Hilton Cards: earn a 100,000 point initial bonus
The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card:
Earn 75,000 points after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the 1st 3 months of cardmembership & an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you make an additional $1,000 in purchases within your 1st 6 months.
Earn 6X at U.S. gas stations, 12X at hotels & resorts in the Hilton portfolio, on wireless telephone services purchases directly from U.S. service providers; at U.S. restaurants; on flights booked directly with airlines or with AmexTravel.com; on U.S. purchases for shipping; on car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies and 3X everywhere else.
$15,000 spend in purchases in a calendar year earns a weekend night reward as well, and another weekend night after you spend an additional $45,000 in purchases on your Card in the same calendar year. The card comes with Priority Pass Select including 10 visits each year.
Get complimentary Hilton Gold status for having the card & $40,000 spend in a calendar year earns Hilton Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
The business version is clearly superior because of the free weekend nights you earn from spend & the Priority Pass lounge visits. It can make sense to put $45,000 spend on this card for 2 weekend nights & Diamond status in addition to points-earn, so much the better if that spend can be for Hilton conferences or stays or in 6x bonus categories.
American Express business cards don’t count against “5/24” limits for getting approved for a new card by Chase.
Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express:
Earn 75,000 points after you spend $2,000 in purchases within the 1st 3 months of cardmembership & an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you make an additional $1,000 in purchases within your 1st 6 months. Each year you spend $15,000 on the card you’ll earn a weekend night reward and get Gold status for having the card & $40,000 in a calendar year earns Hilton Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
Ongoing earn 12 Hilton points per dollar on purchases directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio; U.S. gas stations; U.S. supermarkets, 6 per dollar at U.S. restaurants & 3 per dollar for all other eligible purchases.