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More good news for folks who collect Hilton points! There’s now a better offer for the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card card!
You’ll earn 75,000 Hilton points after meeting the minimum spending requirements. And there’s NO annual fee.
That’s enough for a night at a luxury hotel. Or stretch your points for more nights at a lower-category Hilton locations!
Let’s see where you can go with this offer!
What’s the Deal?
You’ll earn 75,000 Hilton points when you spend $2,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening the Citi Hilton HHonors card.
- 6 Hilton points for every $1 you spend at Hilton hotels
- 3 Hilton points for every $1 you spend at supermarkets, drugstores, and gas stations
- 2 Hilton points for every $1 you spend on everything else
- NO annual fee
- Free Hilton Silver elite status (late check-out, 2 free bottles of water, and 15% points bonus on Hilton points earned)
- Free Hilton Gold elite status (free breakfast at some locations) after staying 4 times at Hilton in the 1st 90 days of account opening, or after spending $20,000 on purchases in a calendar year
- 10,000 Hilton points at the end of a calendar year when you spend $1,000 or more at Hilton hotels
Note: The minimum spending on this card is higher (and in a shorter timeframe) than the most recent offer, which was for 60,000 Hilton points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 4 months.
However, it has a 3% foreign transaction fee, so it’s NOT a good card to use when you travel abroad.
Hilton hotels include Conrad, Canopy, Curio, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Home2Suites, Homewood Suites, Tru, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.
This is a Citi card, so you’re eligible for Citi Price Rewind, which refunds you money when prices go down on certain items you’ve bought.
If you recently received a lower bonus on this card, it’s worth calling Citi to see if they’ll match you to the better bonus!
Should You Consider This Card?
If you collect Hilton points and like cards with no annual fee, this is an excellent deal.
I like that this card comes with automatic Hilton Silver elite status, which gets you a 15% points bonus on Hilton hotel stays.
Plus you’ll earn 6X Hilton points when you use the card to pay for your stay. But this is NOT the card that earns the most points for Hilton stays.
You can get both cards because they’re different card products.
That said, my favorite Hilton card is still the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve, because you earn 2 weekend nights at almost any Hilton after completing the minimum spending requirements. And it comes with automatic Hilton Gold elite status.
Remember, Citi only allows 1 credit card application per day, and will approve NO more than 2 personal credit cards within 65 days. You must also wait ~8 days between applications.
If you’ve already earned the bonus on this card, you must wait 18 months after you’ve opened or closed it to earn it again.
What Can You Do With 75,000 Hilton Points?
Once you complete the minimum spending requirements on the Citi Hilton HHonors card, you’ll receive the bonus points in your Hilton account. As long as you complete the minimum spending ~5 to ~7 days before your account closes for the month, you’ll receive the points at the end of the billing cycle.
75,000 Hilton points is enough for 15 award nights at a Hilton Category 1 hotels (5,000 Hilton points per night).
And it’s almost enough for 8 award nights at Hilton Category 2 (10,000 Hilton points per night) hotels!
You can use Hilton’s points search tool to see where you can go with 75,000 Hilton points.
Emily and I always check TripAdvisor for reviews before we choose a hotel. And to see where we can use points for hotel stays, we use Hotel Hustle (which even shows if award rooms are available) and AwardMapper.
That’s the best bonus I’ve seen for this card. And it’s a terrific deal for a card with NO annual fee.
Check out my post on how to use 75,000 Hilton points for up to 20 nights at Hilton hotels. Or if you’d rather treat yourself to a luxury experience, here are 10 top Hilton hotels where you can stay with 75,000 Hilton points!