Limited Time Offer: 75,000 Bonus Points on Hilton Visa Signature

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For a limited time, the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card offers 75,000 bonus HHonors points after spending $2,000 on the card in the first three months. This is enough points for 15-18 free nights at Hilton Category 1 hotels.

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Hilton points can be redeemed at all of the following brands.

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This is the biggest sign up bonus ever offered on a no-annual-fee Hilton card.

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The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card comes with automatic Hilton Silver status, which earns a 15% points bonus on Hilton stays, late checkout, and free access to fitness centers. Plus only folks with Hilton status get the 5th night free on award stays.

Better yet, if you complete four Hilton stays in the first 90 days of card membership, you get bumped up to Hilton Gold status, which earns free breakfast and a 25% points bonus on Hilton stays.

And any year in which you spend $1,000 at Hilton hotels, you will get 10,000 more Hilton points.

After meeting the minimum spending requirement, you’ll have at least 79,000 Hilton points (more if you use the card’s category bonuses discussed below.) Eighty thousand points are enough for 20 free nights in a Hilton Category 1 hotel10 free nights in Category 2 Hiltons, or 5 free nights in Category 3 Hiltons. I stayed at an awesome DoubleTree in Kuala Lumpur that was a Category 2 Hilton.

The last big benefit of the card is that it has no annual fee. Very few rewards cards with no annual fee offer so much.

Sign Up Bonus

The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card has a sign up bonus of 75,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 in three months on the card.

 

Perks

The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card comes with Silver Status and the chance to earn Gold Status with four paid Hilton stays in the first 90 days.

Spending

There are category bonuses for Hilton stays, supermarkets, drugstores, and gas stations though none of them impress me much.

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  • Earn 6 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent at any participating hotel within the Hilton HHonors portfolio.*
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on purchases at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations.*
  • Earn 2 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on all other purchases.*

Plus you get 10,000 bonus points any year in which you spend $1,000 or more at Hilton hotels.

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Annual Fee and Foreign Transaction Fee

The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card has no annual fee ever. For a card that gives you ongoing status, that’s unbeatable.

The card does charge a 3% foreign transaction fee, so never use it abroad.

Full Offer

The “regular” Hilton card is not for everyone. It should not be the card onto which you put all your spending. It shouldn’t be the card you get for the biggest sign up bonus.

It is ideal for folks who want a no-annual-fee card that rewards their loyalty to Hilton.

  • Limited Time: Earn 75,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • Earn 6 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent at any participating hotel within the Hilton Portfolio.*
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on purchases at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations.*
  • Earn 2 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on all other purchases.*
  • Enjoy the benefits of HHonors Silver status as long as you are a cardmember*
  • No annual fee.*

Application Link: Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card

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25 COMMENTS

  1. Citi closed my Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature Card recently. They said it was due to inactivity (true). Do I need to wait 18 months to apply again?

    • According to the terms and conditions, yes: “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.”

  2. I just closed my Hilton Visa signature in the last couple of weeks. Would I be able to reapply and get the bonus miles after spending the minimum? Also, my husband has this card already. Would they issue him another and give him the bonus points? Thank you!

    • No and no: “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.”

  3. Just spoke with the customer service and they are saying the term is 18 months open\close for any Citi credit cards not just Citi Hilton HHonors Visa.

    Scott- Can you confirm this?

  4. Last week, I made the mistake of applying for (and getting) this card instead of the Reserve. I’m planning a Feb trip to Hawaii, and I’m uncertain as to what I should do – call Citi and see if they will revert the Visa Signature to the Reserve, so I can get the weekend certificates OR keep this card, ask them to match to the 75,000 instead, AND see if I can either 1. get the Reserve after 8 days/this week or 2. just wait another 90 days for my next round? With 50,000-75,000 points, I can get one Hilton room in Hawaii in Feb (no low categories there!), so it’s not a terrible deal – I just made a rookie mistake not double-checking my application links! Any advice?

    • I can’t imagine they’ll switch the card and give you the Reserve’s bonus, so just get the Reserve in the future.

  5. I just had applied for card on June 28. I just called and asked them to honor the 75K since I had just ordered the 50K. Operator talked to supervisor and gave me 20K. I gladly took it because it could have been 0 extra!

  6. Called Citi three times and spoke with three supervisors-no luck in matching to 75K (applied for the card last month). Two of those people said that the offer had to be targeted with your name on it; one said they never matched anything. Kind of pissed at Citi.

  7. I just received this card yesterday and activated it today. I called citi and the first CSR I spoke with said the 75K offer is “not a legitimate citi offer.” So I called a second time and the CSR took my request for the 75k offer and said I would receive a letter in about 10 days with their decision. She said it is okay to start spending on it before I receive their decision. We’ll see what happens!

  8. Hm, so based on the T&C “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.”, if I have a Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card that was opened in Dec 2013 (and is still open), in theory I should be eligible for the current promo if I sign up a second account?

    • Technically yes by that wording you are eligible. I wouldn’t be surprised if that were just poor wording though, and they meant to say “opened, closed, or open in the past 18 months.” If you apply, let us know the results.

  9. I have followed you for about a year now. Using your advice I used my BA miles on AA, to fly from las Vegas to Kauii for a discont. I used my AA miles to fly to Honolulu and back to Las Vegas. I used my Hilton miles to stay in Honolulu. I had gold status from the Am Express offer you recomended. They immediateley upgraded our room to a 2 room suite. Booked for 5 nights, fifth night free. 120,000 miles for 5 nights, free. Thanks for your guidance. Would I be eligble foe the Hilton Visa signature card since I allready have the Hilton Am express card and the Citi Hilkton Reserve card?

  10. Hi Scott, two quick questions:

    Do you have any idea of what credit score range you’d need to have in order to be approved for this card (“excellent”, “good”, “fair”, “poor”)? I want to get it because I’m loyal to Hilton but I don’t want to be rejected to prevent any further dings to my credit score.

    Also, who do they report to, Equifax, TransUnion or Experian?

    Thanks!

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