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AmEx-Hilton Cards Debut With Rich Offers for New Cardholders

Updated May 17, 2018
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AmEx-Hilton Cards Debut With Rich Offers for New Cardholders
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The Hilton Honors credit card portfolio has officially gained two new American Express credit cards — a premium card for frequent travelers, and a small-business card — while two existing products have been updated. And we’ve learned a bit more about all of the offerings.

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For more information on the launch of these cards, their rewards rates and other perks, visit our previous story on the announcement.

The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire card carries a $450 annual fee but offers generous perks that can help offset it, including travel credits, automatic Hilton Honors Diamond status and unlimited access to Priority Pass airport lounges.

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card has an annual fee of $95 and provides access to the American Express OPEN platform for small-business owners, which offers discounts, bonus rewards and other membership benefits. Cardholders will also get automatic Hilton Honors Gold status with the card.

Both cards also are offering generous bonuses for new cardholders:

  • The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire card: Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card: Limited Time Offer: Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. † Offer ends 6/27/2018. Terms Apply.

Two existing cards also have been updated as part of the AmEx-Hilton launch: the Hilton Honors Card from American Express; and the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express, which has been rebranded as the Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express. Among other changes, both cards no longer charge foreign transaction fees (formerly 2.7%). With these cards, bonuses for new cardholders are as follows:

Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express: Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.

Hilton Honors Card from American Express: Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors Card after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 06/27/2018. Terms Apply.

» MORE: Hilton splits with Citi, goes exclusive with AmEx

All four cards are linked to the Hilton Honors loyalty program, which allows cardholders to earn even more rewards.

NerdWallet values Hilton Honors points at an average of 0.5 cents apiece.

Information about the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express has been collected independently by NerdWallet. These cards are no longer available through NerdWallet.

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