Fast track to HHonors Gold via Amex promotion code

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  1. sparoy

    sparoy Member

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    For my upcoming DONE4, I'm thinking of staying at Hilton properties as much as possible.
    I'm currently on HHonors Blue and will be Silver after my next week's stay at Conrad Jupiter.

    I rang the HHonors Desk and asked whether I can be fast tracked to Gold so I can enjoy the benefits sooner. They told me that if I had a promotion code from Amex where I have spent over $20,000 in a year, then they can give me Gold status.

    I have only just opened Amex RM so spending hasn't reach 20K yet. We have a Qantas Amex Premium with spending over 20K but my wife is the primary card holder and I was told by the Amex call centre person that the HHonor promotion code has to match the Amex primary card holder. We don't really want to open another HHonors under my wife's name as we normally travel together and don't want to split the points.

    They are also not sure whether:
    - the offer only good for charge card but not credit card
    - the Qantas Amex card would be eligible as points go directly to QFF

    Has anyone had any experience with fast tracking to HHonors Gold via Amex promotion code?

    sparoy
     

  2. Febs

    Febs Established Member

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    I haven't, but I'm very interested if it applies to charge cards too!

    (1 night off silver HHonors...would've made it if I didn't miss a flight in DFW and spend a night in a local Westin :().

    Cheers,
    - Febs.
     
  3. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    I presume they're actually talking about the American (and perhaps UK) Amex co-branded Hilton cards... but not really sure.

    Can't say Amex have ever offered me any benefits that imply I'm eligible for Gold with Hilton (although I'm already gold, so wouldn't really benefit me anyway).

    Perhaps call up Amex Callcentre and ask?
     
  4. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Hmm - I have spent about 60K on two Amex cards in the past twelve months and no sign of a code - it might be a US thing?

    I have also seen that if you are AAdvantage plat they will comp you Silver and EXP will be to gold - no sign of a code for that either...
     
  5. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    It is definitely a benefit of the Amex HHonors Plat card in the US (and there are Swedish and Finnish offers as well). Certainly have not heard of any such thing here in Australia
     
  6. sparoy

    sparoy Member

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    It could very well be!
    But when I spoke to HH Desk I explained that I have an Australian Amex card and she said it doesn't matter (she even put me on hold for a few minutes while checking with her superior).
    Australian Amex desk wasn't sure either about this promotion. They will have to contact HH desk and will inform me in the next few days. So I'll keep you posted.
     
  7. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    I'm only aware of the HH Amex offers, not Amex more generally. Only a few countries have HH Amex.
     
  8. serfty

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    Hi sparoy, how did it go?

    We have a situation coming up where my wife being comped HH Gold would be very useful.

    Were you successful - or not ...

    Cheers ...
     
  9. sparoy

    sparoy Member

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    Unfortunately they wouldn't comp'ed me to HH Gold via Amex in Aust as it's only applicable to HH Amex cardholder in US, but I managed to do a fast track to HH Gold by doing 4 stays in 3 months.
    See this thread

    http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/community/your-questions/hilton-honors-gold-10197.html

    sparoy
     
  10. serfty

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    Thanks, I'll just revert back to plan A than ... :-|
     
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