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The card is changing and this could be a best and last offer
Amex is changing the card come January to the Amex Ascend – part of a new trio of card products launched since Amex became the sole issuer of the card ( booting Citi offer the deal). So if you pick up this Surpass it’ll be converted to an Ascend come the new year ( at some point). I picked this version up last year through a similar, but inferior 100k offer, and just recently paid the annual fee for the second year. Not only do you get Hilton Gold for just having the card, you can earn up to 80k points a year referring your friends and family to it. I’m assuming once the card is converted into the Ascend that referrals will continue, but there isn’t any guarantee. With that said, this is THE very best offer on the card…ever. I can’t earn a referral bonus because my referral is for only 75k, but I’ve added links to Frequent Miler who can refer to the card if you’d like it. 100k bonus points after $3k spend, and then an additional 25k bonus points after another $1k. And if I didn’t have it yet…I’d pick it up.
Apply by 1/17/2018
Here is a link to Frequent Miler’s links ( I don’t have any myself)