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I’m sure I’m not the only one who applied for the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express within the past few months. Well, if you didn’t add authorized users to the card, it looks like there’s a good promotion right now to earn bonus points. I can’t guarantee that this promotion will work for everyone, though I think it will work for many. I didn’t receive an email about the promotion, but it still works for me.
Select cardmembers can earn 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points after adding an authorized user and having them spend $1,000 within three months. You can earn this bonus up to four times, for a total of up to 40,000 bonus points. There’s no fee to add authorized users, and authorized users have to be a minimum of 13 years old.
To see if you’re eligible, follow this link, and then you’ll be asked to log-in with your account and select the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express.
If you add an authorized user then they’re still eligible to apply for the card in the future; you can be both a primary cardmember and an authorized user. However, do keep in mind that even being an authorized user will count as an “account” towards the Chase 5/24 limit, so maybe that’s a consideration for some.
To crunch the numbers on this, I value Hilton Honors points at ~0.4 cents each. If you spent $1,000 on the card you’d ordinarily earn 3,000 points, plus the 10,000 points for adding an authorized user. That’s a total of 13,000 points, which I value at ~$52, meaning you’re getting a return of ~5.2% on spend. That’s really solid.
I certainly wouldn’t add authorized users if it will cause them to get near the 5/24 limit, but otherwise this is a good deal.
While I don’t have the card, it appears as if the no annual fee Hilton Amex has a similar offer. With that card you can get 5,000 bonus points after adding an authorized user and having them spend $500.
Are you eligible for this 10K bonus offer, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?
(Tip of the hat to Doctor Of Credit)