Several Hilton cards now offering up to $150 + 150K points

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Three of the Hilton Honors credit cards are now offering excellent increased bonuses that include both a nice statement credit and large number of bonus points. These are excellent enhanced offers for each of these cards that make for a very nice welcome bonus.

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The Offers & Key Card Details

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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 Ascend 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

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 weekend night 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. (Rates & Fees)

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

Card Offer and Details
Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
150K Points + $150 statement credit
$150 statement credit after first purchase + 150K after $2K spend in 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$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 weekend night 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

All three of these offers are excellent in that they offer hundreds of dollars worth of Hilton points and a nice statement credit for relatively low spend. This is as good as I recall seeing it get on the business version of the card, which wouldn’t add to 5/24 and still includes 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).

Any way you slice it, these are excellent offers. Given that you can often buy Hilton points for half a cent each, you could look at a $100 statement credit as being worth an additional 20K Hilton points or a $150 statement credit being worth 30K Hilton points — but this offer lets you choose whether to go ahead and buy those points with your statement credit money or to instead have cash in your pocket for other expenses. The added flexibility here makes these offers particularly interesting.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen no similar offer for the Aspire card yet. Keep in mind that these offers are available via referral, so if you’re in a 2-player household these present the opportunity to get a really valuable referral bonus as a cherry on top. Some people with cards that earn Membership Rewards are finding referral offers as high as 30K or 35K points for referring a new cardholder. Keep in mind that you can generate a referral link with a card that offers a great bonus like that and have the person you refer then choose a Hilton card through your link and they would still get the advertised Hilton bonus while you get Membership Rewards points for referring them. That makes this an even better deal for those who can take advantage.

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