Everyone sing!!! Seriously folks, put your cards down for a second and hear me out. Here at Hito-HQ, we’ve received two different e-mail offer in less than a month for the Citi Hilton no-fee Visa.
Citi Hilton Visa Card Offers
The first offer appeared in my email in early February. There’s nothing special about it besides the fact that they try really hard to make it seem that there is something special about it. Are you still with me? Good. Here’s the offer.
Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Pointsafter making $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening.
BORING! Its one thing to not credit my EQM from the AAdvantage Executive card, but its another thing to try to continue to insult my intelligence by low-balling these bonus offers via email.
The second offer arrived in my email last week. Seriously, how do you go from 40k to 60k points? Well, this is one that is at least a decent amount of points. Considering the recent award changes, it’s good to see the err of their ways. Of course, you know…and I know…we want more. Why? Because Citi just doesn’t want a customer, they want a customer who is going to cheer in their section, an advocate…an evangelist.
Earn 60,000 Hilton HHonorsTM bonus points after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening
Third Offer [Targeted…Maybe]
Out of curiosity on others experience, a quick search of FlyerTalk brought me to a this threat about Citi 60k and 75k offers. Ah, FlyerTalk, such a wealth of knowledge. Ultimately, there is a chance to earn 75,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening.
Co-branded cards are not all about bonus points. They also offer a wealth of benefits that earn you additional points, status and more. Check it out.
HHONORS BONUS POINTS per $1 spent on Hilton hotel stays
HHONORS BONUS POINTS per $1 spent on groceries, drugstores and gas stations
HHONORS BONUS POINTS per $1 spent with the card on all other purchases
Additional Card Benefits
SILVER STATUS Enjoy HHonors Silver status as long as you’re a Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature cardmember.
FAST TRACK TO GOLD Fast track to HHonors Gold status after four stays within your first 90 days of account opening or when you make $20,000 or more in purchases each calendar year.
ANNUAL LOYALTY BONUS Earn 10,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points at the end of each calendar year in which you spend $1,000 or more on stays within the Hilton Portfolio.
NO POINTS CAP There’s no limit to the HHonors Bonus Points you can earn & no points expiration with qualifying activity.
Last year, after a decade of being a hardcore Marriott Rewards, I started experimenting with the Hilton HHonors program. I was not disappointed. Now, while I had to work for Gold status, you can easily get Silver with this card. Or, if you are up to it, you can get the Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Visa Card which has a higher point earning rate and automatically gets you Gold status.
If the Chase Marriott Rewards card offered that, I would be…Golden! Ha! Okay, enough with the jokes. What is your experience with the card? Do you recommend or not? If you applied, what offer did you get?