American Express is currently offering some amazing new welcome bonuses on their co-branded Hilton credit cards. These bonuses are being offered on the Hilton Surpass Card, the no annual fee Hilton Honors card and the Hilton Business card. These limited time offers are set to end soon on July 19, 2023.
NEW WELCOME BONUSES ON CO-BRANDED HILTON CREDIT CARDS
American Express offers four cards as part of their portfolio with Hilton:
PERSONAL CREDIT CARDS
- No Annual Fee Hilton Honors Card
- Hilton Surpass Card
- Hilton Aspire Card
BUSINESS CREDIT CARD
- Hilton Business Card
FANTASTIC NEW OFFERS
HILTON ASPIRE CARD
With the Hilton Aspire card, were still seeing the standard offer. This offer is pretty decent as it is. With this offer, you’ll earn a welcome bonus of 150,000 points and 1 free night after you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.
HILTON HONORS CARD
Let’s start with the limited time offers. For a card that charges no annual fee, I think this is a fantastic offer. With this offer, you’ll earn a welcome bonus of 70,000 points and 1 free night after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months. Now you may ask, what makes this offer so great?
Firstly, this card charges no annual fees. Secondly, you only need to spend $1,000 in 3 months, which is pretty easy for most people. Most importantly, you’ll earn a free night certificate in addition to 70,000 points. I really value free night certificates very highly as you can redeem them for standard rooms at some really high end properties in the Hilton portfolio.
Let’s say that you sign up for this card and meet the welcome bonus. You’ll end up with a minimum of 73,000 points and 1 free night certificate. Here’s how you can use this bonus:
- 2 night stay at a property charging 70,000 points per night
- 3 night stay at a property charging 35,000 points per night
Now you may ask, how do I find these properties? Thankfully, Hilton has the points explorer tool, which alls you to look up properties in a certain range of points for redemption. For example, I looked up examples for stays in Vietnam and found multiple options.
HILTON SURPASS CARD
This one is by far my favorite offer out of the lot for personal cards. With this offer on the Surpass card, you’ll earn a welcome bonus of 130,000 points and 1 free night after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months.
Just like on the no annual fee card, the minimum spend required is really low. Also, the annual fee for this card is $95, which is reasonable. In addition to complimentary Gold status and amazing return on everyday spend, the welcome bonus really takes the cake. After you meet minimum spend, you’ll end up with a minimum of 136,000 points and 1 free night. Here’s how you can use this bonus:
- 2 free nights at the Conrad Maldives (120,000 points per night) or the Hilton Amingiri Maldives (110,000 points per night)
- 3 free nights at properties charging 65,000 points per night
- 5 free nights at properties charging 34,000 points per night
HILTON BUSINESS CARD
If you qualify for the Hilton Business card, then this card is currently offering a welcome bonus of 150,000 Hilton Honors points and 1 free night after you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months. This is a fantastic offer for qualifying business owners for a card that also charges a reasonable annual fee of $95. After you meet minimum spend, you’ll end up with a minimum of 162,000 Hilton Honors points and 1 free night. Similar to the Hilton Surpass Card bonus, this bonus can go a long way in helping you book a 2 night stay in the Maldives or build a 3-5 night stay at lower category properties around the world.
THE PUNDIT’S MANTRA
Overall, I love these new co-branded offers, primarily because of the free night certificates. Bear in mind that these certificates expire after 1 year. However, if you have a stay coming up in the next year, then you could easily end up getting 3-5 free nights depending on the type of property you choose.
With free night certificates, I usually tend to splurge on high end properties, like I did last year when I stayed at the Conrad Maldives by using multiple free night certificates that I’d accumulated.
Which credit card bonus is your favorite? Do you prefer points or free night certificates? Tell us in the comments section.