Hilton HHonors lets a public vote choose the November promotion

Well, this is a novel one.  Hilton HHonors has decided to let you, the general public, choose which promotion it runs later in the year.

You can choose from two deals:

Double (base) points, starting from your second stay, or

1000 bonus points per Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday night

Hilton Choose Your Reward

As you can see from the screenshot above, the ‘double points’ option was in the lead as of 4pm yesterday!

All members are not created equally.  If you are a Diamond then your vote counts as 4 votes, a Gold counts as 3 votes, a Silver as 2 votes and a Blue member as 1 vote.

There is a very low key charity element to this which is played down on the site.  When you vote, you also get to nominate a charity from a shortlist of three.  The charity with the most votes will receive $200,000 from Hilton whilst the two runners-up will each receive $50,000.

If you want to vote, the ‘Choose Your Reward’ website is here.

The winning promotion will run from November 1st.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  To see our complete list of promotions from the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. I’m not sure why anyone would chose double your points, over 1000 bonus points? The break even is £500 a night if diamond isn’t it? Not sure the majority of people will be paying £500 a night.

    Vote cast for me 😀

    • Moonman85 says:

      Not quite base points are 10 per $1 spent at the hotel. Therefore to get 1,000 bonus points on the double promotion you need to only spend $100 or about £65 which can include food etc spend. Also it allows you to get points on Tuesday and Wednesday night stays. So the 1,000 point a night option is only better for you if you are making cheap/award stays at the weekend (of which I happen to be making a few and I could be tempted in to a matress run to Corby to make it to diamond)

      • So…
        Double Points
        Say the room was $100 (£65) = 100 x 10 = 1,000 with Double Points = 2,000

        Bonus 1,000 Points
        Say the room was $100 (£65) = 100 x 10 = 1,000 with Bonus 1,000 Points = 2,000

        Therefore my understanding, if your nights are generally over $100 (£65) you would be better with double points, and also I guess the Double points are winning as all week/weekend days are included not just Thur-Mon on the 1,000 Bonus.

    • Nooooo! 😉 The breakeven is $100 (you earn 10 base points per dollar), although obviously if you’ll only have two stays in the promo it would be $200. I’d imagine most folk are paying more than £60 (excl VAT) a night and have more than one stay in a quarter so would do better on double points.

  2. I went for the 1k points as I seem to earn next to nothing with most stays and generally don’t spend £££ on food whilst at a hotel.
    Typically, I have a load of Hilton stays the week before but hopefully the double / triple points promo should make up for that.

  3. Where is the ‘Both options are crap, I abstain!’ choice?

  4. The weekend 1k may post on reward stays as long as you charge something to the room, which may swing it for some people.

  5. What's The Point says:

    Double points for me! Work nights away are generally £90+,

  6. *Slightly OT* but has anyone received their Marriott free night with the Marriott (Creation) credit card promo yet can I ask?

  7. Would be pretty cool if HH were being canny and offered both together! :-)

    • It is not impossible, in an attempt to soften up the audience. After all, the two promotions appeal to different people – double points is better for business travellers, 1000 points better for weekend travellers and those on redemptions.