Limited Time: Better 50,000 Point Offer for Citi Hilton HHonors Card [EXPIRED]

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Limited Time: Better 50,000 Point Offer for Citi Hilton HHonors Card [EXPIRED]

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For a limited time, Citi has increased the sign-up bonus on the Citi Hilton HHonors card to 50,000 Hilton points after you complete the minimum spending requirement.

And you’ll get a $50 statement credit if you spend $50 or more on your 1st Hilton stay within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

This isn’t the highest bonus I’ve seen for the card.  But normally, the sign-up bonus is 40,000 Hilton points and no statement credit, so this is still better than the regular offer.

Limited Time Better 50,000 Point Offer For Citi Hilton HHonors Card
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Let’s see what you get with this card!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card

Link:   My Review of the Citi Hilton HHonors Card

With this improved offer for the Citi Hilton HHonors card, you’ll earn 50,000 Hilton points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 4 months of opening your account.

And you’ll earn a $50 statement credit if you spend $50 or more on your 1st Hilton hotel stay in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.  Be sure to read my post about Citi Hilton statement credits!

Limited Time Better 50,000 Point Offer For Citi Hilton HHonors Card
Easy Discount! You’ll Get a $50 Statement Credit for Spending $50+ on a Hilton Stay in the 1st 3 Months of Opening Your Account

Hilton hotels include Conrad, DoubleTree, Embassy SuitesHampton InnHiltonHilton Garden InnHome2Suites, Homewood Suites, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.

With this card, you’ll also get:

  • 6 points for every $1 you spend at Hilton hotels
  • 3 points for every $1 you spend at supermarkets, drug stores, and gas stations
  • 2 points for every $1 you spend on everything else
  • 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 and internet) after staying 4 times at Hilton in the 1st 3 months or after spending $20,000 in a calendar year
  • 10,000 Hilton points at the end of a calendar when you spend $1,000 or more at Hilton hotels

The Citi Hilton HHonors card has NO annual fee.  But it’s not good for travel abroad, because it adds a 3% foreign transaction fee.

Limited Time Better 50,000 Point Offer For Citi Hilton HHonors Card
Fast-Track to Hilton Gold Elite Status and Enjoy Free Breakfast!

Note:   Starting August 2015, all guests will get free Wi-Fi at Hilton hotels if they book their stay directly through Hilton. However, they’ve introduced this perk early at some hotels.

Many folks have been able to earn the sign-up bonus again even if they’ve had the card before.

But according to Citi, you can NOT get the bonus if you’ve opened or closed the same card in the past 18 months.

There Are Lots of Other Ways to Earn Hilton Points!

Link:   All the Ways to Earn Hilton Points

The Citi Hilton HHonors card isn’t the only way to earns Hilton points!  And there are better Hilton cards.

My favorite Hilton card is the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve, because you get 2 weekend nights at almost any Hilton when you complete the minimum spending requirements.  Plus Hilton Gold elite status (free breakfast and internet)!

And you get 1 weekend night certificate after spending $10,000 per cardmember year (starting from your annual fee date) that can be used at almost any Hilton hotel.

Limited Time Better 50,000 Point Offer For Citi Hilton HHonors Card
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That said, if you already have the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card, or prefer a card with NO annual fee, the Citi Hilton HHonors card is a good choice.  Or you can have both because they’re considered “different card products.”

Note:   Citi only allows 1 credit card application per day, and no more than 2 personal cards in ~65 days.  And you have to wait ~8 days between applications.

Just remember, you’ll get Hilton Silver elite status with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa.  But to earn Gold elite status, you’ll have to spend $20,000 or more in a calendar year, or stay at Hilton 4 times in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

I’d rather pay the $95 annual fee on the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve and get automatic Hilton Gold elite status!  Because you get free breakfast and upgraded rooms if available.

Note:  If you spend a lot at Hilton hotels, other cards earn more points for Hilton stays.

Because the Hilton HHonors Visa is issued by Citi, you get Citi Price Rewind protection for certain purchases.

Bottom Line

For a limited time, the sign-up bonus on the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card has been increased to 50,000 Hilton points after you meet minimum spending requirements.

Plus you’ll earn a $50 statement credit when you spend $50 or more on your 1st Hilton stay within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

This is better than the regular offer of 40,000 Hilton points and no statement credit.  But there have been offers as high as 60,000 Hilton points in the past.

If you already have other Hilton cards, or prefer a card with no annual fee, this could be a good choice for you!

How would you use 50,000 Hilton points?

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I just signed up for the 40,000 rewards last week. Do you think they will match the 50,000 offer ?

I liked the 60k offer last month better. Also not going to be at a Hilton in the next 3 months to spend the $50.

Just met minimum spend for 80k Amex Hilton surpass. Kinda shocked that Hilton Hawaiian village is 50k night. Next will be 2 weekend nights from Citi.