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Westin Mission Hills Resort & Villas Palm Springs Timeshare Vacation Package ($389 for 5 Days / 4 Nights + Freebies)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday.  If you are stuck in the cold, you might be thinking about taking a vacation to a warm, sunny destination.  Maybe Palm Springs crossed your mind with their warm, year-round climate.  Not to mention, this is the second weekend of Coachella, which is a short drive away.  I just received a timeshare vacation package offer in the mail for the beautiful Westin Mission Hills Resort & Villas in Palm Springs.  They have several beautiful photos of the resort, but here are just 2 that stood out to me.  The timeshare vacation package includes 5 days / 4 nights in a 1 bedroom villa, 2 tickets on the Palm Springs aerial tramway, and a $100 gift card to Pacifica Restaurant, a nearby restaurant serving steak and local dishes.  The cost of the timeshare vacation package?  Just $389, but if you don’t know when you want to go, a $200 down payment is all that is required.  The timeshare vacation package is addressed to me and includes a unique preferred invitation number, but if you want to participate in this offer, you can try calling or emailing the contact info on the letter.

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American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card: Spend Tracker, Referrals & All Benefits

Good morning everyone.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post: American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card: Welcome Packet, Welcome Letters & Card Art.  In today’s post, I am going to share with you the Hilton $60,000 spend tracker, mention the referral bonus, and go through all the card benefits.  American Express packs a lot of card benefits into this credit card and shows a few of their most popular card benefits right on the card home page.  Let’s examine each card benefit one at a time, starting with the $60,000 spend tracker to get a free weekend night certificate.

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American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card: Welcome Packet, Welcome Letters & Card Art

Good morning everyone.  A few days ago, I wrote about my American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card approval process and how quickly you are upgraded to Hilton Diamond Elite Status after getting approved.  In today’s post, I am going to unbox the American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card welcome packet, details from the welcome letters, and show you the front and back card art.  Luckily, when I was on the phone with American Express, I requested that the credit card be expedited to me.  I received an email on Monday morning that my new credit card was shipped, and by Tuesday afternoon, the new credit card arrived via UPS Next Day Air.

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Did I get Approved for a New Chase Credit Card? Just Log into your Account to Check

Good morning everyone.  Last week, as part of my credit card App-O-Rama, I applied for the Chase Marriott Rewards Business Credit Card.  This was the first credit card I applied for during my App-O-Rama and I was hoping for an instant approval.  Unfortunately, I got a pending response after submitting the application.  I decided to wait it out and see if Chase would send me a letter or call me.  I was prepared for a reconsideration call since I took a screenshot of my application so I knew exactly what numbers I put down for my business credit card application.  Luckily, I didn’t have to wait very long…

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How Quickly Does Hilton Diamond Elite Status Appear After Getting Approved for AMEX Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card?

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  Last week, I did a credit card App-O-Rama and applied for the American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card.  The credit card has a $450 annual fee, but comes with a 100,000 Hilton points sign up bonus ($4,000 spend in 3 months), Hilton Diamond Elite Status, $250 airline travel credit, $250 Hilton resort credit, 1 free weekend night certificate and a few other benefits (read Doctor of Credit’s full review).  It sounds like a great deal, at least for the first year, so I applied for the credit card.

Unfortunately, my application went pending and I decided to wait for a call or letter in the mail from American Express.  I felt pretty confident that I could get approved for this credit card because I had an existing American Express SPG Business Credit Card and an American Express Hilton Honors Ascend Credit Card that I could use for leverage to get approved for the American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card.  Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long to hear from American Express…

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