(EXPIRED) Hilton Gift Card Amex Offer: Spend $100, Get $20 Back (Targeted)

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A couple of weeks ago, a targeted Hilton gift card Amex Offer appeared on several of my cards. I’d thought we’d posted about it but apparently we hadn’t, so here are the details.

Hilton Gift Cards

The Deal

  • Spend $100+ on Hilton gift cards, get $20 back.

Key Terms

  • Expires August 31, 2018.
  • Valid online only at buyhiltongiftcards.com.
  • The Hilton Gift Card may be used only at Hilton Hotels and properties worldwide that accept American Express Cards.
  • Funds do not expire.
  • The Hilton Gift Card cannot be used at ATMs.

Hilton Gift Card Amex Offer

Quick Thoughts

On the face of it, this Amex Offer appears to offer the opportunity to save 20% on Hilton stays. In reality, it’s closer to an 18% discount as you have to pay $1.95 for standard shipping.

Unfortunately it’s not possible to earn cashback or points through a portal. The Hilton Shop-To-Earn Mall lists the Hilton Gift Card site as earning two points per dollar, but when trying to click through you get the following message:

We apologize but the selected online shop is not available in our offering.

An 18% discount on Hilton stays is pretty good, although there are a couple of potential downsides. Standard shipping takes 6-10 business days, so it wouldn’t help with any stays in the next week. You also might not be able to use the card when booking Advance Purchase rates seeing as the hotel might take payment immediately (unless your stay costs less than $100).

You’d also miss out on the 7x / 12x / 14x you could earn from paying with an American Express Hilton credit card, but the 18% discount more than offsets that loss.

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Matt

I wonder if buyhiltongiftcards.com would qualify as a travel related charge, so that I could erase the cost with Arrival+ or CapOne?

James
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James

Will using the Hilton Aspire or another Hilton card count as a Hilton expense for the 14x points?

J lau
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J lau

I have a stay coming up in July where I’m planning to partial pay with the Hilton gift cards and Hilton ascend card. Would I still get triple points (summer promotion) on my stay?

SHP
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SHP

They have a limit of 3 orders every 24 hours so pace yourself if you are redeeming multiple cards

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David T

Any experience on how fast these cards typically ship? I have a Hilton stay next week, which is too soon but I’ve also heard that it takes up to 30 days to get the card. Hopefully that’s incorrect.

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Just a Note

You will typically get them within a few days, but a week might be ambitious. Also be aware that most properties have no idea what to do with the cards. Some places can work it out, and others just have no clue. Just stayed at a Canadian Hilton (actual Hilton, not another brand) and they were unable to take it. Not a big deal, I’ll use it eventually – but the “accepted at all hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio” may not exactly be correct…