Visa Signature cardholders can get FREE Hilton HHonors Gold Elite membership!!!

First, you need to have a Hilton HHonors account.  If you do not have one, sign up free HERE.  Also you need a Visa Signature card.  If you got in on the British Airways Chase Visa card that offered 100,000 miles I blogged about before, that card is eligible for this promotion.

Here are the important excerpts from the terms and conditions for this promotion.  I will bold the important parts.

Can anyone participate in this promotion?

To participate, you must be an HHonors member, have a U.S.-issued Visa Signature card, and register for the promotion at

What is the Instant Gold Membership offer?

U.S.-issued Visa Signature cardholders can earn instant Hilton HHonors™ Gold membership by registering for the promotion After registering, HHonors members will receive Gold benefits for all stays through August 31, 2011.  If, after registering, the HHonors member completes three stays by August 31, 2011, using their Visa Signature card, then they will retain their Gold membership through March 31, 2013.

What are the Terms and conditions?

Hilton HHonors Member must register by August 31, 2011 with their valid U.S.-issued Visa Signature card at Hilton HHonors Members with Blue or Silver status or Gold members not currently participating in another fast track offer will receive HHonors Gold Elite status at the time of registration valid through August 31, 2011. By completing three qualifying stays at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio by August 31, 2011, Member will retain HHonors Gold Elite status through March 31, 2013.  Thereafter, standard requirements must be met to maintain HHonors Gold Elite status.  If Member does not complete three qualifying stays prior to August 31, 2011, Member will return to their former HHonors tier status after August 31, 2011, and standard tier requirements again apply.  Offer available only to valid U.S.-issued Visa Signature cardholders and is not transferable. Full details of HHonors Gold Elite Membership will be mailed to Member after completing three qualified stays prior to August 31, 2011, or click here.  HHonors Gold Elite benefits are subject to availability and may vary at each hotel.  This offer may be terminated without notice. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™, and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions. ©2011 Hilton Worldwide.

When does the promotion end?

August 31, 2011

Basically, its free Gold status until August 31, 2011.  If you stay three times and pay with your Visa Signature card by August 31, you get to keep Gold status through March 31, 2013!  (It may be worthwhile to make up reasons to stay in a Hilton property to keep the status for 19 more months.)  Here are the main benefits of Hilton HHonors Gold Elite status:

  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access
  • 25% bonus on all HHonors Base points credited
  • If staying at a Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, or Doubletree, a space-available room upgrade to an Executive Floor room, which includes lounge access and free hot breakfast in the lounge! (If you are not upgraded to an Executive Floor room, then complimentary Continental breakfast is given in lieu of lounge access)  You also get 1,000 bonus points when staying at these properties in addition to your 25% bonus on Base Points.

There are other benefits that are property specific.  You can see what they are on This Page.


One Response to “Visa Signature cardholders can get FREE Hilton HHonors Gold Elite membership!!!”

  1. […] There was a previous offer for Visa Signature cardholders earlier in the year which I wrote about here. […]

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