Bits: Hilton Diamond bonus, currency converter, HFP in The Herald

Here are a couple of things which did not justify a full article:

Did you get your Hilton Diamond appreciation bonus?

If you have Diamond status in the Hilton HHonors programme, you may have received a special award from Hilton.  Many members have been given 100,000 points – enough for a night at any Hilton property, even after the horrific 2013 devaluation – as a gift.

Some people did not receive the email from Hilton, potentially because they have opted out.  As you will only receive the bonus if you agree to accept it, anyone who is Hilton Diamond and who has not heard from Hilton should go to this website and enter their account details.

You may be surprised at what you are given.  It even seems to work for people who were given free Hilton Diamond status as a British Airways Gold Guest List benefit.

(Thanks to Amy, who didn’t receive the email herself but is now 100,000 points better off)

Hilton Diamond 350

Interesting currency converter website

Reader Lee got in touch to show me his currency conversion website, www.currencyconverter.co.uk.

As well as providing the standard conversion features, the site also has weekly news updates on the foreign exchange markets as well as – handily – fact sheets for almost every currency giving an overview of what to expect when you travel. Bet you don’t know what notes the Angolan Kwanza comes in! It is worth bookmarking.

Head for Points in The Herald

Finally, I was quoted in The Herald on Monday as part of the ‘Save East Coast Rewards’ campaign, if you’re interested.

Book from 2pm-ish: Full list of 5,000 points IHG PointBreaks hotels below
Free Qantas Gold (ie BA Silver) if you have any other Gold card .... with a catch
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Comments

  1. Wow! Incredible! Got the 100k, and I haven’t stayed with Hilton in yonks (I’m Diamond by way of AmEx Cent).

    Is 100k Hilton points worth much? How much would a night at a typical Conrad cost?

    • I’d value it at £300. 80k for a Conrad is about right.

      • Wow! Can’t complain about that! Will have to see if they have any nice properties in Dubai, Bali or Kuala Lumpur for a trip in April.

        • Think Square says:

          IME… Conrad Bali (50k per night) is disappointing; Hilton KL (40k per night) is fab. Can’t remember ever staying in a Dubai Hilton, so either I haven’t or it was forgettable!

  2. Now that I’ve had two stays on the BAEC Hilton (3500) promo where else should I credit my stays?

    I can’t see an Iberia promo and nothing for VS which is unusual!

  3. Dave Williams says:

    Any diamond members that “aren’t eligible” – tweet @Hiltonhotels and tell them. Marketing departments have a lot of clout. Cant hurt to show how pissed off the most loyal members of HH are by this…..

  4. Well, when I click the link all I get is a redirection to a 404 error page: http://www.hilton.com/server-error/gen404/index.html

    • Seems to be working now and got a rather different offer to everyone else….. I wonder if this is why it was ‘down’ for a while:
      You’re now registered to take advantage of this exclusive offer. Each stay through April 30, 2015, will count double toward the number of stays needed to achieve your 2016 tier status. Book now and get a boost on upgrading your tier status today.

  5. What's the Point says:

    I phoned Hilton to complain, they said it was a random computer selection as to who got the 100k offer!!!
    Are they off this planet, what a ridiculous promotion to run.
    No offer of anything to me on the phone.
    I am not letting this one go so easily….