Hilton is one of the largest hotel chains, with about 4,000 locations around the world. Its HHonors loyalty program, is also very valuable as it offers award nights with no blackout dates or capacity controls. Citi offers its Hilton HHonors Reserve card that features a generous sign-up bonus and attractive rewards for spending.

 

  • Earn 2 weekend night certificates good at select hotels and resorts within the Hilton portfolio after you make $2,500 in purchases within 4 months of account opening*
  • Earn 10 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within the Hilton portfolio*
  • Earn 5 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on airline and car rental purchases*
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases*
  • Enjoy the benefits of HHonors Gold status as long as you are a cardmember*
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases*
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with your Citi chip credit card
Purchases Intro
Balance Transfers Intro
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Credit Needed

N/A*

N/A*

15.24% (Variable)*

$95

Excellent Credit



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Chase’s Freedom card is one of the most popular reward credit cards in America. It offers 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent each quarter select categories of purchases that change throughout the year, and 1% cash back on all other purchases. Now, Chase has equipped the Freedom card with an EMV smart chip, which enhances both security and compatibility with the next generation of credit card terminals already being deployed throughout the world.

  • Named a Best Card for Cash Back by MONEY® Magazine
  • Earn a $100 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn a $25 Bonus after you add your first authorized user and make a purchase within this same 3-month period
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers. After the intro period, a variable APR of 13.99-22.99%
  • Unlimited 1% Cash Back on every purchase
  • 5% Total Cash Back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter
  • You'll enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months like Gas stations, Restaurants and Amazon.com. It's free and easy to activate your bonus each quarter!
  • No annual fee and rewards never expire as long as your account is open
Purchases Intro
Balance Transfers Intro
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Credit Needed

0% for 15 months*

0% for 15 months*

13.99% - 22.99% Variable*

$0

Excellent/Good


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Rewards Pro: Trends In Credit Card Rewards

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When it comes to credit cards and travel rewards, the only constant is change. And when I speak with my colleagues in the travel and personal finance industry, they all want to debate what the latest trends are. Here are a few of my observations:

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How Much Cash Back Can You Get From Chase Freedom?

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Chase Freedom is one of the leading cash back credit cards, and for good reason. Cardholders earn 5% cash back on purchases from select categories of merchants that change each quarter, and 1% cash back on all other purchases. In addition, Freedom now comes with a large cash back sign up bonus. So how much […]

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How Citi Double Cash Replaces Dividend Platinum Select

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For a long time, there were three major credit cards that offered 5% bonus cash back at select categories of merchants that changed each quarter. The Chase Freedom, Discover it, and Citi Dividend Platinum Select competed for space in this popular segment of cash back reward cards with no annual fee. Yet earlier this year, […]

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