Hilton Honors Surpass Card Review: 170K Bonus Points & New Perks

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NEW Amex Hilton Surpass Card Benefits:

  • New welcome bonus offer: 170,000 Hilton Honors points after $3,000 spent in the first six (6) months. The offer ends on January 17, 2024.
  • Annual fee increases from $99 to $150.
    • Existing card members pay new fees on renewals after February 1, 2024.
  • $50 Hilton statement credit every quarter, up to $200 annually. The benefit applies to all Hilton hotels and resorts.
  • Complimentary National Car Rental Emerald Club Executive elite status after enrollment.
  • The Surpass card no longer offers 10 Priority Pass memberships on February 1, 2024.
  • You continue to receive complimentary Hilton Honors Gold elite status for as long as you have the card with no stays or spending requirements.
  • New Spending Category: Earn 4 Hilton bonus points per dollar on U.S. online retail purchases. Other points earning structure remains the same.

American Express Hilton Honors Surpass Card has a $150 annual fee. The card offers complimentary Hilton Honors Gold elite status and a $50 Hilton statement credit every quarter, up to $200 annually. Unlike the Hilton resort credits on the American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Card, you can use the Surpass card’s Hilton credit at any Hilton hotel and resort. You can also earn a Hilton Free Night Reward after spending $15,000 on the card in a calendar year.

Hilton Honors Surpass Card Review: 170K Bonus Points & New Perks
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Card Benefits

Annual Fee

Downgrade Option

  • American Express Hilton Honors Card

Upgrade Option

  • American Express Hilton Aspire Card

2 thoughts on “Hilton Honors Surpass Card Review: 170K Bonus Points & New Perks

  1. AMEX Customer Service Rep said that my Appeal for the Welcome Bonus was DECLINED.
    Because I had the AMEX Hilton Surpass—I can NOT get the Welcome Bonus for: Hilton Aspire nor the
    NO FEE Hilton—which is the card for which I am being DECLINED in getting my 70K points + Free Nite.

    The Customer Service Rep said: You can ONLY get a bonus ONCE for a FAMILY of cards. In this case,
    the Hilton Family. So you have to choose CAREFULLY as to WHICH card in a FAMILY you want. I had
    chosen Surpass, then switched to the No Fee. Next year, I had planned to apply for the Aspire.

    BUT I will NOT get any Welcome Bonuses.

    Have you heard of this AMEX "Family Rule on Welcome Bonuses"??

    I have had an AMEX Gold Card for 28 years. I only recently ditched that card, and began opening a variety of AMEX cards–to
    do the Points & Miles hobby.

    The Customer Service Reps say that they can NOT help me. HOW do i reach someone at AMEX who can help? Twitter? Facebook?

    Could YOU please research this AMEX problem? and write about it? I thought there was ONLY a "once per lifetime" per card.

    Waiting for your kind reply, Kim

  2. Hi Kim, what that rep told you is not true. Amex welcome bonus is once per lifetime per EACH card, not per "family card." Here's the offer terms language:

    "Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this Card. We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer eligibility."

    I would call back and ask to speak to a supervisor until you can get someone that can tell you the exact reason as to why they declined your welcome bonus. You can also point them to the offer terms too. Simply call the number on the back of your Hilton no fee card. Good luck!

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