Posted by William Charles on March 31, 2016
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Published on March 31st, 2016 | by William Charles

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American Express Hilton HHonors (No Annual Fee): 75,000 Points After $1,000 Spend [New Highest Bonus]

The Offer

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Card Details

  • No annual fee
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 7x points on all purchases at hotels and resorts within the Hilton portfolio
    • 5x points on all purchases at U.S restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations
    • 3x points on all other purchases
  • Receive complimentary silver status with Hilton HHonors (upgrade to gold status if you spend $20,000 or more)
  • Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.
  • Only possible to get the sign up bonus on American Express personal cards once per lifetime

Our Verdict

Standard bonus on this card is 40,000 points, but has gone as high as 70,000 points in the past so this is only an increase of 5,000 points. Make sure you know how much value you can get from Hilton points before applying and also reading our ‘20 Things Everybody Should Know About American Express‘. Also be aware there is a 100,000 point bonus on the American Express Surpass card at the moment.

If you’ve signed up for a lower bonus in the recent past, try and call to get matched. Follow these instructions:

  • Don’t message, online representatives do not have the ability to award courtesy points.
  • Call and say you’re disappointed that a new higher bonus became available so recently after you applied.
  • If you don’t get the full match then escalate. Ask politely to be escalated to a manager and repeat your disappointment in American Express due to the bonus change.
  • If they say they’ll put in a request to get the bonus points, decline and hang up and call again. The requests are basically a blackhole and never get honored and removed your ability to try again.



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Sa
Sa

So, I was thinking, why not apply for both at the same time? Also, do these have the amex offers?

farsighted99
farsighted99

If you get this free card, can you get the Surpass card later and get both bonuses?

I have the Surpass card, but my husband doesn’t have a Hilton AX card. He has an AU card though from my Hilton Surpass card.

The other thing is if you have AX Platinum, you get Hilton gold for free.

dan
dan

should be, as each is a different card. seems that the $0 af is a better offer than the surpass’ that comes with the af & $3k min spend

JSDerth
JSDerth

Can these points be converted into cash or gift cards?

WhatHappenedtoAX
WhatHappenedtoAX

I called to get matched (opened my account <1 month ago) and spoke to a account manager/supervisor but was still declined the match; I let them know that it wasn't appreciated and that I'll definitely think twice in the future about before opening accounts with AX. Hope that others have more luck.

Dirah
Dirah

I applied for this card just under a month after applying for the Surpass.
I was approved.
Weird things is that no inquiries showed up on any bureaus.
Is that a fluke, or is there any data on such a thing?

TomTX
TomTX

Hm, link is now going to 50k bonus 🙁

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