100,000 Hilton Points + Valuable Weekend Anniversary Night Offer (Expired)

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Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express  Is No Longer Available.

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Today (October 3, 2017) is the last full day you can get in on a pretty great hotel reward credit card sign-up bonus before it drops back down to a lower level tomorrow. If history is an indicator, after today not only will the number of sign-up bonus points drop down from the current 100,000 point level, but my favorite part of the increased bonus, the weekend anniversary night awarded at the first cardmember anniversary, will also quite possibly go away.

Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express  Is No Longer Available.

Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express: 100,000 Hilton Honors points after you spend $3,000 on the card in the first 3 months. Weekend award night after your first anniversary of card membership. There is a $75 annual fee with this card. Terms apply. Offer Ends 10/4/2017.

Of course, 100,000 Hilton Honors sign-up bonus points after you hit the $3,000 spending requirement in the first 3 months is great and can be used for some fancy nights at high-end properties or for as many as 20 award nights at lower category properties. While 100,000 points is the eye-catching part of the bonus, I really encourage you to pay attention to the weekend anniversary night that is also a part of this temporary offer because it can be used at almost any of the Hilton properties around the world, including those that go for as many as 95,000 Hilton Honors points per night such as the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.

Use your weekend award night at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego

This is only the second time I can remember seeing the sign-up bonus on the card this high, and I have never seen it higher. In addition to the 100,000 Hilton points that are awarded after you hit the minimum spending requirement, plus the weekend anniversary night you get after the first year, this card has some other perks. It awards:

  • 12X points on Hilton charges
  • 6X points at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations
  • 3X points for all other eligible purchases

This card also gives you Hilton Gold status which can score you complimentary breakfast and lounge access at some Hilton properties. If you put $40,000 in eligible purchases on the card in a calendar year then you get top tier Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.

Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport is just 5,000 points per night


If you would like some additional information before deciding which card to go for, or on maximizing your Hilton points in general, check out the linked posts below.

  • Get 20 Award Nights from One Sign-Up Bonus
  • Which Hilton Amex Card is Best
  • Hilton Surpass Weekend Anniversary Award Night
  • Use Hilton Points for All-Inclusive Vacations

Get the Amex Hilton Card You Haven’t Had Before

The two cards are considered different products, so you can theoretically have both at the same time and should be able to get each sign-up bonus individually. However, each sign-up bonus is only available to those who have never had that specific product before. This means the best card to apply for is one that you haven’t had before. If you have already had one card or the other, this makes your decision pretty easy.

Decide if the Annual Fee is Worth It

Up front, the biggest difference between the two cards is that the Hilton Surpass Card has a $75 annual fee and the Hilton Honors Card has no annual fee. Not surprisingly, the Hilton Surpass Card also has a sign-up bonus that is 25,000 points higher than the Hilton Honors Card’s maximum bonus amount. Looking just at the initial bonus and the annual fee, paying the $75 annual fee for the Surpass Card gets you 25,000 more initial Hilton points at a “cost” of .3 cents each in the first year if you look at it in that way. I think most people are able to get more than .3 cents out of a Hilton Honors point, so I wouldn’t let the annual fee scare you too much.


Embassy Suites are great for family travelers

To put the number of points into practical terms, I personally have had my eyes on some Hilton properties on The Big Island for a future summer trip. Those properties seem to range from 30,000 – 50,000 Hilton Honors points per night, depending on the property and night selected. Paying 120,000-ish Hilton points for five nights with the fifth night free is suddenly very within range if you get 75,000 – 100,000 points via one of these sign-up bonuses!


Hilton Waikoloa Village

Also remember that regardless of which card you decide on, Hilton Honors now offers the free pooling of points between up to eleven people! This could be really useful if a couple folks in your circle decide to go for one of these temporarily increased bonuses and then want to pool the points together for a phenomenal trip!

If you have been thinking about pulling the trigger on one of these offers, just remember that now is the last chance before the bonus drops tomorrow! 

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  1. I had signed up for the surpass card back in October and recently it’s been changed to Ascend, do you know if we will still get the weekend award night after the first anniversary of card membership?

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