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AMEX Hilton Cardholders: Earn up to 10,000 Points by Adding Authorized User (Targeted)

AMEX Hilton Cardholders: Earn up to 10,000 Points by Adding Authorized User (Targeted)

Million Mile SecretsAMEX Hilton Cardholders: Earn up to 10,000 Points by Adding Authorized User (Targeted)Million Mile Secrets Team

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Via Doctor of Credit, folks with Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express or Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express can earn bonus Hilton points by adding an authorized user by November 30, 2016.

AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cardholders can earn 10,000 Hilton points by adding an authorized user who spends $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

And folks with the AMEX Hilton Honors can earn 5,000 Hilton points by adding an authorized user who spends $500 on purchases in the first 3 months.

This deal is targeted for folks who received an e-mail from Hilton.

I’ll explain if you should take advantage of this deal!

Add AMEX Hilton Authorized User for Bonus Points

Link:   Earn 5,000 Hilton Bonus Points (Direct Link)

Link:   Impact of Authorized Users on Your Credit Score

Through November 30, 2016, adding an authorized user can earn you 5,000 Hilton points with your AMEX Hilton Honors card and 10,000 Hilton points with your AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass.

Note:   There’s no direct link to the 10,000 point offer.  So check your inbox or spam folder to see if you’re targeted.

Your authorized user will have to meet the spending requirement for you to get the bonus, which is:

Earning bonus points is great!  Plus, these AMEX Hilton cards currently have their highest offers ever.

But before you add an authorized user, make sure it’s someone you trust.  Because any charges on additional accounts are ultimately your responsibility.

AMEX Hilton Authorized User
Be Sure to Add Someone You Trust as an Authorized User!

You’ll also want to consider the new account and payment history will appear on the authorized user’s credit report.  This might hurt their chances of getting new Chase cards because of their stricter approval rules.

If your authorized user has opened ~5 or more credit cards from any bank (excluding certain business cards) in the past 24 months, it’s unlikely he or she will be approved for most Chase cards.

But if your authorized user is not planning on getting any new Chase cards, then becoming an authorized user shouldn’t matter.

How to Use the Hilton Bonus Points

Award nights at Hilton hotels start at 5,000 Hilton points per night.

So, the 5,000 Hilton bonus points from adding an authorized user on the AMEX Hilton Honors can go toward a free night at a Hilton Category 1 hotel.

Or with 10,000 Hilton bonus points from adding an authorized user on the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass, you can get a free night at a Hilton Category 2 hotel, like the Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Oklahoma.  Hilton Garden Inn hotels are usually nice because they have made-to-order breakfasts.

Bottom Line

When you add an authorized user by November 30, 2016, you can earn 5,000 bonus Hilton points with the AMEX Hilton Honors card and 10,000 bonus Hilton points with the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card.

To earn the bonus points, your authorized user will have to meet a $500 or $1,000 spending requirement within the first 3 months.

Remember, an authorized user account might affect that person’s chances of getting a new Chase card because of the bank’s tougher application rules.

If you’re looking for more points, check out all the ways you can earn Hilton points, including an increased offer on the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card!

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
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  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
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My wife just received an Amex Hilton card that had a 50,000 bonus after spending $750. Now we've noticed they increased the same card to 75k with $1000 spent! We called but the representative said we couldn't change it. He also said he knew nothing about the 5k bonus with a second card issued to a family member. Do you have any ideas? Also, last week I cancelled an SPG Amex card after 11 months that I got a 30k bonus. If I apply for the Amex Hilton card would I be eligible for the 75k bonus?

Million Mile Secrets

If you haven't had the AMEX Hilton card before, you can apply for it with the current bonus. Usually, it is hard to get banks to match higher bonuses, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

I got the targeted email from Hitlon and want to add my husband but he already has his own Hilton Amex card. Will adding him to my card work for this promotion? The terms of the offer don't mention that. Thanks!

Million Mile Secrets

Adding him will work even if he already has an AMEX Hilton card.

I got the Hilton Honors bonus of 75000 points on a Citi Hilton card about 1 1/2 years ago. I just received a e-mail from Amex offering a 75000 point Hilton Honors bonus. Can I now get this one from Amex after getting the one from Citi? I have canceled the Citi card.

Million Mile Secrets

You can get the bonus from the AMEX card because Citi and AMEX are different banks, so you can get the bonus from each bank for the Hilton card.

AmEx said this is only for new cards, not adding user to current account.

Million Mile Secrets

I believe it is targeted for folks who got the email!