the Hilton Resorts website, but I am not 100% sure that is required, but I wanted to play it safe.

When I checked into the hotel on January 17, I paid with my American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card and immediately triggered the DoubleTree AMEX Offer.

I checked out of the hotel on January 21 and the charge posted to my American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card the next day on January 22.

The following day, on January 23, the $45 statement credit posted from the DoubleTree AMEX Offer.  And the day after that, on January 24, the $250 Resort Credit posted to my account.  Doing some math, my stay was $762.46 – $45 AMEX statement credit – $250 Resort Credit = $467.46 / 4 nights = $116.87 per night.

I also earned 16,498 Hilton Honors points, which I value at 0.5 cents per point (CPP), for a value of $82.49.  If I take $467.46 – $82.49 = $384.97 / 4 nights = $96.24.  That is a great deal for this hotel.

If you have any questions about stacking AMEX Offers and the $250 Resort Credit on the American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

P.S. If you are interested in applying for the American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card, I would very much appreciate you using my AMEX referral link.  Thank you!

16 thoughts on “Stacking American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card $250 Resort Credit & DoubleTree AMEX Offer ($45 Off $225)

  1. Mike Saint

    Hi Grant. I recently got the card as it seems like a no brainer. Just out of curiosity, how long does it take to get the free weekend night email that comes in the first year? I got my card about 3 weeks ago and still haven’t received anything on the free weekend night. I asked Amex and they said it can take 8-12 WEEKS to get this! How long did it take you to get it? Was it just an email? Nothing about it on your Hilton log in? Thanks in advance.

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      1. Craig at Middle Age Miles

        Hi Mike and Grant – My data point on getting the Free Weekend Night Certificate on the Aspire card is pretty consistent with what Grant reports above. I got the Aspire card on 7/2/18 and received the Certificate on 9/3/18. Same thing – slightly more than 60 days.

        Also for Grant – Nice article on reporting the stacking of the Aspire $250 resort credit with an Amex Offer. Coincidentally, I reported the exact same thing today in my Hotel Review of the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas – stacked the $250 Aspire credit with a $70 Amex Offer credit on $350+ spend at Waldorf Astoria or Conrad hotels. Great minds …

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  2. Mike Saint

    Thanks Grant and Craig for those data points. Helpful. So I guess it will take a while. But at least the Amex rep told me it’s valid for a full 12 month once it’s issued so hopefully that’s true so I have time to use it.

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  3. Al

    Stayed at the la Quinta Waldorf 10 days ago (terrible rooms, nice hotel grounds …) still waiting for credit to post —- hope it does soon.

    Btw any luck at Diamond upgrades there? Waldorf wouldn’t do much essentially

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    1. Grant Post author

      Did you book your reservation directly through the Hilton Resorts page?

      I usually get upgraded to nicer rooms, but no presidential suites or anything close.

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  5. Red

    “That is a great deal for this hotel.”

    The problem with doing the math this way is that you basically prepaid the $250 resort credit as a component of your $450 Aspire annual fee. I think it’s wrong to include that in calculation of a “deal”.

    You may value the bundle of benefits of the Aspire at over the cost of the annual fee (and I do), but when you are using the credit on this stay it’s not really a discount. You have a sunk cost that incentivizes you to choose this property over say, a non-resort Hilton or other brand hotel.

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