Hilton is offering Visa Signature Card holders instant Gold status until Aug 31. However if you stay thrice within that period, and pay for it with your Visa Signature, you get Gold Status until March 2013. This is seriously good deal, though it’s not a once in a life time offer. Nevertheless, Hilton Gold is normally attained by 16 stays or 36 nights and this offer gives you Gold status for more than a year with only 3 stays!
To get this offer, go to www.hhonors.com/visasignature. Enter your card number and voila! I consider Gold on Hilton to be worthwhile since it comes with a lot of amenities including upgrades, free internet and breakfast. Cheap Hampton Inns typically range from $60-80 per night. So, even if you are mattress running, you are looking at an investment for $180-$240 excluding the points and bonuses you can earn from these stays. If you are looking at 5 or more stays in Hilton properties before March 2013, this is a worthwhile investment.