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Currently the Hilton AMEX accrues at least three points on all purchases, while it accrues five points for purchases at supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants, the post office, Hilton Hotels, etc. Most important to me are the supermarkets, gas stations, Hilton Hotels, and restaurants, since that’s where most of my Hilton credit card spend comes from.
Starting January 1, there will be a few changes in the earning structure:
You will receive three additional Hilton HHonors bonus points (for a total of six Hilton HHonors bonus points) for each U.S. dollar of Eligible Spending at the following categories of merchants, excluding warehouse clubs and superstores: supermarkets; drug stores; stand-alone gas stations; and home telephone, wireless, cable, satellite TV, and Internet service providers. You will receive three additional Hilton HHonors bonus points (for a total of six Hilton HHonors bonus points) for each U.S. dollar of Eligible Spending on the Card at any Hilton Family hotel worldwide (excluding Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare purchases and package sales).
So for me this means six points at gas stations and supermarkets, while only three points for restaurants. I guess it’s a trade off, but I’m going to start using an airline credit card again at restaurants.