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According to Doctor of Credit, American Express is apparently sending out offers to holders of Hilton Honors or Hilton Surpass cards, offering bonus points for adding authorized users to either Amex Hilton card.
- Get 10,000 points per authorized user on the Hilton Surpass card after $1,000 spending; maximum 4 bonuses for a total of 40,000 points
- Get 5,000 points per authorized user on the Hilton Honors card after $500 spending; maximum 4 bonuses for a total of 20,000 points
The spending requirement of each authorized user’s card must be met within first three months. While only some people received the offer, this link (log in required) seems to be working for everyone. I only have the no-fee Hilton Honors card and I was able to login to my account and reach the offer.
Terms of the offer for the Hilton Honors card are shown below. Note that you must add the authorized users through the promotional application page by September 30, 2017. The bonus points will be added 6-8 weeks after purchase requirements are met.
A word of caution – cards added will count towards Chase’s 5/24 for the authorized users, though you can often override that by calling in. And adding lots of AU cards may sometimes trigger Amex financial review. So do proceed with caution if you decide to take on this offer. While authorized users’ social security numbers and birthdays are not required at the time of adding, you still need to provide the information to Amex within 60 days of account opening.
I tried adding an authorized user but got the “sorry the card apply site is temporarily down” message. Not sure why and it seems that some people are getting the same message. If you able to go through the whole process and successfully adding new authorized users, let us know in comment below!
How to get the Amex Hilton or Hilton Surpass card
If you don’t have either of these American Express Hilton cards, you can still sign up for them. The offers have been as high as 75,000 Hilton points for the regular Hilton or 100,000 for the Surpass, but the current public offers are 50,000 and 75,000. You can still get higher offers through refer a friend bonuses however
- Amex Hilton Honors card – 75,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $1000 in the first 3 months. No annual fee on this card
- Amex Hilton Surpass card – 90,000 Hilton points after spending $3000 in the first 3 months. There is an annual fee of $75 on this card
If you sign up soon, you still should be able to add the authorized users by September 30th and get 95,000 points on the no fee card or 110,000 points on the Surpass card.
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