Credit Card Updates: American Express Hilton With 50,000 Points & Alaska Air Credit Card with 25,000 Miles + $100 Statement [Expired]

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Credit Card Updates:  American Express Hilton With 50,000 Points & Alaska Air Credit Card with 25,000 Miles + $100 Statement [Expired]

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1.   50,000 Point American Express Hilton.   Up to February 28, 2013, you can get 50,000 Hilton points instead of the regular 40,000 points with the no-fee American Express Hilton card.

I like having this card because it gets me access to discounted AXON awards.  Hilton points are usually very easy to earn since there are many different ways to earn them.

2.   25,000 Miles + $100 Statement Credit. 

Update:  Looks like the $100 statement credit offer is no longer working.

Million Mile Secrets reader Daron (thanks!) writes in with a link to an Alaska Air credit card.  Besides the 25,000 Alaska Air miles after approval, you also get a $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 within 3 months.  The card also has a $99 companion pass which is valid in coach.  The $75 annual fee is not waived for the first year.

You may be able to get this card (like other Bank of America cards) every 3 or 4 months either by cancelling the earlier card or applying for a new one, but your miles may vary.  You can also redeem Alaska Air miles for travel on Emirates!

However, Bank of America has the terrible practice of giving you fewer miles if you’re approved for a lesser version of the card.  You get only 5,000 bonus miles if you’re approved for the Platinum Plus version or 3,000 bonus miles if you’re approved for the Preferred version of the Alaska Air card.

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Just to clarify – it’s not the Citi amex card i’m referring to – it’s the Amex Hilton card that is not letting me get the 50K sign-up bonus because they say i have an existing Amex hiton card, which i applied for 10 yrs ago. So was wondering if you or others have experience in writing a letter to convince Amex (exec.?) about the sign-up bonus?

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@km – AMEX is a lot stricter about getting the bonus again, but you can usually get it 12 months after cancelling the card. You could call the AMEX executive offices and see if they can help.

Hey Darius- i kept my old Amex Hilton card open (the one I had been approved for nearly 10 yrs ago) as you suggested and applied for the new Amex Hilton card (no annual fee) with a new Hilton acct. number. But just learned that with the new Amex Hilton credit card, I won’t be getting the 50K sign-up bonus since i have an old Amex Hilton card. Any thoughts or experience on how I could get Amex/Hilton to change their mind and still get the 50K bonus? Write a letter to exec.? Thanks.

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@km – If you got the card, you usually will get the bonus. Citi has stopped letting you apply for 2 cards of the SAME type at the same time, but it is unclear what the “rules” are if you’ve had the card for a long time.

Anyone has print screen of alaska air offer with $100 credit? Gt card and wanted to confirm it, but was told this was not part of the offer. Hmmmm…

Thank you for replying, MMS, and staying on top of the links even for those that you don’t earn a referral credit!

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@mark – Post coming soon!

@Scott – You’re welcome.

It looks like the AMEX hilton no fee card does not give you the 6 points anymore on supermarkets, gas and pharmacy. On the application link, it does not mention it. The 6 points is only for Hotel. I wonder if they took away the supermarket bonus for existing card holders also? Can you confirm as they used to give an extra 3 point bonus for those categories. Thanks!

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