Hurry! Last Day to Get 75k Hilton, 60k AA, Prestige with Lounge Access

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All these offers have expired. For the current top offers, click here.

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Today (Wednesday August 31) is the last day to get 75,000 bonus points with the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card, 60,000 bonus miles with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®, and American Airlines lounge access through 7/23/17 with the Citi Prestige® Card.

  • What’s changing with each offer?
  • Which one should you get?
Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card Quick Facts
  • Sign Up Bonus: 75,000 Hilton HHonors Points after $2,000 in spending in the first three months
  • Normal Sign Up Bonus: 40,000 Bonus Points
  • Category Bonuses: 6x at Hilton hotels; 3x at supermarkets, drugstores, and gas stations, 2x on all other purchases
  • Spending Bonus: Any year in which you spend $1,000 at Hilton hotels, you will get 10,000 more Hilton points
  • Value of Hilton Points: Free nights are available for 5,000 to 95,000 points, depending on the hotel’s category. I focus on the 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 point hotels.
  • Perks: Free Hilton Silver Status, and Gold Status if you make four paid Hilton stays in 90 days
  • Global Acceptance: Chip technology, 3% foreign transaction fee (do not use the card abroad!)
  • Annual Fee: None

Application Link: Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® Quick Facts
  • Sign Up Bonus: 60,000 American Airlines miles after $5,000 in spending in the first three months
  • Normal Sign Up Bonus: 50,000 miles
  • Admirals Club Membership: Full access to 90+ affiliated clubs and free guest access for two people each time you go. Plus authorized users get their own lounge access and free guests.
  • Enhanced Airport Experience: Enjoy free checked bag, priority check-in, airport screening, and early boarding when flying American Airlines
  • $100 Statement Credit: Receive one statement credit per account, every five years up to $100, for either the Global Entry or the TSA Pre✓® application fee.
  • Category Bonuses: 2x on American Airlines purchases
  • Value of American Airlines miles: Depends on the redemption, on the new American Airlines award chart, I expect to get 1.5 cents of value per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: Get 10,000 elite qualifying miles each year you spend $40,000 on January to December statements
  • Global Acceptance: Chip technology and no foreign transaction fees
  • Annual Fee: $450

Application Link: Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®

Citi Prestige® Card Quick Facts
  • Sign Up Bonus: 40,000 ThankYou Points after $4,000 in spending
  • Category Bonuses: 3x on air travel and hotels, 2x on restaurants and entertainment
  • Air Travel Credit:  $250 statement credit per calendar year ($500 during first year of cardmembership)
  • Global Entry: $100 application fee credit
  • Lounge access if you get card by 8/31: Priority Pass lounges worldwide for you and two guests, American Airlines Admirals Club lounge access for you and two guests on days you fly American Airlines through 7/23/17
  • Lounge access if you get card 9/1 or later: Priority Pass lounges worldwide for you and two guests
  • Free hotel nights: Get your 4th night free on all paid hotel stays (no blackout dates)
  • Global Acceptance: Chip technology and no foreign transaction fees
  • Annual Fee: $450

Application Link: Citi Prestige® Card

Which Card Is Most Urgent to Get

All three of these offers are from Citi, and conventional wisdom is that you can only get one Citi card in a day, so which one is most urgent to get?

The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card’s standard offer is 40,000 bonus points. It’s increased offer is often only 50,000 points, so this is 50% better than its good offer. You can use the 75,000 bonus points plus the points you earn from meeting the minimum spending requirement for 20 free nights at Hiltons worldwide.

That’s an insane haul for a card with only a $2,000 minimum spending requirement and no annual fee.

The Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®‘s standard offer is 50,000 bonus miles, so the 60,000 bonus miles is about $150 better at my valuation of 1.5 cents per American Airlines mile.

This sign up bonus is big enough for a roundtrip to Asia, Europe, or South America, and the card comes with full Admirals Club membership, worth $500 in the first year.

The Citi Prestige® Card loses a benefit that’s harder to quantify. If you get the card today, you get 10.5 months of Admirals Club access for yourself every time you fly American Airlines. Plus when you go in, you can bring in any two guests or your spouse and all your kids under 18. For some people, that lounge access is worth about the $500-per-year sticker price. For others, who would use it only once or twice, it’s worth under $100.

I’d rank the urgency of the expiring offers this way:

  1. Hilton card dropping from 75k to 40k
  2. AA Executive card dropping from 60k to 50k
  3. Prestige losing AA lounge access

If you use Hilton points wisely, 40k Hilton points is 10 free nights and 80k is 20 free nights. What are those 10 extra hotel nights worth to you?

For some people, though, the order could be exactly reversed. If you really value American Airlines lounge access, you should probably get the Prestige today. In about a year, when you lose American Airlines lounge access with the Prestige, you can always get the American Airlines Executive card to maintain lounge access.

As with many things in the miles world, there is no general right answer, only a right answer for you. I can say that more MileValue readers have gotten the 75,000 point Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card offer this week than the other two expiring offers.

Which card are you getting today?


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