The Hilton Ascend sign-up bonus is 125,000 points for spending $3,000 within 3 months of being approved for an account. Cardholders receive their bonus points within 6 to 8 weeks of meeting the initial spending requirement. The Hilton Ascend Card’s sign-up bonus is worth roughly $840 when redeemed for Hilton reservations.
This Hilton Ascend sign-up bonus is not available to current or former Ascend or Hilton Surpass cardholders. It’s also important to note that a sign-up bonus for this many points does come at a cost. The Ascend card has a $95 annual fee. But the sign-up bonus basically has that covered for nearly nine years. This isn’t the easiest card to get, either. It requires excellent credit.
Here are the Hilton Ascend sign-up bonus details:
Sign-up bonus: Earn 125,000 bonus points for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.
Eligibility: The bonus offer is open only to new applicants who’ve never had the Hilton Ascend or Hilton Surpass credit cards.
When bonus points post: 6 to 8 weeks after the spending requirement has been met.
Redemption options: Points are redeemable toward Hilton reservations, travel purchases such as airfare or car rentals, shopping and dining purchases, charitable causes and more.
Point value: Slightly over 0.5 cents each. You’ll get the most value if you redeem points for free nights at Hilton properties. Points cannot be redeemed for cash or statement credits.
Expiration: Unredeemed rewards expire after 18 months of account inactivity (i.e. no making purchases or redeeming points).
Payments that don’t count toward the sign-up bonus: Fees, interest, balance transfers, prepaid cards, gift cards, or other cash equivalents like lottery tickets.
The Hilton Ascend sign-up bonus is just one of the card’s attractive features. It also offers 12 points per $1 spent at Hilton properties; 6 points per $1 at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; and 3 points per $1 on all other purchases.
Spending a lot can also get you extra perks. There’s a free weekend night for spending $15,000 every year. And if you spend $40,000 in 12 months, you get Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year. That gives you things like complimentary breakfast, late check-out, and room upgrades.
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