Category Archives: AMEX Hilton Surpass

7 Phenomenal US Food Cities to Sample With Hilton’s Best-Ever Limited-Time Offer

Two things I love most are eating and saving money.  And thanks to miles & points, I can do both at the same time!

I’ll show you how to stay for free at hotels in 7 US cities known for great street food, 5-star restaurants, and world-famous food festivals!  So you’ll have more money to spend on your taste buds!

I’ve been researching Hilton hotels, because for a limited time, the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express comes with 100,000 Hilton points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.  That’s the highest bonus ever!

Stand in Line for Hours at Franklin’s Barbecue in Austin.  It’s Part of the Experience!

I’ll give food enthusiasts ideas for how to use Hilton points to accomplish their delicious goals!

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Starting Today: Combine Your Hilton Points With Friends and Family Members for Free!

I let you know about the changes Hilton recently made to their awards program.  And via The Gate, Hilton launched their new points pooling option today!

With points pooling, you can combine Hilton points with friends or loved ones for free.  That’s great news, because Hilton used to charge $2.50 for every 1,000 points you transferred to another Hilton member.  

Hilton Points Pooling

Need More Points for a Stay at a Beautiful Hotel Like the Hilton Barcelona? Ask a Friend or Loved One to Pool Points With You!

Let’s look at how you can transfer your Hilton points to another Hilton member!

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New: Earn 2X or 3X Bonus Points per Night With This Hotel Promotion!

Planning a paid hotel stay in the next few months?

Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn 2X or 3X bonus Hilton points with Hilton’s new “Go More Get More“ promotion.  It’s valid for stays from May 1, 2017, through August 31, 2017.

Hilton Go More Get More

With This Deal, You’ll Earn Bonus Hilton Points at ANY Hilton Hotel Around the World, Like the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

Let’s take a look at the details of this offer!

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Stay Free at These 7 Secretly Fantastic European Cities With 100,000-Point Hilton Bonus

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.  So you might be looking for ideas about how to use Hilton points.

To spark your imagination, I made a list of Hilton hotels in 7 often-overlooked (but fantastic!) European cities where you can stay for free with the sign-up bonuses from these cards.

Underrated European Cities To Visit

The City of Budapest, Hungary, Sits on the Banks of the Danube River

Let’s take a look at my list of Marriott hotels in 7 underrated European cities.

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Do You Know the Difference Between Hilton Hotel Brands?

Can you name all 14 Hilton hotel brands?  If not, you might overlook some of the options where you can use your Hilton points.

Through May 31, 2017, the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express have the highest sign-up bonuses ever.  So you’ll have lots of hotels to use your points for!  I’ll help you make sure you know all your options.

Hilton Hotel Brands

Hilton Is One of the Largest Hotel Chains in the World! So You’ll Have Plenty of Places to Redeem Your Hilton Points

Here is a quick explanation for each of the Hilton hotel brands!

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Don’t Let Your Hotel Card’s Free Anniversary Night Go to Waste!

Million Mile Secrets reader, W, commented:

Is there an expiration date for the free weekend anniversary night you get with the limited-time AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass offer?

The free weekend night you earn with the current Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express offer must be redeemed for stays within 12 months after the date it’s issued.

This expiration policy is similar for other hotel cards with a free anniversary night, like the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and Chase Hyatt.

So to make the most of the free night benefit, it’s important to book a stay before it expires.  Otherwise, you’ll miss out on an opportunity to save money!

Hotel Card Free Night Expiration

You Have 12 Months to Redeem the AMEX Hilton Surpass Free Weekend Night for a Stay at Hotels Like the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

I’ll share some tips for using your card’s free anniversary night!

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Everything You Need to Know About Hilton’s 5th Night Free Perk!

Did you know there are ways to use Hilton points to make them 20% more valuable?

Through May 31, 2017, the AMEX Hilton cards have the highest sign-up bonuses ever!  So if you take advantage of those offers, it’s important to know how to best use Hilton points for Big Travel with Small Money!

One great way to extend your points is with Hilton’s 5th night free perk for folks with (super easy to earn!) Hilton elite status.

How To Get Free Nights At Hilton

You Can Book the Conrad Manila for 47,000 Hilton Points per Night. But It Will Cost Just 37,600 Hilton Points per Night When You Stay 5 Nights!

I’ll tell you everything you need to know about this valuable perk!

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How to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements Paying Taxes

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

It’s tax time again!  April 18, 2017, is the IRS filing deadline this year.

While it’s nice to get a refund, if you owe taxes, you can ease the pain of paying your tax bill by meeting the minimum spending requirements on a new credit card.  Or hitting a spending threshold to unlock bonus miles, points, or elite status!

Just remember, you’ll usually pay a processing fee of ~2%, so do the math to see whether it’s worth it.

Pay Taxes With Credit Card

It Might Be Worth Paying Your Taxes With a Credit Card to Get Big Travel With Small Money When You Unlock Elite Status Levels or Big Sign-Up Bonuses

I’ll show you how to pay your taxes with a credit card.  And help you decide if it makes sense for you!

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Top 7 Credit Cards to Get Big Travel With Small Money – April 2017

It’s an exciting time for folks in the miles & points hobby, because banks continue to offer some of the highest sign-up bonuses ever on great travel rewards credit cards!

Earning just one sign-up bonus on certain cards can help you make your dream trip a reality.  Million Mile Secrets readers have used our tips to help them take trips for nearly free to spots like Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Disney World, and more!

Best Travel Credit Cards April 2017

You Can Use the Chase Ultimate Rewards Points You Earn With Cards Like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Sapphire Preferred to Enjoy a Tropical Caribbean Vacation!

I’ll share my top 7 travel credit cards that get you Big Travel with Small Money.

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Do You Have Too Many AMEX Cards to Qualify for the Starwood Cards?

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

I’ve written about the unofficial number of American Express cards you can have at one time.  But the official rules have changed!

And because lots of folks are interested in the limited-time 35,000 Starwood point sign-up bonus on the personal and small business AMEX Starwood cards, I wanted to tell you about the new guidelines.

Now, there’s NO official limit to the number of AMEX credit cards or charge cards you can have at once!  But the decision to approve you or not is still ultimately up to the bank.

Maximum Number Of American Express Cards You Can Have

The Maximum Number of AMEX Cards You Can Have Has Changed for the Better!

I’ll explain the details.  And help you decide if applying for the highest-ever offer on the AMEX Starwood cards makes sense for you.

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