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REGISTER NOW: Hilton Honors launches a new bonus points promotion for January to April

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UPDATE – DECEMBER 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘Double Your Stay’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

Hilton is also running a separate ‘Double Elite Nights’ promotion – click here for our article – which also runs until 31st December 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here. You can register for both promotions and both will credit on the same stay.

Hilton Honors has just launched its new Spring promotion, Points Unlimitedwhich is now open 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 4th January and 5th May.

Even better, you will earn an additional 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every FIVE stays OR TEN nights you complete, whichever comes first.

There is no cap to what you can earn and there are no minimum stay requirements.  The bonus should also trigger on reward stays given how similar promotions have worked in the past.

Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, you are getting a good return on your spending here.  Someone who only ever spends one night at a time in a hotel would be earning – when you include the 10,000 bonus points per five stays – 4,000 bonus points per stayI would value that at £13 which is a VERY good return especially as it doesn’t include your base points or any status bonus.

You can register for the offer here.

Hilton Points Unlimited

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

Hilton Honors double points Autumn 2018

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 (Wyndham Rewards excluded) 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.  In reality, if you complete the challenge after 1st January 2019 I would expect that your status would last until 31st March 2021.

Conclusion

2,000 bonus points per stay is a decent offer, especially for someone who tends to do short stays.  The additional 10,000 points carrot for every five stays or 10 nights is a worthwhile extra bonus.  If your hotel stays are generally just for one night then you should seriously consider moving them (in chunks of five) to Hilton this Spring.

Make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next four 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 5th May.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable 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 (77)

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  • KP says:

    Disappointed !! I was hoping the double points promo would be extended. Im going to move my stays to SPG

    • John says:

      Excellent !! 4000 points per night is much better than the 1000 or less I would get with double points.

      • KP says:

        Agree…but when I’m staying in Hilton hotels Mon-Fri each week…the double ponts rack up for me as opposed to 2k per stay

  • hilton-IT-bodge says:

    Given the errors since the recent IT update, I wouldn’t be entirely confident about reward stays counting. Since the IT update, reward stays are not counting for nights stayed credit and not triggering MyWay diamond bonus points. Hilton seem to be saying this is an error but it’s been almost 2 months and still not fixed, and customer services is a total farce. Try it, hopefully it will work, but whereas in the past I would have been fairly sure it will work, this time I’d say “with luck”.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Have you made any incidental spend to earn base points on reward stays? I know you shouldn’t have to but it’s one way to try and force them to post

    • John Matrix says:

      Customer Service is indeed a farce – selectively answering questions and often just being plain stupid, possibly intentionally.

      • What's the Point says:

        In 100% agreement here with these comments. I am still waiting for a 5 night points stay from 4 weeks ago to count towards my YTD status. I get a different answer every time I email Hilton. Some of their answers are just stupid, or they select which part of your query they want to answer.
        For info – I also had some incidental spend on that stay.

        I have also been waiting over a week now, for points to be returned to my account from a reward stay that I cancelled.

        New IT system is a farce, what exactly did it improve?

        • Andijs says:

          Go public on Facebook and Twitter…. I did and it got sorted VERY quickly a few weeks back when I was missing 320,000 points!

    • Doug says:

      Reward stays DO now appear to be credited toward status. Like others, I had been experiencing issues where reward stays were not being credited toward status, though points were correctly being deducted. I did complain via email (was told this would lead to a faster resolution than the phone.) Have had 1 reward night credited and latest reward night automatically credited toward status.

    • Dr Tom says:

      They were totally unhelpful for me here too. I booked a reward stay as the last stay I needed to retain Diamond. Didn’t host.

      Two separate attempts to contact Customer Services and they told me that this was correct and reward stays do not count.

      I can’t find anything to say that’s changed.

      I have since booked an extra (cheap) paid stay that I didn’t need to maintain Diamond, but I shouldn’t have had to have done. But there was no chance of getting anywhere with Hilton Customer Services.

  • James says:

    I have around 30k Amex points I need to transfer out. I don’t need anymore avois and just recently topped up my virgin account. Which hotel group is best value for transfer ? The Hilton one is 50% more till 21st but that’s just par with Radisson. Any views ?

    • Genghis says:

      Where are you going to stay?

    • Peter K says:

      It depends on whether you have status in any program that will give more “value” from a stay. Also if any program has hotels where you want to go (!) or hotels that you would want to stay in. Different hotel points are also worth differing amounts of course.

  • mahomed says:

    Hi I am just checking whether reward stays count ? or do i have to buy something small from the mini bar or charge some incidentals to the room to make it count . 2 years ago I bought a small chocolate from the mini bar to earn points on the visa promotion .

    • hilton-IT-bodge says:

      Always used to, but since the recent IT “upgrade” not everything is working properly. Reward stays are not counting for nights stayed credit or myway bonus points. So this time, I wouldn’t count on it. It may work. But there’s a higher chance than before that it won’t work

  • hilton-IT-bodge says:

    Why do Hilton never put these offers on the Promotions page in the account, or email it to actual members? How come they only seem to send it to bloggers who then use their referral links that never work properly….

  • Sam says:

    I assume this promotion is only for stays booked direct with Hilton? I am staying at Hilton Cape Town for 6 nights in January (I am signed up for HH) but I booked my hotel together with flights via Expedia.

    • sunguy says:

      Correct – Hilton do not officially recognise any stays booked through any other channel other than directly -especially for points.

      If you have status, then its hotel (and often checkin/manager) dependant whether they honour any of the status benefits….but officially they dont.

      Heck, I even had problems with them recognising stays booked with part pay with points and that was before they newly crud IT system!

  • Brighton Belle says:

    Since mean-minded Hilton denied my last status match to Diamond as I hadn’t checked out on my final 8th stay when my 90 days window expired.. how long before I can have another run at it? I have lots of Hilton stays in 2019 so might as well try it again so I can use Diamond at the Conrad Hong Kong… which was the whole point of getting Diamond.

    • Crafty says:

      Is there any particular benefit to being Diamond at that particular property? We are there in 2 weeks and I’ve just matched to Diamond.

  • John Matrix says:

    OT: It seems that IC have removed their pay TV service entirely (at IC Frankfurt at the very least), which explains why they’re removing the free movie from Ambassador….shame

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