The American Express Hilton Surpass Card is now offering an all-time high sign-up bonus offer of 85,000 bonus Hilton HHonors points after spending $3,000 within the first three months.

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The past highest offer on this card was 80,000 bonus points and came out several times a year, and the standard bonus on the card is for 60,000 points.

Signing up with the current offer means you can earn 5,000 extra Hilton points over the past highest offer. Remember that you are only eligible to earn sign-up bonuses once per Amex card.

American Express Hilton Surpass Card 85,000 Point Offer Details

You’ll earn 85,000 Hilton HHonors points after you are approved for the American Express Hilton Surpass Card and spend $3,000 within the first three months. The offers is marketed to last until July 31, 2015.

LinkAmerican Express Hilton Surpass Card

Annual Fee & Foreign Transaction Fees

The annual fee of $75 is not waived the first year and the card does have a foreign transaction fee.

Card Earnings

The American Express Hilton Surpass Card earns the following:

  • 12x points per dollar spent at Hilton Hotels
  • 6X points per dollar spent at U.S. super markets, gas stations, and restaurants
  • 3X points per dollar spend on everything else

One draw to the card is that the 6x points earnings at super markets is easy a fairly powerful and cheap way to to accumulate Hilton points. Read more about how to buy Visa gift cards in my manufacture spend guide.

Card Benefits

The main travel perks that come with the American Express Hilton Surpass Card include automatic Hilton HHonors Gold status.

I consider Hilton Gold status the best level to have and keep and with it you will get 25% bonus award points and room upgrades upon availability. These benefits are not jaw-dropping, but are very easy to attain buy just having the card.

You’ll also get a free Priority Pass membership that will allow you access to over 700 airport lounges around the world.

About the author

Rand Shoaf

Introduced to traveling at a young age, Rand has since traveled to over 45 countries. Learning how to maximize credit card sign-up bonuses in college has allowed him to earn millions of travel miles and points. Using the same tips and tricks he writes about here has ultimately allowed him to explore the word for pennies on the dollar.


  • FYI – I think you meant “now” instead of “not” in the first sentence.

    Great info, thanks for sharing as I’m up for another app-o-rama!