Just in time to escape somewhere warm for the holidays, Hilton and Amex are offering an exclusive limited-time offer for partners of The Points Guy. Since Management Consulted is a proud TPG partner, you can (and should) take advantage of this exclusive offer on the Hilton Surpass Card.
Now through Dec. 31, 2019, MC readers who apply for the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card will earn 150,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $3,000 in purchases in the first three months. In addition, you’ll earn a $100 statement credit after your first purchase in those first three months. This offer is worth up to $1,000, according to TPG valuations.
This is the highest bonus we’ve ever seen on the Hilton credit card lineup, with bonuses typically ranging from 50,000 – 150,000 points.
Where Should I Redeem my Hilton Surpass Card Bonus?
150,000 Hilton Honors points opens up incredible luxury redemptions to you. For example, if you’re looking to escape the cold in January, a night at the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria Resort in Hawaii begins at 90,000 Hilton Honors points per night (redemptions are even less during off-peak times).
Are you all about the cold weather? Get in on some of the best skiing – and hot chocolate – anywhere by escaping to Vail, and stay in comfort at the Hilton DoubleTree Vail for 80,000 points per night (again, peak prices).
The Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
Hilton Surpass Card Benefits and Bonus Categories
One of our favorite perks of the Hilton Honors American Express® Surpass Card is the fifth night free you get during rewards stays through the complimentary Gold status. This is just another way your points go further for that week-long vacation!
In addition, you’ll earn 12x points at participating Hilton properties; 6x points at U.S. supermarkets, U.S. restaurants and U.S. gas stations; and 3x points on all other purchases. The supermarket, restaurant, and gas station bonus category is particularly generous, since these purchases most likely make up a large part of your household budget.
In addition, the card gives you some fun additional travel benefits as well, including 10 Priority Pass lounge access passes, a weekend night reward after you spend $15,000 on purchases each year, and complimentary Hilton Gold elite status.
But is there an annual fee on the Hilton Honors Surpass Card?
There is. For only $95 each year, you get an incredible amount of value out of this card. In fact, between the welcome bonus, point-earning categories, and additional travel perks, this card should be the hotel co-branded card of choice for those looking to take 1-2 family trips per year.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card is a close second, and through Nov. 6, 2019 was offering a 100,000-point bonus after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months. That was a $2,000 higher spending requirement for $200 less in value, by TPG’s calculations.
Wrapping it up
Hilton is on a mission to expand its luxury portfolio, so there are more opportunities than ever to redeem your Hilton Honors Surpass Card benefits for an incredible stay. This exclusive welcome offer matches the current one on the Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express®, albeit after requiring you spend $4,000 in the first three months. The Hilton Honors Surpass also gives you the exclusive $100 statement credit and a lower spending requirement — and that’s before we get to the MUCH lower annual fee. Cash in today!
Note: Amex has a “one-per-card-per-lifetime” policy for earning welcome bonuses, so double-check that you’re eligible to earn the bonus before you apply.