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. Yesterday we saw an Amex Offer for Hilton and Curio stays end, and today we saw a new one introduced.
With this new, targeted Amex Offer, you can earn 3,500 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $300+ at Hilton properties in the US. This promotion is pretty awesome when you consider that it seems to be valid at any Hilton portfolio property in the US, while previous promotions have only been for specific brands. 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).
Best I can tell, this would work at Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, etc. This promotion is targeted, though it at least seems to be pretty widely targeted. For example, in my case I see the offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express, and The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express.
Personally I value Membership Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so to me that’s like ~$60 worth of points on $300 of spend, which is ~20% back. That’s great, when you consider that it’s on top of the points you usually earn.
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.
Was your account targeted for this Hilton Amex offer, and do you plan on taking advantage of it?