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Hilton HHonors lets a public vote choose the November promotion

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Well, this is a novel one.  Hilton HHonors has decided to let you, the general public, choose which promotion it runs later in the year.

You can choose from two deals:

Double (base) points, starting from your second stay, or

1000 bonus points per Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday night

The ‘double points’ option was in the lead as of 4pm yesterday.

All members are not created equally.  If you are a Diamond then your vote counts as 4 votes, a Gold counts as 3 votes, a Silver as 2 votes and a Blue member as 1 vote.

There is a very low key charity element to this which is played down on the site.  When you vote, you also get to nominate a charity from a shortlist of three.  The charity with the most votes will receive $200,000 from Hilton whilst the two runners-up will each receive $50,000.

If you want to vote, the ‘Choose Your Reward’ website is here.

The winning promotion will run from November 1st.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2023)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (12)

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  • Danksy says:

    I’m not sure why anyone would chose double your points, over 1000 bonus points? The break even is £500 a night if diamond isn’t it? Not sure the majority of people will be paying £500 a night.

    Vote cast for me 😀

    • Moonman85 says:

      Not quite base points are 10 per $1 spent at the hotel. Therefore to get 1,000 bonus points on the double promotion you need to only spend $100 or about £65 which can include food etc spend. Also it allows you to get points on Tuesday and Wednesday night stays. So the 1,000 point a night option is only better for you if you are making cheap/award stays at the weekend (of which I happen to be making a few and I could be tempted in to a matress run to Corby to make it to diamond)

      • Simmo says:

        Double Points
        Say the room was $100 (£65) = 100 x 10 = 1,000 with Double Points = 2,000

        Bonus 1,000 Points
        Say the room was $100 (£65) = 100 x 10 = 1,000 with Bonus 1,000 Points = 2,000

        Therefore my understanding, if your nights are generally over $100 (£65) you would be better with double points, and also I guess the Double points are winning as all week/weekend days are included not just Thur-Mon on the 1,000 Bonus.

    • Alan says:

      Nooooo! 😉 The breakeven is $100 (you earn 10 base points per dollar), although obviously if you’ll only have two stays in the promo it would be $200. I’d imagine most folk are paying more than £60 (excl VAT) a night and have more than one stay in a quarter so would do better on double points.

  • Scott says:

    I went for the 1k points as I seem to earn next to nothing with most stays and generally don’t spend £££ on food whilst at a hotel.
    Typically, I have a load of Hilton stays the week before but hopefully the double / triple points promo should make up for that.

  • OttoMH says:

    Where is the ‘Both options are crap, I abstain!’ choice?

  • Raffles says:

    The weekend 1k may post on reward stays as long as you charge something to the room, which may swing it for some people.

  • What's The Point says:

    Double points for me! Work nights away are generally £90+,

  • Ralph says:

    *Slightly OT* but has anyone received their Marriott free night with the Marriott (Creation) credit card promo yet can I ask?

  • Anon says:

    Would be pretty cool if HH were being canny and offered both together! 🙂

    • Rob says:

      It is not impossible, in an attempt to soften up the audience. After all, the two promotions appeal to different people – double points is better for business travellers, 1000 points better for weekend travellers and those on redemptions.

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