Should You Get the Hilton Card or ThankYou Premier for 75,000 Hilton Points?

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Fred asks:

"Hey Scott, I see that the Hilton card is offering 75k points, and the ThankYou Premier is offering 50k points which transfer to 75k Hilton points.

Ends Today: Buy Hilton Points with 80% Bonus. Good Deal?

This 75k Hilton offer has expired. Check out the best current travel credit card sign up offers here.

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Today (August 31, 2015 until 11:59 PM ET) is the last day to buy Hilton HHonors points with an 80% bonus.

Hilton points normally cost 1 cent each. With the 80% bonus, the price drops to 0.56 cents per point.

If you buy the maximum 80,000 Hilton points today, you’ll receive 144,000 points for $800.

Award Price Error or Typo? Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre 10,000 Points Per Night

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The Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre is listed as a Category 3 hotel but prices as a Category 2 hotel. That means you can book it for 10,000 Hilton points per night instead of 20,000.

Award Price Error or Typo? Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre 10,000 Points Per Night

This 75k Hilton offer has expired. Check out the best current travel credit card sign up offers here.

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The Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre is listed as a Category 3 hotel but prices as a Category 2 hotel. That means you can book it for 10,000 Hilton points per night instead of 20,000.

Which Credit Card to Pay Hotel Stays at Each Chain and Non-Chain Hotel

I don't spend much time in hotels (here's a breakdown of where I'm sleeping as I travel 365 days this year), but I've been looking at booking some upcoming hotel stays. I carry several co-branded credit cards, but as I've crunched the numbers, my Citi Prestige® Card has come out as a better option for paying the hotel stay in almost all cases.

That's especially true if I'm looking at a four night hotel stay, since the Citi Prestige® Card offers the fourth night free on paid hotel stays, which is an ~25% rebate (more if you're doing it right.

Last Day for 60k Offer, Three 50k Offers, and Buying Hotel Points for 0.575 Cents

Update 7/9/15: All these deals are dead. The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card has come out with an even better offer! 75,000 bonus points after spending $2k in the first three months.

Today (June 30) the 60k and 50k Delta credit card offers expire, the 50k Hilton credit card offer expires, and the ability to buy IHG points for 0.575 cents ends. It's a big day for procrastinators.

I do not know the exact times the credit card offers end.

Last Day for 60k Offer, Three 50k Offers, and Buying Hotel Points for 0.575 Cents

Update 7/9/15: All these deals are dead. The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card has come out with an even better offer! 75,000 bonus points after spending $2k in the first three months.

Today (June 30) the 60k and 50k Delta credit card offers expire, the 50k Hilton credit card offer expires, and the ability to buy IHG points for 0.575 cents ends. It's a big day for procrastinators.

I do not know the exact times the credit card offers end.

Hilton Changing Categories of Hotels in Two Weeks

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Hilton is increasing the category of 18 hotels and decreasing the category of two hotels for bookings effective July 8, 2015.

If the hotel you want is going up in category in two weeks, book the hotel now to lock in the lower, current rate. Your stay can be through July 7, 2016 at current rates.

These are the hotels getting cheaper.