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Through May 31, 2017, we’re seeing the best ever sign-up bonus on the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express. The card is offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months, plus a free weekend night certificate valid at virtually any Hilton family property on your first cardmember anniversary.
The card has a very reasonable $75 annual fee, and offers Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as you have the card, which I consider to be one of the all around most useful mid tier hotel status levels, as it offers room upgrades and free breakfast at many Hilton brands.
The way I see it, this is a worthwhile sign-up bonus not just for Hilton loyalists, but for just about anyone. The card has a fantastic sign-up bonus and can be worth holding onto long term for the Honors Gold status it offers. With Hilton’s new (mostly) revenue based program, you should easily be able to get at least $500 worth of value out of 100,000 points.
When the limited time sign-up bonus was first announced I shared Ford’s experience getting approved for the card instantly. Anecdotally I find this card to be really easy to get approved for.
With only about a week left on this offer, both of my parents decided to apply for the Hilton Honors Surpass Card today as well, as they’ve never before had a Hilton credit card. They both have other Amex cards, and were both instantly approved for this card. Instant approvals on this card seem to be more common than not, at least among the data points that I’ve received.
If you are considering applying for the Hilton Honors Surpass Card, keep in mind that:
- You can typically have up to five American Express credit cards plus four American Express charge cards at any time (it doesn’t matter how many of those cards are business and how many are personal)
- In the unlikely event that you are denied, this typically won’t count against your credit score, assuming you’re an existing cardmember
There’s only about a week left to take advantage of these deals. I don’t see the sign-up bonus on the Hilton Honors Surpass Card getting bigger anytime soon, so if you haven’t yet picked up this card, I’d highly recommend doing so.
In event you do already have this card, it could also be worth considering the no annual fee Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express, which has a sign-up bonus of 80,000 Honors points after spending $2,000 within three months.
If you’ve applied for either of the Hilton American Express cards lately, what was your experience — did you get an instant approval, or…?