The Hilton Surpass Priority Pass benefit gives Hilton Surpass cardholders a free membership in the airport-lounge program Priority Pass Select, worth $299 per year. The Surpass-Priority Pass membership is good for 10 free visits every year to over 1,200 Priority Pass airport lounges.
To use a free Priority Pass Select visit, simply present your Priority Pass Select membership card – which will be mailed to you when you enroll your credit card in the program – and your airline boarding pass for that day. If you have no free passes left, the $32 guest visit fee will be automatically charged to your Hilton Surpass credit card, which is registered with the membership card.
Keep in mind that these free passes expire a year after they’re issued. Also, primary cardholders can use the 10 free annual passes, but authorized users on the account cannot – at least not without the primary cardholder present. Primary cardholders can choose to use a pass for an authorized user or guest traveling with them. Otherwise, guests may enter a Priority Pass lounge with the primary cardholder for a $32 guest visit fee per person.
The Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card gives you Hilton Diamond status automatically, just for owning the card. Diamond status provides a host of perks whenever you stay at any Hilton property, including a 100% bonus on all points earned for stays, access to the hotel’s Executive lounge, guaranteed room availability with 48 hours’ notice, and free premium Wi-Fi. You’ll also get all the benefits available to lower status levels, such as two complimentary bottles of water, free continental breakfast, a fifth free night on reward stays and more. You will maintain this status as long as your credit card account remains open. While this is a great perk, keep in mind that the Hilton Honors Aspire card comes with a $450 annual fee.… read full answer
There is one other credit card that gives Hilton Diamond status, too – the Hilton Honors Surpass Card. However, to get Diamond status, you must spend $40,000 on the card in a calendar year. If you do, you will receive Diamond status through the end of the following calendar year. The Hilton Honors Surpass Card’s annual fee is $95.
Normally, earning Hilton Diamond status requires 60 nights, 30 stays or 120,000 total points earned. Using an Aspire or Surpass card could allow you to get there more quickly, giving you access to the hotel’s highest level of perks.
The best hotel credit card bonus is 100,000 points by the Radisson Premier Visa Signature Credit Card. You get 100,000 points for spending $3,000 in the first 90 days. You can redeem those bonus points for up to 10 free nights at hotels around the world, starting at 9,000 points per night.… read full answer
You also get 40,000 points when you renew your card by paying the $75 annual fee. And you’ll get 10 points for every $1 spent at the Radisson Family of Hotels, as well as 1 point per $1 everywhere else.
Of course, it’s good to have a few backup options in your pocket as well.
Here are more good hotel credit card bonus offers:
Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card: 75,000 point bonus for spending $3,000 in the first three months. That’s worth up to 10 free nights. $85 annual fee, waived the first year. 5 points per $1 at Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Starwood hotels. 2 points per $1 on tickets purchased directly with airlines, car rental agencies and restaurants. 1 point per dollar everywhere else. 1 free night for your account anniversary. This card requires good credit.
IHG Credit Card: 60,000 point bonus for spending $1,000 in the first three months. 10% of your rewards back when you redeem, bumping your bonus to 66,000 points. That’s worth up to 6 free nights. $49 annual fee waived the first year. 5 points per $1 at IHG hotels and 2 at gas stations, department stores, and restaurants. 1 point per $1 everywhere else. This card requires good credit.
Capital One Venture: 50,000 bonus miles for spending $3,000 in the first three months. The bonus is worth $500 when redeemed for travel, including hotels. $95 annual fee, waived the first year. 10 points per $1 at Hotels.com/venture, and 2 on all other purchases. This card requires good credit.
A hotel credit card bonus can save you serious money if you’re a frequent traveler. And since all the chains behind the major hotel credit cards operate around the globe, you can redeem your points for free nights anywhere you want. Radisson operates hotels in over 50 North American locations, as well as 16 South American, and 20+ Asian and African. Marriott has 5,301 hotels around the world. And IHG operates in over 100 countries.
You can earn the Hilton Surpass free night reward by spending $15,000 in eligible purchases on the Hilton Surpass credit card in a calendar year. The benefit is technically called the Hilton Free Weekend Night Reward, which means it must be redeemed for a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday-night stay. The reward itself is sent as a redeemable code via email, 8-12 weeks after you meet the spending requirement.… read full answer
You’ll be charged for any incidentals, but a Hilton Free Weekend Night Reward includes all taxes and fees for a double-occupancy room, in addition to the cost of the room itself. There are some Hilton properties that are excluded from this award, however, so make sure to review the list before making your plans. Also, keep in mind that Hilton’s Free Weekend Night Reward will expire a year after it’s issued to you, so it must be redeemed before the expiration date.
To redeem a Hilton Surpass free weekend night, call 1-800-446-6677 and give the representative your free night code. You can combine this reward with other Hilton promotions, including other free night awards and stays paid for with points.
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