Hilton Honors™ Ascend Card from American Express

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The Welcome Offer

  •  Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors points when you spend $2,000 on the card in the first 3 months.
  •  Earn 25,000 Hilton Honors Points when you Spend another $1,000 on the card within the first 6 months.

Get These Perks

  •   Hilton Honors Gold Status when you Spend $40,000 on purchases in a calendar year, then get Diamond status through the following year.
  •   Weekend Night Reward when you Spend $15,000 in a calendar year and get a Weekend Night Reward.
  •   10 free Priority Pass Select visits each year
  •   10x Priority Pass day passes Lounge Access
  •   Terms apply; view rates and fees

Pros & Cons

  No Foreign Transaction Fees
  Travel Benefits
  Shopping Benefits
  Entertainment Access

  $95 annual fee

  Redemption rates at Hilton can be high

What You'll PayMore fee details 

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Credit Score Range

350 - 629
630 - 689
690 - 719
720 - 850

CreditCardRewards.com Review

Written by Amy 10 months ago

For the frequent Hilton guest, this card offers a low cost way to earn 12X on Hilton stays, 6X on restaurant, grocery, and gas spending and 3X on other spending.

Review of the Hilton Honors™ Ascend Card from American Express

With a relatively low $95 annual fee, this card is a solid choice for loyal Hilton guests.  Plus, because the welcome offer can reach as high as 100,000 points (depending on how much you spend), it could pay for your next vacation stay with Hilton, where standard rooms can be had for as low as 5,000 points.

The Bottom Line
This card offers a low cost ($95 annual fee) way to earn 12X on Hilton stays, but because points aren’t as valuable when transferred to airlines, its points are best used with Hilton.

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Q:  What kind of card is this
asked 4 months ago

A:  This is a hotel rewards credit card car which earns Hilton Honors points on all eligible purchases.
answered by Brian 4 months ago