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New Hilton 75000 point credit card offer
A few months ago, Citibank came out with a increased 75000 point offer for the Hilton HHonors card. My wife and I both signed up for one back then, but shortly afterwards it returned to its “normal” value of 40,000 points. Recenlty, Citibank just released a new offer for 75,000 Hilton points after spending $2000 on the card in the first 3 months of having the card. I realize this news broke last week but I was out on vacation so I wanted to make sure you were all aware of the Hilton 75000 point offer if you haven’t heard about it already.
In addition to the Hilton 75,000 points that you’ll get, you also will earn 6x points at Hilton hotels, 3x points at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations, and 2x points anywhere else. 3x points sounds nice but Hilton points are not as valuable as other points, so this isn’t a card I’d put everyday spend on, though 75000 points is a lot and worth doing.
The Citibank Hilton 75000 points offer does not come with an annual fee. If you’d like to apply for the Hilton HHonors 75000 points card, here is the link to a page that includes the Hilton HHonors 75000 point card (If you apply and get the card by clicking through this link, I will receive a commission)
Hilton 75000 point offer also gives Hilton HHonors Silver status
This Hilton 75000 point offer will also give you Hilton HHonors Silver status, with a fast track to Gold status, if you stay at least 4 times within the first 90 days or spend $20,000 on the card each year.
Hilton Silver status is not that great, though Gold is pretty good (giving breakfast and lounge access, even in Europe), though I personally would not take advantage of this “fast track” offer. I have complimentary Hilton Gold status thanks to the American Express Surpass card (though that does come with an annual fee)
Citibank rules of churning
If you’re active in the travel hacking world, you probably know that Citibank has recently changed the rules for credit card churning. This card is no different – from the fine print:
Hilton HHonors Bonus Points offer not available if you have had a Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card account that was opened or closed in the past 18 months.
Between my wife and I, we have a few of these cards, and since I signed up for the last Hilton 75000 offer a few months ago, we won’t be eligible for this offer, but maybe you are!
What to do if you just signed up for a lower bonus?
I have read reports that if you just signed up for a lesser offer recently, that you can call the number on the back of your card to request that they match you to the new Hilton 75000 point offer. I don’t have personal experience with Citibank matching offers, though I have with both Chase and American Express, and I certainly think that it would be worth a call.
You can view top hotel cards with the link below (again, if you apply and get a card by clicking through this link, I will receive a commission)