Posted by William Charles on November 18, 2019
Credit Cards

Published on November 18th, 2019 | by William Charles

39

American Express Hilton Surpass (Formerly Ascend) 150,000 Point Bonus + $100 Statement Credit

The Offer

Direct link to offer (might need to open in incognito)

  • American Express is offering the following bonus on the Hilton Surpass card (formerly Ascend):
    • Earn a $100 statement credit after your first purchase
    • Earn 150,000 points after $3,000 in spend within the first three months

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 12/31/19

Our Verdict

Previous best offer was 130,000 points + a free night certificate. This is 20,000 more points & $100, the offer you prefer will depend on personal preference. Prior to that the best offer was 125,000 + $100 or 150,000 so this is better than both of those. I think I prefer this offer as I don’t really like single free night certificates and also like straight up cash. I think this offer was originally supposed to be a TPG exclusive, but I could never get that offer to work whereas this incognito mode offer seems to be working fine for me. I’ll add this to our list of the best credit card bonuses.  As always if you have any questions, read this post about American Express cards first.

Hat tip to intervested99 & reader HC



39
Leave a Reply

avatar
 

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Lantean
Lantean

So if we use the incognito link we’re not supporting that predatory credit card blog, correct?

Dailybread
Dailybread
satellite
satellite

This one works in incognito.

San

Thanks. I’m able to pull 150K + $100 offer in the regular chrome tab itself (Non Incognito)

Mark
Mark

It’s a shill site for sure, but I’m not sure what makes it predatory.

Tommy John
Tommy John

Link sending me to 125,000 points with no statement credit with $2,000 spend.

Aloha808
Aloha808

Same here (on mobile – incognito)

San

Tommy John Check out the link posted by Dailybread . That worked for me.

Abey
Abey

At the rate Hilton points devalue, Give it 3-5 years and they offer 1M Hilton points plus AF waived first year?

Pahanin
Pahanin

By that time I will dump all my Hilton points by transferring to an airline at a rate of 500:1

satellite
satellite

Incognito gives me 150k points with no statement credit. Regular session gives just 125k points

KT

No statement credit, 150,000 points offer

Pahanin
Pahanin

I really like this offer. I feel by New Years the base room night will be raised to 90k points minimum everywhere at Hilton. I’ve already seen crazy points per night for a room where the cash room rate is around $100

Matt
Matt

Can’t replicate either. Getting 125k +$2k spend or 150k+$3k spend incognito. No credit either one.

Dailybread
Dailybread

Use this link in incognito. https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card/hilton-honors-surpass/?eep=80008
It might stop working after a while.

Kathy
Kathy

Just used this link in incognito and got 150k+100 statement credit+$3k spend. Thank you!

D
D

Yep, worked for me!

Kensington
Kensington

I was able to use Dailybread’s link in a different browser to replicate 150k + $100. In my regular browser (Chrome), even in incognito, I could only get 125k. Thanks Dailybread.

Gman
Gman

Just worked for me

Chris H
Chris H

Good offer, Just wish it was at the beginning of the year instead of the end. Since free night is by calendar year there is no incentive to work on the $15k spend until I’m sure I want to renew for second year. (I.e. have to pay another $95 to get the free night even if I make the spend.)

Satellite
Satellite

You can do the minimum spend in January and starting working on the $15k for the free night as well, no?

Dan
Dan

Thank you. Got the offer with $100 and was approved !

Joseph
Joseph

Got the offer in incognito mode, but the application hung after hitting submit. It’s been stuck at processing for a while

Ron
Ron

They might as well just give away Hilton points for free now

Kensington
Kensington

Not sure this is the right place to ask, but does anyone know how the free weekend night stacks (or doesn’t) with the “fifth night free when paying with points” benefit? Thanks.

Jamie
Jamie

The free weekend night does not count toward the fifth night free.

Erin A.
Erin A.

I was able to get the fifth night free when using points and then add a free weekend night at the end of it, so I got 6 nights total all as one stay.

jay
jay

So the 10 lounge passes are given each calendar year, right? Is it possible that if I receive 10 passes this year, by Jan 2020, I will receive another 10 passes before I could cancel the card to avoid paying second year AF?
Also the $100 statement credit after first purchase means any purchase, not the Hilton hotel purchase, right? Thanks for any clarification.

I will have an overseas trip next summer , think to apply for the card to save our hotel stays.

Jamie
Jamie

Yes, you will receive 10 passes for 2019. They will expire December 31, 2019. You will receive another 10 January 1, 2020.

jay
jay

Thanks.

Mat
Mat

Is this worth it if I already have the Amex Plat? Hilton is my brand so the points are tempting

Back to Top ↑