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Why I Won’t Renew my American Express Hilton Aspire Next Year

When the Hilton Aspire Credit Card from American Express hit the rewards scene a few years ago, I immediately signed both myself and my husband up despite the card’s $450 annual fee. With the $250 resort credit it offers, the free weekend night you get every year, the automatic Hilton Diamond status, and the $250 airline fee incidental credit, I knew I could get a ton of value in return.

So far, I’ve been thrilled with the results. I racked up 800,000 Hilton Honors points and used them to book my 40th birthday getaway in Aruba, plus I have used my Hilton Diamond status on more than one occasion. I also cashed in the airline fee credits for gift cards last year and successfully used the resort credits for hotel bills at Hilton properties in Arizona.

Considering all the perks I’ve earned — and the $7,000+ in hotel stays I’ve booked with points earned from this card — I would say it was well worth it when I paid the annual fee and renewed our cards this ye… Read More

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