The Amex Hilton Surpass credit card has a great offer available if you’re looking to add Hilton points to your account. Right now they have the highest offer ever, with 85,000 points. To earn the points you need to spend $3,000 in purchases on the card within your first 3 months of card membership.
The 85K offer is very rare. You can see more often a 80K offer and then there’s the 60K public offer. Once you’re done with the spending requirement, you’ll have an extra 9,000 points so the total with come to 94,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points.
The card comes with a $75 annual fee which is not waived for the first year.
This is the best earning card for paid stays at Hilton Hotels with 12X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points per dollar so if you often pay for Hilton Hotels this would be a great card.
Amex Hilton Surpass comes with HHonors Gold status (free breakfast) and if you spend $40,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you earn HHonors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
What Are HHonors Points Worth?
Are 94K HHonors points worth the application and a $75 fee that’s not waived? That depends on your needs primarily, but generally HHonors points are valued at about 0.5 cents, or even slightly under that. Top hotels in Category 10 require 70K-95K per night so you’ll be able to get just one night out of the sign up bonus.
But you can squeeze 2-3 night out of Category 7 or 8 hotel. The card also has good earning rates so you can always make up a difference in points through some spending, such as 6X on restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations.
Keep in mind that you can only receive personal Amex card bonuses once per lifetime, so if you have or have had the card in the past, you are not eligible.
- Apply Here (direct link)
- 85,000 Hilton HHonors Points after $3,000 in purchase within 3 months
- $75 Annual Fee (NOT waived the first year)
- 12X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points per dollar on hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio
- 6X Hilton HHonors Points per dollar on restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations
- 3X Hilton HHonors Points per dollar on all other purchases