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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
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.
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.
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.
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!