Amex Updates Terms on Marriott & Hilton Cards to Prevent Abuse of Credits
American Express has updated the terms on the Hilton Aspire and Marriott Brilliant credit cards. The updated terms are related to the credits these two cards offer.
Here are the new terms on the Amex Marriott Brilliant card:
Each Card Account is eligible for up to a total of $300 per renewal year in statement credits across all Cards on the Card Account. Please allow 8-12 weeks after the eligible Marriott Bonvoy purchase is charged to your Card Account for statement credit(s) to be posted to the Account. Please call the number on the back of your Card if statement credits have not posted after 12 weeks from the date of purchase. Statement credit(s) may be reversed if the eligible purchase is returned/cancelled or if we, in our sole discretion, determine that you have engaged in abuse or misuse in connection with the benefit or that you intend to do so (for example, if you do not maintain an eligible Card Account for the duration of the reward year).
And here is the notice about the changes on the Amex Hilton Aspire card:
The benefit terms for the $250 Hilton Resort Credit benefit are being updated to add clarifying language that statement credit(s) received during the reward year may be reversed if the eligible purchase is returned/cancelled, or if you engage in abuse or misuse in connection with the benefit (for example, if you do not maintain an eligible card account for the duration of the reward year).
For the Hilton Aspire card there is also another change regarding points. Hilton Honors Bonus points you earn with your Card will be posted to your Hilton Honors account up to 12 weeks after the end of your billing period.
I guess this was expected with everything else that has been going on with American Express recently.