AMEX Hilton Cards Offering Highest Sign-Up Bonuses Ever

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If you’ve been waiting to apply for the AMEX Hilton credit cards, your patience has paid off!

Until May 31, 2017, the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express have increased sign-up bonuses.  And I’ve never seen a higher bonus on these cards!

You’ll earn 80,000 Hilton points after you make $2,000 in purchases within 3 months of opening the AMEX Hilton Honors card.

And you’ll earn 100,000 Hilton points after you make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of opening the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card.

Plus there’s an incredibly valuable new perk on the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass which could be worth hundreds of dollars!

AMEX Hilton Cards Offering Highest Sign Up Bonuses Ever

You’ll Have Lots of Options to Redeem Your Hilton Points, From Inexpensive Family-Friendly Hotels to Luxury Resorts, Like the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

I’ll share the details.  And give you some ideas for using Hilton points!

AMEX Hilton Cards Get a Limited-Time Upgrade

A year ago, we saw the AMEX Hilton cards come with the highest sign-up bonuses they’ve ever offered.  Now, the best-ever AMEX Hilton sign-up bonuses are back.  And one of them is even higher (though the minimum spending requirement is higher, too).

I’ll remind you what to expect with each card.  And give you some ideas for where to redeem your points!

Note:   Hilton no longer has an award chart (yuck!).  So you’ll have to check each hotel for the going rate.

1.   AMEX Hilton Honors

Link:   American Express Hilton Honors

Link:   My Review of the American Express Hilton Honors

The AMEX Hilton Honors card has an all-time high sign-up bonus of 80,000 Hilton points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.  Previously, the highest bonus was 75,000 Hilton points with a minimum spending requirement that was $1,000 lower.

80,000 Hilton points is MUCH more than enough for a stay at upscale Hilton hotels, like the Hilton Auckland.  Or stay 4 nights at more budget-friendly hotel, like the Hilton Garden Inn Corlu, in Turkey.

AMEX Hilton Cards Offering Highest Sign Up Bonuses Ever

I Found Nights at the Waterfront Hilton Auckland for 43,000 Hilton Points

This card comes with:

  • 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 is also a good card because it has NO annual fee, and everyone should have a no annual fee card.  They can help increase the average age of your credit accounts and potentially boost your credit score.

2.   AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass

Link:   American Express Hilton Honors Surpass

Link:   My Review of the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass

With this limited-time offer on the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card, you’ll earn 100,000 Hilton points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.

That’s more than enough for a night at a 5- star Hilton hotel like the Conrad Hong Kong, where Emily and I stayed.  Or 7 nights at a less fancy hotel, like the Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport.

AMEX Hilton Cards Offering Highest Sign Up Bonuses Ever

Emily and I Stayed at the Conrad Hong Kong a Few Years Ago and Enjoyed the Modern Rooms and Good Location

Plus, you’ll now get a free weekend night certificate after the first anniversary date of card approval!  The certificate is good at just about any Hilton hotel, with a few exceptions.  You can even redeem it at expensive Conrad or Waldorf Astoria resorts, like the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, which can cost $1,000+ per night.

This perk alone is worth paying the $75 annual fee for another year.

You’ll also get:

  • Free Hilton Gold Elite status (free breakfast at certain hotels, upgrades when available)
  • Free Hilton Diamond Elite status when you spend more than $40,000 in a calendar year (better upgrades)
  • 12 points for every $1 you spend at Hilton hotels
  • 6 points per $1 you spend at US restaurants, supermarkets & gas stations
  • 3 points per $1 you spend on everything else
  • Terms and limitations apply

Both of these cards come with foreign transaction fees, so they are NOT good cards to use internationally.

If you need inspiration, check out my top picks for Hilton hotels in Europe and Asia.  And here are 5 great hotels for family travel!

Note:   AMEX only allows folks to earn the sign-up bonus for each card once per lifetime.  So if you’ve received the bonus before, you will NOT get it again.

Bottom Line

The AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards have great new limited time offers through May 31, 2017!

These are the highest sign-up bonuses ever offered for either card.  You’ll earn 80,000 Hilton points with the AMEX Hilton Honors, and 100,000 Hilton points with the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Plus, the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass now comes with a free weekend night after your first anniversary.  That’s a terrific new perk that could be worth hundreds of dollars.

If you haven’t received the bonus before on these cards, these are great deals to consider!  Because the bonuses have never been this high.  So this is a good opportunity to earn a lot of Hilton points!

Will you sign-up for either of these new limited-time offers?

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696 responses to “AMEX Hilton Cards Offering Highest Sign-Up Bonuses Ever

  1. Paris Hilton Opera

  2. Just spent 3 amazing nights at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. Cannot wait to go back.

  3. Without a doubt, I’d return to the Conrad Maldives.

  4. Conrad Hong Kong!!

  5. I’d love to try the Conrad Koh Samui!

  6. I would stay again at the Doubletree Hilton in Bratislava, Slovakia.

  7. I would like to stay at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. Gorgeous hotel and gorgeous beach!

  8. I would combine these points with what I have to bring my wife (for a free night!) to the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC when it opens! Really looking forward!

  9. The new Conrad in London St. James

  10. Hilton Bimini

  11. Malta Hilton St Julians

  12. Key West

  13. Hawaii

  14. Will do Conrad Hong Kong.

  15. The best place to stay is the Hilton Chicago on the Magnificent Mile!

  16. Conrad Hong Kong!

  17. I’d stay at the Grand Wailea in Maui

  18. I stayed at the Mexico City Hilton Reforma — very nice and near many great historical sites.

  19. Conrad Maldives Rangali

  20. Curio Anselmo in Buenos Aires

  21. Conrad Hong Kong

  22. I’d use them somewhere in Europe. Just a fun vacation.

  23. The Hilton Dublin would be a great stay!

  24. Conrad Tokyo

  25. I’d like to use Hilton points to stay near Disney

  26. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort for me! It looks gorgeous and relaxing. I can use that right now.

  27. I’d use points to stay at the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria!

  28. Hilton Chicago!

  29. I would absolutely love to stay at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa.

  30. Atlanta Hilton Northeast Norcross

  31. Barbara Hollis

    Hilton Budapest on the Buda side of the city with history sites at your doorstep, beautiful views of Danube , the bridges and Pest side

  32. Barbara Hollis

    Hilton Budapest on the Buda side of the city is wonderful stay – history sites at your doorstep, beautiful views of Danuabe , the bridges and Pest side.

  33. Conrad HK

  34. Conrad Singapore – great location, great city!

  35. Conrad Maldives

  36. The Conrad Maldives

  37. Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

  38. Maui – Hawaii is great anytime!

  39. Vancouver, BC

  40. Double Tree downtown Chattanooga, TN. The Grand Canyon of the South, Point Park, Lookout Mountain, Rock City, Ruby Falls. Sunset Rock, the aquarium, coolridge park… So many things to see and do within the area.

  41. I would like to go to the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa! Wonderful hotel!

  42. SAN Diego

  43. Would love to visit the Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Hotel!

  44. Conrad Seoul!

  45. Conrad Macao is fabulous. Would like to stay there!

  46. Hilton Bali Resort!!!

  47. Johnna Massie

    Hilton Waikoloa Village on the big island’

  48. Conrad Hong Kong is the best place to go!

  49. The Awesome Hilton Hawaiian Village !!!

  50. I’d love to stay at the Hilton Tel Aviv! I’ve never been to the Middle East, and Tel Aviv is a city I’d love to see.

  51. A weekend away on Jekyll Island, GA would be lovely!

  52. Waldorf Astoria NYC — classic feel and service.

  53. Visit Conard Maldives would be awesome!

  54. I would like to stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village !!!

  55. Conrad Maldives!!!!!

  56. Clearwater Beach for me 🙂

  57. I would love to visit Hilton Hawaii Village in Honolulu!!

  58. Robin Fredrick

    Would love to go back and stay at a Hilton in Hawaii. Was suppose to stay at Waikiki beach but could not use our voucher’s because it wasn’t a weekend. Was able to stay use my weekend stay in Grand Rapids Mi. Had a very nice stay with the Downtown Hilton.

  59. Catherine Edwards

    Conrad Hong Kong 🙂

  60. Cathy Edwards

    Conrad Hong Kong 🙂

  61. I’d like to stay at The Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor.

  62. I would treat my daughter to a Hilton hotel for a weekend ski or beach getaway where we could enjoy some time together.

  63. Maldives Conrad Rangali Island

  64. The Hilton in Cabo is THE BEST!! we love it there and the staff is fabulous. We got caught in a hurricane and were able to leave the boat. This hotel did everything possible to make our stay amazing.
    And it is a beautiful property

  65. I like the Conrad Chicago. It is a modern Chicago hotel that has some great amenities.

    But if I could go anywhere, I would go to the Conrad Maldives.

  66. The Hilton in Venice, Italy. They have a beautiful rooftop pool and you can see all the way over to St. Mark’s. The complimentary breakfast Etc is open all day and provides beautiful food options for gold or higher status. It is a very elegant Hilton previously owned by The Merchant of Venice. There is a free Water Taxi that goes back and forth to the main island of town.

  67. The Conrad in lower Manhattan would be my pick.

  68. Pensacola Beach Hampton Inn is my favorite place to stay during the Blue Angels annual air show in July. You can literally walk out to the beach to watch the show and avoid all the horrendous traffic.

  69. I would love to stay at the Waldorf Astoria in Chicago!

  70. Conrad Punta del Este Resort Uruguay

  71. The next time we go to NYC, I want to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn/Times Square Central.

  72. Loved the Hilton Brisbane!

  73. Had a wonderful stay at the Hilton Key West!

  74. Amsterdam Hilton – John and Yoko 1969. Very nice hotel near museums

  75. I would stay at the DoubleTree in Agra, India. Spectacular views of the Taj Mahal!

  76. Rich Blackmon

    The Hilton Nordica in Reykjavik, because Iceland is so amazing and it’s one of the only points hotel there!

  77. Would use them towards a stay at the Grand Wailea in Maui.

  78. Trinidad port of Spain

  79. Georgia Marszalek

    Hampton Inn East Aurora NY
    Just divine
    So much to see and do
    Lovely community
    Affordable
    Even has a swimming pool

  80. Loved the Conrad Bali! Also just stayed at the Curio Collection property in La Jolla, CA and found it incredibly relaxing with great amenities (on a business traveler budget)!

  81. Question:
    if I apply for both the NO annual fee card and the ANNUAL fee card, will I be able to get bonus on both of them? or just one of them ever?

    thx

  82. So after I pay my annual fee of 75.00 I get a free weekend night? Is this for new sign-ups. I applied in Dec ’17. Does it apply to me? I was planning on cancelling the card but if it comes with a free weekend night, why not stay on.

  83. Christopher Johnson

    I have a question. Is the free night certificate a yearly thing similar to IHG and Hyatt cards, or is it a one-time thing after the first year?