Just last week it was announced that Hilton and Amex inked an exclusive credit card deal and that the Citi Hilton credit cards were going to be phased out. We didn’t know exactly when it would happen but many of us thought we’d at least have the summer to decide on whether or not to apply.
Well, it looks like that might not be the case any longer.
There are numerous reports that the landing pages for Citi Hilton cards have disappeared for many. Folks are still having luck pulling up some of the applications with various browsers, such as Google Chrome Incognito, Firefox, and on mobile browsers. Read this Reddit thread for more on how to find active links.
For what it’s worth, both links found at the top of the Reddit thread are working just fine for me as of Tuesday evening.
We don’t know 100% sure if this is a glitch or if these links are being pulled from the public as we speak. Many have also seen the Citi Hilton cards removed from the Hilton webpage, although those are still showing up just fine for me.
If you are above 5/24 and have the slightest hunch that you might be in need of Hilton points at some time in the near future, then my advice is to apply for one of these cards ASAP, as in right now or tonight. No, I’m not trying to sell you a credit card, it’s just that this could be the last week we ever see these cards.
In particular, the Citi® Hilton HHonors Reserve Card is unique because it offers two free night certificates for its sign-up bonus and thus could be worth a lot! If you booked two nights at a hotel like the Hilton Conrad Maldives, you could receive over $2,000 in value!
None of the American Express Hilton cards offer two free night certificates, so you might not ever be able to grab that bonus again (although I think it might return on an Amex card).
- You can read more about the Hilton Reserve (and Surpass) here.
- And make sure you read about the Citi application rules before applying