(Edit, 22nd April: Hilton has withdrawn the link for this specific offer from its website. However, you can still request a status match via this page of hilton.com.)
This promotion is now back.
This offer was emailed to selected people. In the small print, it states that the offer is non-transferable. It doesn’t seem that targetted though – the site even reminds you that you need to join Hilton HHonors first in order to do a match so it isn’t even just aimed at existing members. It is also worth noting that Hilton has been consistently matching people in recent weeks who rang up and asked nicely!
You have nothing to lose by giving it a try. They can only say no ….
The link to request your match is here.
You will need two things:
A scan of your membership card in another hotel programme or a screenshot showing your status
Proof of a recent hotel stay with that brand, such as a scanned receipt or a screenshot from your rewards account showing recent activity
The offer runs until 30th June.
Status is valid until 31st March 2018 which is standard Hilton policy – the remainder of the current year, all of the next year and then a three-month grace period until March.
Even mid-tier Hilton Gold status is worth having if you are, for example, Starwood Gold. Hilton Gold gets you free breakfast at most brands, plus an upgrade of some sort. Hilton Diamond, the top tier status, gets you guaranteed lounge access at hotels which have one. These are good benefits to have.
Full details of Hilton status benefits by tier can be found here. The form to request your match is here.
And an Asia / Australia / India / Maldives flash sale now on!
As I mentioned briefly yesterday, Hilton is running an Asia / Australasia / India / Maldives flash sale until Monday. See here for details.
The deals are valid for stays for the whole of 2016.
The headline saving is an impressive 40% off the standard flexible rate – albeit these bookings are non-refundable – so it is worth looking to see if any existing Hilton bookings you have should be rebooked. It may also be worth cancelling redemptions and rebooking for cash if the rate is low enough.
Note that the offer excludes Hilton Tokyo, Hilton Osaka, Hilton Colombo, Hilton Colombo Residences and all properties in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
Full details can be found on this special page of hilton.com.
The North America / Latin America Hilton flash sale, due to end this morning, has been extended by another 48 hours. This offers discounts of up to 25%.
If you thought you’d missed out, you can still book here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (January 2021)
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 Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted in three Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.
(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.)