[YMMV] Upgrade you American Express Hilton Honors to the Ascend or Aspire and Get 150,000 Bonus Points

Update 1/23/22: Deal is back, people have been sent an e-mail. Subject line is ‘You’re invited to upgrade. Earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points.’ There is a unique 14 RSVP code on each e-mail so link can’t be shared.

The Offer

No direct link. Shows up in amex offers

  • Some American Express Hilton cardholders are being offered to upgrade to the Hilton Ascend or Aspire card and receive a bonus of 150,000 points after $4,000 in spend within the first three months

Our Verdict

Nice deal if targeted. The nice thing about upgrade offers is that it’s possible to get the upgrade bonus even if you’ve received the sign up bonus on that card previously. For more information on upgrade offers in general, you’ll find this linked post highly helpful.

Hat tip to FIPhile

Source: doctorofcredit.com

Increased Signup Bonuses on American Express Hilton Cards of up to 130,000 Points + Free Night Certificate (Referrals Available)

The Offer

Consumer Cards | Business version

  • American Express is offering increased sign up bonuses on three of the Hilton credit cards. The offers are as follows:
    • Hilton Honors no fee card: Get 70,000 Hilton Honors points plus a free night award after $1,000 spend in 3 months.
    • Hilton Honors Surpass with $95 annual fee: Get 130,000 Hilton Honors points plus a free night award after $2,000 spend in 3 months.
    • Hilton Honors Business with $95 annual fee: Get 130,000 Hilton Honors points plus a free night award after $2,000 spend in 3 months.

Our Verdict

These deals are also showing up via referrals (please do not share your referrals in the comments). Previously the best deals have been 150k points on the no fee card, 200k for the surpass and 180k for the business card or similar deals but with a cash component. It’s important to note that the free night certificates can be used any day of the weekend, they aren’t restricted weekend night certificates. How useful these deals are will depend on what type of properties you like to stay at but for most people this will be better than we have seen before. We will add these to our best credit card bonuses.

As always I don’t recommend signing up for these cards unless you have a use of the points/free night certificates in the short to medium term as bonuses are always trending up (as the value of points trends down with devaluations).

Source: doctorofcredit.com

[Targeted] American Express Hilton: Spend $8,000 & Get A Free Night Certificate

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • American Express is offering some cardholders a free night certificate when they spend $8,000 by February 28, 2022 after registering.

The Fine Print

  • The Free Night Reward will be issued in the form of a redeemable code and sent in an email from Hilton Honors to the email address listed on your Hilton Honors account up to 16 weeks after the Threshold Amount has been reached
  • You must enroll to participate. Offer to enroll is available to eligible Basic Card Members and Additional Card Members who hold a Hilton Honors American Express Card. You will earn one Free Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $8,000 (the “Threshold Amount”) on eligible purchases on your enrolled Hilton Honors American Express Card during the Purchase Period. Starting from the time you complete enrollment, you will have through February 28, 2022 (“Purchase Period”) to meet the Threshold Amount. Purchases completed prior to enrollment will not count towards the Threshold Amount. Eligible purchases can be made by the Basic Card Member and Additional Card Members. Limited to 1 enrolled Card per Card Account.
  • Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, cash advances, purchase of traveler’s checks, purchase or reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments, or other cash equivalents. Eligible purchases are purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. To receive the Hilton Honors Free Night Reward, your Card Account must not be cancelled or past due at the time of fulfillment.
  • The Free Night Reward can be redeemed any night of the week for a one night standard accommodation, double occupancy, subject to availability at properties in the Hilton portfolio, excluding those listed at HiltonHonors.com/weekendreward

Our Verdict

Great deal if targeted, especially if you’re already spending towards the annual free night certificate anyway.

Hat tip to MtM

Source: doctorofcredit.com

[YMMV] American Express Hilton Surpass 200,000 Point Bonus

The Offer

Direct link to offer (might only show in incognito)

  • American Express Hilton Surpass card is offering 150,000 points Hilton Honors points after $2,000 spend in 3 months. Get an additional 50,000 points after spending a total of $10,000 within the first 6 months.

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio worldwide
    • 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at U.S. supermarkets, U.S. restaurants, and U.S. gas stations
    • 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on all other eligible purchases
  • 10 free priority pass lounge passes
  • Complimentary Hilton Honors gold status. Earn Diamond status after spending $40,000 in purchases within a calendar year
  • One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $15,000 in purchases on the card in a calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees

Our Verdict

This was available for some time via referrals (incognito mode still required), then it disappeared for awhile and now it’s back. I can’t seem to get it to show via referral this time, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. This is the highest bonus we’ve seen on this card. As always with Hilton cards I’d recommend only signing up if you have a short or medium term plan for the points as Hilton regularly devalues the points program and increases the sign up bonus. We will add this to our list of the best credit card bonuses.

Hat tip to US Credit Card Guide

Source: doctorofcredit.com

American Express Hilton Spending Bonuses: Spend $5,000 & Get 10,000 Bonus Points (Up To 100,000 Bonus Points)

The Offer

  • American Express Hilton cardholders are being offered a spending bonus. If you spend $5,000, you get 10,000 bonus points. This card be done ten times for a total of 100,000 bonus points.

The Fine Print

  • Only purchases made with your enrolled Card are eligible.
  • Offer to enroll is available to existing Hilton Honors American Express Card Members who are Basic Card Members prior to January 1, 2021 (“Eligible Card Members” with “Eligible Cards”).
  • Limit of 1 enrolled Card per Card Member.
  • If you have more than one Hilton Honors American Express Cards, you will only be able to enroll the Card which you received this offer for.
  • Only purchases made with your enrolled Eligible Card will count towards meeting a Purchase Threshold.
  • You are eligible to enroll starting from February 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.
  • Offer ends June 30, 2021.
  • Eligible purchases can be made by the Basic Card Member only.
  • Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card.
  • Starting from the time you enroll through June 30, 2021 (“Purchase Period”), you will earn 10,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points each time you spend $5,000 in combined eligible purchases (“Purchase Threshold”) on your enrolled Card during the Purchase Period, up to a maximum of 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points.
  • Hilton Honors Bonus Points will be posted to your Hilton Honors account 8-12 weeks after you reach the Purchase Threshold.
  • Purchases may fall outside of the Purchase Period (and therefore not be eligible for the Hilton Honors Bonus Points) in some cases, such as a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction. (For example, if you buy goods online, the purchase date may be the date the goods are shipped.)
  • Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, cash advances, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases of reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments, or purchases of any cash equivalents. Eligible purchases to meet the Purchase Threshold are for goods and services minus returns and other credits.
  • To receive the Hilton Honors Bonus Points, your Card Account must not be cancelled or past due at the time of fulfillment.

Our Verdict

This’ll stack with any category bonuses as well which could make it a good deal for some people. Personally I think it’s too risky to manufactured spend with American Express these days and Hilton isn’t exactly the most valuable currency either. Still a good deal for those planning to spend $15,000 for the free night certificate or for people with a lot of natural spend on these cards anyway.

Source: doctorofcredit.com