REGISTER NOW: Hilton launches new ‘double points’ promotion for May to September

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Hilton Honors has just launched its new Summer promotion which is now open for registration.

The promotion is called ‘Go More, Get More‘.

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

You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 6th May and 8th September, starting with your second stay.

For most brands, you will earn 10 base points per $1 spent, plus an additional 10 promotional points plus any status bonus.

Hilton Go More Get More promotion Summer 2019 double points

Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, you are getting a good return on your spending here.  20 points per $1 is an 8.5% rebate and that is before you add in any status bonus.

There are also additional targets for heavy stayers:

10,000 bonus points after 10 stays

+ a further 15,000 bonus points after 15 stays (total of 25,000)

+ a further 20,000 bonus points after 20 stays (total of 45,000)

There is no cap to what you can earn. The only snag is that – and I am not very happy with Hilton for doing this – you only earn double points from your SECOND stay after 6th May.  This is a mean clause, much loved by Marriott, and means you may need to waste time and money doing a mattress run if you have a particularly expensive Hilton stay coming up over the Summer.

You can register for the offer here.

Hilton Honors Go More Get More Summer 2019 promotion

There is not much small print except that:

you need to register in advance via the Hilton website 

the bonus only starts from your SECOND stay after 6th May

Apart from that, all is good:

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

Remember that the Home2 Suites and Tru brands earn a lower 5 base points per $1.

The small print confirms that reward stays do count towards the 10 / 15 / 20 stays additional bonuses.  You will also receive double base points on your food and drink spend on reward stays (note that Hampton and a few smaller brands do not give points for incidental spend).

The only point which is not clear is whether a reward stay counts for the ‘first stay which doesn’t earn double points’ qualifier.  I would guess that it does count, because the stay triggers an elite credit for status purposes.

Hilton Go More Get More promo 2019

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 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.

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.

Register for ‘Go More, Get More’ now

Hilton’s new ‘double base points’ is a decent offer, especially for people doing longer, more expensive stays.  You should make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next four months.

Even without Hilton Honors status, you will be earning 20 points (which I value at 6.6p) per $1.  This is an 8.5% rebate on your spending.  Anyone with Hilton status will do even better.

If you trigger the additional bonuses, they are worth up to an extra £7.42 of points per stay on top.  This is based on getting 45,000 additional points for 20 stays, and valuing the points at 0.33p each.

Even if you don’t have any stays planned, it is still worth registering just in case – a lot can happen between now and 8th September.

Let’s see what IHG and Marriott launch to compete with this ….

You can sign up here.

(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. Still Hilton related but Edinburgh Grosvenor is leaving Hilton Portfolio next Tuesday, just if you were thinking about staying there in future. I haven’t seen that covered.

  2. Matthew says:

    Slight O/T but still Hilton. Where are people staying after the Jessie J concert at Abbey Rd Studios in June? I know there’s a Marriott nearby but I’m Gold so no free brekky. Rates are also pretty high and saving my points for something else! Any suggestions/recommendations? Don’t mind getting tube back to somewhere afterwards either…

    • We’re staying at the Hilton London Paddington, 146 Praed Street, which is a bit further away than the Marriott, but we stayed there for the previous gig at Abbey Road and we’re doing it on a HH points redemption again.

    • Lady London says:

      There are IHG hotels not too far away at all. Such as North of Abbey Road. Walk up to the main road by St Johns Wood tube and take any bus going North. It’s 2 or 3 stops max to HIX that is very near the Swiss Cottage stop. Or take buses South from the Tube towards Central London. If you have IHG points costs would be reasonable for the time of year. If you have more points Indigo Paddington is well rated and will connect easily to concert location (I used to live right behind there.)

      If you are price sensitive and paying cash then St John’s Wood is on the Bakerloo Line. This line gives you access to cheaper locations including those you can connect with such as by easy switch to the Jubilee Line. Depending if Tubes are running when you exit the concert. Easy to reach places like Hendon, Brent Cross, Wembley by public transport from there.

      The Hilton Doubletree at Marble Arch is also on a direct bus route up to St John’s Wood. Get off at St Johns Wood tube station and walk down (bus more practical than Tube for this route). Quite a few choices at Waterloo in most of the chains. Many quite newly built. They tend to be higher priced than going out a bit on the tube lines in either direction. As Waterloo easily walkable to lots of attractions.

      Just a few thoughts – it depends what’s important to you.

      • Lady London says:

        *PS recommend the Sea Shell Fish & Chips in Lisson Grove which is very near there. Not what it was, but still pretty good. Can eat in (make sure you book) or take away.

      • Matthew says:

        Thanks Lady London 👍. Was concerned about tube stopping about midnight but hadn’t thought of the bus! Happy to ‘travel’ a bit for a nice but reasonably priced hotel so you have some good ideas there!

        • Jubilee line runs 24h Friday night to Sunday morning, St Johns Wood is on Jubilee not Bakerloo!

        • Lady London says:

          Oops I guess you are right @John. St John’s Wood was on the Bakerloo line when I lived right behind the zebra crossing at Abbey Studios but when the Jubilee Line came in they nicked that stretch of line for it.

          I forgot I think there is a newish (well, to IHG) quite well-rated IHG HI or HIX very near to Finchley Road Tube which is a short way up from Swiss Cottage on the same bus and tube lines. Finchley Road is where it’s a stroll across the platform to switch between Julbille and Metropolitan Lines. Giving access to Waterloo and amy other places cheaper or more interesting locations for hotels can be found.

  3. Tempted to do a cheap mattress run to get my 5th stay for current promo.

    £50 gets me 2k bonus + 10k (5 stays) + 1k yourway + base pts and 80% Gold bonus.

    Probs just about worth it if I load up on brekky (like a walrus).

    • Do you have the amex 75 or 50 off 250, I did very well out of the current promo

      • Actually yes, I need to check my cumulative spend, also now found a room for £42 with swimming pool too.

        • ps Thanks v much, smart thinking.

        • Lady London says:

          Saw a Swindon H hotel looking remarkably cheap yesterday. £40. St Anne’s Manor at Bracknell, which has a bit more character and a bit nicer than the standard-type H’s in the area provided you can avoid the quirkier rooms, was £60 on a weekend night. Might do to bump up the numbers.

    • I thought My Way gives a choice of either 1,000 points or breakfast for Gold?

      • Yes, but there are a few hotels which give both.

        • DoubleTree seems to be great for this.

        • Interesting, thank you both. How do you get this in practice at the Doubletrees? I normally have breakast chosen in my MyWay profile instead of points.

        • Its a bit hit and miss, NCL airport was good for it and I believe Dundee too.Things may have tightened up on this. They certainly got my repeat business with it in play.

          The one I’ve choosen for my 5th night to trigger the bonus doesn’t double dip, but the cheap rate (<£50) I found includes breakfast, so with the bonuses triggered, I should net approx 13k points + generous brekky to start the working week.

      • You can always get both by changing your profile to 1000 points immediately after checking out. Change it back to breakfast once the points have posted. Not sure if Hilton will crack down on this in the future.

      • It seems automatic. No need to ask for it. If the hotel does it, then fine. If not, just go with breakfast (if more valuable).

    • Lady London says:

      You might as well go for it now @Triprep.
      The upcoming promo is distinctly less exciting unless you are a commited 15+ nights-heavy (in 4 summer months) Hilton stayer already.

  4. Made some bookings a few days ago. Do i need to cancel a rebook or will they count towards the promo as long as I register for it?

    • HayMow says:

      Article above says “Existing bookings still count”

    • Lady London says:

      Hilton seems to be the one that honours existing bookings on promos. the others all seem to say has to be new booknigs after promo announcement date or after registerig.

      • Brian W says:

        Previous bookings counted for the current IHG Promo. They haven’t counted for some Accelerate promo’s, as stated in the terms, but they did for this one.

  5. Dr Tom says:

    You probably all realise this, but the bonus points award pattern for multiple stays is actually:

    10,000 points after the 10th stay (£33 value)
    an additional 15,000 after the 15th stay (total £82.50 value)
    an additional 20,000 after the 20th stay (total £148.50 value)

    (the FAQs linked off the registration page confirm that the points are additional – not cumulative)

    That’s £7.42 per stay if you max this out at 20 stays (obviously plus your normal points and the double points bonus – and there’s normally 1% cashback available too).

    [my quick calculation is that a Diamond making 20 lots of 1 night stays at £50 per night would be getting more than £20 a night back with this offer, including the 1,000 bonus points per night – plus the usual other benefits – an excellent rebate if this matches your travel patterns]

  6. Qwerty Bertie says:

    I’ve never not received both. I set up all the My Way options to points in the beginning and haven’t touched them since. At the hotels I just rock up to breakfast and have never been charged for it.

    I’ve never read the terms and conditions, but had assumed the free breakfast was independent of the My Way bonuses. If that’s not the case perhaps it is something more honoured in the breach than in the observance.

  7. Rui N. says:

    OT but Hilton related: I’m attending an event at Wembley Stadium and plan to stay overnight at the Hilton next to the stadium.
    I see that they have parking for £15 per 24 hours which is great, but do you know if you can reserve a parking spot in advance? Since this is not hotel-only parking, I’m afraid of the parking being full with non-hotel folks attending the event at the stadium!

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