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The 75,000 point Hilton HHonors Visa offer with no fee is back

by on Mon October 3, 2016 • 2 Comments
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Update: This deal has expired as of November 30, 2016.

Citi is back with the biggest point offer it makes available for the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card.

For a limited time, it’s now up to 75,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

This is the highest we typically see for this card, and was last seen in August. It’s well above the second highest offer we have seen for 60,000 points after $1,000 in purchases within 4 months.

The Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature has no annual fee and earns 6 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within Hilton Portfolio, 3 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent at supermarkets, drugstores & gas stations, and  2 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on other purchases.

Is this a good deal?

We tend to value Hilton HHonors points at just under a half a cent each. So a 75,000 point bonus could be worth about $375 in Hilton stays depending on how you use the points.

That’s a bit more than the 60,000 point offer which we value at around $300.

Note that Citi has inserted the following language in the requirements for the offer: “Hilton HHonors Bonus Points are not available if you have had any Citi®Hilton HHonorsTMcard opened or closed in the past 24 months,” so you can’t take part if you held this or any other Citi HHonors card in the past 24 months.

What do you get for 75,000 points?

You can use the points at most Hilton HHonors affiliated hotels, which include Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

Looking at prices on the date of this post, 75,000 HHonors points gets you…

Almost a free night at the $499 a night Waldorf Astoria in Key West

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A free night at the Hampton Inn near Times Square, saving over $300hiltongardeninntimes

Almost two nights at the Doubletree in San Diego

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3 nights at the luxurious Conrad in Bali for $300 using cash and points, compared to over $700 without points

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Earn 385,000 HHonors points?

This might be the best time in recent memory to rack up HHonors points quickly.

hhonorsamex170There’s also a record high 75,000 point offer for the no annual fee Hilton HHonors American Express, which earns points from everyday spending more quickly than the Citi Hilton HHonors card, but there’s nothing preventing you from holding both cards and getting both bonuses.

There’s another great offer for 100,000 points via the HHonors Surpass from American Express that’s available at the time of this post with a $75 annual fee and instant HHonors Gold VIP status.

And the Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard from Bank of America can earn you 90,000 miles that you can transfer into Hilton at a 1:1.5 rate, which nets you 135,000 HHonors points.

So across the four offers you could earn 385,000 HHonors points in a matter of months if you meet the minimum spending requirements for each offer.

Or, you could work Citi ThankYou cards in the mix like the Citi ThankYou Premier, which earn points you can transfer at a 1:1.5 rate, so that every 10,000 points earns you 15,000 HHonors points.

385,000 points is enough for 3 nights at the $400+ per night Grand Wailea in Maui and more.

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What about the 2 free night offer?

There’s also a 2 free weekend night offer for the Citi HHonors Reserve card that’s been around for a while.

2 nights at a really nice Hilton could be worth 150,000 points or more, so in terms of total dollar value it’s still the biggest HHonors introductory offer out there.

But it’s a deal that seems to stay pretty consistent over time.

We’d focus on this 75,000 point HHonors Visa and either one of the HHonors Amex offers right now.

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