Increased Welcome Offers for Hilton Honors Credit Cards [Earn up to 180k Points]

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The increased credit card welcome offers have been coming fast and furious lately, and now, Hilton Honors cards from American Express have boosted offers. Increased offers are available on 3 Hilton cards, excluding the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, providing a great opportunity for those looking to boost their Hilton Honors points balance.

Here is a look at the details of each increased offer. Note that terms may apply and enrollment is required for select American Express benefits.

Increased Hilton Honors Card Welcome Offers

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card

Welcome Bonus: Earn up to 180,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points. Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after spending $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months, plus, you can earn 50,000 more Bonus Points after you spend an additional $8,000 on the Card (for a total of $10,000 in combined purchases) in the first 6 months of card membership. This is worth $900 based on our valuations.

Hilton Surpass cardholders earn 12x points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels and resorts, 6x points per $1 on U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, and U.S. supermarkets, plus 3x points per $1 on all other eligible purchases. You’ll also enjoy perks like complimentary Hilton Gold status, 10 free Priority Pass lounge visits, and a free Weekend Night Reward certificate after you spend $15,000 on your card in a calendar year.

Hilton Honors American Express Card

Welcome Bonus: Earn 80,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors card in the first 3 months of card membership. Plus, you can earn an additional 50,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend a total of $5,000 in purchases on the card in the first 6 months. That’s up to 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points — worth $650 based on our valuations.

With the Hilton Honors card, you’ll earn 7x points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels and resorts, 5x points per $1 on U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations, plus 3x points per $1 on all other eligible purchases. Not only doesn’t the Hilton Honors card not charge an annual fee (see rates and fees), but it also offers automatic Hilton Silver status, and the opportunity to spend your way to Gold status by spending $20,000 on the card in a calendar year.

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

Welcome Bonus: Earn up to 180,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points. Earn 130,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Hilton Business Amex card in the first 3 months of card membership. Plus, you can earn an additional 50,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend a total of $10,000 in purchases on the card in the first 6 months. This is worth $900 based on our valuations.

Like the Hilton Surpass card, Hilton Business Amex cardholders earn 12x points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels and resorts, but also earn 6x points per $1 on the following categories:

The card also earns 3x on all other eligible purchases and offers automatic Hilton Gold status, 10 complimentary Priority Pass lounge visits, a free Weekend Night Reward certificate after you spend $15,000 on your card in a calendar year, plus a second free Weekend Night Reward certificate after spending $60,000 on your card in a calendar year.

A Bonus Worth 2-Nights at the Conrad Bali

Conrad Bali
Use your welcome bonus for free nights at the Conrad Bali. Image Credit: Hilton

The Conrad Bali is a luxury beachfront resort on Bali’s southern coast that offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Guests will find everything they need at the property, including 3 restaurants, a poolside bar, lagoon-style swimming pools, a spa, a gym, and over 1,100 feet of a beautiful beach.

While Hilton now uses variable award pricing, even award nights in the peak season top out at 60,000 points per night, meaning the welcome bonus alone will get you 2 free nights at the property. Although, if you’re flexible with your travel dates, you might be able to score award nights for as low as 30,000 points per night.

Hot Tip: Use your Hilton Honors points for the ultimate in luxury vacations — check out our guide to the best Hilton luxury hotels to book with points for maximum value.

Final Thoughts

At this point, there are many great increased welcome offers to choose from on plenty of great travel rewards cards. But for those of you who are specifically interested in boosting your Hilton Honors balance for future redemptions, all 3 of these increased offers present a great opportunity to do just that!


The information regarding the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card and Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

For rates and fees of the Hilton Honors American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, click here.


Jarrod West

About Jarrod West

Jarrod first became fascinated with the world of points and miles as the perfect way to visit dream destinations without breaking the bank. On his first major award trip, he spent 3 months traveling through Europe, financed nearly entirely with points; while flying in premium cabins and staying in 5-star hotels along the way. Now, he is on a mission to help others realize their travel goals and upgrade their travel experiences. Jarrod has been writing about credit cards and travel loyalty programs for 4 years, and his work has been featured by Travel and Leisure, Matador Network, Yahoo Finance, and U.S. News.

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