10-06-2012 11:12 PM
i got preapporval for this card i have a daimond hilton card which is why i think they sent me the preapporval does anyone have this card are the benefits good
10-06-2012 11:30 PM - edited 10-07-2012 11:33 AM
There are two cards, Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature and Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve. Signature has no AF. Reserve carries a $95 AF and somewhat better rewards. Whether either of them are useful to you depends on the extent of your patronage of Hilton Hotels. I have the Signature card and am quite pleased with it.
You can read about both of them here:
10-07-2012 05:21 AM
10-07-2012 08:39 AM
I have 2 of the Citi HHH Siggy cards and the Reserve card. The reserve card gets you 2 free weekend nights after you spend $2500 in 4 months and continuous gold status as long as you have the card (and 2 free stays on the anniversary of the card after a spending threshold but I can't remember what that is). The Citi HHH Siggy cards I honestly got for the sign-up bonuses but you do get points for every dollar you spend:
6 HHonors Bonus Points per $1
spent on hotel stays within Hilton Worldwide portfolio
3 HHonors Bonus Points per $1
spent at supermarkets, drugstores & gas stations
2 HHonors Bonus Points per $1
spent on all other purchases2
copy and pasted that because I couldn't remember and there is no annual fee. You do earn more points with the Amex Surpass though (but here's an annual free).
10-11-2012 01:34 PM
OP: Just remember that HHonors points are not worth as much as a Chase Ultimate Rewards or Citibank ThankYou point. Seeing point/$ ratios in the previous post can be a little misleading. Don't get me wrong the HHonors points themselves are great, IF you're going to keep them with Hilton and not try to do anything else with them.
10-11-2012 05:13 PM
I just got a email with a offer to apply for the Amex Hilton hhonors credit card.
Is that offer a pre approval or just a random offer?
The Amex based emails are for Honors or Surpass AMEX cards. I get those b/c I stay at Hiltons often and I am in the hotels HH club. My utilization should be down new 1% in a few more days, then I'll putt for the AMEX Surpass card. I also got an AMEX back date to 98 through my business cards so my hope is that when I app for the AMEX surpass my overall AAoA will skyrocket helping my Fico to rise as well. Looking to app for the Citic Honors reserve after I see the effects of the backdaing. I got a mail pre-approval for that card last month. Just wanted to get my personal FICO score built as high as possible before apping for the Citi Reserve version.