[Expired] American Express Hilton Surpass/Ascend Bonus Increased To 130k Points & Free Weekend Night Certificate (Now Available Via Referral)

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Update 8/28/19: Today is the last day for this offer.

Update 7/21/19: This offer is now available via referral. Keep in mind that it’s no longer safe/working to do self referrals. Please do NOT share your referrals in the comments.You can find referral links here, but it’s no longer possible to share them.

The Offer

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  • The American express Hilton Ascend (formerly Surpass) has been renamed the Hilton Surpass card. American Express is also offering an increased bonus on this card of:
    • Earn a Free Weekend Night and 130,000 Bonus Points after you spend $4,000 in eligible purchases on your Card within the first 4 months of Card Membership

Card Details

  • Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product or the Hilton Honors Surpass Card
  • Annual fee of $95
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio worldwide
    • 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at U.S. supermarkets, U.S. restaurants, and U.S. gas stations
    • 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on all other eligible purchases
  • 10 free priority pass lounge passes
  • Complimentary Hilton Honors gold status. Earn Diamond status after spending $40,000 in purchases within a calendar year
  • One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $15,000 in purchases on the card in a calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Valid until 8/28
  • Free night exclusion list here

Our Verdict

Previously best offers have been 125,000 + $100 or 150,000. I’d say this new bonus is better than those offers, although I do personally find that trying to redeem single night certificates can be difficult. Although this one shouldn’t be too bad as it isn’t that restrictive and should work nicely for a romantic weekend (1 night) away. Same bonus also available on the business card, that would mean you could do two nights in a row. As always if you have any questions, read this post about American Express cards first. I will be adding this to our list of the best credit card bonuses.

Also in general American Express doesn’t match sign up bonuses, but you can sometimes get courtesy points. I very much doubt they will offer a courtesy free night certificate if you recently applied, but asking never hurts.

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EDWNY
EDWNY

William Charles I’m getting a 150k with 3k spend/3months showing up with the surpass.not sure if this is the highest.

also, 95k on the no fee one with 1k/3months

Pam
Pam

Shouldn’t I be getting the free night after I spend $4000, rather than the $15,000? Isn’t that what the offer said?

Cameron
Cameron

Where does the sign up bonus free night show up? I don’t see it anywhere but I got the 130k points…

Blake
Blake

Same here got 130K points but when will I get free weekend night?

Mike
Mike

When did your 130k points credit?

Kool
Kool

September 8th

EDWNY
EDWNY

Cameron I was able to get the number when I called Hilton. My SUB FNC did not come in my email and after 3 weeks of waiting, I just called in.

Blake
Blake

Thanks worked for me!

A
A

Any links left for the 130K+ 1 night offer. Apparently missed this post saying it was the last day yesterday, I am interested in this card, but looking to see if there is any way I could get the 130k+1night offer.

CaffeineFlo
CaffeineFlo

https://apply.americanexpress.com/hilton-card/?page_url=378
Seems like an even better offer to me tbh. Minimum spend is only $2000 instead of 4000 if I’m not missing something substanial

Stannis
Stannis

FWIW I tried to apply yesterday and got the pop-up saying that I would not get the signups bonus.

I have never had the card, but did have a Citi HH card that got bought out by Amex. I received an Amex card but did not activate it. I called to refuse the card and was assured I would not be considered to have had the card.

Apparently that was bullshit.

JK
JK

Seeing 150,000 bonus for 3,000 spend in 3 months using private window w/ cleared cache.

Raol
Raol

But it’s ‘only once a lifetime’ restriction via referral right?

Marcos
Marcos

Anyone want to exchange referrals? Not sure if this is ok. If not, please delete.

James
James

sure, what’s your email?

Ho
Ho

I have the Hilton aspire card for about 10 month, if I apply this one and cancel aspire card due to 5 credit cards limit, will Amex clawback Hilton points?

SteveH
SteveH

I have multiple Hilton cards that I use for referrals for my friends. Is there any way of telling which card the referral came from (for the 80,000 point per year referral limit)? I see two 20,000 point referrals in my Hilton account but not sure if I can tell whether they came from the Surpass or the Aspire.