The Hilton Surpass welcome bonus is 130,000 points for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. Hilton Honors points are worth roughly half a cent each toward future hotel stays, so the bonus isn’t quite as huge as it initially seems. But it’s still on the higher end of the travel card bonuses on the market, at least for a card with an annual fee of $95.
You should note that the Hilton Surpass welcome bonus isn’t the only bonus the card comes with. If you spend $15,000 on the card in any calendar year, you’ll get a free Weekend Night Reward. Plus, you get free Hilton Honors Gold status just for having the card, and spending $40,000 in a calendar year will get you an upgrade to Diamond status, which gives you access to all of the hotel’s most elite perks. The Surpass card also offers bonus rewards on Hilton stays, dining, groceries and gas.
Hilton Surpass benefits include complimentary Gold status in the Hilton Honors loyalty program, 10 free visits to Priority Pass airport lounges annually, rental car insurance, and a free weekend night stay at a Hilton hotel for spending $15,000 in a year with the card. Cardholders also get special deals on event ticket presales and preferred seating through Amex Entertainment Access. Plus, new Hilton Surpass credit card users benefit from 130,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. The card’s annual fee is $95.… read full answer
Without the help of a credit card like Surpass, Hilton Honors Gold status takes 40 nights or 20 stays at Hilton hotels to earn (or 75,000 base points). Gold status gives added value to Hilton stays with free continental breakfast, room upgrades, and 80% bonus points on stays. That means for every $1 you spend at Hilton properties, you’ll earn 18 points just for having Gold status, plus 12 points per $1 for using the Hilton Surpass card. You’ll also earn 6 points per $1 spent on groceries, dining and gas purchases, and 3 points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases.
Those who enjoy climbing the ladder of hotel loyalty program status tiers will find a good head-start with Hilton Surpass - especially big spenders. If you spend $40,000 on the card in a calendar year - from January 1 to December 31 - you’ll earn Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
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