Diamond for 26 months and 195K points for $280

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  1. Zomby Woof

    Zomby Woof Silver Member

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    I got the Amex Surpass this year and put $40K spend. I went over the $40K a week after my statement closed in Dec. Amex reports to Hilton the spend 48 hours after the statement closes that contains passing the spend threshold (I.e. Jan). So I have Diamond status until Mar 2018. I earned 195804 points on the $40K spend and spent $205 on fees for MS ($280 inc Surpass fee). I probably won't be able to do this again since Amex closed my Serve account this month.
     
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    NYCUA1K Gold Member

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    This is how the myth of getting a "2-yr status" on the Surpass was born. The timing worked out nicely for you so that it appeared to HHonors as though you met the $40K spend requirement in 2016 rather than in 2015. Therefore, you essentially get the rest of 2016 for free, as your one-year status will effectively be 2017-2018. Congrats!
     
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  3. Zomby Woof

    Zomby Woof Silver Member

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    This is what I hope would happen which would result in only needing to put $40K spend every other year. Maybe I'll have the spouse get a Serve Card in 2017 for MS.
     
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