(EXPIRED) Hilton Amex Cards: Limited time welcome offers with points + statement credits

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Three of the Hilton Honors credit cards have limited-time welcome offers that include both statement credits and a decent tranche of Hilton points. These offers are all valid through July 6, 2022 and represent some of the best we’ve seen when you combine the bonus points and the statement credits.

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The Offers & Key Card Details

For more card information and to find an application link, see our dedicated card pages by clicking the names of the cards below.

Card Offer and Details
Hilton Honors American Express Card

FM Mini Review: This card isn't particularly rewarding, but it's good to keep primarily for targeted Amex upgrade offers to the Surpass card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Gas
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 7X Hilton spend ⚬ 5X US restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ⚬ 3X on all other eligible purchases

Big spend bonus: Gold elite status with $20K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free Silver status; Gold status with $20K spend. ⚬ Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.

Card Offer and Details
Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card
2 Free Nights at any Hilton Property
Earn 2 Free Night Rewards after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms apply.

$95 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Easy way to secure Hilton Gold status (which offers free breakfast among other perks). Those who want Diamond status may be better off with the Aspire card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Gas
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 12X Hilton spend ⚬ 6X U.S. restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ⚬ 3X on all other eligible purchases

Big spend bonus:
⚬ Free night award after $15K spend in calendar year ⚬ Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend ⚬ Terms apply

Noteworthy perks: Free Gold status. Diamond status w/ $40K spend. ⚬ 10 free Priority Pass lounge visits per calendar year ⚬ Terms Apply.

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.

Card Offer and Details
Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
130K points + 1 free night certificate
Limited Time Offer: Earn 130K points after $5K spend in first 3 months + Free Night Award after $10K total spend in first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 12/21/2022)

$95 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Easy way to secure Hilton Gold status (which offers free breakfast among other perks). Amex business cards do not count towards 5/24 status so will not hurt chances of applying for Chase cards.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Gas
Phone
Biz
Brand
Other

Earning rate: ⚬ 12X Hilton spend ⚬ 6X on Select Business & Travel Purchases (flights booked directly with airlines or Amex Travel; car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies; US restaurants; US gas stations; wireless telephone services purchased directly from US service provider; US shipping purchases) ⚬ 3X on all other eligible purchases

Big spend bonus:
Free night award after $15K spend in calendar year and another after $60K spend

Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free Gold status. Diamond status w/ $40K spend. ⚬ 10 free Priority Pass lounge visits per calendar year ⚬ Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.

Quick Thoughts

Each of these offers includes $400-520 of Hilton points (see Hilton RRV’s) combined with another $100+ of statement credit…and for very reasonable minimum spend. Keep in mind that each Hilton card is considered a separate product, so it’s possible to get a welcome offer on all four cards. Especially tempting are the Business and Surpass cards, which include a free weekend night certificate with $15K in calendar-year spend (though note that the Surpass is the card with the more compelling bonus category for many people…including me). The Business card has the added sweetener of not counting towards your 5/24 count.

For some reason, the Aspire card continues to operate on a separate track from the other three, so there’s no statement credits for new enrollments. That said, the current offer does include a free weekend certificate, so that may be the best of all depending on if you can use the certificate for good value.

You can often buy Hilton points for half a cent each, so you could look at a $100 statement credit as being worth an additional 20K Hilton points or a $130 statement credit being worth 26K Hilton points — but this offer lets you choose whether to go ahead and buy those points with your statement credits or spend it directly with Hilton, which I’m sure is what 98% of fus will do.

Note that these offers are available via referral, so if you’re in 2-player mode you can add even more points to the total haul. You don’t even need a Hilton card to refer someone, as referrals are possible from Membership Rewards-earning cards as well (ie, Amex Platinum, Gold, etc). Some folks are finding referral offers as high as 30K MR for referring a new cardholder, which is a significant addition to the Hilton offers.

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Jennifer

If I signed up for one of these cards today, would get a card number today? If like to be able to take advantage of the 2x or 3x bonus, that I believe expires a day after this, on top of the card benefits, if possible.

Mds

Why would you spend the credit at Hilton? Isn’t the credit simply a give-back posted to the credit card? I don’t follow.

nlo

Yes. But the post seems to reference spending the credit at Hilton. You mean that, if you first spend at Hilton, you then get a credit (which will reduce your credit-card bill).

Mike B

Tried sending a referral link from my wife’s Amex (Gold Delta). The link does not include the Hilton card options (only the four Delta cards).