Up to 150,000 Points + $150 Statement Credit with Increased Hilton Offers

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American Express has announced increased offers on three of the Hilton co-brand cards. New cardmembers can earn up to 150,000 points plus a $150 statement credit after meeting minimum spending requirements.

These are excellent offers on cards that deliver tangible value for Hilton Honors members—including complimentary elite status on all three cards.

Let's dig into the highlights of the new offers and see which card delivers the most value.

150,000 Bonus Points, a $150 Statement Credit, and Top Benefits With the Hilton Surpass

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card
Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card
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Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus Earn 150,000 Bonus Points and a $150 statement credit. Earn 150,000 Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn a $150 statement credit after your first purchase on the Hilton Surpass Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, earn a $150 statement credit after your first purchase on the Hilton Surpass Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn a Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $15,000 on purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Earn 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.
  • Earn 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
  • Spend $40,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • Rates & Fees
  • 12X Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio
  • 6X Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations
  • 3X Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card

The increased welcome bonus on the Hilton Surpass offers new cardmembers 150,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 within the first three months. Plus you'll earn a $150 statement credit after your first purchase (also within the first three months).

The card also features some of the best perks of any co-brand card at its price point.

  • 10X complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes each membership year
  • Hilton Honors Gold Elite status for as long as you hold the card
  • Hilton Honors Diamond elite status after you spend $40,000 in a calendar year
  • A Weekend Night Reward after you spend $15,000 in a calendar year
  • 12X points at Hilton hotels and resorts; 6X points at US restaurants, US supermarkets, and US gas stations; and 3X on other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees (Rates & Fees)

We typically value Hilton points at ~0.5¢ each, making the 150,000-point welcome offer worth roughly $750 towards free nights. Add in the $150 statement credit, and that brings the total bonus value to roughly $900. That's an outstanding welcome offer for a mid-tier hotel card.

Redeeming Hilton points for free nights costs between 10,000-95,000 points per night. So, you’ll get up to 15 nights at the lower end of Hiltons redemption options—or 1-2 nights at an aspirational property like Conrad Bali.

Hilton-Conrad-Bali
Redeem Hilton Honors points for Conrad Bali.

The uncapped Free Weekend Night after spending $15,000 can also provide significant value. We’ve run the numbers to show how you can get a minimum 3.5% return on non-bonus spending on the Hilton Surpass. Plus you'll get as high as 8.5% back on Hilton spending.

Add to that the value of Hilton Gold elite status—which we rank the best mid-tier hotel elite status—and the 10X Priority Pass lounge passes, and you have an impressive credit card package for the $95 annual fee (Rates & Fees).

Earn 100,000 Bonus Points and a $100 Statement Credit With the Hilton Amex

Hilton Honors American Express Card
Hilton Honors American Express Card
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Rates & Fees
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Hilton Honors American Express Card
Annual Fee$0
Welcome Bonus Earn 100,000 Bonus Points and a $100 statement credit. Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn a $100 statement credit after your first purchase on the Hilton Honors Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, earn a $100 statement credit after your first purchase on the Hilton Honors Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.
  • Earn 5X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees. Enjoy international travel without additional fees on purchases made abroad.
  • Enjoy complimentary Hilton Honors Silver status with your Card. Plus, spend $20,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn an upgrade to Hilton Honors Gold status through the end of the next calendar year.
  • No Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • Rates & Fees
  • 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton Honors portfolio of brands
  • 5X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations
  • 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card

What if you already hold the Hilton Surpass or don’t like the idea of paying an annual fee? The Hilton Honors American Express Card is also offering an increased welcome bonus. You can pick up a cool 100,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 within the first three months. Plus you'll earn a $100 statement credit after your first purchase (also within your first three months).

While this card doesn’t offer the same level of perks found on its premium stablemates, you’ll still receive:

  • Hilton Honors Silver status for as long as you hold the card
  • Hilton Honors Gold after you spend $20,000 in a calendar year
  • 7X points at Hilton hotels and resorts; 5X points at US restaurants, US supermarkets, and US gas stations; and 3X on other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees (Rates & Fees)

Those are some outstanding returns when you consider the lack of an annual fee. (Rates & Fees)

150,000 Bonus Points and a $150 Statement Credit With the Hilton Business Card

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
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Rates & Fees
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The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus Earn 150,000 bonus points and a $150 statement credit. Earn a $150 statement credit after your first purchase on the Hilton Honors Card within your first 3 months. Plus, earn 150,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • New Offer: Earn a $150 statement credit after your first purchase on the Hilton Honors Card within your first 3 months. Plus, earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card: 12X at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio, 6X on Select Business & Travel Purchases, 3X on all other eligible purchases. Terms & Limitations Apply.
  • Enjoy complimentary Gold Status with your Hilton Honors Business Card.
  • Earn a Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $15,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Earn another Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend an additional $45,000 in purchases on your Card in the same calendar year.
  • Relax with 10 free airport lounge visits each year once enrolled in complimentary Priority Pass™ Select membership, which offers access to more than 1,300 lounges across 140 countries and counting.
  • Terms apply.
  • Rates & Fees
  • 12X at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio
  • 6X on Select Business & Travel Purchases
  • 3X Everywhere Else

Finally, the Hilton Business Card is sporting an almost identical offer to its counterpart (the Hilton Surpass).

New cardmembers can earn 150,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 within the first three months, plus a $150 statement credit after your first purchase (also within the first three months). You'll also gain similar perks to the Hilton Surpass. However, you can earn an additional free night each year if you hit the second spending tier.

  • 10X complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes each cardholder year
  • Hilton Honors Gold elite status for as long as you hold the card
  • Hilton Honors Diamond after you spend $40,000 in a calendar year
  • A Weekend Night Reward after you spend $15,000 in a calendar year
  • Another Weekend Night Reward after you spend an additional $45,000 in the same calendar year
  • 12X points at Hilton hotels and resorts; 6X on select business and travel purchases; and 3X on everything else
  • No foreign transaction fees (Rates & Fees)

One of the biggest drawcards for the Hilton Business Card is the fact that it is a business card. So, it won't count towards your 5/24 count for getting Chase cards. This makes it the perfect candidate if you have your eye on Chase cards and need to watch your approved card count.

Final Thoughts

With the pandemic keeping a lid on travel for most of the last 12 months, you could be excused for thinking Hilton might reduce the number of points issued on its co-brand cards. Instead, we are on the receiving end of some of the most valuable sign-up bonuses currently available from hotel rewards cards.

If you already hold a Hilton credit card or you’ve previously held one, keep in mind that you won’t be eligible to receive the bonus on that particular card. However, holding one Hilton Amex doesn’t prevent you from acquiring another card in the Hilton lineup. That is: if you're ineligible to get the welcome bonus on the Hilton Surpass, you can still get the Hilton Amex with its excellent 100,000 point offer.

For rates and fees of the cards mentioned in this post, please visit the following links: Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card (Rates & Fees), Hilton Honors American Express Card (Rates & Fees), and The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (Rates & Fees)

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    What’s the expiration timeline on these points? Thanks

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      Hi Amy, Hilton has paused all expiration through 12/31/2021. (details here https://covid.hilton.com/) Normally, Hilton points expire after 15 months with no activity. However, the good news is that having a Hilton credit card makes it really easy to keep your points from ever expiring. Any time you use your card, you’ll earn points from everyday spending (which counts as “activity”), so those points will reset your expiration date 15 months in the future.

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    I’ve like Hilton because Gold means a free breakfast, and in urban areas especially (think London, etc.) that can be significant. On the Marriott side, it seems like one needs a tax accountant to understand which properties give what at what level. That said, Marriott has a LOT of properties just about everywhere.

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    Great offers on some of the most generous hotel credit cards available from any financial institution….too bad AMEX isn’t as lenient with their approvals and bonus eligibility as they used to be….

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    100k points on a no fee card is a great deal. I’ve stayed at some garden inn’s for 5k points too.

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    These look like really good cards and this seems to be a very good offer. Unfortunately being based in Europe there is nothing that is anything close to as good as this.

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    I was just wondering if there’s any plans to extend these wonderful summaries to Canadian credit card offerings? I’m always jealous when I see all the great American offers pop up, haha.

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    How long will this offer be active? Thanks.

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    The weekend certificate from Hilton is also truly a great deal!

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    I wish I didn’t already have the no annual fee card because now is the time to get it! I don’t think I can justify another card with an annual fee however. Luckily, I am still earning Hilton points from my work stays…and no easy way to spend them right now. So I’ll have a bunch of Hilton points saved up for future vacations when it is again smart to do so.

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    In terms of the Hilton benefits, i really like the Aspire benefits but the bonus offers on these cards are just too compelling. I’m already reaching the AmEx max cards limit, otherwise i would have jumped in on one of these offers.

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    15 nights at a lower end property is a great deal for a credit card sign up!

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    This is tempting me to get the Hilton Amex card. I just hope that Hilton does not devalue them too soon as there are no uses of them for me as of now.

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    I think I’m going to apply for the Hilton surpass credit card. I first have to meet the minimum spend on my united explorer credit card.

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    Holy cow! I’m refinancing right now so I can’t get any new cards and I hold the Hilton Honors card, but wow. Once we refinance, I may sign up for the Surpass and have my wife sign up for the Honors.

    1) Any idea when this will end?
    2) If I refer my wife to the Honors, would that be for these same conditions?

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      Definitely understand that you want to hold off until once the refinance is done! Unfortunately, Amex hasn’t shared an end date for these offers. So, make sure to check as soon as the refi is done!

      The Amex refer-a-friend can be all over the place. Sometimes it’s a better offer than what’s publicly available. Other times, it’s not as good. Checking my refer-a-friend links, it looks like the Surpass and no-annual-fee cards have the same offers. But, the Aspire card doesn’t offer a statement credit through a referral link.

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    Thanks for heads up. Will consider this card together with our travel plan staying at Hilton.

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    While it has been widely reported your “lifetime” with Amex is 7 years after cancelation there seems to be opportunity for early reincarnation – particularly on products where they have rebranded

    You should get a warning when you apply if your not eligible for signup bonus when applying online – but then still call before activating and get permission to record the conversation.

    It could be worth the small hit for a credit pull to see.

    My understanding it that the pulls does not count toward Chase 5/24 – only counts if they approve you

    Can someone confirm that?

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      That’s all right! Indeed, I had an early reincarnation (LOL!) on the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card / Amex Gold Card. I closed the Premier Rewards Gold in 2016 and was able to get the Amex Gold in 2020 and earn the welcome bonus. And yes, you should get a warning if you aren’t eligible.

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    I like the no annual fee option, and you can still get 100K points

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    That’s a nice offer. Hopefully it’s still around in a couple of months when I’ll be well under 5/24 and ready to do an app-o-rama.

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    After being loyal to Marriott, I was gifted Gold status in January 2021 and decided to try out the Hilton Brand and have been impressed so far. 150K signup seems pretty generous and I think I’ll be applying for this card.

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    martin orbach says:

    Great service. Thank you

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    I have Surpass card and have no complaint about it at all so far.

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    Excuse my ignorance: what is the difference between 10X Priority passes and 10 Priority passes?

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      No difference! Both the Hilton Surpass Card and the Hilton Business Card offer cardmembers 10 complimentary visits to Priority Pass lounges each cardmember year (from when you sign up to a year after that)

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    Can I get the bonus for biz card if I have had other hilton cards, but not a business card? thanks

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    Any idea when this offer will expire?

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    I like the regular Amex Hilton offer better than the Aspire one, not annual fee and less spending needed. Lower bonus but easier to attain.

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    I have a surpass card and pretty happy with it.

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    These being Amex cards the bonus on each card is only once in a lifetime, correct?

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      That’s correct. Although, if it’s been a while since you’ve had the card, your “lifetime” might have reset.

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        That’s an excellent insider tip, thanks a lot 🙂

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        It’s just a matter of time until someone is declared clinically dead, ends up surviving, and then makes the argument that the lifetime restriction no longer applies. Hey, all is fair in the points and miles game, right?

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          Oh LOL! That would be quite the story!

          But, much more realistically, Amex purges cardmember records after a while. There are some cardmembers that have been able to get another welcome bonus on the same card after closing it 5-7 years before. And, in my recent case, it was just ~3 years!

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        I’ve not heard this before. Is there a time period that Amex considers a lifetime? Like apply again 10 years later and you’re good?

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          There isn’t a set time. From what I understand, Amex will periodically purge its old records (likely for data protection reasons), and it’s at that point that you become re-eligible.

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    Alan g Schroeder says:

    The Hilton Honors American Express Card sounds like a great deal for my recently graduated son who is just starting to travel on his own.

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      It’s free and is the highest ever bonus offer so you have nothing to lose. I signed up at 75,000 points but I’ve gotten more value out of it than the difference of the current higher offer. Go for it!

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      Hopefully, he will be able to finally travel for real soon 🙂