Last Chance for Citi Hilton Co-Brand Credit Cards

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UPDATE: The Citi Hilton cards are no longer open for applications, for the latest on Hilton's co-brand cards, we’ve covered all the changes in detail, along with earn rates and benefits for the new cards.

We reported earlier this week that Hilton was going with American Express as its main card issuer as of January 1, 2018. Shortly after the announcement, it seems that the links for Citi Hilton co-brand credit cards cannot be accessed from some browsers, but it works in others. At the Chrome appears to be the worst affected, although some links are also dead in other browsers. Whether this is a prelude to Citi stopping new applications altogether or a technical glitch remains unclear. However, some links still work, so there is enough time to earn those signup bonuses.

Given that we no longer see Citi cards listed on Hilton's website it sounds like the end is near.

Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature Card

If you have not had a Citi Hilton card in the last 24 months, you can get a 50,000-points signup bonus after spending $1,000 in the first 4 months.

If you have had a Citi Hilton Card in the last 24 months, you will have to apply via the link below, which has a slightly less generous signup bonus of 40,000 points.

Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card

If instead of points you're interested in free nights, this is the way to go. This card gives you 2 free weekend nights after spending $2,500 in the first 4 months of membership. If you've opened or closed a Citi Hilton co-brand card in the past 24 months, you're ineligible for the free night certificate bonus.

Our Take

The Citi Hilton co-brand cards are clearly on life support. While there has been no official announcement from Citi that applications are no longer available, it looks as though they may not want any new cardmembers. If you are going to try and apply for one of these cards, you will probably have to try multiple browsers until you find one that works for you. So, you can still apply for the card, it will take some patience.

Source: Frequent Miler

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Comments

  • If Citi cards are issued now. What happens at the of the year?

  • Thank you for a totally helpful post!

  • I have had a Citi Hilton credit card sitting in my drawer for over 24 months. I will not be applying for another one. I am saving my applications because of the Chase 5/24 rule.

    • Make sure you use that sock drawer card soon, even for $1 added to your amazon balance, or something; if you have no activity for an extended period of time, Citi will close the account due to non-use.

  • are they still giving the free night with 10k spend on the old cards?

  • Thanks for the link.

  • I know for some people the sign up bonuses are king, but for me I’m more interested in long term earning, and unfortunately for that this card has no future. Anyone who is after the sign up bonus should not delay applying as I’m sure it will not be possible for too much longer.

  • Thank you for the heads up on this.

  • Jacqueline parsons says:

    Thanks for the heads up, just applied! 😄

  • I don’t have an immediate need for Hilton points but the fact that the Citi Hilton cards are going to be history soon makes this one last opportunity very tempting.
    Arrrg…decisions decisions…

  • Thanks, this link works for me.

  • Binita Patel says:

    Good time to get the Citi Hilton cards!

  • Still under 5/24 and working on some min spend, so haven’t hit these cards yet. Will have to see if they are still around when I get to the point that I want to try for them, or just move on to other ones.

  • Good time to pick up some easy Hilton points especially since they’ll definitely disappear soon

  • Thanks for the update.

  • Karen Klein says:

    Thank you SO much for the working link! This is so very tempting!!! Oh to get a Citi card! That’s a HUGE draw back to me. They gave me such a hard time canceling last time. If they do not cancel everyone automatically and instead give everyone a new card with themselves, etc….it could mean another half a year of calling them and arguing about getting my card canceled :o( Anyone know what Citi “normally” does with this type of situation?

    • Bill from Maine says:

      I have always cancelled my Citi accounts by logging into my account and sending a secure message. Just say “I want to cancel my Citi HH card ending in #### effective immediately.” Works every time. No calls and the card is usually cancelled within a few hours. Why argue when it can be this easy?

  • Get it while you can people! It’s a good opportunity to score 2 free nights.

  • Based on the speed of their elimination from Citi and Hilton’s websites, and other links no longer working to these cards, I’m hesitant to sign up and count on actually getting the points or even the cards themselves for that matter.

  • I’ve been thinking about this for a bit now, I mostly do airlines points. Might have to add a few hotel cards in the near future, thanks for update!

  • Pretty meager sign-up bonus …

  • this sure doesn’t seem like a smooth transition 🙂

  • Perfect to add a few more points to my account!

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