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Buy Hilton Gold status for just $49 !

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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)

Free internet

A (pretty much guaranteed) upgrade

Hilton Gold

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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  1. R Knight says:

    Ive got diamond that runs out in March. Not using Hilton much atm, so will be silver after. Can I buy this now and get Gold til 2015, or do I need to wait till diamond runs out first?

  2. Andrew W says:

    I’ve got an award stay at Syon Park in December which this would be great to get breakfast for, but is cutting it fine for the 8-10 weeks suggested for the status to be applied. Anyone know if it actually takes this long?

    • Its not clear how the upgrade works – if its an online form then in theory it could be instant. You should have a dig around the Milepoint threads.

      I did a review of Syon Park last year if you search!

      • Thanks for this Raffles, I did it this earlier today, I filled in the online form and the upgrade isn’t instant based on my Hilton account, will report back if the upgrade happens before comments are closed on the story.

        • Hi Simon,

          I’ve got a 4 day stay in a hilton in London on Saturday and was toying about signing up. Do let us know if it upgrades in a day or two please, if it does I’ll take the plunge!


          • My Hilton account got upgraded to Gold overnight, so it took less than a week in the end.

        • Thanks. Comments stay open for 2 weeks, if its later than that ping me an email.

  3. I have the basis hhonors status would I still be eligible for the gold status if I paid the $49 ?

  4. if one signs up for this how long does the hilton gold status lasts for ? is it 12 months?

  5. Chris Sutter says:

    @kipto – It seems to be valid for existing members as far as I can tell.
    @jb – The status lasts until the end of Q1 2015.

    I went for it, too good to ignore. Have to say though, I had never heard of Milepoint and since this is obviously intended as a bit of a membership drive I had a quick read through their forums now that I am a “platinum member” (woop woop).

    At least for the BA forum, all I can say is holy cr*p, the amount of aggression between posters and all the whinging on there makes FT look positively peaceful. Guess I won’t be back…

  6. Do u think the gold benefits are also applied to the free night I have through the Hilton credit card spent?

  7. Thanks for this Raffles, I have used this to get my Girlfriend Gold status prior to a trip to Florida where we are using her points for 4 nights so it has already paid for itself.

    I’m looking to make use of the Emerald club upgrade but National’s website only accepts US and Canadian licences for the on-line sign up and the UK site makes no mention of how to apply. Does anyone from the UK know how to sign up for the Emerald Club?

    • Hi Andrew – if you email ECAdmin (at) – they’ll sent me a Word copy of the application form that I then had to fax back to them. I was then able to appropriately upgrade my a/c on the US website and request a replacement card. At least that’s how it all worked for me last year with Milepoint! (they were offering Hyatt Platinum that time, much more useful to me than this year’s offer given I already have Hilton Diamond!)

  8. Jordan D says:

    Little confused – I’ve got Gold currently (based on my HHonors Platinum Credit Card, where I spent £10k by mid-2012, so got Gold for the back end of 2012 and all of 2013). Haven’t made £10k yet this year, so this option of ‘just paying’ $49 looks extremely tempting … question is will it affect my current HHonors Points total and/or can I use this route if I currently have Gold?

    (Apologies for the newbie questions).

  9. Would gold status apply to HH credit free weekend night

  10. thanks alan

  11. Simmonds87 says:

    What would happen if I have a booking already made with standard status? Would the gold rulings apply to a previous booking as long as I turn gold before checking in?

    • Often not, you may need to email the hotel to tell them. I once got Gold benefits on a stay which was booked when I was Gold but had dropped to Silver by the day of the stay ….

      • Simmonds87 says:

        Thanks for this! – I’ve taken the plunge as it looks like the email from BAEC was never going to arrive (knowing my luck it will tomorrow!)

        Hopefully I will be awarded Gold before my stay at Heathrow Terminal 5 in a few weeks!
        Fingers crossed!

    • In my experience newly acquired status is automatically applied to any existing bookings you may have.

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