New Hilton Surpass Card and FAST CLI

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cltphotog
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New Hilton Surpass Card and FAST CLI

Postby cltphotog » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:19 pm

I wanted to give a brief review of my experience with the Hilton Surpass card after one month. I have had a Hilton Amex for three years and was sent an offer to upgrade to the Surpass card. There was no hard credit check but I was still a little scared given the $75 annual fee.

The points structure was very appealing the 12x for using it to pay for rooms at Hilton properties was great given my old card was just 7x the Surpass jumps to 6x on gas food supermarkets etc vs 5x on the old card then both are the standard 3x on everything else.
I earned 10,200 points in one statement period with a large portion coming from daily charges and two Hilton hotel bookings.
After only three weeks with the new card Amex hit me with a invite for a CLI so I took it and they gave me an extra $3,000 never had an increase in 3 years!

Bottom line this card is ideal if you're a loyal Hilton customer and frequent local grocery stores and restaurants that said Amex is pretty slack with what they consider restaurants and grocery stores. If you buy some socks at Walmart you're likely getting points in the 6x bracket or buy cup of coffee from a small stand at the hospital and got 6x.
I also hope this is a spring board to getting an offer to upgrade to a platinum Amex but will wait and see.
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Re: New Hilton Surpass Card and FAST CLI

Postby kcm7 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:24 am

Awesome. I relatively recently got a hotel card (IHG) and it is really fun to see your point balance jump after a stay. I can imagine people whose companies favor Hilton for business travel make bank with this card.
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Re: New Hilton Surpass Card and FAST CLI

Postby rockyrock » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:38 am

That's great, thanks for sharing. I'm glad it's working well for you!
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Re: New Hilton Surpass Card and FAST CLI

Postby TXviking » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:14 pm

Our company has preferred vendors for certain things, but on hotels we choose relaticely freely. However, I tend to prefer Hilton hotels myself. Tempted to look into this card, but one kore AF? Hmm... :confused:



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