75,000 Points on American Express Hilton Surpass Card

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The sign-up bonus on the American Express Surpass card has increased to 75,000 Hilton points after spending $3,000 within 3 months.  The usual offer is for 60,000 Hilton points.  But the increased offer ends on May 5, 2014.

75,000 Point American Express Hilton Surpass Card

Link:   75,000 Point American Express Hilton Surpass Card 

Up to May 5, 2014, you can get 75,000 points from the American Express Hilton Surpass card after spending $3,000 within 3 months.

However, f you currently have an American Express Hilton Surpass card, you can’t get the 75,000 point offer.  And soon AmericanExpress may be limiting sign-up bonuses.

Save ~$45 a Day!

You get free Hilton Gold elite status as long as you have the Hilton Surpass card (and also the Citi Hilton Reserve card).

Hilton Gold status gives you free internet & breakfast!  So you save 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!

Eating Around the Grand Wailea

All This Food for Free When You Have Hilton Gold Status!

If you’re a Big Spender and spend $40,000 in a calendar year, you get Hilton Diamond elite status.  Hilton Diamond elite status gives you free breakfast and internet and a better chance at upgrades.

You’ll earn:

  • 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
  • Terms and limitations apply

But the $75 annual fee is NOT waived for the 1st year and the card has a 2.7% foreign transaction fee.  So it’s not the best card to use outside the US.

Relax at the Airport

You get a Priority Pass membership (a $99 value) when you have the American Express Hilton Surpass card.

A Priority Pass membership is similar to a Lounge Club membership.  You can usually use any Priority Pass lounge location worldwide regardless of what airline you’re flying.

What Is An Airport Lounge And Which Cards Get You Access

Your American Express Hilton Surpass Card Gets You Lounge Access Anytime

But you pay $27 per visit per person.  So this may not be worth it.

Fewer Points but a $50 Statement Credit

Last week I posted about a 50,000 points and a $50 statement credit offer on the Citi Hilton card up to April, 18, 2014.  This Hilton card is issued by Citi so you should be able to get approved for this card as well as the AMEX Surpass card.

That said, make sure to not apply for more than 1 Citi card every 8 days and no more than 2 Citi cards every 65 days.

You get free Hilton Silver status on the Citi Hilton which gets you into the health clubs for free at Hilton hotels.  You also earn an extra 15% of your points on paid stays.

Activities around the Hyatt Regency Maui

I’d Rather Swim in the Ocean Than Inside a Health Club

Hilton Surpass vs. Hilton Reserve Card

If I had to pick just ONE Hilton card, I’d pick the Citi Hilton Reserve card.  That’s because you get 2 free weekend nights valid at almost all Hilton hotels and because there are no foreign transaction fees on the Hilton Reserve card.


Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees When You Travel

75,000 points sounds like a lot of points, but it isn’t enough for even 1 night at a top category Hilton hotel!  But could get you a few nights at the mid-tier Hilton hotels.

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.

Bottom Line

You can get 75,000 points from the American Express Hilton Surpass card unto May 5, 2014.  You also get free Hilton Gold status with the American Express Hilton Surpass card which means free breakfast and internet!

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25 responses to “75,000 Points on American Express Hilton Surpass Card

  1. I got the surpass card for 60k a couple weeks ago. Any chance they can match this 75k offer?

  2. can I transfer the 75000 to southwest or get gift cards with the 75000 points?

  3. Will I get the bonus if I already have the regular Amex Hilton Card?

  4. Last time I applied for the Amex Hilton Surpass Card for the signup bonus and including the points in my Hilton account, I had 75k points. I was then able to sell my 75,000 Hilton Hhonors Rewards points to rewards to cash for $315


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  5. Does Amex consider it the ‘same product’ if I have the Amex Hilton HHonors Card that has no annual fee? Wondering if I can get this card also. Thanks for your advice as always!

  6. How disappointing to learn that, in fact, the 75,000 point offer is only available to new American Express Hilton Honors customers. Existing customers looking to upgrade to the Surpass card will only receive 50,000 points–that’s the offer that’s been around since the Surpass card first made it on the scene…Too bad!

  7. Daraius, I was wondering if you knew if getting the AmexExp Hilton Surpass card would also keep my MR points from expiring? I want to close out my AE Business Card so I don’t pay the annual fee. I checked on my Starwood card, and it will not keep them active. Do you know about the Surpass Card?

  8. citi hilton reserve and citi hilton honors visa card are 2 different cards? one has annual fee and one does not.

    can i apply for both of these cards, and at same time?

  9. I’m sorry, but this offer is not worth the credit pull needed to get the card. Since Hilton basically gutted their program and made their points worthless. Why anyone with even the most basic math skills decide to apply for this card and pay an annual fee of $75 is beyond me. For all practical purposes, this card isn’t even churnable. People, you can get the Citi Hilton card that will get you 50,000 points over and over. You can get up to three of them in 60 days for a total of 150,000 points. When you’re done, you can start all over again. If you sign up for this offer, you only get 25,000 more points than the Citi no-fee version, have to pay an annual fee and you can’t churn the card. If Hilton points are what you’re after, the Citi no-fee version is the way to go.

  10. @Raymnent that makes sense for the points, but what about gold status? I had the citi reserve card and is about to cancel due to AF

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  12. @ Raymond – which Citi Hilton card are you talking about? I know there are a couple of them out there.

  13. At the risk of sounding like a spurned lover, save yourself major disappointment; DON’T bother with HHonors at all. You could get MUCH value for that hard pull and that spend.

    I have over 500k points and they are now somewhat worthless unless I want to burn them all on one nice trip. 75k points won’t even get you a single night at a lot of their nicer hotels during a decent part of the travel season. If you must have Hilton, then you’re WAY better off to sign up for a card that gives you Hilton certificates for a stay at any Hilton rather than heavily devalued Hilton shillings (currency used in Zimbabwe). Hilton has killed their program several times over.

    I earned those points the hard way; staying at Hiltons. I let my diamond status go; the perks were underwhelming. The quality of the executive lounges have gone to crap and the number of executive lounges have decreased. I moved everything to SPG and Hyatt.

    Use one of Daraius’ links for the Chase Hyatt or Amex SPG card. There is also a very compelling argument for the IHG card; find Daraius post on that card. For her next app-orama I’ll most likely add the IHG card for my wife as a non-churn, long-term keeper card.

    • @Sunnyview – Unlikely.

      @ todd – Can’t transfer to Southwest.

      @ Kim – For some folks, yes. So I can’t share for sure.

      @ Juli – See this post.

      @Rahul – They are different cards. You can usually get 2 Citi cards ~8 days apart if you don’t have more than 2 Citi personal cards within 65 days.

  14. Raymond Thomas

    Pan, the Citi HHonors Signature card has a 50k bonus and no annual fee. It comes with Silver status as opposed to Gold. Check it out. There’s not much difference between the two status levels. Then factor in the fact that if you get the no-fee version, you can churn the heck out of it. They don’t care how many of them you have. You can get the bonus over and over and over again. Between my wife and I, we have over 400k points and haven’t paid a dime for annual fees. It’s simple. Apply for the card, wait 10 days and apply again, wait 55 days and apply again. Then begin the whole process over again. Just stay in line with the Citi 8/65 day rule and you can collect the bonus as many times as you like. Paying an annual fee for 75k Hilton is a waste of your time. Besides, once you find out how worthless 75k Hilton points are, you’re going to get upset and cancel the card anyway.

  15. I was approved today for ED-P (yea me). If I were interested in the HHSurpass or SPG, how long do I have to wait before applying for the 2nd card beings their 2 different types of cards or does that make a difference?

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  18. Hi MMS! Do you know how long it takes for your hilton account to reflect the hilton gold status for the Hilton Surpass? And the Hilton Reserve? Thanks in advance.

  19. I currently have the blue Hilton Amex card with no annual fee. Can I upgrade it to the Surpass to get the gold status and 60,000 points and then downgrade a year later back to the blue Amex Hilton card when the annual fee comes? Or is it possible to upgrade to the Surpass card, and also apply for a new blue Amex Hilton card and get the 50,000 points with that? Thanks

  20. @ Raymond – You say to get the Citi HHonors Sig Visa.. it looks like the bonus is down to 40k from 50k. And it says on their site that the points don’t expire as long as you keep your card open. If I churn the card over and over, do I close down previous cards once I get the new card? And if I do, do the points associated with “the older” cards then expire? Or do you simply keep all the cards open to keep all the points valid? (that seems like that could really hurt your credit with that many lines open with available credit). Or does it check somehow that you at least have one of those cards open to keep all the points valid? Also seems like a lot of hard pulls on the credit to get another card using 8/65…

  21. I already had a Hilton Honors Amex card. Amex offered me the Surpass card and I grabbed it. I had a trip planned where I was staying at an expensive Hilton brand hotel. The card got me free breakfast. I already had Gold status, but this card will allow me to keep it.

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