A few weeks ago, I wrote about the new Amex Hilton cards, including the Hilton Aspire card which comes with a $495 annual fee.
Interestingly (and a HT to flyertalk), there were questions around whether a free weekend night is part of the card benefit. When I login to my account, I see a summary of card benefits. One of those benefits is the free weekend night. The benefit summary merely mentions a weekend night reward upon renewal of the Hilton Honors card, with a tag to refer to the fine prints.
A Free Weekend Night in the First Year?
The question is, do cardholders get a free weekend night in the first year?
According to the fine prints, it certainly appears that cardholders do get a reward night in the first year. See the “You will receive the reward email within 8-14 weeks after opening your Card Account” language.
(I am surprised that this benefit isn’t more prominently featured).
In other words, I certainly expect a weekend night as part of the card benefits. In fact, it was one of key reasons why I decided to get this card. Still, given the card was launched in late January, I don’t expect anyone to have any data points until March or April 2018, at the earliest.
It “takes 8-14 weeks after opening the account to receive the reward email”. It’ll be interesting to see if it actually comes sooner than that.