[Last Day] Amex Hilton Honors 80k/100k Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses

Update: This offer is expired! 

Earlier this spring, American Express announced increased sign-up bonuses on their Hilton Honors & Hilton Surpass credit card products. With the Hilton Honors Card, you can earn 80,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months of card membership. With the Hilton Honors Surpass Card, and earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership. Hilton Surpass Card Members will also earn a free night on their Card Membership anniversary. It is possible apply for both cards over the course of two days (one each day). The offers ends today May 31st.

 

Hilton Honors Card from American Express

  • Receive 80,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months 
  • 7x points on purchases made directly with Hilton
  • 5x points at US restaurants, US supermarkets, and US gas stations
  • 3x points on all other purchases
  • Complementary Hilton Honors Silver status for as long as you have the card
  • After $20,000 in spend in a calendar year, you will earn Hilton Honors Gold status.
  • No Annual Fee
  • It is worth noting that all Hilton elite members receive a fifth night free on award stays (This includes silver status)

 

Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express

  • Receive 100,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months 
  • 12x points on purchases made directly with Hilton
  • 6x points at US restaurants, US supermarkets, and US gas stations
  • 3x points on all other purchases
  • Complementary Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as you have the card
  • After $40,000 in spend in a calendar year, you will earn Hilton Honors Diamond status.
  • $75 Annual Fee (not waived for the first year)

 

Current State of the Hilton Honors Program 

Until recently, the Hilton Honors program has been viewed as subpar to many of the other hotel loyalty programs in the marketplace. However, Hilton has made several recent positive changes that are definitely a step in the right direction. The most noteworthy changes are as follows:

  • Points & Money: Hilton Honors members can now choose nearly any combination of Points and money using a new payment slider that starts at 5,000 Points. With this new perk, Points pricing will be more flexible, giving members the option to use their choice of Points on hotel stays, anytime, with no blackout dates.
  • Pooling Points (started April 2017): You will soon have the option of pooling your points with friends and family members. This is a great option if you frequently travel with a spouse or significant other and something some other hotel brands do not currently allow.
  • Amazon Shop with Points (starts Summer 2017): You will have the ability to use Hilton Honors Points to shop at Amazon.com. We don’t yet know what the ratio on this will be, but typically it isn’t the best use of points. However, some will find value in this.

 

Bottom Line

There is no reason not to collect as many hotel points as possible. I will never turn down an opportunity to earn additional hotel points, and picked up both cards for Mrs. TT. The current offers represent great value, and the 80,000 point offer on the Hilton Honors card is the highest we’ve ever seen for this product. To really stretch your miles, stay at properties such as the Hampton Inn & Suites for 10k points per night. Don’t wait, these increased offers end tonight, 5/31/17.

 

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