Best Sign-Up Bonus Offers Yet for Hilton Honors American Express Cards

You can earn up to 150,000 Hilton Honors points through new bonuses by signing up as a new cardmember for any of the four Hilton Honors American Express cards which become available earlier this year…

Best Sign-Up Bonus Offers Yet for Hilton Honors American Express Cards

…but these offers are currently only available to members of the Hilton Honors frequent guest loyalty program — and they will become available to all potential new card members on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Best of all, these new sign-up bonuses are permanent and supersede the original ones which were introduced with the four new co-branded credit cards that were first announced by Hilton Honors and American Express on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The cards are designed to give consumers and small businesses more choice, more benefits and more value while simultaneously further enhancing travel experiences and rewards.

Along with a recapitulation of the benefits of each card for your convenience, the details of the sign-up bonuses are highlighted in bold blue type at the bottom of the list of each card.

Hilton Honors American Express Card

Designed for the occasional traveler, this card has been upgraded from its predecessor — including the removal of foreign transaction fees — while maintaining the same name and benefits of the original card.

The full benefits include:

  • Seven times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent at hotel and resort properties which are part of the Hilton portfolio worldwide
  • Five times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent at grocery stores, restaurants and fuel stations within the United States
  • Three times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases
  • Complimentary Hilton Honors Silver elite level status; and earn Gold elite level status after spending $20,000.00 in purchases on the card within a calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • No annual fee
  • SIGN-UP BONUS: Earn 75,000 Points after you spend a minimum of $1,000.00 during the first three months

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

For what Hilton calls “the savvy and established traveler”, this card will deliver maximized travel rewards — including elevated Hilton Honors elite level status; the ability to earn more Hilton Honors points; and ten Priority Lounge passes at no extra charge.

The full benefits include:

  • Twelve times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent at hotel and resort properties which are part of the Hilton portfolio worldwide
  • Six times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent at grocery stores, restaurants and fuel stations within the United States
  • Three times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases
  • Complimentary Hilton Honors Gold elite level status; and earn Diamond elite level status after spending $40,000.00 in purchases on the card within a calendar year
  • One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort property within the Hilton worldwide portfolio after spending $15,000.00 in purchases on the card within a calendar year
  • Ten Priority Pass Lounge passes are included at no extra charge to ease your experience at the airport
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $95.00 annual fee
  • SIGN-UP BONUS: Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after you spend a minimum of $2,000.00 during the first three months

Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

This card is designed to address the needs of 25 million small business owners in the United States by getting the most out of every dollar spent and every mile traveled to invest back into their businesses. Although this card is similar to the Ascend card in many ways, it will allow the user to maximize card rewards related to business expenses and travel and includes access to the American Express OPEN platform designed specifically for small business owners.

The full benefits include:

  • Twelve times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent at hotel and resort properties which are part of the Hilton portfolio worldwide
  • Six times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent at
    • Restaurants and fuel stations within the United States
    • Wireless telephone services purchased directly from service producers in the United States and purchases in the United States for shipping
    • Flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com
    • Car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies
  • Three times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases
  • Complimentary Hilton Honors Gold elite level status; and earn Diamond elite level status after spending $40,000.00 in purchases on the card within a calendar year
  • One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort property within the Hilton worldwide portfolio after spending $15,000.00 in purchases on the card within a calendar year
  • A second Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort property within the Hilton worldwide portfolio after spending $60,000.00 in purchases on the card within a calendar year
  • Ten Priority Pass Lounge passes are included at no extra charge to ease your experience at the airport
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $95.00 annual fee
  • SIGN-UP BONUS: Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after you spend a minimum of $3,000.00 during the first three months

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

Frequent travelers seeking premium services and elevated experiences will enjoy instant Diamond elite level status, lounge access, airline credits, free nights and concierge access at all times — and you can earn as many as 14 times the Hilton Honors bonus points.

The full benefits include:

  • 14 times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent at hotel and resort properties which are part of the Hilton portfolio worldwide
  • Seven times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent on
    • Flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com
    • Car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies
    • At restaurants in the United States
  • Three times the Hilton Honors bonus points per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases
  • Complimentary Hilton Honors Diamond elite level status
  • One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort property within the Hilton worldwide portfolio with your new card and each year of card membership thereafter
  • A second Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort property within the Hilton worldwide portfolio after spending $60,000.00 in purchases on the card within a calendar year
  • Unlimited Priority Pass lounge passes are included at no extra charge to ease your experience at the airport
  • $250.00 airline incidental fee statement credit
  • $250.00 Hilton resort statement credit
  • $100.00 on-property credit at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts properties when booking the exclusive Aspire Card package
  • Access to an American Express concierge 24 hours per day, seven days per week
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $450.00 annual fee
  • SIGN-UP BONUS: Earn 150,000 Points after you spend $4,000.00 during the first three months

Summary

All of the bonuses which are now available until further notice by signing up as a new cardmember are generally better than the ones which were originally announced back on Thursday, January 18, 2018; and two of the cards have better sign-up bonuses than the ones offered temporarily this past spring. If you are able to fulfill the minimum spend requirements without getting yourself into debt and you are looking to add Hilton Honors points to your membership account, consider taking advantage of one of these offers…

…but keep in mind that even the bonus of 150,000 Hilton Honors points for the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card is only good for one night and some change at some aspirational hotel and resort properties. For example, you will need a minimum of 95,000 Hilton Honors points to stay for one night at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

Then again, you only need as few as 10,000 Hilton Honors points to stay at some hotel properties worldwide — which means as many as 12 nights with that same bonus. It is all a relative matter of perspective.

As a disclaimer — other than what I typically earn from views of articles at The Gate and through affiliate links — I have received absolutely no compensation for anyone who signs up as a new cardmember for any of the Hilton Honors American Express cards.

Source: Hilton Honors.


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