Free Hilton Gold Status with Visa Signature Card

by on June 9, 2011 · 28 comments

in Citi, Hilton

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Hilton is offering Gold status to Visa Signature cardholders. Simply register your card here and your account will automatically be updated to Gold Status and if you stay three times by August 31, 2011, they will extend that Gold status until March 2013. I think this is a great deal, especially since the Citi Hilton Visa Signature card has no annual fee and currently has a 40,000 point sign-up bonus when you spend $1,000 within the first four months (see more details below).

Hilton Gold status isn’t too shabby either, as far as mid-tier hotel status is concerned. Normally earned by either 16 stays*, 36 nights* or 60,000 Base points earned during any calendar year. Key benefits are:

- 25% point bonus on all Hilton stays
- Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access
- A property specific benefit; which depends by brand but can include room upgrades (including executive floors which come with lounge access and if an Executive Floor room isn’t available, you can choose to get breakfast instead) or 1,000/500 point amenities, bottles of water, snack items and more.

Also, if you already have Hilton status, Per Ben at One Mile at a Time, “For those that are already HHonors Gold or Diamond members, registering for the above offer will earn you 5,000 bonus Hilton HHonors points (which will post in 1-2 weeks).”

Hat tip to TPG reader David for sending me this while I was en route from Tokyo to New York!

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  • John

    You wrote the offer is for ” Citi Visa Signature cardholders”. This offer is for ANY Visa Signature cardholder.

  • The Points Guy

    Got it- I updated the post. Thanks!

  • Susan

    Is anyone else getting an error when trying to register? It accepts my Visa Signature card as verified, but when I enter my HHonors number and pin to login, it tells me there is a system error.

  • David

    I got an error initially using a Firefox browser, but then IE worked fine.

  • Susan

    Thanks David! Chrome was the problem and IE fixed it.

  • Eric

    For those who are already Gold HHonors members (or above), you’ll get the following message upon enrollment:

    Since you are currently an elite HHonors member, you are already enjoying these benefits. We appreciate you taking the time to enroll and will credit your account with a one-time bonus of 5,000 HHonors Bonus Points. The points will appear in your account within 1-2 weeks.

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  • Mommy Points

    You can also register with one Visa Signature to go from nothing to Gold and then another to go from Gold to 5,000 bonus points. Worked for me! Hurray!

  • Allie

    Nice! Used my new AmericanAirlines Visa Signature card to register and am now gold! Have 3+ stays planned also before August 31. Thanks for the post!

  • Roy

    I am already a Hilton Gold member and tried twice with different Visa signature cards to register.

    The first time the message was Congratulations you are registered but did not recognize my gold status for the extra 5,000 points.

    So I re-registered again using a different card and the message just says You are already registered but no reference to being awarded any extra 5,000 points.

    Anyone else experience this?

  • Jeremy

    @ Roy – I am currently Gold but it expires in September. I registered with one visa card and was told I can extend my Gold status through March 31, 2013 with three stays on my visa signature card in the next 3 months. I tried again with another card and was told I was already registered.

  • Yaswanth

    @Mommy Points – I tried what you said. 1st time I got upgraded to gold. But with 2nd Visa Signature card it juts said I am already registered and did not give me the 5,000 points. Did you do anything special?

  • MDRef

    I tried and get an error on the Hilton site

  • MarkVisa

    I provide you a Special Offer where I Get a new Gold Visa Credit Card with $25 Bonus and Free Direct Deposit. So, if I was interested on it perhaps you also consider it to be useful.

    Best Regards,

  • ashley

    The transition to gold is great, but assuming you are paying for the room how do you get a good rate on the hotel ? I would like to see some posts on mastering this.

  • brian

    I too got the error message after the card was verified, both on firefox and IE – any suggestions?

  • Neil

    I’ve been getting errors with every browser I’ve tried to use (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Explorer). Now even the landing page says “Error! Your request cannot be processed at this time”, even before you have a chance to enter a card for verification. Grrrrr

  • Farhan

    Does anyone know if you need to pay using a visa signature as well for the 3 stays? My firm requires me to use my corporate charge card for my stays.

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  • Sean

    Awesome. Thanks TPG.

    Now for some mattress runs to keep this Gold status. I assume points stays are non-qualifying…

  • Mike

    Awesome! I was just about to ask them for a status match, this is much easier!

  • Ted

    How long did it take for the 5000 bonus to post?

  • Susan4

    Thanks for the info. My daughter got Doubletree downtown Chicago on Priceline, signed up for Gold and we got free breakfasts. Nice!

  • WhatGives

    Used V Signature card to register around Aug 10, then tried to get the extra 5000 points using another V Signature card on Aug 21.
    Got a”you are already registered” message, and no mention of the 5000 points.

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  • Jizzle

    Signed up this morning and have Gold status displayed on HHonors. Question is how long will it last since it was supposed to end 8/31?

  • Khunnailek

    Please check myhilton hhonors status go back to silver then I stay three times by August 31, 2011 (932837693)

  • Dutchguypdx

    Just received my Hilton Gold card by mail using this deal, Never stayed at a Hilton in my live

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