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Final days for the Hilton HHonors 75,000 point credit card offer
I wrote a few months ago about an offer for 75,000 Hilton HHonors points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. This is nearly twice the regular offer (40,000 points), and definitely a good no-fee card to have. Carolyn and I BOTH applied for the card as part of our recent credit card signups.
There are some reports that this offer will be ending on Monday, so if you haven’t gotten the card, you might want to consider doing so.
In addition to the 75,000 Hilton HHonors 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 75K points is a lot and worth doing.
The Citibank Hilton HHonors 75000 points offer does not come with an annual fee. If you’d like to apply for the Hilton HHonors 75000 points card, you can check top hotel credit card offers here (If you apply and get the card by clicking through this link, I will receive a commission)
Citibank signup rules
If you’re active in the travel hacking world, you probably know that Citibank has recently changed the rules for credit card signups. 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, but I checked my records and it does not look like either of us have opened or closed this card in the past 18 months. For more information, check out the current best practices and rules of credit card signups.
Hilton HHonors 75000 point offer also gives Hilton HHonors Silver status
This Hilton HHonors 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 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)
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 HHonors 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.
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