Back in April Hilton Honors removed its ‘points and miles’ feature. It is no longer possible to earn a mix of Hilton Honors points and airline miles when you stay – the only option is to receive points. You can, of course, still transfer over Hilton Honors points in lumps sums to airline schemes although the transfer rate is poor.
At the time Hilton said that it would continue to run mileage promotions with the airlines. Here is the first one I’ve seen, and it is impressive.
Hilton Honors is offering a very generous 2,500 Lufthansa Miles & More miles on every stay between 1st August and 31st October.
You need to register here.
On the face of it this is a very generous deal. I would value a Miles & More mile at 1p – with the caveat that they are only really worth having if you earn enough for long-haul premium class redemptions – which would mean you’re getting back £25 of miles per stay!
Even if you don’t collect Miles & More miles, remember that they can be transferred into Heathrow shopping vouchers via Heathrow Rewards. Details are here (log-in required). 7,500 Miles & More miles gets you £20 of Heathrow shopping vouchers and you get an additional £5 for every 1,875 miles on top.
You will notice that, when you register (click here), you are not asked for your Miles & More account number. I am guessing that Hilton will work from your ‘Preferred Travel Partners’ list in your Hilton Honors profile. Makes sure that your Miles & More account is on that list and, importantly, set to ‘Preferred’. I am guessing that the offer won’t work unless you do this.
I am assuming that you receive these miles ON TOP of your usual Hilton Honors base points and, until 9th September, your bonus from the current Hilton Honors ‘double points’ promotion (details here). There is nothing on the Lufthansa or Hilton websites to suggest otherwise.
The offer is NOT valid on reward stays. The rules are silent on this but reports from those who have registered confirm it.
(EDIT: it is confirmed below with a screenshot that you do get the miles and all your points!)
Here is the small print: