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Limited-time offers:
75k Amex Surpass until 5/5/2014:
https://www304.americanexpress.com/c...honors-surpass

Ongoing offers:

Hawaiian Airlines and Virgin Atlantic miles transfer to Hilton HHonors. See this thread for current offers for HA and VS:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...scription.html
(you can subscribe to the above thread to get updates but cannot post in it)


Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card
http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc...3345FA5C59BCBE
[/i] $100 STATEMENT CREDIT after you spend $100 or more on your first Hilton hotel stay in the first 3 months + 2 free weekend nights after $2,500 spend in the first 4 months
Usual Hilton Reserve perks and earning structure

http://www.hiltonreserve.com/
Signup Bonus: 2 free weekend nights after $2500 in spend within four months. These free nights are valid at all Hilton redemption categories including Waldorf Astoria properties.
Anniversary Bonus: 1 free weekend night each year after $10,000 in spend.
Earning: 10 HHonors points per dollar on Hilton spend, 5 points per dollar on air and car rental, and 3 on everything else.
Elite status: Instant Hilton Gold status which you retain as long as you have the card and Diamond status after $40,000 in annual spend.
No foreign currency transaction fees.
Annual fee: $95, not waived the first year.
Flyertalk thread for discussion: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...erve-card.html


Citi Hilton HHonors Visa no annual fee
Signup bonus: 50,000 bonus points after $1,000 in purchases in the first 4 months and $50 statement credit after you spend $50 or more on your first hotel stay within the Hilton HHonors Portfolio during the first six months of cardmembership:
http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc...0k/default.htm
Offer Expires 4/18/14
Discussion thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilto...nt-credit.html
Link #2 with 5/31/2014 exp date:
http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc...0k/default.htm

Signup bonus: 50,000 bonus points after $1,000 in purchases in the first 4 months link:
https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/...=02&B1=P#&hhon
Earning structure:
6 Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within the Hilton HHonors portfolio.
3 Bonus Points per $1 spent with your card on purchases at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations
2 Bonus Points per $1 spent with your card on all other purchases
Enjoy Complimentary HHonors Silver Status
Fast Track To HHonors Gold Status4 after four stays within your first 90 days of cardmembership.
Flyertalk thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...nors-visa.html

http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc...3345FA5C59BCBE
$50 STATEMENT CREDIT after you spend $50 or more on your first Hilton hotel stay in the first 3 months + 40k after $1,000 in the first 4 months.
Usual Hilton Visa perks

50k The Hilton HHonors™ Card from American Express (no annual fee)
See Terms, Conditions and Disclosures for important information.
Spend Requirement: 50,000 points after $750 spend in 3 months
https://www262.americanexpress.com/a...rd/71-1000-294


Hilton HHonors American Express Surpass Card Offers

This card now comes with Hilton Hhonors Gold Status not just for the first year.

60k Hilton HHonors™ Surpass® Card from American Express
Annual Fee: $75 not waived
Spend Requirement: 40,000 after first purchase; 20,000 after $3k in 3 months
https://www262.americanexpress.com/a...rd/71-1000-109


FAQ

1. I have met the spending. When will my bonus post?
The bonus will post a few days after meeting the spend. The points from the actual spend will post after statement is generated. This is the general process of points posting from Amex cards.

2. What happened to the drugstore category?
Changes to Hilton Amex cards as of May 2013 are explained here:
http://boardingarea.com/blogs/viewfr...at-we-thought/

3. So when can we churn this card?
For the Hilton Amex no annual fee card: This is how I interpret the T&C and it has been confirmed by a poster on a previous Hilton Amex card thread as per their interaction with Amex CS: if you have had the exact same card in the past, it needs to be closed for at least 12 months before applying again. Furthermore, any other Hilton Amex cards also need to be closed for at least 3 months.

For the Hilton Amex Surpass card: read the fine print.

4. What is the link to upgrade from no fee card to Surpass card for 50,000 after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months?
http://www304.americanexpress.com/ge...Honors-Surpass
(thanks stupidzbu!)
You need to be logged into your Amex account first, then click on the link above, then click Upgrade.
This does not work for all people. It is suspected that only people that have had the no-fee card for at least one year are able to upgrade to the Surpass card.
There is generally no hard pull on your credit report for upgrading.

Upgraded on June 10, 2013 using the following link:
https://www304.americanexpress.com/p...dit-card/36205

Confirmed that NO HARD PULL appears on my credit report (Experian).

This link for the 40,000 HH points 1st purchase + 20,000 points after $3K will also work for the 50,000 HH upgrade IF you are FIRST LOGGED INTO your Amex account.

https://www304.americanexpress.com/c...honors-surpass


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Old Feb 14, 13, 1:09 pm   #1
 
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Ongoing offers for Hilton Amex & Hilton Citi cards

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Old Feb 14, 13, 1:15 pm   #2
 
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This is a good idea i like finding all the info on one page.
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Old Feb 14, 13, 1:17 pm   #3
 
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why not consolidate all Hilton point cards like the CITI HH and the HA cards?

A lot of people who are looking to bulk up on points may not know about them and the only thing relatively special about AMEX is AXON.

If I where looking to hoard, I'd want to know that HA transfers to HH and that CITI has an app for an app-o-rama
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Old Feb 14, 13, 1:19 pm   #4
 
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Well, if we add HA, we would need to add Virgin Atlantic too. So I am not sure if this is going in the right direction.
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Old Feb 14, 13, 4:17 pm   #5
 
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I was under the impression that my standard non-surpass Amex Hilton was also earning me 6x at gas stations and supermarkets?

.. now that I've taken a look, those two categories do still show on my Amex statement. Did I get grandfathered in under an old offer?
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Old Feb 14, 13, 4:46 pm   #6
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I was under the impression that my standard non-surpass Amex Hilton was also earning me 6x at gas stations and supermarkets?

.. now that I've taken a look, those two categories do still show on my Amex statement. Did I get grandfathered in under an old offer?
Seems like you have not kept up with the new "enhancement" from AMEX.

You will receive a notice in your Feb statement - the 6x is going down to 5x effective May 1st.

Drugstore and Telecom are no more after May 1.

Restaurant is an added category bonus.

The above changes are for the no fee card regardless when you first have the card.
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Old Feb 14, 13, 4:50 pm   #7
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Thank You for maintaining a dedicated thread

I would like to thank michael_v for his effort in maintaining a dedicated AMEX HHonor thread.

I also would like to point out that michael_v has brought us the up-todate AMEX HHonor offers in the past, for which I personally have been benefited.

So a big Thank You again!
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Old Feb 14, 13, 7:06 pm   #8
 
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I wish we had a sticky that was up to date (the current one isn't) for the two areas, Hotel and Airlines. It would be a task, but it would be handy. No affiliate links, just the best offer and a straight link.
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Old Feb 14, 13, 7:30 pm   #9
 
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I just want to chime in on another way to get points using Hilton AMEX.

You can downgrade from Surpass down to regular card and you can usually get a promotion to upgrade back to Surpass and if you spend $3,000 (in 3 or 4 months?) you will get additional 50,000. I have been doing this annually, usually in first quarter of the year, see if that works for you.

Cheers,

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Old Feb 14, 13, 8:47 pm   #10
 
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So the regular (non-surpass) Amex Hilton card still earns 6 points/dollar today until April 30???? Can anyone confirm?
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Old Feb 14, 13, 8:48 pm   #11
 
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I just want to chime in on another way to get points using Hilton AMEX.

You can downgrade from Surpass down to regular card and you can usually get a promotion to upgrade back to Surpass and if you spend $3,000 (in 3 or 4 months?) you will get additional 50,000. I have been doing this annually, usually in first quarter of the year, see if that works for you.

Cheers,

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This is why I love FT so much... You don't see/hear such a crazy trick like this often... LOL
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Old Feb 15, 13, 12:46 am   #12
 
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I just want to chime in on another way to get points using Hilton AMEX.

You can downgrade from Surpass down to regular card and you can usually get a promotion to upgrade back to Surpass and if you spend $3,000 (in 3 or 4 months?) you will get additional 50,000. I have been doing this annually, usually in first quarter of the year, see if that works for you.

Cheers,

PedroNY
How often did you do it? I just upgraded to the Surpass card in Dec 12. ANy idea when to downgrade it to regular hilton amex card?
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Old Feb 15, 13, 2:01 am   #13
 
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I wish we had a sticky that was up to date (the current one isn't) for the two areas, Hotel and Airlines. It would be a task, but it would be handy. No affiliate links, just the best offer and a straight link.
(bolding mine)

You obviously have knowledge of some offers UA Fan doesn't. If you know there are newer offers than what were provided in this sticky master thread, why don't you PM OP the links so he may update the 1st post? As far as I kow, UA Fan has been updating that sticky thread and his latest post was about a day ago.

Nobody, OPs included, can single-handedly keep up with all the most recent CC offers without the help from fellow FTers. If everyone just wants to "grab and go" without contributing, FT wouldn't be as informative and useful as it is today. I don't think dismissing the effort and time from those who step up to compile and/or maintain a master thread is in the right spirit of FT community.

I hope michael_v, OP of this thread, will get as much help as possible, so this new compiled list of Amex Hilton can be a success.

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Old Feb 15, 13, 6:33 am   #14
 
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Crap. so I have to cancel my regular hilton cards and wait 3 months before applying for the surpass?
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Old Feb 15, 13, 6:38 am   #15
 
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3. So when can we churn this card?
This is how I interpret the T&C and it has been confirmed by a poster on a previous Hilton Amex card thread as per their interaction with Amex CS: if you have had the exact same card in the past, it needs to be closed for at least 12 months before applying again. Furthermore, any other Hilton Amex cards also need to be closed for at least 3 months.

It is slightly more complex than this. Let me give you an example with a timeline

1/1/2010 - apply & approve for HH AMEX
1/2/2011 - eligibility for another HH AMEX*#

*Same product must be closed for 12 months
# All other HH AMEXs must be closed for 90 days

So you really won't be able to apply for the same product until

1/2/2012

Essentially, they are churanble every 2 years

So, for example, you get the fee free and want surpass

1/1/2010 - Fee free
10/1/2010 - Cancel Fee Free
2/1/2011 - Apply Surpass (I wouldn't do it at the 90 day mark just in case)
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