75,000 Points on American Express Hilton Surpass Card

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75,000 Points on American Express Hilton Surpass Card

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The sign-up bonus on the American Express Surpass card has increased to 75,000 Hilton points after spending $3,000 within 3 months.  The usual offer is for 60,000 Hilton points.  But the increased offer ends on May 5, 2014.

75,000 Point American Express Hilton Surpass Card

Link:   75,000 Point American Express Hilton Surpass Card 

Up to May 5, 2014, you can get 75,000 points from the American Express Hilton Surpass card after spending $3,000 within 3 months.

However, f you currently have an American Express Hilton Surpass card, you can’t get the 75,000 point offer.  And soon AmericanExpress may be limiting sign-up bonuses.

Save ~$45 a Day!

You get free Hilton Gold elite status as long as you have the Hilton Surpass card (and also the Citi Hilton Reserve card).

Hilton Gold status gives you free internet & breakfast!  So you save money – especially in Europe where breakfast and internet are expensive.  You could save $45 per day ($30 for breakfast for 2 and about $15 for internet) just by having Hilton gold status!

Eating Around the Grand Wailea
All This Food for Free When You Have Hilton Gold Status!

If you’re a Big Spender and spend $40,000 in a calendar year, you get Hilton Diamond elite status.  Hilton Diamond elite status gives you free breakfast and internet and a better chance at upgrades.

You’ll earn:

  • 12 Hilton points for every $1 spent at Hilton hotels
  • 6 points per $1 spent at restaurants, supermarkets & gas stations
  • And 3 points per $1 spent on everything else
  • Terms and limitations apply

But the $75 annual fee is NOT waived for the 1st year and the card has a 2.7% foreign transaction fee.  So it’s not the best card to use outside the US.

Relax at the Airport

You get a Priority Pass membership (a $99 value) when you have the American Express Hilton Surpass card.

A Priority Pass membership is similar to a Lounge Club membership.  You can usually use any Priority Pass lounge location worldwide regardless of what airline you’re flying.

What Is An Airport Lounge And Which Cards Get You Access
Your American Express Hilton Surpass Card Gets You Lounge Access Anytime

But you pay $27 per visit per person.  So this may not be worth it.

Fewer Points but a $50 Statement Credit

Last week I posted about a 50,000 points and a $50 statement credit offer on the Citi Hilton card up to April, 18, 2014.  This Hilton card is issued by Citi so you should be able to get approved for this card as well as the AMEX Surpass card.

That said, make sure to not apply for more than 1 Citi card every 8 days and no more than 2 Citi cards every 65 days.

You get free Hilton Silver status on the Citi Hilton which gets you into the health clubs for free at Hilton hotels.  You also earn an extra 15% of your points on paid stays.

Activities around the Hyatt Regency Maui
I’d Rather Swim in the Ocean Than Inside a Health Club

Hilton Surpass vs. Hilton Reserve Card

If I had to pick just ONE Hilton card, I’d pick the Citi Hilton Reserve card.  That’s because you get 2 free weekend nights valid at almost all Hilton hotels and because there are no foreign transaction fees on the Hilton Reserve card.

Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees When You Travel

75,000 points sounds like a lot of points, but it isn’t enough for even 1 night at a top category Hilton hotel!  But could get you a few nights at the mid-tier Hilton hotels.

Here’s a post which compares the American Express Hilton Surpass card and the Citi Hilton Reserve card.

That said, you could apply for the Hilton Surpass card if you want to stock up on Hilton points.

Bottom Line

You can get 75,000 points from the American Express Hilton Surpass card unto May 5, 2014.  You also get free Hilton Gold status with the American Express Hilton Surpass card which means free breakfast and internet!


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I already had a Hilton Honors Amex card. Amex offered me the Surpass card and I grabbed it. I had a trip planned where I was staying at an expensive Hilton brand hotel. The card got me free breakfast. I already had Gold status, but this card will allow me to keep it.

@ Raymond – You say to get the Citi HHonors Sig Visa.. it looks like the bonus is down to 40k from 50k. And it says on their site that the points don’t expire as long as you keep your card open. If I churn the card over and over, do I close down previous cards once I get the new card? And if I do, do the points associated with “the older” cards then expire? Or do you simply keep all the cards open to keep all the points valid? (that seems like that could really hurt your credit with that many lines open with available credit). Or does it check somehow that you at least have one of those cards open to keep all the points valid? Also seems like a lot of hard pulls on the credit to get another card using 8/65…

I currently have the blue Hilton Amex card with no annual fee. Can I upgrade it to the Surpass to get the gold status and 60,000 points and then downgrade a year later back to the blue Amex Hilton card when the annual fee comes? Or is it possible to upgrade to the Surpass card, and also apply for a new blue Amex Hilton card and get the 50,000 points with that? Thanks

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@Stan – Can’t say for sure, but it may be possible to upgrade to the Surpass.

Hi MMS! Do you know how long it takes for your hilton account to reflect the hilton gold status for the Hilton Surpass? And the Hilton Reserve? Thanks in advance.

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@Angie – No personal experience with the Surpass, but the Reserve was pretty quick.

I was approved today for ED-P (yea me). If I were interested in the HHSurpass or SPG, how long do I have to wait before applying for the 2nd card beings their 2 different types of cards or does that make a difference?

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