Reader Tips: 50,000 Points American Express Hilton Card & 25% off Frontier Flights to Denver

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Reader Tips:  50,000 Points American Express Hilton Card & 25% off Frontier Flights to Denver

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1.   50,000 Point American Express Hilton Card.  Million Mile Secrets reader Brandon (thanks!) sent a link to a no-fee American Express Hilton card which offers a 50,000 point sign-up bonus after spending $750 within 3 months, instead of the usual version which offers 40,000 points for the same amount of spending.  I updated the Hotel credit card tab with this new offer.

However, the terms say that you have to be approved for the card by May 31, 2012 to be eligible for the 50,000 point sign-up bonus.

I wouldn’t get this card just for the sign-on bonus, but would get it (I applied for it in my last app-o-rama) because it gets me access to Hilton’s AXON awards, which means that 4 nights in a top category 7 hotel will cost 145,000 points instead of 200,000 points.

You also get free Hilton Silver status which doesn’t get you many perks, but does get you access to slightly lower award redemptions.

I also like that it is a fee-free card so that I can keep the card for a long time.  I want to have at least 1 card from each bank which I will keep for a long time to get into the good books of each bank.

The earning structure is also pretty generous –  6 Hilton points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels, supermarkets, drugstores, gas stations, phone/internet/cable & 3 points per $1 for everything else.

I value each Hilton point at 0.5 cents per point.

2.  25% off Frontier Flights to Denver.  Million Mile Secrets reader Stu (thanks!) points out a 25% off coupon,WOW25, for non-stop Frontier Air flights to Denver or Colorado Springs which must be used by tomorrow May 6, 2012 for travel from November 1, 2012 to January 4, 2013.

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Can you please post a direct link for the 50k offer if you spend 750$

Amex wants a link/ RSVP code in order to match it


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@Brooke – There is a link in the “Hotel Credit Card” tab under “Travel Credit Cards.” However it is a targeted offer, so ymmv (your miles may vary).

Re: the hilton amex. I applied last Friday via an email offer, it was 50K with $750 spend in 3 months, but if you spend $20k a year you get gold status. That’s pretty huge, I believe the last offer I saw you needed $40k a year. I think this card is going to be a keeper given the no annual fee and relatively easy way to upgrade to Gold.

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@joe – You get Diamond (top tier) status if you spend $40K a year on the AMEX Surpass card, and Gold status by spending $20K, though there are often offers for free Gold status from Hilton.

Do you have access to AXON just for being a gold member or do you have to have the Amex Hilton card to go with it?

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@Lisa – No worries – it happens to me too!

@Maury – You get access to the AXON awards just by having an AMEX Hilton card.

What the? I meant received our cards in my post! Silly auto correct and shame on me for not proof reading!

My husband and I already red wives our cards! They were sent Overnite Letter via UPS!

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@Kelly – AMEX customer service has really deteriorated over the past year, and I’m not surprised to hear that response.

@John… @Scott @Lisa – Thanks for sharing!

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