Hilton HHonors Amex 75K
Earlier today I covered the 100,000 limited time bonus on the Hilton HHonors Surpass card from American Express. That card comes with a $75 annual fee, but has very decent bonus categories and also gives Gold status with the opportunity to earn Diamond. If you aren’t looking for those things, then the no annual fee Hilton HHonors Amex also has a “best ever” offer.
Earn 75,000 points after spending $1,000 during the first three months. (As is the case with all Amex cards, you are not eligible if you have ever had this card before.)
- Silver status.
- Earn gold status with $20K in spend.
- Earn 7X at Hilton properties, 5X at U.S. restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations and 3X everywhere else.
This is another very solid offer and it is 5,000 points above the previous best for this card. It also matches the 75,000 bonus points currently available on the no annual fee Citi Hilton Hhonors Visa Signature card although that offer requires $2,000 in spend. See this morning’s post for why I think Hilton HHonors has a ton of value on low end redemptions.
Surpass or No Annual Fee?
The clear choice now becomes which of the offers is better for the Hilton Amex cards. You can get 75K with no annual fee or 100K with a $75 annual fee. That means you would be purchasing the additional 25K points for about 3/10 cent each which is alright. Personally, I think it comes down to your needs. If you have a good use for the bonus categories on the Surpass and if you want or need Gold status then I would get that card. If not, you can’t go wrong with 75,000 points on a no annual fee card.
It is nice to see American Express getting aggressive with signup bonuses for their hotel cards. Between the two Amex card offers, the 75K offer on the no AF Citi card and two free nights with the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card, there are a ton of great ways to earn free nights with Hilton through sign-ups.
Are you going to apply for one of these cards? Which of the two Amex Hilton offers do you think is best?