This morning, I wrote about the increased offer on the no-fee American Express Hilton card. That was not the only one to see a point increase. The Hilton Amex Business card is offering 125,000 Hilton points for a limited time as well.
125,000 Hilton Points for Hilton Amex Business Card
The Hilton Amex business card was a new offering from Amex after they took over the Hilton card portfolio. It is yet one more way to maximize your Hilton point earnings as it gives those customers who had the two previous Amex Hilton cards a new card to get.
What the Hilton Amex Business Card Offers
- Earn 125,000 Hilton points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months
- 12X pointsat hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio6X Pointson select business purchases
- at U.S. gas stations
- on wireless telephone services purchases directly from U.S. service providers
- on U.S. purchases for shipping
6X Pointson select travel purchases
- at U.S. restaurants
- on flights booked directly with airlines or with AmexTravel.com
- on car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies
3X Points everywhere else
Weekend Night Reward – after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases on your Card account in a calendar year.
Second Weekend Night Reward – after you spend $60,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
10 Free Priority Pass Visits
Upgrade to Diamond Status – Spend $40,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.‡
Complimentary Hilton Gold status
No Foreign Transaction FeesUse your Card on purchases when you travel abroad without
- Annual Fee – $95
- Expires 6/27/2018
Hilton Amex Business Card Analysis
A negative to me about this card offer is the spending requirement – shifting $5,000 in spending for 3 months to a Hilton card is pretty high. However, it is a small business card so that is what they are targeting this at.
One more thing to note is that you are paying the $95 annual fee up front. So, this offer comes with 50,000 points more than the one from this morning but you are essentially paying $95 more for those points (and the extra $4,000 in spending). Even with Hilton points lacking value against other hotel programs, I would still pay $95 to get 50,000 points! 🙂
If you are trying to accrue Hilton points, the weekend night reward is a nice bonus. Spending $15,000 in a calendar year for your first year is only $10,000 more than required by the sign-up bonus so you will get a free weekend night for just $10K in spending the first year.
Plus, for $15,000 in spending on everyday purchases, you will end up with 45,000 Hilton points – that is at least a mid-tier hotel and would be worth around $240. Not bad but not great either as that is less than a 2% return. However, you will be getting the free night as well.
Hilton Gold is an awesome free status to have since you get free breakfasts and even some cool upgrades at times.
Overall, if you can swing the spend, I would go for this offer.