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My wife just received an offer from American Express detailing how she can earn up to 20,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for spending over the next couple months. The end date is December 25, 2018, so they are obviously targeting your Christmas shopping. Given that the Hilton Honors Ascend card only earns 3x Hilton points per dollar, American Express definitely needs to do something to entice us to use it. This offer definitely does!

Offer details

The offer is targeted to my wife’s Hilton Honors Ascend card, which she has hardly used this past year. In short, you can earn 10,000 miles for every $1,000 of spending you put on the card between when you enroll in the offer and December 25, 2018. You can do this up to twice, for a total of 20,000 bonus points.

Besides the 20,000 bonus points, the spend will earn 3x Hilton Honors points normally (6x if at a grocery store), for a total of 26,000 points if you put exactly $2,000 of spend on the card. I value 26,000 Hilton points at $130, so this is an excellent 6.5% return!

The full terms and conditions of the offer are:

Enroll and earn 10,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after each $1,000 you spend in eligible purchases on your Hilton Honors American Express Card (“Purchase Requirement”) starting from the time you complete enrollment through December 25th, 2018 (“Purchase Period”), up to a maximum of 20,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points. Enrollment period ends on December 25th, 2018. If you reach the Purchase Requirement, the Hilton Honors Bonus Points will be credited to your Hilton Honors account in the 8 week period following December 1st, 2018. Purchases may fall outside of the Purchase Period (and therefore not be eligible for the Bonus Points) in some cases, such as a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction. (For example, if you buy goods online, the purchase date may be the date the goods are shipped.) This offer is only available to the Basic Card Member; however, eligible purchases made by Additional Card Members will contribute to the Purchase Requirement. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments, or purchases of any cash equivalents. Eligible purchases to meet the Purchase Requirement are for goods and services minus returns and other credits. To receive the Hilton Honors Bonus Points, your Card Account must not be cancelled or past due at the time of fulfillment. American Express reserves the right to modify or revoke offer at any time. The Hilton Honors Bonus Points you may earn during the Purchase Period as part of this offer are in addition to any other Bonus Points you may get from using your Card. For questions regarding your Card Account, please call the number on the back of your Card.

With Christmas shopping around the corner, taking this offer is a no-brainer!

Anyone else targeted with this great offer?

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