The Amex Hilton 100,000-point bonus offer is available to new Hilton Honors American Express Card applicants who spend $1,000 in the first 3 months after opening an account. That is a pretty good deal, considering the Amex Hilton Card has a $0 annual fee. The bonus isn’t as big as it seems at first glance, though, because points are only worth about half a cent apiece on average when redeemed toward stays at Hilton properties. Once a cardholder meets the spending requirement, they should see the bonus points in their account in around 8 to 12 weeks.
In addition to the 100,000-point bonus, the Amex Hilton card also gives ongoing bonus rewards for every $1 spent at participating Hilton Honors properties as well as U.S.-based restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations. Other perks include a 0% foreign transaction fee and automatic Silver Elite Status in Hilton Honors.
Hilton points are worth 0.59 cents each, on average. That means 10,000 Hilton points have a value of about $59. Plus, Hilton points are less valuable than the average hotel points, which are worth roughly 0.95 cents each.
It's important to remember that the value of Hilton points depends on how they are redeemed. They have the most value when used for Hilton Honors hotel reservations. You can easily calculate the value of Hilton points for any redemption method, though. Just divide the dollar value of your redemption item by the number of points needed to get it.… read full answer
How to Earn More Hilton Points
One of the best ways to increase the number of Hilton points that you earn is to apply for a Hilton credit card. That can also help you reach a higher status tier in the Hilton Honors loyalty program, further boosting your earning potential.
The easiest way to calculate the value of Hilton points is to determine the dollar value of what you're redeeming for, minus any taxes and fees that you'll still have to pay, and then divide that amount by the number of points you're required to redeem. For your convenience, here's the formula:
Dollar Value of Redemption Item / Number of Hilton Points Needed = Hilton Point Value
You need a credit score of at least 700 to get the Hilton Honors Surpass card.
People with good credit scores have a better chance of being approved, but having a certain score doesn’t guarantee that your application will be approved.
Credit card companies generally look at the big picture, not just your credit scores. Other aspects they factor include your number of delinquencies, recent hard inquiries, credit utilization ratio, and income.… read full answer
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