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A couple of weeks back, I wrote about some of the fantastic bonuses that on offer from Amex’s co-branded Hilton credit card portfolio. Amex seems to have now sweetened the deal a bit more. Here’s how.


American Express offers four credit cards from the Hilton portfolio. Amex also offers a direct conversion of Membership Rewards points into Hilton Honors points at a 1:2 ratio.

The best part about these co-branded Hilton credit card offers is that fact that these require much lower minimum spend if you compare to the offers that Amex sent out in January.


70,000 points & 1 Free Night Award: HILTON HONORS CARD ($0 ANNUAL FEE)

With this latest welcome bonus offer, you’ll earn 70,000 Hilton Honors points and one free night certificate after you spend just $1,000 in the first 3 months.

For a no annual fee card, this is an amazing offer. Moreover, unlike previous free weekend night certificates, this certificate can be used at any time during the week. Once issued, a certificate is valid for one year.

Let’s say that you book one night with a free night certificate and another with your 70,000 points, then you’ll be getting 140,000 points worth of value after spending just $1,000 on a card that charges no annual fee!



This mid tier card is perfect if you book stays with Hilton multiple times during the year. It has amazing value for the annual fee that it charges. For a $95 annual fee, you get complimentary Gold elite status and other amazing benefits.

With the current welcome bonus, you’ll earn 130,000 Hilton Honors points and one free night certificate after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months. My most recent stay was at Hilton Shillim in India, where each night cost me 60,000 Hilton Honors points.

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Thanks to Diamond status from my Hilton Aspire card, we were upgraded to a Forest Villa with this soothing view at sunset

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Complimentary breakfast (thanks to Hilton Diamond status with the Aspire card)

If you sign up for the offer on the Surpass card now, then you’d end up with at least 3 free nights at a similar property by just meeting the minimum spend of $2,000.


150,000 POINTS & 1 FREE weekend NIGHT award: HILTON ASPIRE CARD

If you’re like me and Hilton is your primary hotel chain of choice, then this card is a perfect fit for you. In addition to the amazing welcome bonus, you’ll also get complimentary top tier Diamond elite status. Moreover, you’ll get a free weekend night simply for renewing the card. It gets better! For a card with a $450 annual fee, you’ll get a $250 airline fee credit (every calendar year) and a $250 resort credit (every card anniversary year). The welcome bonus is just the cherry on top.

You’ll earn a welcome bonus of 150,000 Hilton Honors points and one free weekend night after you spend $4,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.


130,000 POINTS & 1 free night award: HILTON HONORS BUSINESS CARD

The welcome bonus on the Hilton Business card is pretty similar to the one with the Hilton Surpass card. If you’re looking to get a Hilton credit card without denting your Chase 5/24 tally, then the Hilton Honors Business Card could be a better option. With this welcome bonus offer on the Hilton Honors Business card, you’ll earn a welcome bonus of 130,000 Hilton Honors points and one free night award after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months.



Overall, these are some solid credit card offers to start the year. As I’ve outlined in previous posts, I still continue to carry the Hilton Aspire card in my wallet, given its annual free night and the $500+ in credits that I’m usually able to maximize each year.

Which of the co-branded Hilton credit cards is your favorite and why? Let us know in the comments section.


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