Sunday, March 26, 2017

100,000 Hilton Honors Points Sign-up Bonus - Hilton Surpass Amex Card

American Express is offering a 35,000 point bonus for the SPG Amex personal credit card.  This is the highest bonus offer ever offered on this card.

MUST APPLY BY MAY 31.


Breakdown

  • 100k Hilton Honors points is the highest sign-up bonus ever offered on the Hilton Surpass Amex card.

How Good is This Deal?

  • Very good...should be possible to get 3 free nights easily with this bonus, or 5 free nights if you choose wisely

Get the Deal

  • Send me an email if you are interested!
  • If you allow me to send you a sign-up offer via email, I'll earn 25,000 Hilton Honors points after you are approved for the card.  The bonus for you is the same - 100,000 Hilton Honors points - whether you apply using my referral link or go directly to Amex and apply without referral.  So I'd definitely appreciate the chance to refer you!
  • You cannot get this bonus if you have ever gotten a bonus on this same card before.  Amex bonuses are once per person, lifetime, for each different card product they offer.  (Sometimes, Amex publishes sign-up offers that do NOT include the once-per-customer's-lifetime restriction, but these are uncommon.)

Details

  • Apply by May 31, 2017
  • 100,000 bonus Hilton Honors points after $3,000 purchases in first 3 months
  • $75 annual fee (NOT waived the first year)
  • On your card anniversary (after holding the card 1 year), earn a free weekend night certificate (this requires paying the $75 annual fee for the 2nd year but can be well worth it as 

Is this Card Worth Keeping Long-term?

  • It's worth considering, because of the good earnings rates on spending at Hilton portfolio properties, as well as restaurants, gas stations and U.S. supermarkets.
  • 12 points per dollar spent at Hilton portfolio properties
  • 6 points per dollar spent at restaurants, gas stations, and U.S. supermarkets
  • 3 points per dollar on all other spending
  • The $75 annual fee is a bummer, but the card may be worth holding at least the first 2 years.  100,000 points plus a free weekend night is worth at least $700-800 in hotel bookings.

No Annual Fee Amex Hilton card - 80,000 points after $2,000 spend

  • If you are looking to avoid paying annual fees on credit cards, there's an 80k sign-up bonus on the 'regular' version of the Hilton Amex credit card.
  • $2,000 spend in first 3 months
  • You could get BOTH cards to earn the sign-up bonus from both
  • There's a public offer page for this card; I do not have a referral email to send you.  Go here:  https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card/hilton-hhonors/
  • The earning rates on spending are not nearly as good as the Surpass version of the card:
  • 7 points per dollar spent at Hilton portfolio properties (vs. 12 for Surpass)
  • 5 points per dollar spent at restaurants, gas stations, and U.S. supermarkets (vs. 6 for Surpass)
  • 3 points per dollar on all other spending