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Hilton is out with increased offers on both the base no annual fee Hilton Honors Credit Card from American Express as well as the Hilton Honors Surpass credit card and the Hilton Business Card. I do not see any change in the Hilton Aspire offer.

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Hilton Honors American Express Card

The Hilton (no annual fee) card has the following offer:

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Up to 130,000 Points: Get 80,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points when you spend $1,000 in 3 months plus 50,000 bonus points when you spend a total of $5,000 within 6 months.

The no-annual fee Hilton credit card comes with complimentary Hilton Silver status and earns bonus Hilton points on Hilton stays, US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. It earns as follows:

  • 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

(More info and how to apply)


The Hilton Surpass is offering

Get up to 180,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points: Earn 130,000 when you spend $2,000 in 3 months plus 50,000 more points when you spend $10,000 within your first 6 months.

This mid-tier Hilton card comes with complimentary Hilton Gold status and earns as follows:

  • 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

This card also comes with the opportunity to earn a free weekend night almost anywhere in the Hilton system when you spend $15,000 in a calendar year and the opportunity to earn top-tier Hilton Diamond status when you spend $40,000 in a calendar year.

(More info and how to apply)


The Hilton Business card is offering more by referral than in the affiliate channel and matches the Surpass offer:

Get up to 180,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points: Earn 130,000 when you spend $2,000 in 3 months plus 50,000 more points when you spend $10,000 within your first 6 months.

Since this offer is best by referral, here’s MilesTalk group moderator A.R.s referral link.

The Business card is very similar to Surpass, but you can get a second annual free reward night if you spend $60,000 (in addition to the one at $15,000) and it also comes with 10 Priority Pass lounge visits per year. Earning is as follows:

  • Earn 12x at Hilton properties worldwide.
  • Earn 6x bonus points on select business and travel categories in the US: gas stations, wireless telephone service, shipping, restaurants, flights booked directly, and car rentals booked direct.
  • Earn 3x Hilton points on all other purchases.

These offers are certainly “better than normal” although they aren’t best ever. The last round had less points but came with statement credits. We’ve (rarely) seen offers that included a free night in the welcome bonus on the cards with an annual fee. If you need a boatload of Hilton points to reach an award, these offers could make sense.

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The following American Express cards were featured in this article: Rates and Fees for the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card | Rates and Fees for the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card | Rates and Fees for the Hilton Honors Credit Card from American Express

 

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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