In the ongoing battle over signup bonuses, the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card is raising the stakes. In addition to two free weekend night certificates after meeting a minimum spend of $2,500, Citi is now throwing in a $100 statement credit after spending just $100.
Basically, they’re paying users with hotel nights AND cash just to get the card.
Cardholders also receive free Hilton Gold status, which in some ways is nearly as valuable as the highest Diamond status. All Gold members receive free breakfast and internet, as well as room upgrades and Club Lounge access based on availability.
The annual fee of $95 a year is not waived for the first year, but it’s effectively paid for with the free statement credit. Then, you get two free weekend nights at most Hilton properties worldwide, including plenty of four and five-star properties that would normally be cost-prohibitive for most of us.
This is a strong offer! I have this card myself and used my own two free nights at the Conrad Hong Kong, a great property where rates are regularly $300/night or more.
The card will still be available later, but the offer for the $100 statement credit ends tonight.