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Hilton Referral Bonuses from Round 1 Posting!

Written by Charlie

The Hilton referral bonuses from a couple of months ago now seem to be posting. Check your account to see if you reached your limit!

The referral bonuses for things like the American Express SPG card may have spoiled me a bit. Even though terms always have the several weeks part, I had received SPG referral bonuses pretty quick earlier this year. Not so with the Hilton referral bonuses!

Hilton Referral Bonuses Now Posting

hilton surpass 100K referral link

The last time the Hilton Amex Surpass was at 100,000 had started back in March. At that time, the Hilton Surpass was paying current cardmembers 15,000 Hilton points for every successful referral. I had a few people that were referred during that time and thought it would post like the SPG referral bonuses – like a few days later.

Nope! It seems that Hilton/Amex were keeping pretty close to their terms of when the referrals would be paid out as they are just now posting. Of course, there is another round of referral opportunities going on so make sure you get in on that if you haven’t already!

So, check your Hilton account as mine just became a bit larger with points this past weekend as the referral bonuses went out. It is a nice boost, for sure! Thank you, Amex/Hilton!

I Wish It Was Quicker!

I just wish that they would have been a bit more swift as you are limited to 80,000 Hilton points by referral per year (yes, I know that makes for 5ish apps instead of the usual round number). When I was not getting any points posting, I had no idea of how many I would actually get and began sharing my referral link again this past time. Now it appears I may have hit my limit in the first round and I wind up with nothing from the second round. Had I known that, I would have used my wife’s referral link or another family member’s link.

Check Your Account – And Switch Referral Links If Needed

The point – check your Hilton account! If you referred people in round 1, you should have some points posting now. If you have reached your limit, start using someone else’s referral link so that you are not having people sign-up with zero bonus going to you.

If you have a Hilton Surpass referral link, please feel free to leave it before so that you can max out your 80K limit as well! Find out how to get your referral link here.

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.