Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card: $100 Statement Credit + Two Free Weekend Nights $500+ Value

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Update – This promotion is now EXPIRED.

Citi has a new promo for its premium Hilton Hotels card, the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card. The sign-up bonus now includes a $100 statement credit in addition to 2 Free Weekend Nights (details below). The two free weekend night certificates are good on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights and offer a potential value of $500+ by themselves. Card feature summary:

  • Earn a $100 statement credit after spending $100 or more on your first hotel stay in the Hilton HHonors Portfolio within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 2 weekend night certificates good at select hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio after $2,500 in purchases within 4 months of account opening*
  • Earn 10 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within the Hilton HHonors portfolio*
  • Earn 5 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on airline and car rental purchases*
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases*
  • Free HHonors Gold status as long as you are a cardmember*
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases*
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with your Citi chip credit card
  • $95 annual fee.

The two free weekend night certificates have no category restrictions, but do have the following exclusions. Certificates are valid for 12 months after issuance. Must be used on “standard” rooms (no upgraded suites, etc). Room taxes are included with the certificates. Booking the same rooms using rewards points would cost 50,000-70,000 HHonors points per night. Possible choices include:

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In the end, this is a great way for casual travelers to stay two nights at a really fancy hotel where you can’t imagine paying over $300 a night. (I just checked the Grand Wailea in Maui, and the standard room for one night was $439 + taxes = $501.27) Use the $100 credit to save on an additional night or separate stay. Alternatively, this card is good for regular travelers where Hilton is your hotel chain of choice. Free Gold status offers perks like late checkout, free Wi-Fi, and a free breakfast at many hotels. For future years, if you spend $10,000 in a year you get another free weekend night certificate, which you can weigh against the $95 annual fee.

I just applied for this card. I would normally like to use the certificates for something international and exotic, but with two toddlers I’m pretty sure we’re going to use it for the Grand Wailea in Maui. My application is pending; you can check via their application status number 888-201-4523.

Comments

  1. If my wife and I both apply do we get 4 certificates or is there a one offer/ household restriction?

  2. @whytax – Credit card approvals and promotions are always based on individuals, so yes you can double up with a spouse, partner, or just friend and get 4 certificates. :)

  3. I’m all over this, gonna burn some miles soon.

  4. Am I missing something, or is there no clear list of which hotels can be used for the 2 free nights?

  5. i spent my $2500, didn’t see any notes in the statement. anyone know if they just mail the certificates to you or something?

  6. Has anyone received these certificates? How do they arrive and how long does it take? I qualified over a month ago but haven’t seen anything yet and I don’t really know what I’m looking for (electronic or paper)

  7. I received 2 emails with electronic certificates a couple weeks after the close of the 1 st statement. Check or spam folder

  8. Shannon says:

    This is a great deal. I signed up for this card last year and just used it on 2 free nights at Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri. The $95 annual fee more than makes up for staying at a very classy place that normally costs over $300/night. I can also vouch for the Grand Wailea in Maui and Kauai. Great pools.

  9. Do these certificates expire in 12 months after issue?

  10. -Is the annual fee waived for first year?

    • No, not in the current version of this offer. You have to consider that. The $100 statement credit could be seen as canceling that out, so you still get the Two free weekend nights, higher points earning rate, and elite status benefits.

  11. Is the annual fee waived for first year…

  12. darn just signed up for this last week

    http://slickdeals.net/f/705202.....al-fee?v=1

  13. I found this list of excluded hotels…it looks like the Wailea hotel is on the list? Maybe this doesn’t apply to the credit card offer?

    https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/ProcessLanding/ProcessLanding/?lp=citiparticipatingproperties

    • Actually, only “Ho’olei at Grand Wailea” is on the excluded list. Those are a separate property from the Grand Wailea hotel. Ho’olei are villas which are I believe condos owned by private individuals that are rented out like hotels when the owners aren’t using them. Bottom line, you can still book a standard room at the main Grand Wailea hotel using these certificates.

  14. Thanks for your good posts.

    I suppose you could book one night on points- and another night cash –and get the $100 credit?

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