American Express Increases Welcome Bonuses On Hilton Cards

There are several large hotel chains found throughout the world. Perhaps, the most well-known are IHG, Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton.

Within these “chains” are several brands. For example…

Hotel ChainBrands
Intercontinetal
Hotel Group
(IHG)
InterContinental, Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, etc.
MarriottRitz Carlton, Element, A Loft Hotels, Westin, Protea Hotels, etc.
HyattPark Hyatt, Hyatt Place, Alilia, Joie De Vivre, Hyatt Centric, etc.
HiltonWaldorf Astoria, Conrad Hotel, Curio Collection, DoubleTree, etc.

If you tend to stay within a specific chain, say Hilton, it’s worth considering whether you should possess the hotel co-brand credit card.

Often, these credit cards have bonus categories for everyday purchases (e.g. 5X Points spending at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations) AND members earn bonus points for staying at brands within the hotel chain (e.g. 14x points for spending at Hilton hotels).

Given these bonus categories, members can accrue points easily and quickly for their everyday spending and staying at hotels they were planning on staying at anyway thus leading to many free hotel nights.

INCREASED WELCOME BONUSES

American Express has four co-brand Hilton credit cards and the welcome bonus for each of them has just increased.

If you’re a fan of Hilton (or planning to focus on Hilton properties), let’s take a look at the great benefits and increased welcome bonuses.

Let’s start with the introductory card and work our way up…

Hilton Honors Amex Card

The Hilton Honors Card from American Express [READ MORE] is offering a welcome bonus of 80,000 Honors points after spending $1,000 within three months.

With an annual fee of $0, some of the benefits include:

  • 7x points for spending at Hilton Hotels
  • Hilton Honors Silver status for as long as you have the card
  • Hilton Honors Gold status when you spend $20,000 on the card in a calendar year

Hilton Honors Surpass Card

The Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card [READ MORE] is offering a welcome bonus of 130,000 Honors points after spending $2,000 within three months.

With an annual fee of $95, some of the benefits include:

  • 12x points for spending at Hilton Hotels
  • Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as you have the card
  • Hilton Honors Diamond status when you spend $40,000 on the card in a calendar year
  • Hilton weekend night reward when you spend $15,000 on the card in a year

Hilton Honors Business Card

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card [READ MORE] is offering a welcome bonus of 130,000 Honors points after spending $3,000 within three months.

With an annual fee of $95, some of the benefits include:

  • 12x points for spending at Hilton Hotels
  • Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as you have the card
  • Hilton Honors Diamond status when you spend $40,000 on the card in a calendar year
  • A Hilton weekend night reward when you spend $15,000 on the card in a year, and a second Hilton weekend night reward when you spend $60,000 on the card in a year
  • 10 Priority Pass visits per year

Hilton Honors Aspire Card

The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card [READ MORE] is offering a welcome bonus of 150,000 Honors points after spending $4,000 within three months.

With an annual fee of $450, some of the benefits include:

  • 14x points for spending at Hilton hotels
  • A $250 Hilton resort credit annually
  • A $250 airline fee credit annually
  • Hilton Honors Diamond status for as long as you have the card
  • A Hilton weekend night reward annually just for having the card
  • A Priority Pass membership

FINAL STAMP

As always, you’ll want to be aware of American Express’ “once-per-lifetime” rule. Given that each of these cards are different cards, it is possible to obtain all of them and obtain the welcome bonuses.

And don’t forget about the Amex Offers that I recently wrote about. You could be racking up points while also receiving huge discounts. Sounds like a WIN to me!!

Are you planning to apply while Amex has increased welcome bonuses?

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