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As I first wrote about at the beginning of April, American Express is offering increased sign-up bonuses on their two co-branded Hilton credit cards. These increased offers are available through next Wednesday, May 4, 2016. So if you’re interested in either offer (or both!), you have less than a week to take advantage of the deal.
The details of these offers are as follows:
- Hilton HHonorsTM Card from American Express — 75,000 HHonors bonus points after you spend $1,000 within three months; no annual fee
- Hilton HHonorsTM Surpass® Card from American Express — 100,000 HHonors bonus points after you spend $3,000 within three months; $75 annual fee
These are both good offers — the one on the Hilton HHonors Card is great because it’s a no annual fee credit card with a very nice sign-up bonus, while the one on the Hilton HHonors Surpass Card offers an even bigger bonus. While it has a $75 annual fee, it also comes with a better return on everyday spend, and also Gold status for as long as you have the card, plus Diamond status when you spend $40,000 on the card in a year.
In a previous post I shared my thoughts on which card represents a better value. Overall I think the sign-up bonus on the Hilton HHonors Surpass Card is more compelling, as the sign-up bonus being 25,000 points bigger more than justifies the $75 annual fee. On top of that you get Gold status for as long as you have the card, which I consider to be quite valuable.
View from the Conrad Hong Kong
Both of these cards are offering great sign-up bonuses, and anecdotally I find they’re quite easy to get approved for. If you have the ability to apply for another American Express card (each person is limited to four credit cards and four charge cards), I’d definitely consider applying for either the Hilton HHonors Card or Hilton HHonors Surpass Card.