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Update: Citi Hilton Honors Reserve With 2 Free Weekend Nights & $100 Statement Credit [EXPIRED]

Update:  Citi Hilton Honors Reserve With 2 Free Weekend Nights & $100 Statement Credit [EXPIRED]

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Update:   This offer is no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Earlier this year, I wrote about a better offer for the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card with a $100 statement credit.  It wasn’t my affiliate link, but I’ll always tell you about a better offer, even if we don’t get a commission.

This offer is now more widely available (but only for a limited time).  And to let you know, this time I do get credited for folks who apply for the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card through my link.

 Why I Like This Card So Much

Link:   Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve

Link:   My Review of the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve

This is 1 of my favorite hotel cards because you get lots of perks just by signing-up.  This card gives you:

  • 2 free weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) nights at any Hilton (with some exclusions) after you spend $2,500 in the 1st 4 months
  • $100 statement credit when you spend $100 or more at any Hilton hotel within the 1st 3 months
  • Free Hilton Gold Elite status (free internet and breakfast!) for as long as you have the card
  • Chip-and-signature technology (good for traveling overseas)
  • No foreign currency fees
  • Free weekend night certificate if you spend $10,000 on the card each year
  • Annual fee of $95, not waived for the 1st year

Paying an annual fee of $95 is worth it to me because you get free Gold Elite status.  Just the free breakfasts and internet alone can make up for the fee even after just a couple of nights.

And if you spend $40,000 in a calendar year, you’ll earn free Hilton Diamond status which gets you guaranteed access to the executive lounge and suite upgrades (if available).  I don’t think that’s worth spending $40,000 a year (I prefer Hyatt Diamond status), but if you like Hilton hotels it could be worthwhile for you.

Update: Citi Hilton Honors Reserve With 2 Free Weekend Nights & $100 Statement Credit
Hilton Gold Elite Status Gets You Free Breakfast, Like This 1 at the Hilton Bora Bora

And you can use your 2 free weekend nights at almost any Hilton, including some of their top-tier hotels, including Waldorf-Astoria and Conrad hotels.  For example, you could stay at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Wailea in Maui, which normally costs over $500 a night including taxes and resort fees.

Update: Citi Hilton Honors Reserve With 2 Free Weekend Nights & $100 Statement Credit
You Can Use Your Free Weekend Nights at the Grand Wailea, Which Normally Costs Over $500 a Night!

If you don’t think paying the annual fee is worth it, there are other cards which get you Hilton points.

Citi Hilton Visa Signature Card

Link:   Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card

If you don’t like paying an annual fee, the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card (not our link) gets you 60,000 points, a $25 statement credit for car rental, and free Hilton Silver Elite status after spending $1,000 in 4 months.

Note:  You have to apply before August 31, 2014 to get the increased bonus.

You can read my review of this card and decide if it’s a better deal for you.  I still prefer the Citi Hilton Reserve, but if you’re looking for a no-annual fee card, this card could be a good choice.

Bottom Line

I’ve got my own link now for the Citi Hilton Reserve card with $100 statement credit, but it’s a limited time offer and I’m not sure how long it will last.

This is 1 of my favorite cards because you get 2 free weekend nights at any Hilton, a $100 statement credit for staying at a Hilton hotel, gold elite status (free internet and breakfast), and no foreign currency fees.  It’s well worth the $95 annual fee!

Emily and I have used our free nights to stay at hotels in places like Maui, Hawaii, and Venice, Italy.  Where would you use your 2 free nights?

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How soon after the min. $2,500 spend do you get the certificates? I have an upcoming trip to New Orleans coming up in October, is it worth redeeming for 2 nights at around $180/night? Or should I use 50K HH pesos / night?

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@rj123456 – The free night certificates expire in 2 nights, so I’d use them at more expensive hotels. But if you don’t have another use, it could be best to just use them up!

@ Erick – The certificates are emailed to you. They also keep a copy of them electronically on your account. If you call customer service they can see and will help you apply them you reservations.

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@Mr. Cool – That would work!

“Free weekend night certificate if you spend $10,000 on the card each year”

Except I spent about $50,000 in the first year and I have been unsuccessful in getting either Citibank or Hilton to get me my second year free night certificate. It is 3 months overdue. Citibank has been especially unhelpful. I would not apply for this card.

Are the weekend certificates physical certificates or are they something I can access online? I got approved for the card but I won’t be at my home address for a couple of months, but still would like to use them.

@Million Mile Secrets

so the idea is to redeem the free weekend & then use cash/other points for the remainder of the stay/trip? change properties?

thanks

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