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 Surpass 100,000 Point Bonus Offer [New Highest Bonus]

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • American Express have increased the sign up bonus on the Hilton HHonors Surpass card to 100,000 points if you spend $3,000 or more within three months of account opening

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The Fine Print

Our Verdict

Update: No annual fee card is also up to 75,000 points.

Standard bonus used to be 60,000 points, but we saw an increased offer to 85,000 points back in February. This is now the highest bonus we’ve seen by 15,000 points. As always, make sure you familiarize yourself with how much Hilton points are worth before pulling the trigger and remember you can only get the sign up bonus once per lifetime on American Express cards.

If you’ve recently applied for this card, it’s worth calling American Express to see if they’ll match (they don’t actually match, but they sometimes offer courtesy points). Here’s how to go about requesting a match:

  • 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.

Before applying/asking a question in the comments please read these 20 Things Everybody Should Know About American Express.



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Steve J
Steve J

Is the complimentary gold status only for the initial calendar year, or is it available every year you have the card?

Carlos
Carlos

My understanding is you remain gold as long as your a card holder.

Yan
Yan

Made the phone call, spoke with 3 agents. No one allows matching.

Yan
Yan

Could we post refer link here? As the new offer is public

jd
jd

Called twice with no luck in matching. Account was opened last month. All a supervisor offered was 5k points so I took that

Kelly
Kelly

Does anyone know what I can do with these points? Possibly buy gift cards?

AMEX
AMEX

Called in, asked to be matched to the 100k offer (signed up for the 80k 3 months ago), was told a supervisor would call me back in 10 min, 30 min later get a call from the supervisor and stated they would match the 20k point difference!

Dillon Welch
Dillon Welch

Any idea if this is available as an upgrade from the 0 AF card?

Dirah
Dirah

Doc, thanks so much for your advice to match!
The first time I called, no dice with the rep nor with the supervisor.
But I told them not to file a report.
I called a couple days later (during A-team hours), rep offered to file a report, I asked if she could manually do courtesy points instead so I don’t have to wait 2 weeks, she said she would check with her supervisor, and she came back with approval!
And I hadn’t even hit the spend threshold yet.

Jill
Jill

The link now shows a 75K bonus, not 100K.

Jill
Jill

NVM – just saw where offer ended 5/4. Bummer!

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