Hours Remaining For The Biggest Ever Hilton Amex Sign-Up Bonuses

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Update: The below links for the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express and Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express are expired, but you can learn more about best available offers here.

This post is a final reminder that this is your last chance to apply for the Hilton Amex cards for the highest ever sign-up bonuses. These increased offers expires midday tomorrow, so if you intend to apply, you’ll want to do so today or otherwise tomorrow morning.

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, as follows:

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

Bottom line

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 in the next several hours, as it’ll likely be quite a while before we see an offer like this again.

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  1. Do you have to activate Gold status when you have the Surpass card, or how is it applied towards your Hilton account number?

  2. Off-topic: it’s been 42 posts since the last review of any kind (Waldorf Astoria Panama), and 54 posts since the last trip report-related post (AA 787 J PEK—DFW).

  3. @Antonio, when you sign up for the card you put in your HHonors number. It should be applied automatically.

  4. I recently signed up for the SPG Amex and it resulted in me cancelling all my AMEX cards. It came with a $2000.00 limit. No prob I called to have it raised and got a run around. Mind you I have had a Platinum card for 20 years with no limit. Bottom line I got so mad, I cancelled the SPG and the Platinum. No more AMEX for me.

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