Get 33% More Hilton Points in New Amex Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus

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If you have an American Express Card such as The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card or The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card that earns Membership Reward points and you are looking to up your Hilton Honors account balance, then know that now through December 15, 2017, you can get more Hilton points than normal when you transfer your Membership Reward points!

The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express

33% Hilton Transfer Balance Until December 15th

The normal transfer ration is 1,000 Membership Reward points = 1,500 Hilton Honors points, but during this Membership Rewards to Hilton transfer bonus, you get 33% more points in the transfer. By their calculations, this means that 1,000 Amex Membership Reward points will get you 2,010 Hilton Honors points at a just over 1:2 ratio.

While I know that Hilton points aren’t the most valuable type of point in the land, they can still be pretty valuable. I recently transferred some Citi ThankYou points to Hilton during a similar transfer bonus that was available via that program to be able to book a night at the Coronado in San Diego on points instead of paying $500+ per night, and while I didn’t get to have that stay thanks to Hurricane Harvey, I didn’t regret making the transfer.

Do know that similar to Delta SkyMiles, Hilton Honors no longer has a published award chart, though they are still pricing standard rooms at properties from 5,000 – 95,000 points per night as they were when they had an award chart. I would probably not make a big speculative transfer to Hilton, but if you need to top up your account to a certain level to book the award you want then this is a pretty good time to do it while the Amex 33% transfer bonus runs until December 15, 2017.

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  1. Oh how I hate Hilton points:). They fluctuate constantly, I guess with the market. And they are tricky. I wanted to book 2 nights at a certain hotel with points, and grouping the 2 nights together was 3,000 more points then making 2 SEPARATE reservations back to back. They were charging more to put the nights in the same reservation for no reason that I could tell. I’m trying to dump all my Hilton points and just use more dependable and fair hotel/reward systems.

    • Yeah I hear you….I went to book a stay in Cancun and it showed rooms available and the points needed for the stay. As I went further in the booking process I got a message that said that the dates were not available for points at that time. Not happy.

      • When you’re having issues with a booking like that one, I highly recommend contacting the hotel chain via e-mail. I had a similar issue for a recent trip to Chicago. I made a booking for cash, and then I sent an e-mail to the hotel regarding the website issues for using my points and my certificate. I had to push a little, but I was able to get the hotel to switch my booking over to my points and my certificate.

        If the hotel refused to help me out, I would have cancelled the cash reservation — i.e. the whole trip was contingent on using the hotel points, since Chicago hotels are so expensive.

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