Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Citi® Hilton HHonorsTM Visa Signature® Card - no annual fee.
For the last few months you’ve been able to get in on an extra-large 80,000 points from the Hilton HHonors Surpass American Express.
That deal is now expired.
The card is now back to its more typical 60,000 point deal which you can earn after spending $3,000 on the card within the first 3 months of cardmembership. There is a $75 annual fee.
Since the bigger deal comes and goes you’re probably best holding off on this particular card if the bonus is of interest.
A better deal for Gold VIP status
If you’re simply after the Gold VIP status the card provides, consider the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card, which comes with a bonus of 2 weekend nights good at nearly any Hilton, which depending on the hotels you choose, could be worth 2x the 80,000 point bonus.
For example, in New York the DoubleTree Suites can cost 80,000 points for a single weekend night, or 160,000 points for 2 nights.
Consider a Virgin Atlantic Card for the most points
If you already have that card, the single biggest way to earn HHonors points upfront is to apply for the Virgin Atlantic MasterCard from Bank of America.
Every 2 Virgin Atlantic points can be converted into 3 HHonors points, and the card is currently offering up to 90,000 points over the course of a year.
That means you can earn up to 135,000 HHonors points via the bonus thanks to the 2:3 conversion rate.
You can earn 70,000 Virgin Atlantic points by spending $12,000 on the card within 6 months (which works out to a rate of $2,000 a month). Then you get another 15,000 points for keeping the card a full year. And you can also get another 5,000 points for adding an authorized user.
There is a $90 annual fee for the card.
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