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New: Increased Welcome Offers of up to 150k on the Hilton Credit Cards

Hilton Increased Offers

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American Express is out with bigger welcome bonus offers on the suite Hilton Honors co-branded credit cards. Now is a great time to pick these up if you don’t already have them and haven’t had them previously. It’s currently possible to earn nearly 500,000 Hilton Honors points from all four co-branded credit cards.

However, these new Hilton increased offers are only available for a limited time through August 28.

Read on to learn more about each of the offers.

 

Hilton Honors American Express Card

  • Earn 90,000 Points after spending $2,000 in the first three months of card membership. Offer expires August 28, 2019.
  • Hilton Honors Silver Status – For as long as you have the card.
  • Hilton Gold Status – If you spend $20,000 or more in a calendar year, you will earn Hilton’s Gold status.
  • 7x Hilton Honors Points – At participating hotels in the Hilton portfolio.
  • 5x Hilton Honors Points – At U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • 3x Hilton Honors Points – on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • No Annual Fee

Note: The offer on this card is typically 75,000 points. This new 90,000 point offer is the highest we have ever seen. With that the spending requirement has increased as well from $1,000 to $2,000 in the first three months of card membership. 

 

Hilton Increased Offers

 

Click Here to get more information about the Hilton Honors American Express Card

 

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card

  • Earn 130,000 Points after spending $4,000 in the first four months of card membership. Offer expires August 28, 2019.
  • Free Weekend night certificate – Valid at almost any Hilton property after you spend $15,000 on the card in a calendar year.
  • Priority Pass Select Membership – 10 free airport lounge visits each year.
  • Hilton Honors Gold Status – For as long as you have the card. This will get you free breakfast at almost any Hilton hotel.
  • Hilton Diamond Status – If you spend $40,000 or more in a calendar year, you will earn Hilton’s top-tier Diamond status.
  • 12x Hilton Honors Points – At participating hotels in the Hilton portfolio.
  • 6x Hilton Honors Points – At U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • 3x Hilton Honors Points – On all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • $95 Annual Fee – Not waived for the first year

Note: This card was previously branded as the Hilton Honors Ascend Card. It’s been re-branded back to the Hilton Honors Surpass name. If you’ve had the Ascend or Surpass card in the past, you are not eligible for this new offer.

 

Hilton Increased Offers

 

Click Here to get more information about the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card

 

Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

  • Earn 125,000 Points after spending $3,000 in the first three months of card membership.
  • Weekend night certificate – Valid at almost any Hilton property after you spend $15,000 on the card in a calendar year. You can earn a second weekend night certificate when you spend an additional $45,000 on the card in the same calendar year.
  • Priority Pass Select Membership – 10 free airport lounge visits each year.
  • Hilton Honors Gold Status – For as long as you have the card. This will get you free breakfast at almost any Hilton hotel.
  • Hilton Diamond Status – If you spend $60,000 or more in a calendar year, you will earn Hilton’s top-tier Diamond status.
  • 12x Hilton Honors Points – At participating hotels in the Hilton portfolio.
  • 6x Hilton Honors Points – At U.S. restaurants, flights booked directly with airlines or at amextravel.com and car rentals booked directly from certain car rental companies.
  • 3x Hilton Honors Points – On all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • $95 Annual Fee – Not waived for the first year of card membership.

 

Hilton Increased Offers

 

Click Here to get more information about the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

 

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

  • Earn 150,000 Points after spending $4,000 in the first three months of card membership.
  • Hilton Honors Diamond Status – As long as your card account is open, you will receive Hilton’s top tier Diamond status
  • $250 Hilton Resorts Statement Credit – During each cardmember year, you’ll receive up to a total of $250 in statement credits for incidentals charged to your card at participating Hilton resorts.
  • Free Weekend Night – After opening your account and each year on your cardmember anniversary, you will receive a certificate for a free weekend night at almost any property in Hilton’s portfolio.
  • Additional Free Weekend Night – If you spend $60,000 or more on the card in a calendar year.
  • $250 Annual Airline Fee Credit – Receive $250 in statement credits for incidentals on your selected airline each year.
  • $100 Hilton On-Property Credit – When you book at least a two-night paid stay at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties through HiltonHonors.com/aspirecard
  • Priority Pass Membership – Unlimited Priority Pass lounge access for you and up to two guests.
  • 14x Points per dollar for each eligible purchase on your Card made directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.
  • 7x Points per dollar for eligible purchases on flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com; on car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies; & at U.S. restaurants.
  • 3x Bonus Points on all other purchases.
  • $450 Annual Fee: Not waived for the first year of card membership.

We’ve named the Hilton Aspire Card the best hotel credit card. You can read more about why here.

 

 

Click Here to get more information about the Hilton Honors Ascend Card

 

Our Analysis

If you haven’t yet had these American Express Hilton Honors cards, now is a great time to pick them up. But remember, American Express welcome offer bonuses can only be earned once per lifetime. So if you have previously had one of these cards, you won’t be eligible for these bigger sign-up bonuses.

Luckily, there’s a quick way to check whether you’ll be eligible for one of these welcome bonuses. Read about Amex’s handy eligibility tool.

Additionally, Hilton offers three different personal co-branded American Express cards with annual fees varying from $0 up to $450. What you get with each card varies and we encourage you to do the math before ruling out cards with high annual fees. In fact, even though the Hilton Aspire card has an annual fee of $450, we think it is the best hotel credit card.

Finally, just for holding the Hilton Honors Surpass Card, or the Hilton Honors Business card, you will get automatic Hilton Gold Status (the Aspire Card will get you top tier Diamond status). With that, you will get free breakfast at most Hilton properties across the globe for you and a guest. This alone is enough to justify the annual fee on the card as it can save you hundreds of dollars.

Thrifty Tip: Learn more about why Hilton’s Points Pooling Feature is One of our Favorite Hotel Benefits.

 

Bottom Line

You can squeeze quite a bit of value out of Hilton properties, especially if you have Gold status which is offered by both the Ascend and Business versions of the card.

Grab these offers before they expire, as they are only available for a limited time. These offers expire on August 28, 2019.

 

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6 Responses

  1. Emily says:

    For the Priority Pass Select Membership included on the HHonors Amex Surpass Card — do you get to bring a guest in to the lounge with you? What about children? Thanks!

    • Nick Serati says:

      The card offers 10 passes each year, and the 10 passes do cover guests. And as long as the lounge doesn’t have a guest policy (some limit it to two people) you can bring as many people in as you like.

      However, guests count towards the 10 passes each year. So if you use one for yourself and 2 guests in one trip, you would only have 7 remaining.

      • Emily says:

        Is there a limited number of passes if we decided to go with the Platinum Card from American Express instead? That would also include the Hilton Gold status.

        • Nick Serati says:

          There is not. Priority Pass Membership from the Amex Platinum Card allows you and up to 2 guests unlimited access to Priority Pass lounges.

          On top of that, the card will also get you access to the Delta sky club when flying Delta, the Escape Lounge, and Amex’s Centurion lounges.

          It’s the best card out there for airport lounge access.

  2. Kim McMahon says:

    Hello
    Is the 10 airport lounge passes per year for the account, or, if there are two cardholders on the account, do they get ten passes each?

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