Goodbye, Hilton Ascend Amex – Hello, Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card (and New Welcome Bonus)!

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Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card (learn more about this card).

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card (learn more about this card)

American Express rebranded their Hilton Ascend card — and today introduced the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card (learn more about this card). Plus, Amex announced a limited time offer for its Hilton Honors American Express Card (learn more about this card).

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Our Top Travel and Cash Card Offers for July 2019 Worth Considering!

Any plans to travel late this summer or fall? Booking flights and hotels for winter travel season yet? Well, now is the time start earning enrollment bonuses — and use credit cards points to book holiday travel. Here are some of the best travel credit cards and cashback card welcome bonuses available right now!   Chase Sapphire Preferred Card The Chase Sapphire Preferred is great for several reasons. Its current welcome bonus of 60,000 Chase … Continue reading

10 Important Tips About the Amex Offer for Delta Air Lines Flights

During the long, holiday weekend, American Express released an Amex Offer for Delta flights: spend $200, get $40 back. But be wary of almost a dozen disqualifiers. I received the offer on my Platinum Card from American Express (learn more). My American Express Gold Card (learn more) and Business Platinum Card (learn more) from American Express OPEN did not receive the offer. (Which is fine because my personal Platinum card earns 5x Membership Rewards points … Continue reading

Rookie Wednesday: Does Having Lots of Credit / Travel Cards Hurt Your Credit Score?

Welcome to a regular feature on the Renés Points blog. This blog series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this featured topic. I, Chris, have around 18 open credit cards in my name right now (René tells me he has 22 after getting 3 new … Continue reading

Meeting New Delta Amex Credit Card Minimum Spend: Summer 2019 Edition!

Still on the fence about taking advantage of some of the highest ever welcome bonuses we’ve seen for Delta American Express cards? Can’t think of how you’ll meet the minimum spend in just three months? Don’t worry. We’re here to brainstorm! There are plenty of ways to meet your minimum spend requirements in the next three months. Remember this very important rule: never buy something you wouldn’t normally purchase or go over your budget. Interest … Continue reading


Have you been dragging your feet applying for the huge Delta American Express welcome bonuses expiring tomorrow? (OFFERS EXPIRED) Only a few hours remain; so it is not yet too late to apply! We don’t know exactly Amex will expire the offer but if history is any indicator, the offers will likely be gone sometime tomorrow morning, July 2.(OFFERS EXPIRED) The Impressive Elevated Offers Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card (learn more about this card) … Continue reading

90,000 point Chase Marriott card (after AU & spend) & Ink Plus 60,000 card tempting offers!

I have made it very clear I am not a Marriott fan. I am not pleased that my favorite SPG hotels are being slurped up soon by Marriott CORP. At the same time that move has caused me to check out Hyatt for the first time ever and I am enjoying that experience. But folks, when Chase is willing to offer me, after spending $3000 and adding an AU or authorized user and they make … Continue reading

My latest round of travel cards – 3 of the 4 went great. What cards did I go for this time?

I have a very simple way of earning a bunch of points each year as I out line HERE in the rookie tab. I have been doing this for years and years. I have no need to go for a MASSIVE amount of cards when I apply for them as 3-5 every 91-ish days for my wife and I does meet our travel needs. But this round I ran into some trouble with one of … Continue reading

Time to cancel my @Barclaycard Arrival Plus Mastercard (latest cuts are too much)!

Barclays is a very strange bank. Outside the USA they are very well known but inside the USA they are much less so. In fact I was talking to an AMEX phone rep about Barclays once and they had never even heard about the bank. Barclays was one of the first banks EVER to give us a result in a turn down for a credit card card (for my wife). No amount of calling or … Continue reading

Delta SkyMiles needs a bailout more than Greece. Can AMEX come to the rescue?

What a year for Delta flyers (and that really is an understatement). In years past, when speaking at frequent flyer events and defending Delta SkyMiles online, I could always point out that those who scoffed at the value of a SkyMile to be low just did not know or care to know how to extract value from their SkyMiles. That is an argument that is much harder to make right now especially with the end … Continue reading

CONFIRMED: Ending early (Noon-ish tomorrow) for Delta AMEX increased offer ends! Don’t miss out. [This offer has expired]

[This offer has expired] If you have been waiting to get in on the current amazing (especially MQMs) Delta AMEX offer you are the KING (or Queen) of procrastinators. Well, I have some news. While the official wording CLEARLY states that you must APPLY before the 30th of June 2015, that is, have your application in before the end of the day tomorrow – the offer may just be pulled a little bit early tomorrow. … Continue reading

Final weekend for increased 50 & 60,000 points Delta AMEX card offers! Facts you need to know. [This offer has expired]

[This offer has expired] Time is just about up for one of the biggest offers AMEX has had for a long time in both SkyMiles and, more importantly to many, bonus MQMs for elite status. This is the final weekend you can get in on the following increased offers for the: Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express     First off you have the main post, here on the blog, with all the … Continue reading

Rookie Wednesday: To earn bonus points is it “apply by” or is it “approved by” date that matters?

Welcome to a weekly feature on the Renés Points blog. Each week this series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this week’s feature. Let’s face it – most of us get travel cards due to whatever amazing offer the banks are willing to give us … Continue reading

Can you get the Delta AMEX Platinum card if you NOW have the Delta AMEX Gold card?

[This offer has expired] The official word I have from the reps I have talked to is, as confusing as it sounds, for the personal Delta cards all three are considered the same “family” of cards, that is, if you have one you can not get the bonus for the others. But, for the Delta AMEX business cards, each card is it’s own so you could get and hold more than one of them AND … Continue reading