Here is an interesting offer if you are interested in getting Hilton HHonors Gold status.
Hilton Gold is generally seen as the best of the mid-tier hotel statuses, because it offers three genuinely useful benefits:
Free breakfast (except at Waldorf-Astoria)
A (pretty much guaranteed) upgrade
Hilton is currently offering a free trial of Gold until Christmas in various targetted promotions, but if you didn’t receive those then you can’t take part. In which case, this offer may work instead.
Online travel forum Milepoint (a very-much smaller version of Flyertalk) is currently offering Hilton Gold as a benefit if you sign up for their Premium membership package. This costs $49.
There are offer benefits included as well (National car rental status, 1000 United Airlines miles) but it is the Hilton Gold card which will attract most attention.
The link to the Milepoint subscription page is here (deleted as now dead). Hilton Gold will run until February 2015, so you actually get 16 months of status for your $49. This is a pretty good deal and would pay for itself in just one Hilton stay, assuming two people both got free breakfast.
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