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Priority Pass benefits with Amex Hilton Honors Ascend Card

One of the benefits of new Amex Hilton Honors Ascend Card is that you can enroll in Priority PassTMSelect.  Priority Pass Select membership provides access to airport lounges participating in the Priority Pass Select program. You must enroll your Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card in the Priority Pass™.

“With your Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card you will receive 10 complimentary lounge visits every calendar year. Once your 10 complimentary lounge visits are used, all subsequent lounge visits during the remainder of the same calendar year are subject to a fee of U.S. $27 per person per visit, which will be automatically charged to your Card. To check on your remaining complimentary visit balance, please contact Priority Pass directly. Any unused complimentary lounge visits will be forfeited at the end of each calendar year. Priority Pass Select membership automatically renews on the anniversary date of your enrollment in the Priority Pass Select program. Priority Pass membership may be cancelled by American Express if your Card is cancelled. Priority Pass Select lounge partners and locations are subject to change. To access a lounge, you must show your valid Priority Pass Select card and an airline ticket for travel on the same day for you and each of your guests. This benefit is limited to the Basic Card Member. Additional Card Members are not eligible for this benefit, however, a complimentary visit may be applied to a guest visit, including for Additional Card Members. If you have no complimentary visits available, the Basic Card Member and each guest will be charged $27 per person, per visit. In some lounges, Priority Pass Select member must be 21 years of age to enter without a parent or guardian. Amenities may vary among airport lounge locations. Lounge fees and rules of participating lounges are subject to change. Priority Pass Select membership is subject to the Priority Pass Conditions of Use. For complete Priority Pass terms and conditions and a listing of participating lounges, please visit www.prioritypass.com/select.”

To enroll: login into your Amex Online Account, navigate to https://global.americanexpress.com/card-benefits/detail/priority-pass-select, and click Enroll.

Once enrolled, you will receive your Priority Pass Select card directly from Priority Pass within 10-14 business days.

Priority Pass Select is specially designed for customers who receive their membership through a US Financial Institution. Priority Pass Select Members have access to over 1000 airport lounges around the world, including hundreds across North and South America and a true global spread across the rest of the world. If your Financial Institution offers Priority Pass as a benefit of your bank account or credit card, and you have yet to enroll, please refer to your benefits guide or contact your Financial Institution.



Share or Transfer Hotel Points to Maximize Rewards

Share and Transfer Hotel Points to Maximize Rewards

Many Hotel Rewards programs allow you to transfer or share points, sometimes for free and sometimes at a cost. You can transfer between family members, domestic partners, household members, or in some cases anyone you choose!

That comes in handy when multiple members of your family have points on the accounts but no one has enough to book a stay you planned.

Here are some additional reasons to share or transfer hotel points:

  • To reach a specific redemption. A no-brainer, but trying to reach a particular redemption for an upcoming trip often involves juggling points between accounts.
  • Allows you to transfer rewards to an account that has elite status. Redeeming flights and stays through an account that has elite status can add a ton of value to your travel experience.
  • Pooling makes it easy to utilize small numbers of orphaned points. Family pooling enables you to collect rewards into a usable balance and burn them for travel and accommodation.
  • When you want to cancel a card or account and need to move the points before pulling the trigger. Travel goals change from year-to-year and the cards we need to achieve them change the goals.
  • Transferring points and miles is often the only way to keep them alive in this case.

Best Western

You can transfer points for free between Best Western accounts that share the same physical address. You must call the Best Western Rewards customer service team in order to arrange a transfer.

Redison Hotel Group

Elite members can transfer Redison Rewards points to anyone free of charge. Non-elite members may transfer to anyone in their own household so long as both accounts are at least one year old and the addresses have matched for 30 days.

You must call Redison Contact Phone to speak with a Member Services representative: U.S. and Canada+1 (888) 288 8889


Marriot allows transferring points between a domestic partner or legal spouse for free. Transfers must be made just prior to an award redemption for the number of points needed to fulfill that specific redemption (rounded to the nearest 1,000 points), and you can only execute one redemption per transfer up to 50000 a year. You must call Marriott Rewards Program Guest Services at 1-801-468-4000.

You can take advantage of one of Marriott’s more generous policies by putting award reservations on hold before you have the points so that you don’t miss out on space while it’s available.

You also have an option to transfer points between Sheraton and Marriott.


You can transfer Starpoints to anyone in your household at no cost using a simple online form.

“SPG Members Who Reside at Same Address. In Starwood’s sole discretion, an SPG Member may be permitted to transfer Starpoints in 1000 point increments only from one SPG Member account to another SPG Member account under specific conditions. Generally, Starpoints may transfer if both SPG Members are active, consent to the transfer, and share the same residential mailing address that is not a P.O. Box, APO or SPO address for a minimum of 30 days prior to requesting the transfer. SPG Members may be required to provide proof of residency prior to Starwood transferring the Starpoints between the two accounts. Elite Preferred Guest Membership Status and the related benefits will not transfer to the recipient of the Starpoints.”

A great strategy here is to take advantage of SPG’s generous 5,000-mile bonus when you transfer 20,000 Starpoints to one of its airline partners. You can simply combine points with someone in your household to end up on a multiple of 20,000 and claim your 25% bonus. You also can combine points in order to utilize Fifth Night Free benefit: Redeem Starpoints® for five Free Night Awards — we’ll pick up the last night. And that’s at any of our Category 3-7 hotels.

You also have an option to transfer points between Sheraton and Marriott.

Points transfers can take up to 5 days to process.

World of Hyatt

Hyatt allows points transfers between any accounts that are in good standing, but only allows transfers once every 30 days.

“…A single member may only participate in a point combining transaction (transferring or receiving of points) once every 30 days…”

The process is straightforward. Simply fill out this form or visit World of Hyatt’s new points sharing page.

Hilton Honors

Hilton now has one of the best points pooling options of any rewards program: you can combine points with up to 10 other members, sending as many as 500K points and receiving up to 2 million Honors points!

You can create your Hilton Honors Points Pool by inviting up to 10 Hilton Honors members by filling out this form.

IHG Rewards

There is no limit to the number of points IHG Rewards members can transfer to other members, but the cost is high and not an action we recommend. IHG points transfers are processed by Points.com. We’ve only listed IHG here, because they’re a standout among major loyalty programs as they charge for the transfers unlike, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, and Marriott.

“IHG® Rewards Club points can be transferred to another IHG® Rewards Club member in 1,000 point increments for $5 USD per 1,000 points. There is no limit to the number of points a member can transfer or receive…”

If you need to transfer IHG points, head over to transfer page on IHG’s website and sign into your account.


Those programs do not allow points transfer.


Tools of the Trade: Go Hilton website


Recently Hilton anvil new website that provide special rates for Hilton Team Members family and friends. With the old system, You could not make the reservation online with this spatial rates, plus you relative needed to get a letter from his hotel and a voucher. It was to much hassle. Now with the new web site you can see the rates, make a reservation and all with out extra hassle.

The Hilton Team Members program got updated as well: The number of available rooms on this special rate is not fixed but based on hotel occupancy rate at the time of booking. Still not every hotel is participating in the program but the rates are half the price of the base published rates.

To get those rates your relative who is a Hilton employee needs to register your HHonors account information in the system. The rates have to be booked at www.hilton.com/go site only.

“Go Hilton is available to all employees at Hilton Worldwide corporate offices and its owned and managed properties. It is also available to hotel owners in the Owners Recognition Club and employees of franchisees who work on property at independently owned and operated franchised properties in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.”

Hilton HHonors will match your status through March 2018

HiltonHilton is offering status matches. The original link is not working anymore. it has been changed to the new URL. You just need to upload a file showing you have hotel status with a program now, and also that you have had a hotel stay within the last year.

Complete the form by June 30, 2016 and get a status match with Hilton HHonors™, valid through March 31, 2018.

If you have some sort of elite status with other hotels chains:

  • Choice Privileges
  • Hyatt Gold Passport
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Marriott Rewards
  • Starwood Preferred Guest
  • Other

And stayed with that chain at list one night in the past year, Hilton will match the elite status.

“Acceptable forms of status validation include a screenshot of your current account status or your membership card. Acceptable forms of stay validation include a screenshot of your previous reservations or hotel receipt, redacting any personal information other than your name and membership number. We accept .jpg files only. Please do NOT send us any personal information (including your phone number, address, social security number, date of birth, user name, passwords, or credit card information).”


  • You must be a Hilton HHonors member to participate. Join HHonors for free and complete the form.