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The sign-up bonus on the American Express Surpass card has increased to 75,000 Hilton points from the usual 60,000 points bonus.
75,000 Point American Express Hilton Surpass Card
Up to February 28, 2014, you can get 75,000 points from the American Express Hilton Surpass card after spending $3,000 within 3 months.
There doesn’t appear to be any restrictions in the terms and conditions, preventing you from getting the sign-up bonus, for having the same card in the past 12 months as there are with other American Express cards. But read the terms and conditions for your self.
However, you can’t get the 75,000 point offer if you currently have an American Express Hilton Surpass card.
You get free Hilton Gold elite status as long as you have the card.
Hilton Gold status means free internet & breakfast! This saves you money – especially in Europe where breakfast and internet are expensive. You could save $45 per day ($30 for breakfast for 2 and about $15 for internet) just by having Hilton gold status!
- 12 Hilton points for every $1 spent at Hilton hotels
- 6 points per $1 spent at restaurants, supermarkets & gas stations
- And 3 points per $1 spent on everything else
The $75 annual fee is NOT waived for the 1st year and the card has a 2.7% foreign transaction fee. So you shouldn’t use it outside the US.
Hilton Surpass vs. Hilton Reserve Cards
However, if I had to pick just ONE Hilton card, I’d pick the Citi Hilton Reserve card. That’s because I will get 2 free weekend nights valid at almost all Hilton hotels and because there are no foreign transaction fees on the Hilton Reserve card.
75,000 points sounds like a lot of points, but it isn’t enough for even 1 night at a top category Hilton hotel!
Here’s a post which compares the American Express Hilton Surpass card and the Citi Hilton Reserve card.
That said, you could apply for the Hilton Surpass card if you want to stock up on Hilton points.
You can get 75,000 points from the American Express Hilton Surpass card unto February 28, 2014.
You get free Hilton Gold status with the American Express Hilton Surpass card which means free breakfast and internet!
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