The American Express Hilton Surpass Card is again offering 100,000 Hilton points when you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months.
This is a limited time offer that is set to expire on 11/30/2016.
Link: Amex Hilton Surpass Card
This 100,000 points bonus offer is the highest offer ever seen on this card and was available earlier this year in June. I suspect that this offer will also become available shortly through a Amex’s Refer-a-Friend program.
The standard offer available on this card is 50,000 bonus points, so with the increased offer you’re getting an extra 50,000 Hilton points.
Amex Hilton Surpass Card 100k Points Bonus
|Hilton HHonorsTM Surpass® Card from American Express|
|Bonus: 100,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months.|
-- 12X points per dollar spent at Hilton properties.
-- 6x points per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, and U.S. supermarkets.
-- 3x points per dollar spent on everything else.
-- Free Hilton Silver status comes with the card.
-- Earn HHonors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year when you spend $40,000 on your card in a calendar year.
Annual fee: $75
Quick review: The 100,000 point sign-up bonus that comes with the AMEX Hilton HHonors Surpass Card is the all-time highest offer on this card. If you prefer or often stay at Hilton properties this could be a great card for you to help boost your points!
Note: Remember that you are only eligible to earn the sign-up bonus once per lifetime on a specific American Express card product. This means that if you’ve had this same card before you may not be eligible to earn the bonus.
One of the main perks that the American Express Hilton Surpass Card offers is automatic Hilton HHonors Gold status as long as you keep the card.
I actually consider Hilton Gold status the overall best level to have and keep. With it you will get:
- 25% bonus award points.
- Room upgrades upon availability.
Clearly these benefits are not jaw-dropping, but are very easy to attain by just having the card.
Apart from the free status the Hilton the Surpass card actually has limited benefits that would entice me to keep the card past the first year.
The Bottom Line
The Amex Hilton Surpass Card is again offering a 100,000 Hilton points sign-up bonus after spending $3,000 within the first three months. This is the highest bonus offered on this card which does make it enticing to apply for the card at this level.
The card does have a $75 annual fee and rather limited travel benefits apart from free Hilton Gold status. However, given the sizable sign-up bonus it may be worth it to earn the 100k points and then decide to keep the card or not after the first year.
If you frequently stay at at Hilton hotels the 12X points can really boost your points earning. The 6X points bonus spending categories that include U.S restaurants, supermarkets, and gas stations can also be a great way to quickly rack of points.
|Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®|
|Bonus: 40,000 miles after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days.|
-- 2X points per dollar spent on all purchases.
-- Get 5% of your miles back when you redeem your points, to use on your next redemption.
-- Chip+PIN technology, which can be useful for international travel.
-- Complimentary online FICO® Credit Score
-- No foreign transaction fees.
Annual fee: $89
Quick review: The Arrival Plus card is one of my favorite all-around 2X earning cards. The 50,000 mile sign-up bonus is worth $525 in free travel and easy to redeem!