The main Hilton HHonors promotion this Autumn, ‘Double Up’ (click here), offers you double Hilton HHonors points on every stay you make before 31st December.
To give credit to Hilton, it is very straightforward. All hotels are taking part and there is no minimum stay requirement.
For some people, this may be more attractive than ‘Double Up’.
The BA / Hilton promotion details can be found here. You will receive triple Avios on every stay until the end of the year.
As a reminder, this is how Hilton HHonors works:
If you choose ‘points and points’ from your stays, you earn 10 base points and 5 Hilton HHonors bonus points per $1 spent
If you choose ‘points and miles’, you earn 10 base points and 1 British Airways Avios per $1 spent
Under this promotion you would earn 3 Avios per $1 spent instead of 1 per $1.
There is an extra bonus on top ….
Based on the last two times this offer has run, anyone who selects ‘points and miles’ and who registers for BOTH ‘Double Up’ and ‘triple Avios’ will receive both!
This means that you should get 20 base points and 3 Avios per $1 spent.
Arguably, if you value an Avios point at a conservative 0.75p and a Hilton point at 0.3p, ‘Triple Avios’ is more valuable than ‘Double Up‘.
Under ‘Double Up’, you receive 25 Hilton points per $1 worth 7.5p
Under ‘Triple Avios’, you will receive 20 Hilton points per $1 plus 3 Avios worth 8.25p
This does assume that you get double base points with ‘Points and Miles’ by registering for both offers.
Two more things to note …..
The registration page for triple Avios refers to a list of non-participating hotels. The link is not a link, however, so it isn’t clear if such a list actually exists or not.
Secondly, the rules say “Offer available for new bookings made between 5 October ….”. Existing bookings may not count and, for safety, you may want to stick with ‘points and points’.
Remember that you MUST register for these offers.
PS. The picture above is the new Hilton Paris Opera we reviewed here.