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Hilton Honors launches new ‘double or triple points’ promotion for September to December

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You get a bonus of 80% to 100% when you buy Hilton Honors points by 19th July. The annual purchase limit, pre bonus, is also doubled to 160,000 points. You can buy here.

Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. 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.

Hilton Honors double points Autumn 2018

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’.

You can register for the offer here.

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.

Hilton Honors double points Autumn 2018

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.

You can find out more on the Hilton / Lufthansa offer here and register here.

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.

Conclusion

‘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 and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 2022)

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 and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(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.)

Comments (121)

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  • MDA says:

    How many points will a £2k Hilton booking if I sign up to this offer + hold gold status?
    8x for the gold status * 2 = 16x?

    • Pangolin says:

      28 points per USD base cost; 38 if it’s one of the triple points properties.

      Also, you can’t necessarily infer the base calculation from the total price of the room in USD, as certain taxes may not be included (eg city taxes and VAT, I think).

  • James says:

    Sweet, thanks Rob. At a guess it means I’d be on track for about 170k points after estimated additional spend, instead of the 80k I’d otherwise have got.

    MDA – if it’s a normal hotel i.e. not a resort, I think it would 28 points per dollar for you: (2 x 10 base) + 8 for gold.

  • Chris Cannon says:

    Yes, no registration for me either

  • Concerto says:

    Is it possible to match IHG Gold to Hilton Gold, or is the status level simply too low?

    • Pangolin says:

      Platinum usually gets matched to Diamond (with a status challenge), so I guess there’s no harm in trying. Check statusmatcher.com to see reports from others who have tried doing HH matches from IHG.

      Hilton Gold is worth a lot more than IHG Gold. Heck, I’d say it’s a lot better than Spire as free breakfast is included.

    • Calvin says:

      I got platinum matched to diamond so I would say gold would match to gold.

    • HayMow says:

      I have successfully had IHG Gold matched to Hilton Gold twice in the last 3 years (both times when I was already Hilton Gold from various promotions, never due to my stay volumes) – applied again on Monday, so hoping I’ll get it a third time. Did have to do a bit of chasing before, as the first time they didn’t send email confirmation of match success if you’re already Gold and the account screen won’t show status to March 2020 (say) – the second time I had to resubmit (after using web chat) and it then came through that same day.

  • Pangolin says:

    The promo is a wee bit lame, considering they recently extended the current double points promo. It’s almost as if they couldn’t agree on what to roll out next until they eventually decided to fall back on something that’s more or less the same (apart from the 3x on higher end properties).

    It would have been much better if they’d decided to repeat the 3x for Diamonds promo from last year (2x for everyone else). That practically made the Diamond challenge a no-brainer.

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Due to the Marriott changes I’m tempted to cancel my Autograph booking in Dubai in October and book a Hilton a few doors down. I’ll go for the Spire Elite > Diamond status match at the same time as I’ll do a few stays in Sept and Oct and move the stays to Hilton where possible and then should have Diamond until 2020.

    • Tom1 says:

      Would probably agree there’s nothing special about the habtoor without free lounge access.
      I haven’t stayed at the doubletree or the other Hilton’s, but i would be tempted to try them over the habtoor.

  • Andrew McDonald says:

    I just did a Status Match from my IHG to HH Diamond, but the process and their service was terrible. The Hilton status match webpage “ate” my status match request twice and I needed to email their offshore email service desk…4 emails later and success.
    I also am not able to to get the flaky HH website to load but will keep trying.

    • Graham Walsh says:

      That sounds a painful experience

    • Graham Walsh says:

      Just as a FYI, I applied the other day and just got an email approving status match, 8 stays in 90 days. Diamond now for my Hilton stay in Dubai 🙂

  • flann horgan says:

    Hi. I’m confused. Where do I actually see this offer? Is there a link you can include? When I log into my Hilton account I only see the existing offer (which expires in a few weeks). Sorry – i’m sure i’m being dense here.

    • Rob says:

      You need to use the link in the article and register via that. If you have an AdBlocker installed you won’t see the link.

    • flann horgan says:

      That was it. Damned addblocker! thanks. that worked.

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