Hilton extends its current ‘double points’ promotion to 31st August

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Back in March, Hilton HHonors launched ‘Double Your HHonors’ which was due to run until the end of May.

Rather than launch a new promotion for the Summer, Hilton has extended it until the end of August.

You need to register to take part if you have not already done so, and this can be done via the Hilton website here.

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It is a simple offer:

You will earn EITHER double base points or double airline miles for every Hilton Family stay you make during the promotional period, after registration.

If you select double miles, you need to switch your earnings preference to ‘points and miles’ in your Hilton HHonors account.

You can earn credit for up to two rooms per stay. Existing reservations count.

ALL Hilton Group properties are now taking part in this promotion.  The original list of non-participants has been withdrawn and from June 1st you are guaranteed to receive double points wherever you go.

Which option should I choose?

The standard earnings package is 10 base points per $1 plus either 5 bonus points or 1 bonus airline mile per $1. Some brands – more importantly Hampton – earn less.

However, both Iberia Plus and Virgin Flying Club are exceptions to the ‘1 mile per £1’ rule. Here is the list of Hilton airline partners. You will see that:

British Airways earns 1 Avios point per $1

Iberia Plus earns 15 Avios points per $10 (a better deal)

Virgin Flying Club earns 2 miles per $1

Let’s assume a 0.75p valuation per airline mile and 0.33p valuation per Hilton HHonors point.

Double Points means double base points (20 per $1) plus 5 bonus points per $1. That is total earnings of 25 points per $1 with a value of 8.3p.

Double Miles means single base points (10 per $1) plus 3 Avios in Iberia or 4 miles in Virgin. I would value that at 5.5p per $1 with Avios or 6.3p per $1 with Virgin. With any other airline earning the standard 2 miles per $1 when doubled, the return is even worse at 4.8p per $1.

Double Points wins out.

Remember that you MUST register for ‘Double Your HHonors’ and it can be done here.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  To see our complete list of promotions from 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.)

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Comments

  1. Yaron says:

    For anyone who’s already had a stay at a Hilton property in June and noticed that “Double Points”
    are not included in their points’ credit – it seems HHonors are aware of this issue.

    This is a quote from an email response

    “The Double Points offer was extended to August 31, 2015. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks from the promotion end date to receive the bonus points for stays completed within the period of June 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015.”

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