100K Sign Up Bonus And How To Upgrade To Hilton Honors Diamond Status

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American Express is out with 2 limited time increased offers on their Hilton Honors credit cards which are both valid through May 31st. In this post, I will show you these two offers (one is for 100,000 sign up and the other for 80,000) compared to The Citi Hilton HHonors card which earns you 40,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening. Let’s look at the value in each of the cards. 

100K Sign Up Bonus And How To Upgrade To Hilton Honors Diamond Status

Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American ExpressYou can earn 100K points for spending $3,000 within 3 months when you apply for and are approved for the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express. With this card you get a free weekend night at any participating Hilton after your first card anniversary. The card offers 12 points per dollar on spending at Hiltons, 6 points per dollar at U.S. supermarkets, restaurants and gas stations, and 3 points per dollar elsewhere. The bonus is publicly available to those who have not had the individual card before.

How To Upgrade To Hilton Honors Diamond Status

You get automatic Hilton Honors Gold status and if you spend $40k per year on your Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express you will also earn top-tier Diamond status, which offers the opportunity for confirmed room upgrades and  suite upgrades at hotels (depending on availability.) This card also offers benefits such as:






Hilton Honors Card from American ExpressThere is also a a strong offer for 80,000 points on the no-fee, Hilton Honors Card from American Express, for spending $2,000 within 3 months.  The card offers 7 points per dollar when spending at Hilton, 5 points per dollar at U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and gas stations and 3 points per dollar otherwise. This bonus is publicly available to those who have not had this individual card before.

The Hilton Honors Card from American Express has no annual fee and offers Silver while you are a cardmember. If you spend $20k on the Hilton Honors Card from American Express, you’ll earn Hilton Gold status. You will also get your 5th night free when booking award stays.

Citi Hilton HHonors card

Lets compare these Amex cards to The Citi Hilton HHonors card which is offering 40,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening. 

  • Enjoy Hilton HHonors™ hotel rewards with your Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card.
  • Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonorsTM Bonus Points after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening.
  • Hilton HHonors Bonus Points offer associated with a new card opening is not available if you have opened or closed any Citi Hilton HHonors cards in the past 24 months.
  • 6 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within Hilton Portfolio1, 3 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent at supermarkets, drugstores & gas stations and 2 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on other purchases1

If you want to see more Citi card offers you can follow through to the REWARD CARDS page on our homepage and click through to Other Points & Travel Credit Cards to search cards by issuing bank.

Bottom Line

Hilton is not my current go to for hotels right now but, when I did have status with them, I enjoyed the benefits. In particular, we had some amazing experiences and upgrades at both the Hilton Seychelles and the Hilton Moorea. Both trips were “trips of a lifetime for us.” If you are looking for Hilton points and status, you should consider the benefits of these cards and especially the limited time offers valid through May 31st.


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Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer. This post was accurate at the time of posting. For details on current offers visit the card issuer’s site.

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  1. Would you supplement the report with a note about the Citi HHonors Reserve? And also include the annuals fees for the non-fee free cards? That would help me make a more informed decision. We are planning a Maldives honeymoon and still stuck between Conrad and PH. I am currently Silver w Hilton, having been Diamond and Gold for the last two years. It will be easy to make Gold again with Hilton and I think that all the credit card benefits may push us towards the Conrad.

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