Posted by William Charles on August 28, 2019
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Published on August 28th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Hilton Honors American Express Business Card 130k Points & Free Weekend Night Certificate (Now Available Via Referral)

Deal has expired, view the best current credit card bonuses by clicking here.

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

Update 7/25/19: This offer is now available via referral, as is the Surpass/Ascend offer. 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

Direct link to offer

  • American Express has increased the sign up bonus on the Hilton Honors American Express business card to 130,000 Hilton Honors points after $5,000 in spend within the first four months of card membership and a free weekend night certificate

Card Details

  • Read our full review here
  • 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 on U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service producers and U.S. purchases for shipping
    • 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on U.S. restaurants, flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, and car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies
    • 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on all other eligible purchases
  • Complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status; Earn Diamond status after spending $40,000 in purchases on the Card in 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
  • A second Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $60,000 in purchases on the Card in a calendar year
  • 10 free Priority PassLounge passes to ease the airport experience and get work done more easily and comfortably while waiting for a flight
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.
  • Free night exclusion list here

Our Verdict

Previous best offer was 125k points + $100. I’d say that this new offer is better for the vast majority of people. I always find using single night free certificates to be a bit of a pain, but given that this is mostly unrestricted it’s not too bad and can be useful for a weekend away. The bonus has increased on the Surpass card to the same offer as well. 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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Danielle
Danielle

Just to clarify, there’s the possibility of earning three weekend night certs in a calendar year… sign up bonus, $15k, and $60k?

Derrick C
Derrick C

Yeah, I want to clarify this. Is a weekend night cert given for just hitting minimum spend? + one for $15k, + another for 60k?

Mike
Mike

“$5,000 in spend within the first three months” – the link says 4 months

joe
joe

Getting pop up again. Ive only ever held one business card and one personal card with Amex in my life, neither were Hilton so based on what history am i not eligible dear AMEX?

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

Likely guess is that you didn’t put any spend on the cards you did have beyond the minimum.

VL
VL

If that is the case, pull your cards out and put some nice spend on either one of them $300-$500, and try again. The chances are you will be ok.

ranova
ranova

weird, I got popup with regular personal credit cards from amex (I just tried for aspire) but this one went through without popup but went to pending

frogger
frogger

based on your history with American Express welcome offers, introductory APR offers, or the number of Cards you have opened and closed, you are not eligible to receive this welcome offer.

usernamechuck
usernamechuck

I have been getting popups for new sign-ups, but when I recently upgraded to Surpass, it went through (and points posted). Of course no saying the RATs won’t try to get them back someday, but I wonder if maybe whatever AI is at work in the popup screen doesn’t apply to upgrades. Do we have any broader dps on that?

dan
dan

same here; got pop-ups for new appl, but upgrade to Aspire went thru w/o a msg & SUB pts already posted

Frogger
Frogger

I dont get op ups on charge cards or hilto ascend but cant seem to avoid pop up on this card.

Payal
Payal

does this same offer with free night and 130k points show up on referrals sent too?

Tim
Tim

No, referral offer is at 125K, $3K spend in 3 month. referrer gets 20,000 points. Imho, I’d take the 130K + the certificate. Depending on how you apply the certificate, you can get some outsized value out of it.

Charles Chang
Charles Chang

business vs personal surpass, any preference? Seems to me the biz version requires 1k more spending, but it does offer the opportunity to earn another free night after 60k
spending. Though I doubt anybody would spend that much on this card.

Payal
Payal

Does AMEX do courtesy match for newly opened accounts like chase and citibank?

MoreSun
MoreSun

No, but sometimes people get offered courtesy points. Worth at least asking I’d think.

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

William Charles

I’m showing the same offer w/ref but only $4k spend 4 mos and Personal Gold with Refer 50K MR with $2k MSR 3 mos

EDITTED NM its for the Personal card not Biz that is showing $4k

MoreSun
MoreSun

Pop-up bonus denial. Haven’t been good about spend on 2 out of my 4 Amex cards though.

Aaron
Aaron

Damn. My impatience cost me 15k MR from the referral I could have done from p2.

Rick
Rick

SAME HERE LOL

Akuma
Akuma

Almost did the same thing, especially when you see the countdown ticker on the offer email! FYI, tried doing a referral from p2 Bonvoy Bus card (for 20k points) and it would not show me this card as an option. Had to generate from Gold personal card for only 10k. DP…after this approval I’m now at 5 amex CC’s (3 business, 2 personal), plus 1 charge card.

George
George

“George, based on your history with American Express welcome offers, introductory APR offers, or the number of cards you have opened and closed, you are not eligible to receive this welcome offer.”

LAME

Ferris
Ferris

This baffles me. P2 got the popup. Has had 3 Amex cards ever: Biz Gold, Personal Gold and Blue Biz. Personal closed after 1 year, Biz gold still open and Blue Biz has spent about 25K on in the past year. Meanwhile, I’ve churned through many cards with similar spending and don’t get the pop-up.

motty
motty

What is the expiration guidelines of these 10 lounge passes? Can I give these packs to people not traveling with me?

Tim
Tim

Can’t give away, can’t combine with any other pass. You must check into the lounge with your Surpass PP (consumes 1/10 passes), and then each guest with you also consumes an additional 1/10 passes.

motty
motty

where’s the referral post ?

Andrew D
Andrew D

Type in Hilton Referral in the search box and it is the first result.

motty
motty

oh I did find that one but I guess there is not a more recent post? There’s nothing from 2019 or references to Hilton Honors.

Andrew D
Andrew D

My bad, looks like it is a few links down the page. Titled: “American Express Hilton Increased Referral Offers – Share Your Links Here”.

motty
motty

there it is! I guess I won’t be able to add my own link but someone else will get a bonus.

Andrew D
Andrew D

I’m sure someone will be very happy to find that you have used their link. Good luck with your approval.

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