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With the better offer, you’ll earn 2 weekend nights at almost any Hilton hotel after meeting minimum spending requirements. Plus a $100 statement credit when you spend $100 or more on your 1st Hilton hotel stay in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.
Million Mile Secrets readers have questions about how much time they have to use 2 weekend night certificates you earn with the card.
I called Hilton and have the answers!
What’s the Deal?
You’ll earn 2 weekend night certificates (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) when you spend $2,500 in purchases in the 1st 4 months of opening your Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve account. And you can use the certificates at almost any Hilton hotel.
Weekend night certificate is valid for twelve (12) months after the date of issuance, as noted on the certificate
And the certificates are issued after you’ve met the minimum spending requirements on the card.
Book or Stay Within 12 Months?
Million Mile Secrets reader soosie commented:
Regarding: “The certificates are valid for 12 months from the date they’re issued.”
Does that mean you have to book the room / make the reservation within 12 months OR you have to stay at the hotel within 12 months? Thanks for any clarification! I would hate to mess up my travel plans.
I called Hilton to clarify the terms. The representative said:
Your stay must be completed before the expiry date on the certificate
So you can NOT make a booking within the 12 months for a stay after the certificate expires.
Can You Extend the Certificate Validity?
Million Mile Secrets reader Eric wrote:
Is there any way to extend the expiration date? My certificates expire in June, but I’m not available to travel until July. Is it possible to book the 2 nights for July before the certificates expire? Or is there a way to request an extension for the certificates similar to other brands?
Your stay must occur before the certificates expire. And Hilton says there’s NO way to extend their validity.
The certificates (and their expiration dates) are coded into your Hilton HHonors account. So there’s no way around the expiration date.
For ideas on how to use your Hilton weekend night certificates, check out my posts:
- 5 Great Hotels in Europe
- 5 Top US Hotels
- 5 Amazing Hotels in Australia and the South Pacific
- 5 Spectacular Hotels in Asia
- 5 Beautiful Hotels in the Caribbean
- 5 of the Best US Beaches
There are lots of great Hilton hotel options in the US and abroad where you can use the 2 weekend night certificates from the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card. Hopefully these posts spark your imagination!
Plus a $100 statement credit when you spend $100+ on your 1st Hilton stay in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.
There’s NO way to extend their validity. And your stay(s) must occur before the certificates expire.
Thanks for the questions, soosie and Eric!