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Amex seems very intent on rewarding existing cardmembers, and those referred by those cardmembers. The public offer for the Amex Hilton Surpass is 75k. Amex wouldn’t have to pay a referral bonus, and they’d attract you with fewer points. However, just last month we saw referrals get new cardmembers 100k, now we’re seeing referrals beat the public offer again with 90k. This seems to be inline with the Amex strategy of incentivizing cardmembers to keep their cards rather than closing and opening something new. It worked for me, the only reason I kept my Surpass another year was the opportunity to earn 80k a year off referrals. You should too, which is why the comments portion of this post is open to whomever would like to enter their referral code. It’s not the best offer ever, but it’s a solid one and definitely worth taking advantage of if you’re interested. 90k after $3k min spend in 3 months.
Perks and bennies? Here are the broad strokes
If you have the card and want to refer people, you’ll earn 20k points – feel free to put your referrals in the comments.
This is the main reason I’m keeping the card.
We used the points made off our Surpass to stay in a HUGE OCEAN SUITE at the Conrad Bali – shown in the featured image.
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Increased BONUS – now 80k!!!
A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike – a staple of our wallet that earns Premium transferrable Ultimate Rewards. $95 annual fee
♥ Earn 80k Bonus Points after $4k Spend in 3 months
♥Points are transferrable to over dozen partners, or redeemable for 1.25c in Chase travel
♥5x on travel purchased via Chase Travel and 2x everywhere else
♥3x on dining, including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out
♥3x on select streaming
♥ 3x points on online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs
♥ $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards. *New cardmembers can get this credit immediately – existing cardmembers get it after anniversary
♥ 10% Anniversary Point Bonus. Spend $10k in a year, get 1k bonus points.