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Why We Turned Citi ThankYou Points Into Hilton Honors Points

Remember that time I transferred Amex Membership Reward points to Delta SkyMiles? A couple years ago I would have taken odds against me ever doing that since SkyMiles wasn’t generally thought to be a great frequent flyer program, and I had more lofty goals for my Membership Reward points than transferring to Delta for an economy domestic saver award. But, it made financial sense at the time, and I don’t regret it one bit. Now I am in the same situation with Citi…

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Historic Hotel del Coronado Now Bookable with Hilton Honors Points

There are some iconic hotels around the world that historically haven’t really needed affiliation with a major loyalty program in order to attract enough attention, but now that the major hotel loyalty programs have been creating ‘speciality’ portfolios, we have seen an increase in these iconic and previously pretty independent properties linking up with the major hotel points programs. Of course, this is great news for folks like you and me! One of these iconic hotels that most travelers could…

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Temporary Bonus: Transfer ThankYou Points to Hilton at 1:2 Ratio

One of the transfer partners of the Citi ThankYou program is Hilton Honors. Normally the transfer ratio is 1,000 Citi ThankYou points = 1,500 Hilton Honors points, but through September 20, 2017, the ratio is improved temporarily to a 1:2 ratio where 1,000 ThankYou points will become 2,000 Hilton Honors points! Even at a 1:2 ratio it isn’t going to always make sense to transfer from Citi to the Hilton program since Hilton points are generally only worth about a…

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Getting the Citi Hilton Cards Before They Go Away

Last week the news broke that after this year Citi will no longer issue or carry Hilton co-branded cards. Naturally, this will have a big impact on many who currently have those cards and their built-in benefits, as well as those who may not currently have a Citi Hilton card, but want to get one before they go away for good. There are currently two Citi issued Hilton cards, the Citi Hilton Reserve card with a $95 annual fee that has a…

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Big News: Citi Hilton Cards Going Away in 2018!

Big news in the co-branded credit card space this morning as American Express has won the right to be the exclusive issuer of Hilton cards beginning January 1, 2018. For years both Citi and Amex issued their own Hilton cards, with each offering one Hilton card with no annual fee and one with an annual fee, for a total of four personal Citi cards on the market. That’s sort of a lot of Hilton cards, though that is a great things…

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100,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus (Expired)

HILTON AMEX OFFERS REFERENCED BELOW ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE I’ll keep this short and sweet, but if you have been procrastinating on getting the temporarily increased Hilton Amex Card offers then know that today is the deadline. Even if Hilton isn’t your primary loyalty program, it can be very handy to have some Hilton points in your back pocket to use when you need them. Remember that via the offer ending today, the Surpass card not only awards more sign-up…

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Get Award Nights from Sign-Up Bonus!

HILTON AMEX OFFERS REFERENCED BELOW ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE! In just two days (on May 31, 2017), the increased Hilton Amex offers will drop back down to their regular levels, so this is the last chance, at least for now, to maximize those sign-up bonuses and get as many as 20+ award nights from just one sign-up bonus! Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express: 100,000 Hilton Honors points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months, $75 annual…

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Save on Hilton Stays With New Amex Offers!

Amex Offers are a great way to save money or earn extra points on purchases you make with your Amex cards. You never know when good Amex Offers will pop up on one of your Amex card accounts. The only sure-fire way to know exactly what offers are available to you is to log-in to your online Amex account and take a look (process outlined below), but to save you a little time I want to highlight a new Amex Offer that…

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Which Hilton Amex is Right for You?

HILTON AMEX OFFERS REFERENCED HERE ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. The days remaining on the temporarily increased Hilton Amex card offers are quickly ticking away as these offers are set to expire on May 31, 2017. Both the Hilton Honors Surpass Card and the no-annual-fee Hilton Honors Card are currently offering sign-up bonuses that are as large, or even larger, than any I have seen in the past. Even if Hilton isn’t your primary hotel loyalty program, these deals are still worth a…

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Get Hilton Gold Elite Status and 7,500 Bonus Points from Amex Platinum

One of the many benefits of the Amex Platinum cards is that they provide Hilton Gold elite status to cardholders, and actually even to additional cardholders. Hilton Gold status is a pretty solid elite status to have as in addition to getting bonus points and preferred rooms, it can even get you lounge access and free breakfast at some Hilton property types. Now the Amex Platinum cards such as The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN are not…

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