Hilton Honors Bonus Offer Worth $780 Plus Free Night

Limited time offer: Earn up to 130,000 Hilton Honors bonus points and a free night with the American Express Surpass Card.

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Hilton Honors American Express cards are some of the latest rewards credit cards to offer enticing bonuses for new cardholders. As of May 23, this offer just got better with the addition of a free night. 

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Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card 

Although the value of Hilton Honors points is lower than that of some other brands, cardholders can make up for it by amassing many points in everyday spending categories. 

New cardholders can earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after spending $3,000 in purchases in the first six months of Card Membership. According to Bankrate valuations, that's worth about $780 in stays at Hilton properties. Plus, you can get up to $200 back each year on eligible Hilton purchases after you use your card. That's a total first-year bonus value of up to $980. And now, through July 31, 2024, you can also get one free night.

Cardholders are automatically bumped up to Elite status, which waives resort fees on rewards stays and confers benefits like late hotel check-out and complimentary breakfast at many hotels.  Terms apply. See rates and fees

  • Intro bonus: Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points plus a Free Night Reward after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card in the first six months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 7/31/2024. According to Bankrate, 130,000 points are worth about $780 in stays at Hilton properties (when one point is valued at 0.6 cents). Hilton Honors free night certificates are extremely valuable, as hotel rooms may cost hundreds, or even over a thousand dollars. Just be certain you avoid booking at an excluded property. For details, see Hilton's Free Night Reward terms.
  • Get up to $200 back each year on eligible Hilton purchases after you use your Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card.
  • Car rental status: NEW Enjoy complimentary National Car Rental® Emerald Club Executive® status. Enrollment in the complimentary Emerald Club® program is required. Terms apply. Plus, American Express cards have some of the best rental car insurance in the credit card industry. Read about credit cards that cover rental car insurance.*
  • Free Night: Earn a Free Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Rewards
    • Earn 12 Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio. 
    • Earn six Points for each dollar of purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. supermarkets and U.S. gas stations.
    • Earn four Points for each dollar on U.S. Online Retail Purchases.
    • Earn three Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
  • Complimentary Gold Status: You automatically get Gold Status with the card, qualifying you for spa discounts, free wi-fi and other perks. And if you spend $40,000 on the card in a calendar year, you’re bumped up to Hilton Honors™ Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
  • Points pooling: Combine your Hilton Honors Points with up to ten friends or family members for free, with no fees.
  • Auto discounts: Get up to $12,000 discounts on new Mercedes Benz and other vehicles through the American Express Auto Purchasing Program.
  • Redemption: Depending on the property, you may redeem points for a free hotel stay, which may require between 5,000 and 95,000 points. Points typically expire if you are inactive in the Hilton Honors program for 24 months, and earning points with the credit card counts as activity; expiration terms may vary by membership tier.
  • Interest rate: 20.99% to 29.99% variable APR for purchases. See rates and fees.
  • Annual fee: $150. See rates and fees. If you prefer to skip the annual fee, try the Hilton Honors American Express Card instead. That card offers 70,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 in purchases in the first six months. Offer Ends 7/31/2024. The interest rate for that card is 20.99% to 29.99% variable APR for purchases. Annual fee $0. See rates and fees for the Hilton Honors American Express Card.
  • Foreign transaction fee: None. See rates and fees.
  • Terms apply.

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Ellen Kennedy
Personal Finance Editor, Kiplinger.com

Ellen writes and edits personal finance stories, especially on credit cards and related products. She also covers the nexus between sustainability and personal finance. She was a manager and sustainability analyst at Calvert Investments for 15 years, focusing on climate change and consumer staples. She served on the sustainability councils of several Fortune 500 companies and led corporate engagements. Before joining Calvert, Ellen was a program officer for Winrock International, managing loans to alternative energy projects in Latin America. She earned a master’s from the U.C. Berkeley in international relations and Latin America.