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Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express
Recent better offer: 80K after $2K spend in 3 months (Expired 5/31/17)
FM Mini Review: This card isn't particularly rewarding, but it's good to keep primarily for targeted Amex upgrade offers to the Ascend card.
Card Type: Amex Credit Card
Earning rate: ⚬ 7X Hilton spend ⚬ 5X US restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ⚬ 3X everywhere else
Big spend bonus: Gold elite status with $20K calendar year spend
Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free Silver status; Gold status with $20K spend. ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees
The no-annual-fee Hilton Honors Card from American Express offers the following benefits:
Due to the relatively low value of Hilton points compared to many other types of rewards (see: Reasonable Redemption Values), this isn't the best card to use for spend. However, since the card has no annual fee, it makes sense to pick this one up for its signup bonus and keep it in case you are offered a lucrative upgrade offer to one of Amex's other Hilton cards.