Don’t Use Our Links…

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Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 
 

Because of the mother-in-law rule, I tell you about the best possible offers.  That’s why I’m telling you that I’ve updated my links for the Citi Hilton Reserve, Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature, and US Airways cards to better offers which don’t pay us a commission.

Dont Use Our Links

Emily’s Mom, Connie, the Inspiration for the Mother-in-Law Rule

I’ll explain how the offers I’ve found are better than my previous links!

According to this Flyertalk thread, the Citi Hilton Reserve and Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card offers have statement credits whereas our links do not.  And the US Airways card offer has the 10,000 US Airways miles anniversary bonus while our link does not.

Citi Hilton Reserve Card

Link:   Citi Hilton Reserve card

Link:   My Review of the Citi Hilton Reserve card

My previous link for the Citi Hilton Reserve card got you 2 free weekend nights after you spent $2,500 within the first 4 months.  But I found a better offer…

You get 2 free weekend nights after spending $2,500 within the first 4 months AND a $100 statement credit after spending $100 on your 1st Hilton hotel stay within 3 months on the Citi Hilton Reserve card.

With this offer you get a $100 statement credit when you spend $100 on a Hilton hotel stay within the first 3 months.  This is like getting a free hotel night!  Or you can splurge at the hotel restaurant and get a credit!

The $95 annual fee is NOT waived the 1st year.

This card is good for folks who are Big Spenders because they can get Hilton Diamond elite status and a free weekend night.  And this card is good for folks who stay at Hilton hotels.

Emily and I used 1 of our 2 free weekend nights at the Hilton Stucky in Venice. 

Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card

Link:   Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card

Link:   My Review of the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card

My previous link for the Citi Hilton Visa Signature card did NOT get you a statement credit.  However, there’s an offer that does…

With the Citi Hilton Visa Signature card you get 40,000 Hilton points when you spend $1,000 within the first 4 months AND a $50 statement credit after spending $50 on your 1st Hilton hotel stay within 3 months.

This card has NO annual fee.

US Airways Card

Link:   US Airways card

Link:   My Review of the US Airways card

You can get 40,000 US Airways miles after your 1st purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee and 10,000 US Airways miles on your card anniversary on the US Airways card.

This is better than my link offer that got you 40,000 US Airways miles but did NOT offer you the additional 10,000 US Airways miles on your card anniversary.

When American Airlines and US Airways merge, you will NOT be able to get a US Airways card.  That’s because existing US Airways card will become American Airlines cards.  So if you don’t have a US Airways card, you should consider getting 1 now.

But you won’t be able to apply for the Barclays American Airlines cards because they will only be issued to existing cardholders.

Note:  The landing page says “MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PREFERRED STATUS.” But at least 1 person from this thread on Flyertalk says “preferred status” doesn’t matter when applying.

Bottom Line

I found better offers for the Citi Hilton Reserve, Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature, and US Airways card, so I’ve updated this post with NEW links that don’t earn me a commission.

Because of the mother-in-law rule, I tell you about the best offers!

You can get a $100 statement credit when you apply for the Citi Hilton Reserve and a $50 statement credit from the Hilton HHonors Visa Signature cards.  And you get 10,000 US Airways miles upon your card anniversary with the US Airways card.

But my previous links didn’t offer the statement credits or bonus US Airways miles.

So use the links I’ve included in this post and in the updated Hot Deals page to get the better offers!

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11 responses to “Don’t Use Our Links…

  1. I read your “mother in law” rule. That’s great. I just recently received my US Airways card and it came w/ the 10,000 anniversary miles. I forgot who’s link it was but love that you post the best offers even if you don’t receive a commission. “Long term” surely enjoys the journey a lot more. Love your blog.

  2. your honesty is much appreciated. Thanks!

  3. I really appreciate your honesty and Mother in Law Rule. I applied two days ago for the Citi HHonors Reserve with the previous link. Wondering if there is a way I could call Citi and try to get the advertised $100 statement credit honored.

  4. How churnable is the US Airways card? I got it once before and cancelled already. Can I get this one again? How much time should pass?

  5. When do the 2 free nights on the Reserve card expire?

  6. On the FlyerTalk forum, I saw a lot of conversation that link the Hilton and AA Citi cards in terms of the approval process. If I have opened a Citi AA in the past 60 days will they decline me for the Citi Hilton Card?

  7. Is Barclay, US Airway card churnable? I got it last Jul, canceled in this Feb, if I apply today, do I still get sign up bonus?

  8. The extra 10K offer for the U.S. Airways card says it is for Preferred Members.

  9. The 10K bonus says “awarded on your FIRST anniversary of account opening.” Does this mean the bonus is only a one time deal, and not recurring? Thanks!

    • @Ryan – Thanks and glad you got the extra 10K miles!

      @ Jay – Citi isn’t great about matching offers, but it is worth a try!

      @ greyhk @liang- I’d wait at least 6 months.

      @Robben – 1 year from when they are earned.

      @A.J. M – Not as long as you don’t have more than 2 Citi apps within 65 days.

      @ Jenni – That would be my understanding, but it isn’t 100% clear.