Hilton Surpass unveils exclusive limited-time offer for TPG readers

Nov 1, 2019

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Hilton and Amex have brought back an exclusive limited-time offer just for TPG readers on the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card. Now through Dec. 31, 2019, TPG readers who apply for the card will earn 150,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $3,000 in purchases in the first three months, plus a $100 statement credit after making a first purchase in the first three months. This offer is worth up to $1,000, according to TPG valuations.

Ever since American Express updated its Hilton credit card lineup back in January 2018 to include new features and earning rates, the family of cards has come with welcome bonuses that have ranged from 50,000 to 150,000 Hilton Honors points. So it’s exciting to see this high offer make a comeback on the Hilton Surpass.

This bonus is enough to get you some amazing redemptions, including luxury stays like a night at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, which starts at 80,000 Hilton Honors points per night. For a more budget-friendly redemption, you could beat the winter blues at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo Doubletree on the Big Island in Hawaii (which starts at 50,000 points per night).

You could also embrace the cold weather by hitting the slopes in Colorado with the Hilton DoubleTree in Vail for 80,000 points per night during peak season. Also, remember that you’ll get a fifth night free during rewards stays through the complimentary Gold status offered with this card.

Photo courtesy of HIlton
(Photo courtesy of Hilton)

With this card, you’ll also earn 12x points at participating Hilton properties; 6x points at U.S. supermarkets, U.S. restaurants and U.S. gas stations; and 3x points on all other purchase. The card comes with some nice perks, including 10 Priority Pass lounge access passes, a weekend night reward after you spend $15,000 on purchases each year, complimentary Hilton Gold elite status and a pathway to earning Diamond status. For only $95 each year (see rates and fees), you can get a lot out of this card.

Bottom line

If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to apply for the Hilton Honors Surpass, now might be the perfect time. Hilton has been expanding its luxury portfolio, meaning there are more opportunities than ever to redeem your points for a great stay. This TPG-exclusive welcome offer matches the current Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express, which offers the same 150,000 welcome bonus after you spend $4,000 in the first three months. However, the Surpass also comes with a TPG-exclusive $100 statement credit and a lower spending requirement — not to mention a much lower annual fee compared to the Aspire.

In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more valuable bonus across any mid-tier cobranded hotel card right now.

Keep in mind that Amex has a “one-per-card-per-lifetime” policy for earning welcome bonuses, so you may want to double-check that you’re eligible to earn this elevated bonus before you hit the apply button.

Apply Now: Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card

For rates and fees of the Hilton Surpass card, please click here.  

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