UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Click here for our article on Hilton’s current ‘Points Unlimited’ promotion which runs until 2nd May 2021. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
Hilton Honors has just launched its new Autumn promotion which is now open for registration.
To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print:
You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 10th September and 3rd January.
Even better, at luxury and resort hotels you will earn TRIPLE base points.
There is no cap to what you can earn and there are no minimum stay requirements. It really couldn’t be simpler. For most brands, you will earn 10 base points per $1 spent, plus an additional 10 promotional points (20 at luxury and resort hotels), plus any status bonus.
Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, you are getting a good return on your spending here – especially if you are also earning a status bonus and/or are at a ‘luxury or resort hotel’.
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
Remember that the Home2 Suites and Tru brands earn a lower 5 base points per $1.
What is a ‘luxury or resort hotel’ offering triple points?
Basically, it seems to be:
- Any Conrad hotel
- Any Waldorf Astoria hotel
- Any other hotel with ‘resort’ in its name!
Hilton has put together a special website featuring the qualifying hotels which you can find here.
There are 243 hotels earning triple points out of over 5,000 Hilton Honors properties.
This offer will work alongside the excellent Lufthansa offer
Don’t forget the exceptionally generous Hilton / Lufthansa promotion too. This offers 2,500 Miles & More miles – worth £25 in my book if used for long-haul redemptions – on EVERY Hilton cash booking, however cheap, until 31st October.
This offer works on top of your double points – you don’t need to choose.
And remember that Hilton is still offering a status match
If you have top tier status with another hotel programme, Hilton Honors will give you a 90 day free trial of Hilton Diamond or Gold status.
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.
If you complete eight stays (note it is stays, not nights) during the 90 days you will keep your Diamond status until 31st March 2020. If you only manage four stays you will receive Gold status until 31st March 2020.
‘Double or triple base points’ is a decent offer and you should make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next three months.
Even if you don’t have any stays planned, it is still worth registering just in case – a lot can happen between now and 3rd January.
Let’s see what IHG and Marriott / Starwood launch to compete with this ….
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.
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