Targeted: Hilton credit cards offer a free night certificate after $8,000 in spending

Jan 7, 2022

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One of the most valuable credit card perks in the world of points and miles is Hilton’s free night certificates. You can use them at just about any Hilton property — even the ones that cost up to 120,000 points per night. TPG estimates that Hilton points are worth 0.6 cents each, meaning these certificates can potentially be worth more than $700 each.

The problem is that there are very limited ways to earn these certificates. The only way to collect a handful is by spending — a lot. Here’s how to earn them:

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But here’s a bit of good news: Hilton is currently targeting Amex Hilton cardmembers for a free night certificate after they make $8,000 in eligible purchases, which can be used for any night of the week.

(Screenshot from American Express)

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Spend $8,000 by Feb. 28, 2022.
  • Limit of one promotional certificate per account.
  • Fees or interest charges, cash advances, purchase of traveler’s checks, purchase or reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments or other cash equivalents do not qualify.
  • Click the link provided in the marketing communication and sign onto your Amex account to see if you’re targeted.
Bar area at Oceana Santa Monica LXR Hotels & Resorts
Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

Note that a handful of Hilton properties are excluded from weekend night certificates — you can see the full list here.

This is a nice promotion in exchange for simple credit card spending. Depending on the award price of the hotel at which you plan to use your free night certificate, you may effectively earn 10 or more points per dollar for your $8,000 in spending.

Don’t forget to check your accounts to see if you’re targeted for this promotion.

Additional reporting by Juan Ruiz.

Featured photo courtesy of Hilton.

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