Update: There is currently an 80,000 point offer available that you cannot refer others to. A direct link to that offer can be found here.
Every so often, I like to take a look at the current refer a friend offers on our credit cards as I’ve unexpectedly found some offers (such as this bonus for the Amex Everyday from last year) that I didn’t know existed. This might not be news to many but today was the first time I noticed an offer on my wife’s American Express account to refer others for the American Express Hilton Surpass credit card.
The current refer a friend offer allows the referrer to earn 10,000 Hilton HHonors points per referral up to a maximum of 55,000 points per calendar year. I value Hilton HHonors points at .5 cents each so each referral is worth about $50 based on my valuation. If you are a current cardholder, you can check to see if your account is eligible to refer others at this American Express Refer a Friend link.
Now let me be very clear about this – I DO NOT think this offer is worth applying for now as the signup bonus has been as high as 85,000 points in the past on this card. With Amex’s once a lifetime bonus policy, you should try to maximize your earnings by applying for cards only when the offer is at or exceeds the historical best offer on a specific card. However if you are in need of some Hilton points right away and/or the Hilton Gold status for an upcoming stay (to get free breakfast, chance at a better room, etc.) that comes with this card, leave a comment or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can have my wife refer you.