Hilton Honors American Express Cards: 70,000 Bonus Points + Free Night Award + No Annual Fee (Limited-Time Offer)

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Updated with limited-time offers with a Free Night Award. Hilton Hotels and American Express have co-branded credit cards with special perks for Hilton customers. Each person can only get one welcome offer, per card in your entire lifetime, so it’s best to apply during a temporary bump-up and/or limited-time offer.

Hilton Honors American Express Card

  • 70,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points plus a Free Night Reward after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors American Express Card in the first 6 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 7/31/2024.
  • 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with hotels and resorts within the Hilton portfolio.
  • 5X Points per dollar on purchases at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. supermarkets, and at U.S. gas stations.
  • 3X Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
  • Enjoy complimentary Hilton Honors(TM) Silver status with your Card. Plus, spend $20,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn an upgrade to Hilton Honors(TM) Gold status through the end of the next calendar year.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • No annual fee. (See Rates and Fees)
  • Terms Apply.

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

  • 175,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $8,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors Business Card within the first six months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 6/5.
  • Earn 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on eligible Hilton purchases.
  • Earn 5X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on other purchases made using the Hilton Honors Business Card on the first $100,000 in purchases each calendar year, 3X points thereafter.
  • (NEW) Enjoy up to $240 back each year for eligible purchases made directly with Hilton.
  • Enjoy complimentary Hilton Honors(TM) Gold Status with your Hilton Honors Business Card (free breakfast, room upgrades based on availability, 5th standard reward night free).
  • Get upgraded to Hilton Honors Diamond status if the total eligible purchases on your Card Account during a calendar year reach $40,000 or more.
  • (NEW) Enjoy complimentary National Car Rental® Emerald Club Executive® status. Enrollment in the complimentary Emerald Club® program is required. Terms apply.
  • $195 annual fee. (See Rates and Fees)
  • Terms Apply.

What are Hilton Honor points worth? The best value is from booking free hotel nights or using their “Points & Money” option where you pay with a combination of Hilton points and cash. Hilton has some really nice properties, but the value varies from hotel to hotel. I just ran a search and for the same 60,000 Hilton points, I could book rooms that cost $320 or $532 cash. I’ve seen some valuations around 0.6 cents per point, which I think is fair on average, but I would be more conservative at 0.5 cents a point. That would make 150,000 points = $750 value and 100,000 points = $500 value towards Hilton hotel stays.

The good part of Hilton points is that they have so many different hotel brands, from business-class DoubleTree to luxury Waldorf Astoria. Hilton also lets you transfer and pool points with other with other family or household members. As long as you keep them active (once every 12 months), I do like to keep some around. These credit cards are handy for creating activity.

Free Night Award details. The Free Night Award is valid for a one-night standard room at eligible Hilton properties, and also covers resort fees and taxes. There are many great and valuable options to redeem, but importantly read about the property exclusions here. Here are the full terms. To redeem the Free Night Reward, you must call 1-800-446-6677 (1-800-HHONORS). Free Night Rewards will expire 12 months from date of issuance.

Bottom line. Hilton American Express cards offer regular Hilton customers a good opportunity to earn additional points towards free Hilton hotel stays as well as additional perks like status upgrades. The best time to apply for a Hilton co-branded American Express card is during a limited-time increase to their welcome offers. This is because American Express has changed their policy to only allow each person to get a welcome offer once per card.

Also see: Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers and Top 10 Best Business Card Offers.

Rates and Fees for Hilton Honors American Express Card

Rates and Fees for The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

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Comments

  1. This card is a keeper as well IMO. Pays for itself in free breakfast if you travel with Hilton

  2. Great, thanks. This card should get us hotel rooms for next summers family vacation. 🙂

  3. Thank you Jonathan

    With $95 annual fee each year, does the card provide a free night for each year (like the Marriot, IHG, and Hyatt cards)?

    • With the Surpass, you get a Weekend Night Reward certificate every year you spend $15,000 on purchases in a calendar year. It is valid on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night. There are no category restrictions on the award (as there is on other cards like Hyatt), so you can use it at some pretty nice properties including some expensive Hiltons in prime spots and also some Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotels. There are some exclusions, as listed here:

      https://hiltonhonors3.hilton.com/en/promotions/weekend-reward.html

  4. This card is a keeper as noted by other comment. In addition to free breakfast, after 15k spend you get a free night yearly (at least for me that’s easy living in the Bay Area). Between that and the normal points earn it’s a great % back worth of value.

  5. As a Hilton Honors member you get a free breakfast automatically:)

  6. I see they have greatly reduced some benefits. Surpass used to give your Diamond status and a a airport club membership

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