As of today, 18 July 2019, The Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card goes back to being called Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card (the name change was announced at the beginning of June), and to celebrate this fact AMEX says that it had introduced “three generous new welcome offers” for new Card Members across the Hilton Honors American Express Card portfolio.
AMEX Transfer bonuses to the likes of British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and JetBlue are not uncommon, and now we're seeing a range of transfer bonuses on offer to the Hilton Honors loyalty program.
Right now, the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Business credit card is offering an impressive 75,000 AAdvantage miles as its sign-up bonus but, as a recent email I received suggested this was my “last chance” to earn this bonus, it’s possible that this offer will not be around for much longer.
It was in March last year that we first started receiving information that Chase and IHG were planning some changes to their IGR Rewards credit card and it was less than a week later that we finally got confirmation that one of the best benefits in the miles & points world was being significantly devalued.
While we haven't really seen very many AMEX offers for airlines this year there certainly hasn't been a shortage of offers to choose from if you've been looking to book a few hotel stays. With a number of older hotel offers still very much alive (check here, here and here), AMEX has now added a further three offers that may be of use.
statement credit when the way they were processed by AA/Amex was changed. Last month there was a suggestion that this situation had been reversed but that turned out to be a glitch and, as far as I know, American Airlines gift cards continue not to trigger the Amex statement credits. Now we may be facing a similar issue with Delta and Southwest gift card purchases.
Citi is in the process of emailing holders of the Citi ThankYou Preferred card with a bonus offer that runs through to the end of September. Cardholders can earn 5 points/dollar for spending in select categories and, considering the poor Chase Freedom categories on offer this quarter, this may be one of the easier promotions in which to earn points over the summer.
The second quarter of 2019 is now over which means that we have a new set of Chase Freedom bonus categories live as of today. These new bonus categories offer Chase Freedom credit card holders the chance to earn 5% cash back through 30 September 2019.
American Express has been offering a 30% bonus on transfers between Membership Rewards and the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club for a little under 2 months but the deal is set to expire tonight - if you need to top up your Flying Club account or want to book a great premium cabin ANA award now may be a good time to transfer some points.
When American Express was scrambling around to try to find some benefits to add to its Platinum Card in an attempt to justify the $550 annual fee it chose to add, amongst other things, $100 of statement credits for purchases made at Saks 5th Avenue.