Best Offer Yet: Earn 70,000 Hilton Points (and No Annual Fee) With the AMEX Hilton Honors Card [OFFER EXPIRED]

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Update: This offer for the AMEX Hilton Honors card is no longer available but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!

Via Reddit, there’s a new offer to earn 70,000 Hilton points when you sign-up for the American Express Hilton Honors card and spend $1,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.  

This is the best bonus I’ve seen for this card!  And there’s NO annual fee.

Best Offer Yet Earn 70,000 Hilton Points And No Annual Fee With The AMEX Hilton Card

70,000 Hilton Points Is More Than Enough for a Night at the Beautiful (and Warm) Conrad Miami!

I’ll share the details.  And give you ideas about how to use 70,000 Hilton points!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always let you know the best deals!

About the AMEX Hilton Honors Card

Link:   Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express

There’s a better offer for the AMEX Hilton card to earn 70,000 Hilton points when you spend $1,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of account opening.

Best Offer Yet Earn 70,000 Hilton Points And No Annual Fee With The AMEX Hilton Card

Emily and I Used Our Hilton Points to Stay at the Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel in Venice!

Along with 70,000 Hilton points, you’ll also get:

  • 7 Hilton points per $1 spent at most Hilton hotels
  • 5 Hilton points per $1 spent at US gas stations, US restaurants, and US supermarkets
  • 3 Hilton points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free Hilton Silver elite status (late check-out, 2 free bottles of water, and 15% points bonus on Hilton points earned)
  • Free Hilton Gold elite status (free breakfast and better upgrades) after spending $20,000 in a calendar year
  • Terms & limitations apply

This card has NO annual fee.  So it’s a good card to get and keep forever to help boost your credit score.  But, it has a ~3% foreign transaction fee, so it’s NOT a good card to use overseas.

Hilton hotels include Conrad, Canopy, Curio, DoubleTreeEmbassy SuitesHampton InnHiltonHilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Home2Suites, Homewood Suites, Tru, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.

Keep in mind you can only earn the sign-up bonus on an AMEX personal card once per lifetime.  So if you’ve ever earned a bonus from this card, you can NOT get it again.

Who Should Consider This Card?

The AMEX Hilton card is a good choice for folks who are looking for a NO annual fee card that rewards their loyalty to Hilton hotels.  Or folks who like a good welcome offer!  🙂

Best Offer Yet Earn 70,000 Hilton Points And No Annual Fee With The AMEX Hilton Card

Pick up This Card If You Want to Get the Highest Offer. Or If You Want to Help Age Your Overall Credit Accounts With a New No Annual Fee Card!

It comes with automatic Hilton Silver elite status, which gets you a 15% points bonus on stays at Hilton hotels.  And I like that it earns 3X Hilton points everywhere!

And because this card has NO annual fee, it’s a good 1 to keep forever.  If you stay at Hilton hotels occasionally, you can enjoy earning extra points with your Hilton Silver elite status.

And if you spend $20,000 on purchases in a calendar year, you’ll get a boost up to Hilton Gold elite status, which is good for free breakfast at certain Hilton hotels, and upgrades when space allows.

Best Offer Yet Earn 70,000 Hilton Points And No Annual Fee With The AMEX Hilton Card

Free Breakfast Is a Real Money-Saver, Especially When You’re Traveling With a Big Family!

My favorite Hilton card is still the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card, because you earn 2 weekend nights at almost any Hilton after completing the minimum spending requirements.  Plus, Hilton Gold elite status is included!

And frequent Hilton travelers might prefer the American Express Hilton Honors Surpass, because it earns the most points for paid Hilton stays.

Here’s how to decide which Hilton card is right for you.  And check out my post on all the ways to earn Hilton points!

Other Offers

There are 2 other offers for the AMEX Hilton Honors card which earn fewer points, but with a lower minimum spending requirement:

With the new 70,000 point offer, you’ll get 10,000 or 20,000 more Hilton points for only $250 more in spending.  That’s a better deal for most folks.

But as always, run the numbers and choose the offer that’s best for you!

What Can You Do With 70,000 Hilton Points?

Link:   Hilton Honors Points Search Tool

Link:   Hilton Award Chart

Link:   How to Use AwardMapper

Link:   How to Use Hotel Hustle

After you complete the minimum spending requirements on this card, you’ll have to wait to receive the bonus points in your Hilton account.

Generally, if you complete the minimum spending ~5 to ~7 days before your account closes for the month, you’ll receive the points at the end of the billing cycle.

70,000 Hilton points is enough for 14 award nights at Hilton Category 1 hotels.

Best Offer Yet Earn 70,000 Hilton Points And No Annual Fee With The AMEX Hilton Card

Save Over $900 on a Week-Long Stay in Mexico City With 70,000 Hilton Points!

And it’s also enough for 7 award nights at Hilton Category 2 hotels!

For example, you can stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City – Centro Historico hotel in Mexico City, for only 10,000 Hilton points per night.  You could get a stay worth ~$900 with 70,000 Hilton points!

Or you could stay a night at the upscale Conrad Miami for 50,000 Hilton points.  And still have 20,000 points left!

Best Offer Yet Earn 70,000 Hilton Points And No Annual Fee With The AMEX Hilton Card

Save Almost ~$400 on Your Stay in Tropical Miami! Enjoy the Nightlife, Beach, and Ocean Air

Considering rooms here cost ~$400, that’s a fantastic deal!

Emily and I used our Hilton points for a stay at the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice.

A great way to start exploring Hilton hotels you can book with points is with Hilton’s own points search tool.

Emily and I always check TripAdvisor before we book a hotel.  And to see where we can use Hilton points for hotel stays, we search Hotel Hustle (which even shows if award rooms are available) and AwardMapper.

Bottom Line

If you’ve been thinking about getting the AMEX Hilton card, now is a fantastic time.  You’ll earn 70,000 Hilton points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of account opening.

This is the highest bonus I’ve ever seen on this card.

There are 2 other offers to earn 50,000 Hilton points + a $50 statement credit or 60,000 Hilton points after spending $750 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of account opening.  But for an extra $250 in spending, it’s worth it to go for the higher offer.

70,000 Hilton points is enough for 14 nights at a Hilton Category 1 hotel or 7 nights at a Hilton Category 2 hotel.

Or you could splurge on a night at 1 of the fanciest Hilton hotels, like the Conrad Miami or Hilton Molino Stucky Venice like Emily and I did.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always let you know when we find a better deal!

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22 responses to “Best Offer Yet: Earn 70,000 Hilton Points (and No Annual Fee) With the AMEX Hilton Honors Card [OFFER EXPIRED]

  1. 70k points? Ho-hum. Yet another devaluation is probably next. It’s been 2+ years, hasn’t it? An absolute shame that Hilton has so completely bastardized the Hhonors program.

  2. I already applied and was approved for the Surpass card for the 85k points. Kind of bittersweet as I failed to use my oldest Amex card for 12 billing cycles and Amex decided to automatically close my 12 year old account and approve me for the Surpass. At least the account history will stick around for another 10 years, but I wasn’t expecting to lose one of my oldest no-fee credit cards, especially one that got a respectable 5% cash back on groceries. This looks like a better deal though, but take my experience as one to learn from :-\

  3. I just got the 60k offer. I contacted AMEX and they rudely refused to honer the better offer. At least Chase will apply a better offer within 3 months. I really don’t understand why people think AMEX is all that great.

  4. If I have this card and apply, and get approved, for the Surpass card will I earn the sign up bonus for both? I know once you have a card from American Express you can’t get the signup bonus again. Since these are two different card will I get the signup bonus for both?

  5. @ Michael. Yes. There is also the city Reserve and a citi visa- beware to follow the timing ruled for applying for citi cards

  6. Hi, wouldnt the cc with 2 free weekend nights be a better deal to stay in a top tier property ?

  7. @Nick, if you’re willing to make a few attempts, try calling a few more times. With a little persistence I’ve gotten Amex to match every time. Remind them that per their rules, it’s a once in a lifetime bonus opportunity so you’ll never have another chance.

  8. Any idea how long this offer will be around? I’m wanting to apply for the Hyatt card at the end of March before the 5/24 rule kicks in, but I need to time it right for our trip the following year in May 2017 (for the 2 night certificate). I’d like to apply for both cards at the same time.

  9. Applied and was instantly approved with temp number to use immediately. Thanks.

  10. Can anyone direct me to a post or info about the transfer of HHonors points to a miles program? I value my miles more and wondering if the sign-up would be worth it to earn a few miles for an airline I use frequently.

  11. Would you mind elaborating a bit more on helping to age the overall status of your credit history? I thnk I know but please, enlighten me.

    Thanks for sharing and all you do to keep us up to date! 🙂

  12. @Lyn M

    If you are looking for more than just Hilton website info on HH point transfers to airlines, try to google, “transfer from Hilton to airline miles travel blog” or something similar but with travel blog in the phrasing. That usually gets one to multiple travel blog posts on the subject manner.

    Best wishes!

  13. If I have a Citi Hilton Reserve card already, and an SPG Amex card, am I eligible for this Amex Hilton offer?

  14. Link isn’t working for me… Is it working for anyone else? When I just go to AMEX Hilton, it says the offer is only 40K.

  15. @JakePB – It’s still the highest bonus we’ve seen on this particular card. But I agree, another devaluation wouldn’t be good.

    @Anthony – I’m sorry to hear that, but thanks for sharing your experience! It’s a good reminder to use the cards we have occasionally and not just stick them in the sock drawer.

    @Nick – Sorry to hear that. @JakePB is right – you might call back in a couple of days and ask again.

    @Michael – You can get the sign-up bonus from each card (once per lifetime). That’s because they’re different card products:

    @Marriott Marty – Thanks for the help!

    @Sam – Yes, the Citi Hilton Reserve is still my favorite card because of the 2 weekend nights at any Hilton. But if you already have the card (or prefer a card without an annual fee) this card is a good choice.

    @Jessica – I don’t have any information on how long the offer will be available, sorry.

    @JR – Terrific! Enjoy!

    @Lyn M – See (sign-in required)

    @Jan B – Thank you! Regarding credit history, your credit score is based on several factors including the average age of your credit accounts. So keeping a no-annual-fee card for the long term will increase the average age of your accounts and potentially boost your credit score:

    @Jonathan – Yes, you’re eligible, because they’re all different card products:

  16. @Eric C – Strange. It’s still working for me.

  17. Same here I just got my new card with w 60k bonus and when u called AMEX they would not match the new promotion. Saying I was not eligible because I was not targeted for the offer. But I told them it’s a public offer on their site? Bottom line they did not match but did credit me 3000 points as an sign of good will.

  18. The link worked for me…got immediate approval for 70000, $1000 spend in 3 months.

  19. I don’t understand your continuing talking about the 2 nights free anywhere with Citi Hilton Reserve. It only happens once and you keep on paying the annual fee for keeping the card. Are you only talking about the sign up bonus? Thanks for explaining.

  20. @Rich C – Glad you got some extra Hilton points! It’s always worth it to call!

    @Sharon – Congrats! Enjoy your award stays! 🙂

    @Sharon – With the Citi Hilton Reserve card, you earn more points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels. And you have the chance to earn another weekend night certificate each year. Hilton Gold elite status is nice to have, too.

    For the sign-up bonus, 2 weekend nights at a top-tier Hilton hotel can be worth a lot, depending on how you like to travel.

    They’re both great cards to have. I think which card is best for you will come down to how often you plan to stay at Hilton hotels.

  21. This is another card I want! Does anyone have any idea how long this card will be at the higher bonus? I’m not sure if these promotions typically last only a month or several. I want it but have to wait until more inquiries fall off my report. :/

  22. I just got this card for myself, both my parents and in the process of having my brother get it. Thanks for the post!!