Posted by William Charles on June 24, 2016
Credit Card Offers

Published on June 24th, 2016 | by William Charles

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Citi Hilton Reserve Two Free Nights + $100 Statement Credit + $95 Annual Fee

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Receive a sign up bonus of two weekend nights at properties within the Hilton portfolio when you make $2,500 or more in purchases within the first 4 months after account opening on the Citi Reserve Card. You’ll also earn a $100 statement credit after spending $100 or more on your first hotel stay in the Hilton Portfolio within the first 6 months of account opening.

citi hilton reserve

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95 is not waived
  • Gold status as long as your a card member, upgraded to Diamond if you spend $40,000 or more in purchases each calendar year
  • Receive an anniversary bonus of one weekend night when you spend $10,000 or more each card member year
  • No foreign transaction fee (comes with EMV chip + signature)
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 10x points on stays within the Hilton Portfolio
    • 5x points on airline and car rental purchases
    • 3x points on all other purchases
  • Cannot get this offer if you’ve had the card opened or closed in the past 24 months

Our Verdict

We last saw this offer back in April of last year, the standard offer is the same but without the $100 statement credit. Obviously the free weekend nights get the most value if you book expensive Hilton properties that aren’t good value on points. There is also a bonus of 50,000 bonus + $50 statement credit, although this has gone to 75,000 points recently so this offer is only worth it if you value Hilton points at under 0.2¢ each in which case the rest of the bonus is basically worthless as well so I wouldn’t bother.

If a Hilton near you sells gift cards, this should trigger the $100 credit, but purchasing them online won’t work from what I understand.

Hat tip to skcgt on /r/churning



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Daniel
Daniel

There used to be a way to get the credit through online. You can verify the info on Flyertalk as well.

Go and book a hyatt property that requires deposit of more than $100. I forgot the name, but there’s a property in Vegas that requires deposit but fully refundable. There are other properties like that as well. I think certain types of Hilton properties require deposit but I forgot which one it was.
You’ll get $100 refund, then you just cancel it after. They don’t claw back the $100 as far as I remember. Obviously, you want to book for a date that’s pretty far out to give time for refund to post in your account.
Anyways, YMMV. This trick worked a few years ago. I don’t know if it still works.

NinjaX
NinjaX

Dont think its really necessary to say “+ $95 Annual Fee”, but I see what youre doing. Otherwise, will all your CC posts always have “+ XXX Annual Fee”? So far, they dont. Just saying.

Jonathan
Jonathan

I think it’s easier to see and understand “annual fee not waived

SgFm
SgFm

Is it possible to churn this card?

jp
jp

your statement says “earn a $100 statement credit after spending $100 or more….within the first 3 months”, but the screen shot show “SIX months”.

ag
ag

While the splash page for the offer is still public it looks like the apply now link after following this offer is dead 🙁

Walt
Walt

A system error has caused a delay in processing your application.

This is what I saw after clicking apply.

Please remove citi hilton reserve $100 statement credit offer

dan
dan

about the $100 stmt credit, any folks know if dining in a hilton hotel without a stay will count?

Ryan
Ryan

Not sure where else to post, but after Amex announcement this morning, direct application links for this card have been removed.

Tad
Tad

Link’s dead. Anybody got a working one?

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