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Earlier this month, American Express boosted the bonus on the Hilton Business card by 5,000 points from 125,000 to 130,000. Now, they’ve done the same to the personal cards (excluding Aspire)

New Welcome Bonus on no-feeĀ Hilton Honors Credit Card

Get 80,000 Hilton Honors bonus points (up from 75,000) when you spend $1,000 in the your first 3 months (Offer / How to Apply)

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  • Earn 7x Hilton Honors points at Hilton properties
  • Earn 5x Hilton Honors points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets*
  • Earn 3x Hilton points everywhere else

New Welcome Bonus on Hilton Honors Surpass Credit Card

Get 130,000 extra Hilton Honors points (up from 125,000) when you spend $2,000 in your first 3 months. (Offer / How to Apply)

  • Earn 12x Hilton Honors points at Hilton properties
  • Earn 6x Hilton Honors points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets
  • Earn 3x Hilton points everywhere else
  • Gold Status included
  • Earn a Free Weekend Night anywhere in the world (can be used during the week as well through 2021) when you spend $15,000 in a calendar year.

Amex Welcome Bonus Rules

You can get the Welcome Bonus on each card once per lifetime, which really means once per every 8 years or so from when you last had the card – the time when a card has entirely fallen off your credit history.

If you recently applied

If you recently applied under the older offer, Amex won’t generally match. However, for just 5,000 points, a supervisor is likely to comp them to you.

Are these Hilton credit card offers worth applying for?

They are better than they were, but aren’t the best they have ever been (we’ve seen extra incentives of $100 statement credits or even, 175,000 on the Surpass by targeted mail invitation).

But if you have a redemption coming up and it’s between buying points or getting a new card, then an extra 5,000 points is an extra 5,000 points! As well, the ability to use the Free Night certificates any day of the week right now definitely makes them more valuable (applies to the Surpass, Aspire and Business versions, not the no-fee card).


Hilton Aspire bonus increase?

No. That bonus remains at 150,000 points – no increase.

What about referral offers?

Amex sometimes offers a better offer via a referral from a friend. In this case, my Aspire referral link is generating identical offers to those listed above

How to apply

Hilton Honors Credit Card

Hilton Honors Surpass Credit Card


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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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