Big New Targeted Amex Offer For Hilton Stays

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 and bonus offers. In many cases the offers 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. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.

Over the years we’ve seen quite a few offers for Hilton stays, given the longstanding partnership between American Express and Hilton. There’s actually a great Amex Offer for Hilton stays that expires on June 30. Now we’re seeing yet another one introduced.

With this new, targeted Amex Offer, you can earn 5,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $250+ at Hilton, Curio, or Canopy properties in the US by September 5, 2018.

There’s a second version of this offer for a $50 statement credit after spending $250+ at Hilton, Curio, or Canopy properties in the US.

The offer for bonus Membership Rewards points is definitely the better deal. I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so to me the 5,000 bonus points are worth $85, which means this offer is the equivalent of over a third off.

You have to make your booking directly with Hilton in order to qualify for this promotion (or more accurately, have to settle your bill directly with the hotel). It’s okay to spend the required amount over multiple stays, but just make sure all the properties are eligible.

Like most Amex Offers, this one is targeted, though it at least seems to be pretty widely targeted. If you book a stay costing significantly more than $300, you can always ask them to charge multiple credit cards at check-out, so you put $300 on an Amex card, and then the residual on another card that offers the most bonus points for your stay.

What potentially makes this even better is that you can stack it with another Amex Offer, assuming you’re staying in the coming days. There’s also an Amex Offer expiring on June 30 for 3,500 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $300+ at a Hilton portfolio property in the US.

If you were targeted for both promotions, this means that a single $300 stay in the coming days at a Hilton, Curio, or Canopy property could earn you 8,500 bonus Membership Rewards points, which is insanely generous. Based on my valuation of those points, that’s $144.50 worth of points on a $300 stay. And that doesn’t include the credit card points or Hilton Honors points you’d usually earn for the stay.

Was your account targeted for this Hilton Amex offer, and do you plan on taking advantage of it?

Comments

  1. Nice. Have a stay coming up in July and I’m going to clean up! Have this on my platinum, the $60 off $300 offer on my Aspire, and they are doing the triple points promotion right now. Should put me over 70k hilton points and these 5k MR points for my 3 night stay! Thanks for the heads up.

  2. I added it to the card (statement credit option), but since it excludes brands like Hilton Garden Inn I’m unlikely to use it unless a good rate pops up somewhere I happen to be.

  3. I was targeted for the 5000 bonus points, and signed up. I was also targeted for SPG Spend $300 or more, get $60 back. Have stays lined up in July for both. Score & score 🙂
    Thanks lucky!

  4. There’s also yet another Hilton promo now. 5000 bonus Honors points per night on a two night booking. Must register.

  5. @Kiran, It all depends on how much you value each point (Hilton vs. Amex).
    Also, the offer is for spending $250. Assuming you value them equally (which I wouldn’t), you would need to spend $357.20 on the Aspire to get 5000 points.
    So yes, the Amex seems to be the better offer.
    One more thing, you can always ask to put $250 on the Amex, and the rest of your bill on any other card that you’d like to use…

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