Hilton Beach House Maldives

Use Hilton Honors points to stay at Hilton Beach House Maldives; Credit: Hilton

The Hilton Honors™ Surpass Credit Card from American Express once again has a bonus of 100,000 Hilton Honors points after a $3000 minimum spend in the first three months, matching the highest bonus ever offered earlier this year. You also get a free weekend night award after your one-year anniversary when you hold this card.

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The Hilton Honors Surpass card can be a great way to supplement free flights with free or reduced-cost hotel rooms to make your travel even more affordable.

Keep in mind, if you want to apply for any Chase cards (like the Southwest Chase Rapid Rewards cards to earn the Southwest Companion Pass or cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points like Chase Sapphire Preferred), you will not be approved if you have opened five or more credit cards in the last 24 months.

The offer ends on October 4, 2017.


Here are the Hilton credit card details:

Hilton Honors Surpass® Card from American Express

  • $75 annual fee
  • 16.24-20.24% APR but we both know you ARE NOT going to carry a balance 😉
  • Earn 12X points for Hilton purchases
  • Earn 6X points at groceries, gas stations and restaurants
  • Earn 3X points on all other purchases
  • 500 points when you book and pay for a Hilton stay online with the card
  • Complimentary Gold Status
  • Secondary car rental loss and damage insurance (your insurance company pays first and they pay whatever is left)
  • Insurance for lost, damaged or stolen baggage when the fare is purchased using the card
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance when fare is paid with card
  • 1 year additional warranty on items purchased
  • Return protection for items the store won’t take back
  • Theft and accidental damage of purchased items including cell phones
  • Card-member only events
  • Fraud protection


Improvements to Hilton Honors Loyalty Program

Hilton Honors app

Get the Hilton app and use the Hilton Digital Key

This year, Hilton made some awesome new changes to the Hilton Honors program. Card Members can now pay with a combination of points and money and can soon pool points with friends and family, as well as use points to make purchases on Amazon.

They also have a brand new app, which you can download by texting HILTONAPP to 55000. From their app you can check in remotely, choose your room, bypass the front desk and go right to your room using your Hilton digital key.

Read more about Hilton Honors changes.

How to Spend Hilton Honors Points

Hilton Casa Marina

Stay at the gorgeous Hilton Casa Marina Hotel with your Hilton Honors points; Credit: Hilton

Hotel Nights

You can use points to book free hotel stays online or via the Hilton app starting at 5000 points per night, though points vary and increase from there. Additionally, Gold (you get this status automatically with the above card), Silver and Diamond status members get their fifth consecutive award night FREE!

Hotel Experiences

You can also use your points to book hotel activities like a spa treatment, dinner or for a golf lesson or tee time.

Off-Property Experiences

Hilton Experiences

Attend a concert or awards show using your Hilton Honors points

Similar to SPG Moments, Hilton offers an opportunity to redeem points for amazing experiences like concerts, a PGA tour event and attending awards shows.

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