Save $50 On Your Next Hilton Stay With Amex Offers

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings offers. In many cases the savings can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.

To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. Most of these offers are for a discount when you spend a certain amount with a retailer, and registration is required. Over the years I’ve saved thousands of dollars with Amex Offers.

At the moment there’s a targeted Amex Offer for $50 off a $250+ Hilton stay. The offer is valid between November 1 and December 31, 2016. The promotion is for US Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties, so doesn’t include other brands, like Embassy Suites, Hampton, etc. The terms also state that the booking has to be made directly with Hilton in order to qualify. However, in practice I suspect that as long as your payment goes directly to Hilton you’ll likely qualify.

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As stated above, this is a targeted Amex Offers deal. However, it seems to be fairly widely targeted. In my case, all my personal cards are eligible for the offer, with the exception of the Starwood Amex. If you’re eligible you’ll want to register as soon as possible, as registration is limited.

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Save $50 on your next stay US Hilton stay with Amex Offers

However, do keep in mind that there’s an opportunity cost to using this promotion. There’s also a promotion right now offering 5,000 bonus points per Hilton stay when you pay with a Visa card. That promotion can be repeated and is valid on top of Hilton’s current global promotion.

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However, if you’re eligible for the Amex Offers deal, I do think that one is better. I value 5,000 Hilton points at ~$20, so saving $50 in cash is better. Of course this assumes you’re booking a stay that costs at least $250 at a US Hilton property. The Visa offer, on the other hand, is valid at all Hilton brands internationally, regardless of how much the stay costs.

Regardless of which promotion you decide to take advantage of, there are lots of ways to maximize value with Hilton right now!

The full terms of the Hilton Amex Offers promotion is as follows:

Reservations must be made online at hilton.com, via the HHonors App or by calling 1-800-445-8667. Offer only valid at Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the US & US territories. Excludes Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts™, Conrad Hotels & Resorts™, Canopy by Hilton™, Curio – A Collection by Hilton™, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Embassy Suites™, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hampton by Hilton™, Tru by Hilton™, Homewood Suites by Hilton™, Home2 Suites by Hilton™ and Hilton Grand Vacations™. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the promotion start and end dates. Excludes gift card purchases. Corporate Cards are not eligible for this offer. Enrollment limited. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® Card across all American Express offer channels. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 12/31/2016, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase.  Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: CE46:0001

Comments

  1. Hi Lucky,

    Does the stay for AMEX offer have to be before Dec 31, 2016? Or is it OK just to prepay the charge and stay later? Thank you.

  2. Keep scrolling! Not only did I get one for Hilton, but I got one for Conrad/Waldorf too! That one was $70 off!

  3. Why is always a particular Hilton brand and not the entire Hilton family that’s targeted? *sigh* I’m staying at a Hampton inn and would have loved to use this offer. I guess I”ll go for their 5000 points for booking via the app instead.

  4. Wait what is a “US Hilton” stay? You mention brands that are excluded while I thought this was only based on location. I need to book a DoubleTree by Hilton stay in London UK.

    Would that count? Or not count because of the brand? Or because it’s in London? Confused

  5. These were easy $50 for me. I’d already booked a relatively pricey stay for later this month at Hilton Chicago — a city where the world’s largest medical conference drives up hotel prices for a week every year right after Thanksgiving — and all I had to do was to enroll my HH AMEX Surpass, et voila!

  6. @Anastasia — Because this is a brand-specific promo, several of which (e.g., Conrad- or WA-specific promos) are offered throughout the year. That’s in contrast to HHonors’ quarterly “global” promos that are Hilton-wide and have been such that not a single hotel or brand has been “allowed” to opt out during the past 2-3 years, leading to the catchy and boastful phrase: Everyday. Every Hotel. Everywhere. You did sign up for HHonors’ current 3x global promo that runs until 12/31/16, right?

  7. @David Bernard — Indeed! I kept scrolling in my HH AMEX Surpass account and found the goody at Conrad and WA that you mentioned. I registered, but too bad it is good only for hotels in the US and Puerto Rico and I have a stay coming up at Rome Cavalieri (a very top WA Collection hotel) beginning in just over week, which is in Rome, Italia!

    Details
    Get a 1X $70 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend $350+ on room rate & room charges, when you pay for your stay at Waldorf Astoria or Conrad from 10/31/16 to 3/31/17. Book direct with Waldorf Astoria or Conrad. Exclusions apply. View Locations Nearby

    Terms
    Offer only valid at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts™ and Conrad Hotels & Resorts™ in the US & Puerto Rico. Reservations for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts™ must be made online at waldorfastoria.com, via the HHonors App or by calling 1- 800-925-3673. Reservations for Conrad Hotels & Resorts™ must be made online at conradhotels.com, via the HHonors App or by calling 1-800-266-7237. Excludes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton™, Curio – A Collection by Hilton™, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Embassy Suites by Hilton™, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hampton by Hilton™, Tru by Hilton™, Homewood Suites by Hilton™, Home2 Suites by Hilton™, and Hilton Grand Vacations™. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the promotion start and end dates. Excludes gift card purchases. Please note that hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines do not accept prepaid cards for charges authorized in advance, although prepaid cards may be used to settle the final bill. Check to make sure prepaid cards are accepted before attempting to use your prepaid card to take advantage of offers for these merchants. Corporate Cards are not eligible for this offer. Enrollment limited. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® Card across all American Express offer channels. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 3/31/2017, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: CDXO:0001

  8. In the terms it states offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Does that mean that if the room rate is less than $250 but I order room service and the total comes to $250 that I will get a $50 credit?

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