Big New Limited Time Amex Hilton Card Bonuses

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American Express and Hilton have just rolled out new welcome bonuses on their co-branded credit cards, following some minor changes that have been made to some of these cards.

Here are the details of these offers:

Up to 90K points with the Hilton no annual fee card

The Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express is offering a welcome bonus of 90,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $2,000 within three months. This limited time offer is available through August 28, 2019.

This no annual fee card (Rates & Fees) comes with the following benefits:

  • 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
  • Access to Amex Offers, which offers savings for purchases with select retailers
  • No foreign transaction fees

Redeem your Honors points at the Conrad Bora Bora

130K points plus a free weekend night with Hilton $95 annual fee cards

The Amex Hilton mid-range portfolio cards are offering the following limited time welcome bonuses through August 28, 2019:

  • The Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card has a $95 annual fee (Rates & Fees) and is offering a welcome bonus of 130,000 Honors bonus points plus a free weekend night reward after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first four months
  • The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (not an affiliate link) has a $95 annual fee and is offering a welcome bonus of 130,000 Honors bonus points plus a free weekend night reward after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first three months
If you are looking for a lower minimum spending requirement, the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card also has a welcome offer where you can earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership (Rates & Fees).

These cards come with several great features, including:

  • 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
  • An anniversary weekend night reward when you spend $15,000 on the card in a calendar year
  • Access to Amex Offers, which offers savings for purchases with select retailers
  • 10 free Priority Pass visits per year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Business card only: a second anniversary weekend night reward when you spend $60,000 on the card in a calendar year (the personal card only offers a maximum of one of these rewards per year)


Redeem your weekend night reward at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Up to 150K points with the Hilton $450 annual fee card

As before, the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card has a $450 annual fee and is offering a welcome bonus of 150,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $4,000 within three months. This card comes with the following benefits:

  • Hilton Honors Diamond status for as long as you have the card
  • A weekend night reward every year, including the year you open the card
  • A $250 annual statement credit for purchases at participating Hilton resorts
  • Access to Amex Offers, which offers savings for purchases with select retailers
  • A Priority Pass Select membership with the ability to bring in up to two guests
  • No foreign transaction fees


Redeem your Honors points at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Basic Amex application restrictions

There are a few basic restrictions to be aware of:

  • The welcome bonuses on all American Express cards are “once in a lifetime,” so you can earn the bonus on each card at most once
  • You can generally have at most five Amex credit cards at any given point; it doesn’t matter whether they’re personal or business, and this limit doesn’t include charge cards (none of the above are charge cards)
  • You can typically be approved for at most two American Express credit cards in 90 days, though there are some inconsistencies when it comes to that (again, this doesn’t include charge cards)
  • Anecdotally I find all of these cards fairly easy to be approved for assuming you have excellent credit
  • One advantage of the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card is that applying for an Amex small business card generally won’t count towards your total as far as Chase’s 5/24 rule is concerned, if that’s a consideration
  • The Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card is just a rebranded version of the Ascend Card, so if you’ve had that card in the past you wouldn’t be eligible for this bonus

Bottom line

These are some fantastic new welcome bonuses on Hilton’s co-branded credit cards. From their no annual fee card, to their mid-range cards, to their premium card, there’s something here for everyone.

The mid-range cards, in particular, have great bonuses. The weekend night rewards can be redeemed at properties costing up to 120,000 points per night, so the bonuses on the Hilton Surpass Card and Hilton Business Card are potentially worth 250,000 points each.

If you haven’t applied for any of these, I’d seriously consider doing so. Do keep in mind that each of the bonuses is only available “once in a lifetime.”

Do you plan on picking up any of these Hilton Amex cards with increased bonuses?


Non-Affiliate Product Disclaimer: The information for the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (130k + free weekend night reward bonus offer) and the Hilton Honors Aspire Card has been collected independently by One Mile at a Time. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: Hilton Honors American Express Card (Rates & Fees), The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (Rates & Fees), and Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card (Rates & Fees).

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Comments
  1. Just downgraded my ascend to a no-AF hilton card, since I already have an aspire card. Hopefully they make me some sort of upgrade offer.

  2. Might be worth adding that the 10 Priority Pass visits don’t include non-lounge options in the PP network

  3. I got the no AF card with a 100k sign up bonus after 1k or spend by just googling “no annual fee Hilton credit card 100k.“ May have been thru some other website. Could be worth a try as this was last month and my points just posted.

  4. FYI – the Aspire Card also has the $250 credit for a designated airline of your choice for fees such as baggage fee. In the past, we have luck with using the credits for gift cards from certain airlines, such as Delta. I hate to report that it seems like it does not work on Delta any more. I bought a $50 gift card and posted on July 10. It’s been more than a week and no credit showing thus far. In my past experience, the credits were posted within a couple days after the charges were posted.

  5. Can you get two of these cards and get the bonus for each? For example pick up 90K with no AF card plus 150K with the Aspire card?

  6. How long do I have to wait between canceling lther amex cards to be under limit of 5 and applying for this one? Thanks.

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