Hilton Surpass Amex 100,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on March 24, 2017

We are finalizing plans for spring break and one of the only points hotels at our destination is a Hilton. It’s fitting then that Hilton rolled out a new 100,000 point offer on the Surpass card from American Express. The offer also includes a free weekend night after your first anniversary.

Since I just picked up $3,878 from American Express with 8 new cards, I’m not sure I’m ready for another one yet. However, the limited time offer will be around until May 31. Update: The offer is extended until October 4, 2017.

By the way, here’s your first official hint drop about some upcoming plans I have to launch a fun, new project. If your favorite category on My Dollar Plan is travel and you like to stretch your travel budget with points, you’ll want to stay tuned!

Back to our 100,000 point offer; it’s Free Money Friday!

How to Get Your 100,000 Points

  1. Sign up for the Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express* by October 4, 2017.
  2. Make $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.
  3. Receive 100,000 points.

*Find and compare all current credit card offers in our credit card directory.

American Express Terms and Conditions

  • $75 annual fee.
  • Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.
  • Limit one free weekend night award after the first anniversary of your Card Membership.
  • As a Hilton Honors Surpass Card Member you’ll receive Hilton Honors Gold status.

More on American Express

Earning Cash Back. The card earns 12x points on each dollar spent at Hilton hotels, 6x points at restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations and 3x for all other purchases.

Free Weekend Night. With this offer you’ll also get a free weekend night award after your first anniversary. That means you’ll pay another annual fee of $75. If you have plans to stay somewhere (it’s good for 12 months) that you’ll redeem it for more than $75 it could be worthwhile.

No Annual Fee Card. If you can’t make the math work on the free weekend night, you may want to consider the no annual fee version. The sign up bonus is 80,000 points, but you won’t have to pay the annual fee.

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Comments to Hilton Surpass Amex 100,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

  1. It would be helpful if you would identify whose points are awarded (Hilton Honors or something from American Express), what the value of those points are, and how the points can be used. This AmEx card could award me a million points, but without an understanding of the answers to my issues above, I still can’t tell if it’s worthwhile to me to get this card. Thanks


  2. Hi Chase,

    Good catch! These are Hilton points, not the more valuable Amex MR points.

    Standard valuations on hotel points are tough since they are all over the board based on how you redeem them, and each person really has to calculate what their own redemption is really worth. (Expanding on this is also driving the new project!)

    I like to value them this way: find a Hilton hotel you want to stay at and find out how many points it will take. Then calculate the value of the offer.

    For example, my Hilton points can be redeemed for our spring break trip at .575, making the 100,000 points worth $575 to me.

    However, if you don’t have a hotel in mind, multiple people value the breakeven point of Hilton points at 0.4 cents per point. Using that calculation, 100,000 points is worth $400.

    I think we should start with, where do you want to go? Then we can determine if it’s worthwhile.

    By the way, if I remember correctly, you were using a 3% cash rebate card for you travel expenses. Although, that was a long time ago and things change so fast, it’s probably already changed many times by now!


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