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American Express has a limited-time offer, only the second time they’ve ever made it, for their premium ($75 annual fee) Hilton credit card — now that they’ve done a deal to be the exclusive issuer of Hilton cards, shutting out Citibank going forward. And they’ve got a nice offer for the no annual fee version of the card, too.
Hilton HonorsTM Surpass® Card from American Express is offering 100,000 Hilton Honors points after $3000 in eligible purchases on the card in your first 3 months of cardmembership. This is a limited-time offer ending October 4, 2017. Plus this card earns a free weekend night on its first approval anniversary date.
The card earns 12 Honors points per dollar on eligible Hilton purchases, 6 points per dollar at U.S. restaurants, US supermarkets, and US gas stations, and 3 points per dollar on all other eligible purchases.
Cardmembers get complimentary Gold status in the Honors program, and $40,000 on eligible purchases each calendar year earns Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
The Surpass card also comes with a Priority Pass Select card for lounge access (this version doesn’t include free guests or free visits)
Conrad New York
Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express can earn 50,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on the card within the first 3 months of account opening plus an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after an additional $1000 in purchases on the card within your first 6 months. This offer expires October 4, 2017.
Earning is 7 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio; 5 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; 3 Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
$20,000 spend on eligible purchases on the card in a calendar year earns Hilton Honors Gold status through the end of the next calendar year.
View from the Hilton in Colombo, Sri Lanka
The ability to earn 100,000 points and a free weekend night from one card signup bonus is fantastic, plus it comes with Hilton Gold status which means free breakfast and a room upgrade at most full service properties.