Qualification Period for Diamond Status On Surpass Card?

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  1. Explore
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    You can achieve Diamond status by charging $40K to the Amex HHonors Surpass card in a year. Does that $40K need to spent in a single calendar year, or in any consecutive 12-month period?

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  2. newbluesea
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    Calender year... same as qualifying by stays/nights/points. If you have a regular HH card Amex will however give credit for YTD spend on that card towards the required amount.
     
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    In fact Amex puts your year to date spending amount on each monthly invoice so you know how much more you need to spend.
     
  4. PedroNY
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    If you can spend $40,000 early in the year, you will get Diamond for that year, next year and 3 months of the following year. So for example if this year (2011) you hit $40,000 spending by April 30th, you wil get Diamond after your monthly invoice closes, and it will be applied to your account through March 31, 2012. A lot of people who can run large spends throug their cards usually spend $40,000 on their Surpass and then they can put it away for 2 years (or even downgrade to regular one w/o a fee) as they don't need to spend again on it till Q1 of 2013. Of course, that assumes that you can spend that much money that quickly to utilize this strategy.

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  5. thegrailer
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    Surpass plus 4 additional cards and about 3 months of coins equals Hilton Diamond ;)
     
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    Actually if you qualify for Diamond in 2011 by Surpass various members (including myself) have found you get 2 years of status... so your card will show an expiration of 3/2014
     

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