Reader Jacob surfaced a few “to the moon” Hilton credit card bonuses late last week, and as far as I can tell they’re bigger and better than anything else available through referral, affiliate link, or direct application. The links appear on the hotel internet captive portal for guests staying at Hilton Homewood Suites (and possibly other Hilton properties), and fortunately they work outside of Hilton internet too:
- The Hilton Surpass card has two free night certificates after $3,000 in spend in three months. These certificates are valid at any property with standard awards, even properties that are 150,000 points per night. At the right property this is effectively a 300,000 HHonors points bonus, other than that certificates expire in 12 months and the points wouldn’t expire while you hold the card. The annual fee is $95.
- The Hilton Aspire card has 150,000 points and a free night certificate after $4,000 in spend in three months. This free night certificate is also valid at any property with standard awards, and is the same one that comes with other versions of this card’s sign-up bonus. The annual fee on this one is $450.
- The Hilton Business card has 180,000 points after $10,000 in spend in three months. All versions of this card also award free night certificates after $15,000 and $60,000 in spend per year. The annual fee is $95.
In theory the credit card limit with American Express is five (or six) per cardholder. But it’s possible that those limits aren’t enforced for everyone right now just like the charge card limit.
AmEx’s concept card design for the new HHonors cards proves that marketing spent too much time on /r/WSB.