So many keystrokes spilled over the new Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card but not on what I wanted to know (yes that’s my affiliate link that pays me a commission) . Yes, yes, it’s a good card, more strengths than weaknesses, but that’s all been said to excess.
What I wanted to know was, can I double down?
The 2 browser trick for Citi AA cards and the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card is well publicized, and Million Mile Secrets has the definitive post (another affiliate link if you want to support Rapid Travel Chai; if you prefer another 10k points, go here).
Weekend trips are often known as my “washing away guilt” trips, this weekend is the third in a consecutive series of Toronto, Florida Keys, and Prince Edward Island. Clearing out the guilt backlog and trying to build up some credit.
So two Reserve Cards mean two weekend trips. I probably should have thought a bit harder about how to meet the minimum spend when I have other things going on, but heck, I took the plunge.
On August 8 I did classic 2 browser, even lazily using same email address for both. If Citi ever asks I am within bounds to say that they do not have a business version and I need one for personal and one for business.
Both were instantly approved, it had been a year since any Citi apps. Both the same credit limit. Merged into one credit pull.
Next day, August 9, it got a bit odd. I received one ‘congratulations – you’re card has been approved’ email but nothing at all on the second. About a week later the first card arrived and still nothing on the second.
I have a ‘no call’ rule for Citi. Every interaction is a swelter of confusion. So I waited.
August 20 I get the next congrats email with a different last four digits.
And today, August 23, the second card arrived. Double Gold status anyone? 双喜
Now about that minimum spend…anyone passing through NYC have a dinner of a few grand that you can hand over a wad of cash and I put the tab on the cards? 8)