American Express is offering an increased referral bonus on both the Hilton HHonors Card and Hilton Surpass Card.

You can earn extra Hilton points for each person you refer who applies and is approved for a new card.

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Typically American Express sends out targeted emails to cardholders inviting them to refer friends to apply for the same card. However, you can generate your own referral link even if you have not received this email.

How to Get Your Amex Refer-a-Friend Link

If you are a cardholder of one of American Express’s co-branded Hilton credit cards you can get your referral link by clicking on the links below and logging into your account.

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You can then enter up to three people’s names and email to send a referral to. To get the direct application link to your referral, all you need to do is email yourself a referral.

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Get Your Link & Details

American Express Hilton Surpass Card

Link: Amex Hilton Surpass Refer-a-Friend

You can earn 15,000 Hilton points per successful referral, up to a maximize of 80,000 points in a calendar year.

The current bonus offered through referral links is 100,000 Hilton points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months. This is a higher bonus than the publicly available offer, which makes it better for someone to apply through a referral link than the public link.

American Express Hilton HHonors Card

Link: Amex Hilton HHonors Card Refer-a-Friend

You can earn 5,000 Hilton points per successful referral, up to a maximize of 55,000 points in a calendar year.

The current bonus offered through referral links is 75,000 Hilton points after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months.

Hat Tip: US Credit Card Guide

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.

1 Comment

  • I referred 8 friends who applied and got approved for the Hilton HHonors Amex card 3 months ago and haven’t received any referral bonus points yet. Does anyone has the same problem?