(EXPIRED) Increased Hilton card offers

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If you’ve had Hilton on your mind, the offers on several of the Hilton Honors credit cards have increased this week and may be of interest. Also keep in mind that the referral bonuses on these cards have increased, so if you currently have one of them and want to refer a Player 2 or 3 or other family member or friend, keep in mind that you can earn more total points doing so.

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The Offers & Key Card Details

Card Offer and Details
Limited Time Offer: 70K points + Free Night Certificate ⓘ Affiliate
70K points + free night certificate after $2K spend within the first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 7/31/2024)
No Annual Fee
After clicking through, be sure to choose the card you want on the landing page.
Recent better offer: None. This is the best that we've seen.
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.
Earning rate: ✦ 7X Hilton spend ✦ 5X US restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ✦ 3X on all other eligible purchases
Base: 3X (1.44%)
Dine: 5X (2.4%)
Gas: 5X (2.4%)
Grocery: 5X (2.4%)
Brand: 7X (3.36%)
Card Info: Amex Credit Card issued by Amex. This card has no foreign currency conversion fees.
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)
Card Offer and Details
Limited Time Offer: 130K points + Free Night Certificate ⓘ Friend-Referral
130K points + free night certificate after $3K spend within the first 6 months. Terms apply.
(Offer Expires 7/31/2024)
$150 Annual Fee
After clicking through, be sure to select the card you want on the next page.
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Recent better offer: None, this is the best that we've seen.
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.
Earning rate: ✦ 12X Hilton spend ✦ 6X U.S. restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ✦ 4X U.S. Online Retail Purchases ✦ 3X on all other eligible purchases
Base: 3X (1.44%)
Dine: 6X (2.88%)
Gas: 6X (2.88%)
Grocery: 6X (2.88%)
Shop: 4X (1.92%)
Brand: 12X (5.76%)
Card Info: Amex Credit Card issued by Amex. This card has no foreign currency conversion fees.
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. ✦ Up to $200 in Hilton credits ($50 per quarter) ✦ Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)
Card Offer and Details
Limited-time offer: 175K Points ⓘ Affiliate
175K after $8K spend in first 6 months. Terms apply.
(Offer Expires 6/5/2024)
$195 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.
Earning rate: ✦ 12X Hilton spend ✦ 5X on other eligible purchases (on the first $100K in purchases per calendar year, 3X thereafter). ✦ For eligible purchases made from March 28, 2024 through June 30, 2024: 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)
Base: 3X (1.44%)
Brand: 12X (5.76%)
Other: 5X (2.4%)
Card Info: Amex Credit Card issued by Amex. This card has no foreign currency conversion fees.
Big spend bonus: Eligible purchases made through June 30, 2024 will count toward a Free Night Award after $15K spend within a calendar year and another Free Night Award after $60K spend. This benefit will no longer be available after June 30, 2024.

Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend
Noteworthy perks: ✦ Free Gold status. Diamond status w/ $40K spend. ✦ Up to $240 in annual credits for Hilton purchases (Up to $60 per quarter) ✦ National Car Rental Executive Status ✦ Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

Quick Thoughts

There’s no doubt that we’ve seen some amazing offers on cards with transferable currencies over the past couple of years. However, as hotel card offers go, these increased Hilton offers are pretty good all things considered.

Greg’s latest analysis of Hilton points pegged the value right around half a cent per point, which makes these offers decent in terms of return on spend. For Hilton fans, the Surpass card is particularly attractive given good category bonuses and the chance to spend toward an annual free night certificate. Unlike with other chains, Hilton free night certificates are uncapped — and now that they are valid any day of the week, they are more desirable than before.

I wouldn’t necessarily prioritize these offers over other cards, though keep in mind that the business card wouldn’t add to your 5/24 count, which makes it the most attractive of the bunch of you don’t need the Surpass card’s category bonus for U.S. Supermarket spend. Separately, while the no-annual-fee Hilton Honors consumer card doesn’t often get much attention, it offers a great bonus for a card with no annual fee.

If you’re looking to jumpstart your Hilton Honors points balance, these offers could certainly be worth a look. Unfortunately, we are not seeing an increased offer on the Aspire card, though that has been the norm for years. Given the terrific value that card offers as compared to its annual fee, I doubt we’ll see an increased offer on it any time soon (and some have predicted that we may sooner see the annual fee increase on that card, though it’s anybody’s guess at this point).

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Andrew

Do you know how long you have to wait before application and upgrading a card with AMEX? Want the Aspire, but not able to qualify for the SUB, so looking to the Surpass instead.

Joseph N.

No way. I got the no AF version when the sign up was 75000, and 75000 HH points then was worth WAY more than 100000 is now.