Highest Hilton Hotels Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Ever!
At the beginning of November of 2017, Hilton announced their new lineup of cards exclusively with American Express. The cards have been a hit since with the travel community. It is entirely possible to get each of the three cards below if you wish. Also, both individuals in a marriage can have the same cards assigned to themselves. For example, both Elizabeth and I have the free version.
For a limited time, starting in September of 2018, ALL HILTON CREDIT CARDS ARE HAVING THE HIGHEST SIGN-UP BONUS EVER! Now is the time to get one of these cards with their relatively low minimum spend requirements. Check out all of the offers below to see which card fits you the best!
If you want to find out more about Hilton Hotels and ways to maximize your points, please read this article.
Don’t forget about the amazing deals Southwest Airlines offers through their credit cards!
The no fee card from Hilton has the typical perks of possible late checkout, free wifi, and book 4 nights on points get the fifth night free. Those are all staying the same from the previous no fee Hilton card. A new change is that it has no foreign transaction fees, which is a huge deal if you travel overseas.
Here’s the breakdown of how points are earned:
Sign up bonus: Earn 75,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months (only works through a referral, which is linked above)
7x points per dollar spent at Hilton
5x points per dollar at restaurants, gas stations, and supermarkets
3x points per dollar everywhere else
You also earn Hilton Honors Silver Elite status as long as you have the card. Read more here.Conrad Maldives
This card is similar to the old Hilton Honors Surpass card, but the annual fee is $20 more and with more perks. It has the same perks offered by the no fee card, like foreign transaction fees, but it has some awesome additions as well.
–Hilton Honors Gold Status as long as you have the card (free breakfast is awesome!)
-10 priority pass lounge visits per year (this is redeemed at airports)
-Free weekend night at any Hilton hotel once you spend $15,000 on the card in a year!
Gold status is worth quite a bit of money if you are staying in Hilton Garden Inns, DoubleTree’s, Hilton’s, and now Waldorf Astoria with a free all you can eat breakfast.
Getting a free weekend night is a huge deal, because that could be redeemed at hotels for over $500 per night (like the Conrad Maldives pictured above). If you are traveling to a big city or beach, get one night at an incredible hotel!
Here’s how the points are earned:
Sign up bonus: Earn 125,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months
12x points per dollar spent at Hilton
6x points per dollar spent at restaurants, gas stations, and supermarkets
3x points per dollar spent everywhere elseConrad Maldives Suite
I know, I know, the annual fee scares most people away right off. An annual fee this high scared us as well until we got a card with this high of a fee but had so many ways to earn the fee back.
Here’s what you get with the Aspire card:
-annual airline incidental fee credit up to $250 per year
-annual Hilton resort credit up to $250 per year
-unlimited priority pass visits
-$100 on property credit when booking Waldorf Astoria or Conrad properties
-Free weekend night at any Hilton every year
-Hilton Honors Diamond Elite status as long as you hold the card
Yes, it costs $450 per year, but look at the amount of money you get back. If you are flying and staying at any Hilton resort hotel, you are immediately getting $500 back. That is not even factoring in the free weekend night per year, which could easily be worth another $500 (like at the Conrad Maldives pictured above).
Once you get to the diamond status and priority pass visits, the card is now earning you so much money and so many perks that it is difficult to peg the true value. Because we all travel different amounts, you have to value the priority pass and diamond status as it relates to you specifically. If you are staying at Hilton hotels 50-75 nights per year, this card is probably a no brainer. That’s likely not true if you’re only staying 5-10 nights per year.
Here’s how the card earns points:
Sign up bonus: Earn 150,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months
14x points per dollar spent at Hilton
7x points per dollar spent on flights, car rentals, and restaurants
3x points per dollar spent everywhere else
Everyone that travels 5 nights or more per year would benefit from one of these cards. You have to decide which card makes the most sense for you and your family. As always, we are willing and ready to field questions if you have them. Our only goal is for you to get the most bang for your buck in travel and to reach your own travel goals!
Don’t just quit considering a card with an annual fee if you think you could maximize it!