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Update: This offer for the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card is expired. You can find the current offer details here.
For the past several weeks, Citi has been offering increased sign-up bonuses on the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card and Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®. I’ve just received word that these offers are expected to change in two weeks.
So if you’ve been considering applying for either or both of these cards, I’d recommend doing so soon. Keep in mind these offers ending coincides with Citi changing the rules on applications for many of their cards.
Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card offer details
Hilton’s no annual fee Citi product, the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, is offering an increased limited time sign-up bonus. The offer is for 75,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening.
This is a fantastic sign-up bonus for a no annual fee credit card. Keep in mind that keeping credit cards long term can greatly help your credit score, and a no annual fee credit card is the best way to accomplish that.
It’s also worth considering the premium version of this card, which is the Citi Hilton Reserve Card. While it has a $95 annual fee, it is better in just about every way, including:
- HHonors Gold status for as long as you have the card (which gets you free breakfast/club lounge access and more)
- HHonors Diamond status when you spend $40,000 on the card in a year
- A sign-up bonus of two free weekend nights at any property in the world (potentially worth up to 190,000 HHonors points)
- An anniversary free weekend night bonus for any year in which you spend $10,000 on the card
Regardless, if you don’t have one card or the other, it’s probably worth signing up for one of the cards before Citi changes the rules on their applications in the next couple of weeks.
For more on either of these offers, see this post.
Citi AAdvantage Executive Card offer details
The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card has been offering a limited time increased sign-up bonus of 60,000 AAdvantage miles upon completing minimum spend. This is 10,000 more miles than the previous bonus of 50,000 AAdvantage miles.
Through this offer you can earn the 60,000 mile bonus after spending $5,000 within three months. Personally I value American miles at ~1.5 cents each, so to me the 60,000 miles are worth ~$900.
The card does have a $450 annual fee, though I’d argue it also has the single most generous lounge access perk of any credit card out there.
Specifically, those with the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card receive an Admirals Club membership. But it gets much, much better than that. You can add 10 additional cardmembers to the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card at no additional cost, and they receive Admirals Club access as well, with each allowed to take two guests per visit.
With the Citi Prestige® Card no longer coming with Admirals Club access as of July 23, 2017, this card is even more interesting than in the past.
For more on this offer, see this post.
If you’ve been eying the increased sign-up bonuses on the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card and Citi AAdvantage Executive Card, I’d highly recommend applying in the next couple of weeks. Also keep in mind that the rules for Citi credit card applications is changing in less than two weeks, which is all the more reason to sign up now.
Typically you can apply for two Citi cards at least eight days apart, as long as you’re not applying for more than two Citi cards over a 65 day period. So if you wanted to you could still take advantage of both of these offers.
Do you plan on picking up either of these cards before the offers change?