UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Click here for our article on Hilton’s current ‘Double Rewards’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
Hilton is also offering a 100% bonus when you buy points until 31st December 2020. The website to buy points, and find out more, is here.
The rules appear complex, but the essence is simple. Hilton will work out your average spend per night for each stay, and the number of weekday (Monday to Thursday) and weekend nights stayed, and then base the bonus for that stay on these averages. It is NOT based on your actual spend on weekdays versus weekends. The bonus will post in arrears, 6 to 8 weeks after the stay.
The bonus is only applied to base points, ie 10 points per $. If your average spend over a 10 night stay was $100, the bonus would therefore be 1,000 extra points per weekday night and 2,000 extra points per weekend night. You can get credit for up to 2 rooms per stay and you will receive bonus points even if your earnings choice is ‘Points and Miles’ rather than just ‘Points and Points’.
There is a long list of excluded properties which is my main bug-bear with Hilton promotions. The excluded properties are usually 95% in the US, but this time almost all of the London hotels have opted out as well, presumably due to the Olympics.
Overall, this is not an outstanding promotion, but it is worth registering anyway if you think you may have a Hilton stay over the period.
(To see our complete list of all current hotel promotions for 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.)