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Hilton just announced a new promo where you get 1,000 bonus points every weeknight you stay at one of their hotels and 2,000 bonus points for every weekend night between April 1 – June 30, 2013. You must register here before your stays to earn the bonuses. Only paid stays (not award nights or cash & points stays) qualify.

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Per the T&C: For the purpose of this offer, “weekend night” is defined as Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for all regions except for hotels within the Middle East and Africa where “weekend night” is defined as Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. There is no limit to the total amount of bonus points earned during the promotion period. Bonus points do not count toward tier qualification.

While a bonus of up to 2,000 points per night seems generous, thanks to the Hilton HHonors devaluation that’s going to hit March 28, I value those HHonors points at about 0.5 cents each, meaning you’ll be getting just $5-$10 out of each night with this bonus – not to mention the fact that in order to earn a free night at a top-tier property now, you would have to stay a whopping 95 weeknights or 48 weekend nights!

I’m hanging onto my Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card for now, but I’m not sure for how long. My hope is to burn my Hilton points on a great top-tier property by making a reservation before the March 28 cutoff date and then see what happens. I’m a procrastinator so I’m sure it will be down to the wire!

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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