Published on July 21st, 2019 | by William Charles30
American Express Hilton Surpass/Ascend Bonus Increased To 130k Points & Free Weekend Night Certificate (Now Available Via Referral)
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. Currently there is no place on this blog to share those links, but we will likely open a post when it also becomes possible to refer to the business increased bonus as well.
- 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
- 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
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.