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REGISTER NOW for Hilton’s new Spring 2018 bonus points promotion

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Hilton Honors has launched its new Spring promotion which is now available for registration.

To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print:

You will earn 2,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every stay between 1st January and 30th April. 

After every five stays, you will receive an additional 10,000 points!

You can register for the offer here.

Hilton Honors 2000 bonus points

There is no small print except that you need to register in advance via the Hilton website:

There is no minimum stay requirement

Existing bookings still count

All Hilton Family properties (Hilton, Hampton, Curio, Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad etc) are taking part – there is no list of non-participating hotels – except for Hampton properties in China

The full rules for the promotion can be found here.

Reward stays should count, especially if you make a small charge to the room to trigger base points.

Hilton Honors 2000 bonus points

Is this worth it?

I value a Hilton Honors point at 0.33p.

2,000 bonus points are therefore worth £6.60.  If you are doing a lot of cheap one-night stays then this is not bad.  If you know you will be doing a multiple of five stays over the promo period, your bonus goes up to £13.20 of value per stay.  That’s not bad.

For comparison, Marriott Rewards is offering 2,000 bonus points – which I value at £10 – for every stay, but only starting with your 2nd stay.  I wrote about that offer here.

Whether you move your business to Hilton, or indeed Marriott, may depend more on your new IHG Accelerate target.  These targets vary from person to person (I wrote about mine in this article which includes full details) so I can’t advise on whether you should be focusing on Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza / InterContinental instead.

Remember that you can still get a Diamond status match too!

If you have top tier status with another hotel programme, Hilton Honors will give you a 90 day free trial of Hilton Diamond status.  You can request a status match here.

You need to supply a screenshot showing your top tier status in another programme plus a screenshot showing a paid stay in the previous 12 months.

Gold status matches are also available if you have mid-tier status with another scheme.

If you complete eight stays (note it is stays, not nights) during the 90 days you will keep your Diamond status until 31st March 2019.  If you only manage four stays you will receive Gold status until 31st March 2019.

Conclusion

‘2000 bonus points’ is a decent offer and you should make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next four months.

I recommend you register now in case you forget later!

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

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Comments

  1. OT but anyone with the Amex Plat get e-mails about 50 off a 200 (first 30k members, seems to be sent to all card types) and 200 off a 600 (first 7k platinum members) hotel spend? Wasn’t in the offers section of the app but added it to my card via the e-mail.

    • Simon Schus says:

      I got the email and added via email. The terms and conditions (at the end of the email) mention that flights are also included as part of the offer.

  2. Simon Schus says:

    Hello all, a little off-topic question.

    I seem to remember people mentioning a benefit of AMEX Travel is that you can have them select seats on BA flight without status? Does anybody know if this is still the case?

    🙂

  3. OFF TOPIC(ish)

    I have Accor Platinum status until 31st Dec 2017. I will drop down to whatever their lowest tier is after that 🙁
    I can’t afford 5 stays in Fairmont properties in the first quarter of 2018 so can’t make use of the fast track back to Platinum by combining those with an Ibis business card (or whatever it is).
    So……my question is……are there any hotel chains which will status match Accor Platinum to their own top-tier ???
    Cheers.

    • See statusmatcher.com

      Hilton will give you the Diamond Challenge – 90 days of status plus an extension to 3/19 if you do 8 stays in 90 days.

  4. (Mostly OT)

    How long are MR transfers to HH points taking at the moment?

    Cheers

  5. I guess a fair few of you may have seen the gift options IHG are considering for Spire via the 500pts survey. Still frankly very poor – I doubt those pulling 75 nights at HI’s are going to fall over in excitement with another night at a HI. https://ibb.co/gv6NFR

    • I never got this but someone else sent it over. Frankly I’d still take 25,000 points over a free HIX night (and that is hardly aspirational). €40 credit is a pathetic trade off for £100-£125 of points too!

  6. So. Is it actually just me who has had the ‘bonus stay credit’, earning me 2 stay credits for each stay completed? The last six bookings have done it, I was in a Doubletree Monday night and am in one tonight and fully expect them to do the same. Every stay since the start of Nov. 12 ‘stays’ rather than 6, fulfilling requirements to Diamond through to end of March 2019. No idea why, but certainly not complaining

  7. Hilton rep on FT has confirmed reward stays count, didn’t even mention need to charge anything to folio…

    https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29194403-post6.html

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