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This thread is a continuation of: Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card (2012 - 2015)

5/1/16 working link: https://www.citi.com/credit-cards/cr...s-reserve-card


- Earn two weekend night certificates - at select hotels and resorts - after making $2,500 in purchases.
excluded properties: https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/Proces...tingproperties

- Enjoy Hilton HHonors Gold Status as long as you are a Citi Hilton Reserve cardmember

- Annual Fee: $95,
not waived


From the app page:
"Weekend Night Certificates offer is not available if you have had any Citi®Hilton HHonorsTM card opened or closed in the past 24 months"."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 24 months." (Language change to "any" dates back to August 2016.)


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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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Can the free weekend certs be redeemed online?
No, you have to call the HHonors department to book them. Even regular Hilton reservations cannot book them, although they can transfer you to the right department.


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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).all 50k card offers without 18 month language dead as of 7/5/15

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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 Jan 4, 16, 10:27 am   #1
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Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card

What's the verdict on churning this card? The links on the wiki above don't work and the card page on Citi's website says the bonus is only valid for new members.

If I had gotten the bonus earlier this year, will I never get it again? Should I cancel my card now or does it not matter?
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What's the verdict on churning this card? The links on the wiki above don't work and the card page on Citi's website says the bonus is only valid for new members.

If I had gotten the bonus earlier this year, will I never get it again? Should I cancel my card now or does it not matter?
This card has the 18+ month language, so you can get another one after that time has passed. Keep in mind it's usually 18 months from opening OR closing the card.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 5:11 am   #3
  
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$100 cr

Which link do I use to apply nd get the $100 hilton cr
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Old Jan 5, 16, 5:25 am   #4
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This card has the 18+ month language, so you can get another one after that time has passed. Keep in mind it's usually 18 months from opening OR closing the card.
Is the 18m+ term universal to all Hilton Reserve app links, or do I have to use a particular landing page?
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Is the 18m+ term universal to all Hilton Reserve app links, or do I have to use a particular landing page?
AFAIK there aren't any Citi apps right now that don't have the 18 month language. Maybe the Executive card right now, but certainly none of the HHonors apps. ALWAYS read the fine print.
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AFAIK there aren't any Citi apps right now that don't have the 18 month language. Maybe the Executive card right now, but certainly none of the HHonors apps. ALWAYS read the fine print.
When looking at the Reserve card on Citi's website in a Chrome incognito window, I don't see anywhere with an 18m language. The first thing the fine prints say is:

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This offer is only valid for new accounts. You must be at least 18 years of age. If you are married, you may apply for a separate account. Citibank, N.A. ("we" or "us") is the issuer of your account.
The same can be said for the few other Citi cards I looked at (AA, Prestige, etc).
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Old Jan 5, 16, 3:32 pm   #7
  
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When looking at the Reserve card on Citi's website in a Chrome incognito window, I don't see anywhere with an 18m language. The first thing the fine prints say is:



The same can be said for the few other Citi cards I looked at (AA, Prestige, etc).
The 18 month language is either in the Rewards tab or the Additional Information tab, depending on the card.
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Just a quick note that the wiki link for 2 free weekend nights + $100 statement credit still appears to be working.

I was a bit nervous about applying since there was no language about the bonus on the application screen, but I received a paper confirmation letter confirming the statement credit and free nights shortly after approval.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 5:36 pm   #9
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Ahh... I see it now for the Reserve card. Not sure what happened before.
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The 18 month language is either in the Rewards tab or the Additional Information tab, depending on the card.
Actually, if you'll just open the application page, you'll see what you're looking for right away.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 10:42 pm   #11
  
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which links? I click all links but get error 404 msgs

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Just a quick note that the wiki link for 2 free weekend nights + $100 statement credit still appears to be working.

I was a bit nervous about applying since there was no language about the bonus on the application screen, but I received a paper confirmation letter confirming the statement credit and free nights shortly after approval.
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which links? I click all links but get error 404 msgs
Yeah, the final working link with $100 stmt. credit must have just gone down.
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Any current working links for the card with the $100 statement credit?
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Any current working links for the card with the $100 statement credit?
The links in the Wiki are the only links we have.
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Old Jan 9, 16, 9:55 am   #15
  
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Just received my Certificate but AF waived?

Got an email this morning that my weekend certificate, from doing the $10K in spend that I completed a couple of months ago, is now available for use. The strange thing is that my AF apparently posted to my statement on Dec 3rd without my noticing it. I haven't paid it, and didn't have a positive credit balance to cover it, but my Jan statement shows "Last Statement Balance $0.00" and "Current Balance: $0:00" next payment due "$0.00".

Not that I'm complaining mind you...
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