Good news for anyone looking to boost their Hilton HHonors accounts with a credit card sign-up bonus, as there is a limited time offer out now through November 30th for the Hilton HHonors Amex. This card previously had a sign-up bonus in the 40,000 – 50,000 point range (depending on which offer you applied for), but through the end of November you can get 40,000 HHonors points when you spend $750 in the first three months, and then an additional 25,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 in the first six months. That is a total of 65,000 bonus points. This card has no annual fee, and you also receive HHonors Silver status while you have the card.
Also, those who have the Amex Surpass card will now earn 12x on spending at Hilton Hotels as opposed to the previous 9x beginning on November 1st. That card carries a $75 annual fee, but you do get HHonors Gold status for the first year, which is a very solid mid-tier status that entitles you to free breakfast for two, free internet, potential upgrades, and potential lounge access. Though if you want HHonors Gold status on an ongoing basis, the best card for that in my opinion is the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card which carries a slightly higher annual fee at $95 annually, but conveys Gold status for as long as you hold the card.
Both of the American Express Hilton cards make you eligible for both AXON and GLON awards, which can result in significant savings for stays of four nights or longer at one of the higher category Hilton properties.
I’ll do a full post soon comparing all of the current options in the credit card world for HHonors points (as there are many options), but wanted to share the word about the limited time sign-up bonus increase for the Amex Hilton card as soon as I heard in case anyone was about to apply for that card.
Disclosure: I do not receive a commission for either of the Amex Hilton offers linked in this post. They are just the best deals out there for those cards (that I am aware of). I do receive a commission if you are approved for the Citi Hilton Reserve card using my affiliate link.