As many seasoned travelers know, obtaining extra “points” through a credit card sign-up is a great way to get a jump start on free travel or enjoy perks from a hotel chain. One recent development is with the Hilton brand of hotels and their agreement with American Express. Previously, Hilton had partnered with both Amex and Citibank, but have recently decided to end their relationship with Citibank at the end of 2017. This will cut the number of cards that you can apply for from four down to two. Of course, Amex may expand their offering in the future, but the Citibank cards that earn Hilton Honors Points, will no longer be available. As a Hilton Honors member, you can enjoy many perks by being loyal to the Hilton brands, which include Hampton Inn, DoubleTree, and many other properties. Below is a limited offer that will let new Amex Surpass cardholders easily earn 100,000 Honors points (redeemable at over 4,600 properties worldwide), after the cardholder meets the initial spending requirement. This Amex Surpass 100K offer will end 7/26/17. If you access the same offer through the American Express site the bonus is only 75,000 points. By having this credit card, you also enjoy instant “Gold” status which gives you free breakfast for many stays and other perks as well. This is a great bonus for folks that travel infrequently. You do not have to be a current Hilton Honors member to apply for this card, but current Hilton Honors members (that don’t currently have this credit card) may apply and receive the bonus points. You must use the link by clicking on the ad below to get the higher sign-up bonus. After clicking on the link, be sure and read all of the Rates & Fees as well as the other Benefit information supplied by Amex.