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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American ExpressHilton HHonors Card from American Express

While the 75,000-point bonus on the Citi Hilton Visa Signature Card recently ended, there are still some great opportunities to earn HHonors points through credit card sign-ups. TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes a look at two new offers for Hilton Amex products — one of which earns you 100,000 points.

As mentioned in our post on top card offers for April, the Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express currently has an all-time-high sign-up bonus of 100,000 points. Read on for more details on this offer, along with an increased bonus for the no-fee Hilton HHonors Card from American Express.

Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express

If you’ve ever considered signing up for this card, now’s the time to act. Now through May 4, 2016, you can get 100,000 HHonors points after spending $3,000 in the first three months of cardmembership — worth $500 based on TPG’s valuations. Here are the highlights of the offer:

  • Get 100,000 Hilton HHonors(TM) Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 05/04/2016.
  • Get 12X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio.
  • Get 6X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • Get 3X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card. Terms and limitations apply.
  • As a Hilton HHonors(TM) Surpass® Card Member, you’ll receive Hilton HHonors Gold status.
  • Spend $40,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn HHonors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

Note that the Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express has an annual fee of $75 that isn’t waived the first year. Still, there are plenty of reasons to consider this card — from the significantly elevated sign-up bonus to perks like automatic HHonors Gold status (as long as you’re a cardmember), which we value at $1,310 thanks to a 25% points bonus, complimentary room upgrades and other benefits.

As for how you can use those 100,000 HHonors points, you have plenty of options. You could redeem them for one night at a top-tier Category 10 property such as the Conrad Maldives, or you could book a longer night at a lower-level Hilton property, such as the DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur, where 100,000 points would get you 12 nights (including the two fifth nights free you’d enjoy as an HHonors Gold member.

Hilton HHonors Card from American Express

75k points is enough for a two-night Points & Money reward at the Conrad Hong Kong.
75,000 points is enough for a two-night Points & Money reward at the Conrad Hong Kong.

Also through May 4, 2016, the Hilton HHonors Card from American Express is offering an elevated sign-up bonus. In this case, it’s 75,000 points after you spend $1,000 in the first three months of cardmembership.

Here are the offer details:

  • Get 75,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 05/04/2016.
  • Get 7X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio.
  • Get 5X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • Get 3X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card. Terms and limitations apply.
  • Enjoy complimentary Silver status with your Hilton HHonors™ Card.
  • Spend $20,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn HHonors Gold status through the end of the next calendar year.
  • Terms and limitations apply.

This is similar to the 75,000-point sign-up bonus recently offered by the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, but the spending requirement for the Hilton Amex is even lower ($1,000 vs. $2,000). This is another solid opportunity to rake up some serious HHonors points, and it’s especially great since the Hilton Amex is a no-fee card.

Based on TPG’s valuations, 75,000 HHonors points are worth $375. There are plenty of great ways to redeem them — since the Citi Hilton Visa Signature Card recently offered the same sign-up bonus, check out my post on some great ways to redeem those 75,000 points.

Beyond the points haul you’ll receive as a successful applicant, you’ll enjoy automatic Silver status as long as you’re a cardmember, with the opportunity to upgrade to Gold when you spend $20,000 in a calendar year. Of course, you could just pay the $75 annual fee for the Hilton HHonors Surpass Card to get this higher status, but depending on your priorities you may prefer to go for the no-fee Hilton Amex.

Bottom Line

We’ve never seen the sign-up bonus for the Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express go as high as 100,000 points, so now’s a great time to act if you don’t already have this product in your wallet. The opportunity to earn 75,000 points with the no-fee Hilton HHonors Card from American Express is also worth looking into — especially if you missed out on the recent 75k offer from the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card. Just remember to apply sooner than later if you’re interest in either Amex card, as these bonuses are only available through May 4, 2016.

Hilton HHonors™ Surpass® Card from American Express