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AmEx Boosts Bonuses for Some Hilton Credit Cards (Limited Time)

Sept. 27, 2018
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For a limited time, American Express has increased the welcome offers on some Hilton Honors credit cards.

Frequent Hilton guests who qualify for the Hilton Honors American Express Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card or the Hilton Honors Business Card from American Express can earn some extra points and save money on stays:

  • Hilton Honors American Express Card: Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Card after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply. Compared with the previous offer, with this limited-time welcome offer, you could earn the maximum possible points 3 months more quickly and by spending $1,000 less.
  • Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card: Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply. This limited-time offer also earns you a free weekend night award after your first anniversary of card membership, but without having to spend $15,000 in that calendar year, which was a requirement of the previous offer.
  • Hilton Honors Business Card from American Express: Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply. The limited-time offer can earn you 25,000 more points than the card’s previous terms, but you would have to spend an extra $1,000 to earn it.

Card members will also earn rewards on Hilton stays and other purchases. Here’s a closer look at these cards’ rewards structures. (NerdWallet values Hilton Honors points at an average of 0.5 cents apiece.)

Credit card features Hilton Honors AmExHilton Honors AmEx AscendHilton Honors AmEx Business
Annual fee$0$95$95
Hilton Honors Bonus Points
  • 7X points per $1 spent on eligible purchases at Hilton hotels or resorts

  • 5X points per $1 spent on eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations

  • 3X points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • 12X points per $1 spent on eligible purchases at Hilton hotels or resorts

  • 6X points per $1 spent on eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations

  • 3X points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • 12X points per $1 spent on eligible purchases at Hilton hotels and resorts

  • 6X points on U.S. gas stations, U.S. shipping purchases and wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service producers

  • 6X points on U.S. restaurants, flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com and car rentals booked directly from select companies

  • 3X points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • All three cards are linked to the Hilton Honors loyalty program, which is free to join.

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