March 14th, 2011

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As many of you remember, a couple weeks ago we all had some fun taking advantage of a silly social media promotion that was sponsored by a Hampton Inn in Massachusetts.

Within a couple hours and after thousands of people texted in, the hotel ended up deleting their email account, shutting down their phone line, and sending out crazy emails from Yahoo accounts trying to get everything under control. This hotel grossly underestimated the power of social media and how quickly word spreads – especially within the points/frequent flyer community.

While the hotel immediately went into crisis mode and shut off communication, I knew that Hilton would make good for those who legitimately signed up for the promotion and received texts stating they’d get 10,000 points. It took a couple weeks and some emails with Hilton corporate customer service, but I am now officially 10,000 Hilton points richer and I know a bunch of TPG readers are as well. 🙂

Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card

This card is one of several solid options for Hilton guests, and it offers some outstanding benefits like no annual fee, complimentary HHonors Silver status and getting the fifth night free on award redemptions. This card also lets you upgrade to HHonors Gold status when you $20,000 on the card in a calendar year or complete four eligible stays within the first 90 days of account opening.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening*
  • Earn 6 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent at any participating hotel within the Hilton Portfolio.*
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on purchases at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations.*
  • Earn 2 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on all other purchases.*
  • Enjoy the benefits of HHonors Silver status as long as you are a cardmember*
  • No annual fee.*
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
15.74% - 19.74%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
None
Balance Transfer Fee
3.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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