How Long Do You Have to Use the 2 Weekend Nights From the Citi Hilton Reserve Card?

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With the better offer, you’ll earn 2 weekend nights at almost any Hilton hotel after meeting minimum spending requirementsPlus 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.

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Use Your 2 Weekend Nights (And Earn a $100 Statement Credit When You Spend $100+ on Your 1st Hilton Stay) at Hotels Like the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu

I called Hilton and have the answers!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card

Link:   My Review of the Improved Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Offer

 

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.

The improved offer includes a $100 statement credit for spending $100 or more on your 1st Hilton hotel stay in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

Hilton hotels include Conrad, DoubleTree, Embassy SuitesHampton InnHiltonHilton Garden InnHome2SuitesHomewood Suites, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.
How Long Do You Have To Use The 2 Free Nights From The Citi Hilton Reserve Card
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Hilton says:

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
How Long Do You Have To Use The 2 Free Nights From The Citi Hilton Reserve Card
Be Sure to Use Your Certificates (NOT Make a Booking) Before the Expiry Date!

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.

How Long Do You Have To Use The 2 Free Nights From The Citi Hilton Reserve Card
Use Them or Lose Them! There’s NO Way to Extend Your Certificates Beyond 12 Months From the Date

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:

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How About a Quick Weekend Getaway at the Conrad Chicago?

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!

Bottom Line

On the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card, you’ll earn 2 weekend nights at almost any Hilton after you spend $2,500 on purchases in the 1st 4 months of opening your account.

Plus a $100 statement credit when you spend $100+ on your 1st Hilton stay in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

You’ll receive the certificates after you meet the minimum spending requirement.  And they’re valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

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!

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