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Increased Welcome Offers for Hilton Honors Cards [Earn Up to 175K Points and a Free Night Reward]

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With summer fast approaching, many credit issuers are upping the ante on their welcome bonus offers.

If you’re looking to book hotels with points, you should take a closer look at the Hilton Honors American Express cards. These cards feature new elevated welcome offers — including the ability to earn a huge haul of points and a free night reward — along with a list of valuable perks.

Increased Hilton Honors Card Welcome Offers

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

Welcome Offer: Earn 175,000 bonus points after you spend $6,000 in purchases in the first 6 months. This limited-time offer ends July 31, 2024, and the points are worth approximately $875 based on our valuations.

The Hilton Aspire card offers 14x points at Hilton hotels and resorts; 7x points on eligible purchases of flights booked directly with airlines or AmexTravel.com, car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies, and at U.S. restaurants; and 3x points on all other eligible purchases.

This top-tier card also offers the following benefits in exchange for its $550 annual fee.

  • Complimentary Hilton Honors Diamond status
  • Free Night Reward certificate on every cardmember anniversary and when you spend $30,000 and $60,000 on purchases in a calendar year
  • Up to $400 in annual statement credits for eligible purchases made directly with participating Hilton resorts (up to $200 in statement credits semi-annually)
  • Up to $200 back annually on eligible flight purchases with any airline or through AmexTravel.com  (up to $50 in statement credits every quarter)
  • Up to $189 in statement credits per calendar year after enrolling and paying for an annual CLEAR Plus membership

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

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card

Welcome Offer: Earn 130,000 bonus points and a Free Night Reward after you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first 6 months. This limited-time offer ends July 31, 2024, and the points are worth approximately $650 based on our valuations.

Hilton Surpass card members earn 12x points at Hilton hotels and resorts, 6x points on eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, and U.S. supermarkets, 4x points on U.S. online retail purchases, plus 3x points on all other eligible purchases.

The Hilton Surpass card comes with a $150 annual fee (rates & fees). You’ll also enjoy perks like complimentary Hilton Gold status, up to $200 back annually on Hilton purchases (up to $50 in statement credits every quarter), and the opportunity to earn a Free Night Reward after you spend $15,000 on your card in a calendar year.

Hot Tip:

The Hilton Honors Aspire card and the Hilton Honors Surpass card were refreshed earlier this year — read our detailed analysis of the new benefits and rewards.

Hilton Honors American Express Card

Welcome Offer: Earn 70,000 bonus points and a Free Night Reward after you spend $2,000 in purchases in the first 6 months. This limited-time offer ends July 31, 2024, and the points are worth approximately $350 based on our valuations.

With the Hilton Honors card, you’ll earn 7x points at Hilton hotels and resorts, 5x points on eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations, and 3x points on all other eligible purchases.

Not only does the Hilton Honors card have a $0 annual fee (rates & fees), but it also offers complimentary Hilton Silver status and the opportunity to earn Gold status by spending $20,000 on the card in a calendar year.

How To Redeem Hilton Honors Points and Free Night Rewards

Travelers now have the opportunity to earn a generous stash of points by meeting minimum spend requirements on the welcome bonus offers. With the Hilton Honors Surpass card and the Hilton Honors card, you can even earn a free night reward as part of the welcome offer, which can be redeemed for incredible value on standard award nights at Hilton’s luxury hotels.

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For example, let’s say you want to book an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. The Hilton Playa del Carmen starts at 50,000 points per night, and you can also stack your redemption with free-night awards.

If you want to book an even longer vacation, you can save up your points to take advantage of Hilton’s fifth award night free benefit program, only available for Hilton Honors elite members. Fortunately, all 3 Hilton Honors cards come with complimentary elite status!

Final Thoughts

At this point, there are many increased credit card offers to choose from on plenty of great travel rewards cards. However, travelers who are interested in boosting their Hilton Honors points balance for future Hilton hotel redemptions can now take advantage of these elevated offers.

The information regarding the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire 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 for The Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, click here.

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With a degree in media and journalism, Stella has been in the points and miles game for more than 6 years. She most recently worked as a Corporate Communications Analyst for JetBlue. Find her work in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.

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