Highest-ever Hilton card offers: Earn half a million points with just a few cards

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Alert! All four Amex Hilton credit cards have six-figure welcome bonuses at the moment. We don’t know how long they’ll stick around, but you and a partner could conceivably earn over a million Hilton points if you play your cards right:

  • Hilton Honors American Express Card – 80,000 Hilton points after you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. Plus, you can earn an additional 50,000 points after you spend a total of $5,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 6 months
  • Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card – 150,000 Hilton points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. Plus, a $150 statement credit after your first purchase on the card within the first three months
  • The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card – 150,000 Hilton points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. Plus, a $150 statement credit after your first purchase within the first three months

These bonuses have never been higher. That’s important to note, because Amex only allows you to earn an intro offer on each card once per lifetime. That’s why we wait around for massive offers like these — we only get one shot, so we want to make them count!

Even though the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card doesn’t have an increased offer, it’s worth mentioning because it’s just as high as the above offers. You’ll get 150,000 Hilton points after you spend $4,000 in purchases on within the first three months of account opening. The card has a $450 annual fee (see rates and fees) but it’s stacked with benefits, like a free weekend night when you open the card and every year you renew. Read our Hilton Aspire review for all the details on how to turn this card’s bonus and perks into $2,500+ in travel benefits the first year.

The information for the has Hilton Aspire card, and Hilton Surpass card been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

A five-night stay at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will cost you as little as 380,000 Hilton points! (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

Increased Hilton credit card offers

There is no longer an official Hilton award chart, so check the “Points Explorer” to get an idea of what a stay at a specific hotel will cost. With any Hilton credit card you’ll get automatic Hilton status — Silver to Diamond depending on the card. This status will get you increasingly valuable perks as you climb the tiers, but one thing all Hilton status levels get is the 5th night free on award stays, which is a great way to increase your Hilton points’ value.

Hilton hotels vary in price from 5,000 points per night to 95,000 points per night and there is even at least one location where standard award nights start at 120,000 points. Our guide on how to earn Hilton Honors points can help you stock up on Hilton points and be sure you’re always making the best use of the Hilton points you already have.

Also, Hilton’s free weekend night awards can be much easier to use than that free nights you earn with other hotel chains because they aren’t capped to a certain points limit or hotel category. You can use your free weekend night as long as the hotel has a standard room available and it’s a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night. And there are only ~40 all-inclusive and “distinctive” Hilton properties where your free weekend night can’t be used (they also can’t be used at Hampton hotels in China).

Amex Hilton Card

The Hilton Honors American Express Card comes with 100,000 Hilton points after you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. That’s an incredibly easy spending requirement for a big payoff. We estimate Hilton points are worth 0.5 cents each, so you’ll get an average of $500 from this no annual fee card (see rates & fees) — just for spending $1,000 on everyday purchases!

And remember, the cards also come with a $100 statement credit after your first purchase on the card within the first three months. The card comes with:

  • 7 Hilton points per dollar spent on eligible purchases at any Hilton portfolio hotel or resort
  • 5 Hilton points per dollar at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets and U.S. gas stations
  • 3 Hilton points per dollar spent on other eligible purchases
  • Complimentary Hilton Silver status
  • Hilton Gold status for spending $20,000 on eligible purchases with your card in a calendar year
  • No annual fee (see rates & fees)
  • No foreign transaction fees (see rates & fees)
  • Terms Apply

Amex Hilton Surpass Card

The Amex Hilton Surpass card now comes with 150,000 Hilton points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. It also comes with a $150 statement credit after your first purchase on the card within the first three months.

Valuing Hilton points at 0.5 cents each, this is an easy $750 in Hilton hotel stays. Again, this is our estimation — if you know the best ways to use Hilton points, you can get tons more value per point.

You’ll also get to use the following perks:

  • 12 Hilton points per dollar spent on eligible purchases at a Hilton hotel or resort
  • 6 Hilton points per dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations
  • 3 Hilton points for all other eligible purchases on your card
  • Complimentary Hilton Gold status
  • Hilton Diamond status for spending $40,000 on eligible purchases with your card in a calendar year
  • One weekend night free after you spend $15,000 on purchases in a calendar year
  • 10 free airport lounge visits each year once enrolled in a complimentary Priority Pass Select membership
  • No foreign transaction fees (see rates and fees)
  • Terms Apply

The Hilton Surpass card has a $95 annual fee (see rates and fees).

Amex Hilton Business Card

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card comes with an identical welcome offer to the Hilton Surpass. You’ll get 150,000 Hilton points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening — as well as a $150 statement credit after your first purchase within the first three months. We estimate this bonus is worth $750 in Hilton stays.

You’ll also get:

  • 12 Hilton points per dollar on eligible purchases at Hilton hotels and resorts
  • 6 Hilton points per dollar on select business & travel purchases (including wireless phone services from U.S. providers, U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, car rentals, and more)
  • 3 Hilton points per dollar everywhere else
  • Complimentary Hilton Gold status (late checkout, free breakfast at Hilton hotels, complimentary upgrades, 80% bonus on all the Hilton base points you earn)
  • Hilton Diamond status after you spend $40,000 on eligible purchases on your card in a calendar year (you can earn an upgrade to Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year)
  • A weekend night after spending $15,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year
  • A 2nd weekend night after spending an additional $45,000 in purchases on your card in the same calendar year ($60,000 in total)
  • Priority Pass Select membership with 10 free visits each year (enrollment required). Each guest you bring costs an additional free visit
  • Terms & Limitations Apply

The Hilton Business card has a $95 annual fee (see rates and fees), but with this new offer you have an opportunity to earn up to 3 free weekend nights the first year.

Bottom line

Due to these higher-than-ever welcome offers, now’s a great time to get a Hilton credit card. You’ll be able to quickly rack up a ton of points that you can use for stays at awesome Hilton properties around the globe.

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For rates and fees of the Amex Hilton Surpass, click here
For rates and fees of the Amex Hilton Card, click here
For rates and fees of the Amex Hilton Business Card,
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For rates and fees of the Amex Hilton Aspire Card,
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Jason Stauffer was a writer for Million Mile Secrets where he covered points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. His work has appeared in The Points Guy and NextAdvisor.

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