Good morning everyone. 2 months ago, I wrote Keep, Cancel or Convert? American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card ($450 Annual Fee). In that post, I shared that I was offered a retention offer by the American Express rep: earn 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points after spending $2,000 in 3 months. 10,000 Hilton Honors points is worth about $50 to me and I was planning on keeping the credit card anyways, so I accepted the offer. A few minutes after the call, I received the following email from American Express. Unfortunately, the email did not mention any of the retention offer details, but I decided to spend $2,000 on the credit card anyway.
Fast forward 2 months, the 10,000 Hilton Honors points posted to my Hilton account on June 2. I did not get any email or notification from American Express or Hilton, but Award Wallet did send me an alert regarding the balance change.
11 days later, on June 13, my credit card statement closed and the 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points showed up on my statement.
It was great to have the 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points post earlier than my statement close. I still haven’t received the Hilton free weekend night certificate, but I assume that will post to my Hilton account in the next few weeks. Have you received a retention offer recently for this credit card? If so, please share your data points. If you have any questions about the retention offer, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!