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There is a version of the card that gives $100 statement credit for a Hilton stay in first 3 months. Now working: http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc...3345FA5C59BCBE
$100 credit still working

Also working is:
http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc...lt.htm?BT_TX=1


Currently (12/11/14) the above links are being "redirected" to an app on the official Citi website. Be careful about using this link. It has the following, both on "additional information", and on the app page:

"Weekend Night Certificates offer is not available if you have had a Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card account that was opened or closed in the past 18 months."

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When will I receive my free nights?
Some datapoints indicate that the certificates are emailed ~7 days after the statement in which the spend is met, but others datapoints indicate that it may take 1-2 additional statement cycles before they're actually sent.

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How long do I have to use the free nights?
The certificates expire 12 months from the date that they're emailed to you. Your stay must be completed on or before this expiration date.

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Do I need to print the certificates and take them with me?
Yes. Some people say they haven't been asked for them, but it's much better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them.


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so the 2-browser trick is dead. can we still apply two HH Reserve card every 65 days, with same HH #, and get four certificates?
Several people have reported successfully churning this card, and receiving the certificates for both cards. Closing one card before applying for another doesn't appear to be required.

You can still get as many as you want of the Citi Hilton 50k cards (except that CITI only allows two cards of any type every 60-65 days).

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Can you get the anniversary free night bonus without paying the annual fee, or do you get the free night bonus only if you hit $10,000 in charges AND renew?
This seems to be YMMV. Some people have reported not getting it until well after their AF payment is due, while others have reported getting it in time to cancel and have their AF refunded. More data points on this are needed.

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Terms and conditions for the free nights
Friday, Saturday & Sunday night, and I don't think there are any blackout nights (beyond the normal HHonors program rules). Here is the description from the Cert as well as the T&C's:

Description: You've received this reward certificate because you've met the purchase requirements with your Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card. This reward is valid for one complimentary weekend night for a standard room at participating hotels worldwide, subject to availability. This reward is not valid at All-Inclusive or Distinctive properties and cannot be combined with the 5th Night Free benefit or other promotions. Please visit HHonors.com/weekendcertificate to see a list of excluded properties.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
As with any HHonors Reward, this Reward Certificate is subject to all HHonors Terms & Conditions on participation, use, and redemption, posted at http://hhonors1.hilton.com/en_US/hh/terms.do. The hotel stay received with this Hotel Reward Certificate shall be treated as a Hotel Reward Stay, as defined in the Terms & Conditions, except Points & Money, Premium Room and Room Upgrade Rewards cannot be used with this Certificate.

HOTEL REWARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Reward Certificate is not transferable after issued and may be redeemed only by the individual named thereon, consistent with HHonors Terms & Conditions. If a person other than the individual named on the Reward Certificate attempts to redeem it, the Certificate will be deemed void and accommodations will be denied.
2. Reward Certificate may not be sold, auctioned, bartered, brokered or purchased except with the express written consent of Hilton HHonors. Any Reward Certificate obtained in this manner by any person or entity will be considered to be fraudulently obtained and will be deemed void if transferred for cash or other consideration. Altered Reward Certificates are void and will not be honored.
3. Reward Certificate may not be combined with other certificates, discounts, packages or promotional offers, or Hotel Reward stays beyond Standard Room Rewards, unless otherwise specified in writing by Hilton HHonors.
4. Reward Certificate cannot be redeemed for cash, prizes or credit. Reward Certificate is not exchangeable.
5. Reward Certificate will not be replaced, reissued or credited if lost, stolen or otherwise destroyed.
6. Reward Certificate is void if copied, prohibited or restricted by law.
7. HHonors members will not earn points or miles for Hotel Reward stays, unless otherwise stated on the Reward Certificate.
8. Reward Certificate expires on the date noted on the face of the Reward Certificate.
9. Reward Certificate must be redeemed in strict accordance with the procedures specified on the certificate.
10. For the purpose of Certificate redemption, a weekend night is defined as a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night, unless specified otherwise on the Reward Certificate.
11. Reward Certificate applies to the room rate and tax of one standard room at a participating hotel and as further provided on the Certificate. A "Standard room" is as defined by the hotel. Any tax liability incurred in connection with the receipt and/or use of this Certificate, including, but not limited to, local or city occupancy taxes, or individual income tax is the sole responsibility of the user. Incidental charges are the responsibility of the user.
12. Reward Certificate usage is limited to Double Occupancy. Additional occupants, age 19 and above, are subject to the standard extra person charges.
13. Reward Certificate reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. Some hotels may require a deposit in lieu of a credit card guarantee. Deposits cannot be waived for Reward Certificate reservations. Reward Certificate reservations that are cancelled outside of the time frame set by the hotel's individual cancellation policy will be charged one night's room and tax at the hotel's minimum rate for that date.
14. Reward Certificate is valid for the number of nights noted under the description on the face of the Certificate. If the Certificate is valid for more than one night, all nights must be used and the Certificate redeemed for a single stay that includes up to all Certificate nights. The Certificate cannot be broken down and/or redeemed for more than one stay. Any unused nights will be forfeited and will not be replaced or credited.
15. No credit or substitutions will be given for any Reward Certificate including those that are only partially used.
16. Promotional Rewards are for Standard Rooms only.
17. Hotel stays resulting from Reward Certificate are non-commissionable to travel agents.
18. Recipients of Reward Certificate may be required to sign a release of liability and a statement permitting the use of their name and/or photo for promotional purposes without additional compensation.

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Old Aug 31, 12, 1:00 pm   #91
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What if you already have the other citi hilton card?
Wife got approved for Hilton Reserve card. She already has the no annual fee Hilton card. Just make sure you do not have max credit w/Citi.
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Old Sep 21, 12, 2:14 pm   #92
 
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Certificates received in the email

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Applied using two browser approach for the new HHonors Reserve card and the regular HHonors Visa Signature card and got instant approvals for both. Credit limit on the Reserve card is 50% higher than the Visa Signature card.

Just checked Equifax and only 1 credit inquiry.
The two one-night weekend certificates have been received today, 9/21/12.
To re-cap:
applied and instant approval 7/26;
card received ~8/6;
$2500 spend met at statement close on 9/5;
certificates received 9/21;
expiration date: 9/21/2013.

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Old Sep 21, 12, 3:25 pm   #93
 
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@Geclub. Can you try booking the AW in Maui? Would love to hear success/failure on that before dipping to Citi from AMEX surpass.
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Old Sep 21, 12, 3:28 pm   #94
 
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@Geclub. Can you try booking the AW in Maui? Would love to hear success/failure on that before dipping to Citi from AMEX surpass.
Seems to be the big question -- I think you means "WA," though -- the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf-Astoria.
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Old Sep 28, 12, 3:25 am   #95
 
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Was wondering if anyone is getting this msg when trying to add the credit card to an existing citi online profile.

The account number you've entered can't be linked to this Account Online User ID at this time. Please register this account using a separate User ID. To do this, you'll need to sign off, return to the home page and select Register.
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Old Sep 28, 12, 12:44 pm   #96
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Was wondering if anyone is getting this msg when trying to add the credit card to an existing citi online profile.

The account number you've entered can't be linked to this Account Online User ID at this time. Please register this account using a separate User ID. To do this, you'll need to sign off, return to the home page and select Register.
The consensus seems to be that people are unable to add the account to an existing Citi Account Online profile that has been set up for credit cards only; however people have been able to add it to banking profiles.
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Old Sep 28, 12, 8:19 pm   #97
 
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I added mine to my citi account online and I only have credit cards, no checking.
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Old Sep 28, 12, 9:33 pm   #98
 
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For the same fee, ritz carlton is a better deal
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Old Sep 28, 12, 9:36 pm   #99
 
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If your existing Citi CC profile is just AA cards, you can't add the HH to it.
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Old Sep 30, 12, 1:17 pm   #100
 
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@Geclub. Can you try booking the AW in Maui? Would love to hear success/failure on that before dipping to Citi from AMEX surpass.
One should be able to.

From the terms and conditions:

"Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts that do not offer standard rooms are excluded."

https://www.accountonline.com/ACQ/Di...F_CODE=&AAPID=

The Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, offers standard room rewards at 80k per night.

Even if you couldn't book it, the two free nights are worth 100,000 at a category 7 property, which is much better than the sign up bonus Surpass offers.
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Old Sep 30, 12, 1:24 pm   #101
 
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For the same fee, ritz carlton is a better deal
The Chase Ritz Carlton card has a $395 fee versus $95 for the Citi Hilton.

Am I missing something?
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Old Oct 3, 12, 4:29 am   #102
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The two one-night weekend certificates have been received today, 9/21/12.
To re-cap:
applied and instant approval 7/26;
card received ~8/6;
$2500 spend met at statement close on 9/5;
certificates received 9/21;
expiration date: 9/21/2013.
You received the certificate by email, correct?
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Old Oct 3, 12, 10:44 am   #103
 
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You received the certificate by email, correct?
Correct.
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Old Oct 6, 12, 1:01 pm   #104
 
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I received my certs -- 3 weeks after statement close. Called citi to ask them to expedite. Not sure it mattered.

And I can confirm I was able to use them at Grand Wailea. I actually used them to rebook an existing weekend points reservation there, so the certs enabled me to recredit 160,000 points. Definitely one of the best credit card signups I have had.
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Old Oct 6, 12, 4:09 pm   #105
 
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I received my certain a week after my statement close.
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