Earn 5,000 Bonus Hilton Points After Two Stays

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Update: These offers for the Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors American Express Card have expired. Learn more about the current offers here.

Of the major global hotel chains, Hilton has offered by far the most generous promotions with their loyalty program this year. They’ve had global bonus points promotions for the entire year, and are the only hotel loyalty program where that’s the case.

For example, through December 31, 2017, Hilton Honors members can earn double points for all stays, and Honors Diamond members can earn 10,000 bonus points after every 10 nights, up to a maximum of 50,000 bonus points. That’s a great promotion, especially given that Hilton’s points earnings rates are great to begin with.

Well, it looks like Hilton has a further promotion for those with their co-branded credit cards. Those with a co-branded Hilton credit card can earn 5,000 bonus Hilton Honors points after completing two stays between October 1 and December 31, 2017:

Interestingly you don’t actually have to pay with a Hilton American Express or Citi card to qualify; instead you just need to have one of those cards, register, and then pay with any American Express or Citi card, depending on which promotion you register for.

Bonus points should post 4-6 weeks after the completion of your stay. I’m a bit surprised to see Hilton still offering promotions on their Citi product, given that Hilton and American Express are entering into an exclusive credit card agreement in 2018, meaning that Citi’s Hilton Honors cards will be discontinued.

In addition to this promotion and Hilton’s global double points promotion, you can also earn 500 bonus points per app booking through the end of 2017.

Furthermore, you can earn an additional 500 bonus points per booking when you reserve and pay with a Hilton American Express card.

If you want to earn more Hilton bonus points, keep in mind that the great increased welcome bonuses on Hilton’s co-branded credit cards end in a couple of days:

  • The no annual fee Hilton Honors American Express Card is offering a welcome bonus of 50,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $1,000 within the first three months
  • The $95 annual fee Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express is offering a welcome bonus of 100,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after spending $3,000 within the first three months, plus a free weekend night certificate on the card’s first anniversary

Bottom line

If you have an American Express or Citi Hilton Card, then this is a great promotion that offers an additional 5,000 points after two stays. Keep in mind you don’t actually have to pay with a co-branded Hilton card to qualify, but rather any American Express or Citi card will qualify, depending on which promotion you register for.

(Tip of the hat to Doctor Of Credit)

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  1. Ahhhh Hilton. As long as you throw points at me so consistently, I’ll never complain about your inflated redemptions

  2. I just registered but in the middle of a stay using Amex. T&C says register, book, and stay so does this stay not count because it was already booked?

  3. @dmoddemd — I believe that only stays booked after one registers are eligible for this promo, which limits its utility for those of us who’ve already booked all planned stays for the rest of the year…

  4. you can ask Hilton about it. But from past experience, usually it DOES NOT require pre-registration. So as long you spend the nights between the promotion period, you can register any time to qualify. But again, you should confirm with Hilton and if this time is different, they usually would accommodating you and adjust it manually.

  5. @DCS: “Clueless.”

    And repeating the pattern of a narcissist, DCS shows up and proclaims that his opinion is the only one that is correct, and anyone who disagrees with him is stupid, clueless, or whatever insult he chooses to throw out that day.

  6. @Mike — Either address why that statement was not clueless or pure nonsense, or just go to hell where you can obsess with someone who is a true narcissist, instead of repeatedly confusing erudite commentary with narcissism.


  7. @DCS: “Either address why that statement was not clueless or pure nonsense, or just go to hell where you can obsess with someone who is a true narcissist, instead of repeatedly confusing erudite commentary with narcissism.”

    You know why that comment wasn’t clueless? Because it was his opinion on the value of an Honors point. You know, an opinion – that thing that people other than you are allowed to have, whether you like it or not.

    The fact that you repeatedly make comments like that about other people’s opinions when you don’t agree with them, while praising your own as “erudite commentary,” only continues to reinforce the fact that you are a narcissist who seriously needs professional help. It would be one thing if this were a one-off comment, but it’s not. Anytime someone says something that you don’t agree with, you are completely incapable of actually respecting that person’s opinion or actually being civil about it.

    Rather, you fly off the handle, calling them clueless, or idiots, or stupid, or whatever synonym you prefer that day. You treat it as if someone has offended you. That, DCS, is the hallmark of a narcissist.

    Get help, for your own sake.

  8. @Mike – if you think about it, the similarities between DCS and our current Commander In Chief are uncanny…insulting anyone who disagrees with him, thin skinned, ignoring facts and presenting alternative facts, barely anyone on his side.

  9. I would love to hear data points on here about which payment cards will still net the bonus. Lucky says any Amex or Citi card.

    I registered my Amex Honors and when I log into my account, I have both the Honors Surpass (which I haven’t held in a while) and my regular Amex Honors bonus 5,000 listed as active offers. I did not register my Citi Honors card. When I click on More+ to expand the details of the offers, both Amex offers read the offer is only valid for holders of either Citi Honors cards (obviously a bit of cut-and-paste mix-up?). Further, it states I must pay for the booking using either Citi Honors card *or any other Visa card*. It then goes on to say that the promotion is not sponsored by Citi bank. So I doubt you have to use any Citi card.

    Given that, do you really have to use any Amex card?

  10. I have to pay for two stays with an American Express card. Do you read this as allowing the two stays to be paid for with two different cards? Or as requiring the same card for both, but allowing it to be any American Express card?

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