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REGISTER NOW: Hilton launches new bonus points promotion for stays from May

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Hilton Honors has just launched its new Summer promotion, More Nights More Pointswhich is now open for registration – click here.

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

  • you will earn double Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 3rd May and 6th September
  • even better, you will earn triple base points on stays of 3+ nights

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

The bonus is calculated from the base points you are due, excluding any status bonus. The bonus points do not count towards status.

There is no small print

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

This is a good deal on 3+ night stays

I tend to value a Hilton Honors point at 0.33p.

The main Hilton brands earn 10 base points per $1 spent. If you were a Gold Elite member, you would be earning 38 points per $1 on a 3+ night stay with this offer.

This is the equivalent of 50 points per £1.

(My maths is based on £1 to $1.40 and knocking off the 5% VAT.)

At 0.33p per point, you are earning a 17% rebate on your spending in points, which isn’t bad.

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 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 5 nights during the 90 days you will keep your Gold status until 31st March 2023.  If you complete 9 nights during the 90 days you will be elevated to top-tier Diamond status until 31st March 2023.

Conclusion

2x or 3x base points per stay is a decent offer, especially on 3+ night stays which trigger triple points.

Make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up this Summer.

Even if you don’t have any stays planned, it is still worth registering just in case – a lot can happen between now and 6th September.

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


Earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards

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 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.

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 (62)

  • Trevor says:

    The new Hilton offer seems to give double/triple Bonus Points and not Base Points so does not help achieve status.

    • roberto says:

      I was unsure about this. Rob definitely says base points in the article…

      • Rob says:

        That’s misreading of my wording.

        The bonus is 3 x base points. This doesn’t mean that they are treated as base points (they are not) but the bonus IS 3 x base points in terms of how you calculate it.

        • Graeme says:

          No, the bonus points are 1x base points (for fewer than 3 nights) or 2x base points (for 3 or more nights). The article is very misleading – the wording could be much clearer.

          • Rob says:

            Ah, I see what you mean now. Can fix.

          • Russ says:

            To be fair to Rob after a year of treading water waiting for travel to reopen I wouldn’t be surprised if we all need a bit of a refresher course.

  • Josh says:

    So to confirm, I have a Plat Amex but haven’t registered for Hilton yet. I can instead, use my other status to apply for a status match to hilton, thus benefiting from the “9 nights to diamond within 90 days?”

    Thanks

    • Rob says:

      Yup …

      I’d wait until nearer 17th May though to maximise the 90 day windown, unless you are doing essential work stays at present.

  • Eason says:

    https://statusmatch.hiltonhonors.com/, the website was down for days, can’t submit. 500 Internal Server Error.

    • Hamzah says:

      It’s been down for at least a month. I’ve contacted customer services to no avail. I have a string booking for the next 90 days – would have been ideal for a status match!

  • Vanessa says:

    Does 3+n have to be done in one stay/one booking, or is it cumulative for the promotion period?

  • Vanessa says:

    Does 3+ nights have to be in one stay/one booking, or is it cumulative for the promotion period?

    • Brian W says:

      Needs to be in one stay.

      “ Registered Hilton Honors members will earn Triple Points per stay during the Promotion Period for stays of three nights or more”.

  • David says:

    In terms of earning Hilton honour points via a credit card, will I gain a better return using the Barclaycard or virgin + MasterCard?

    Thanks

  • David says:

    I am have Platinum Ambassador status with IHG, should I complete a status match with Hilton now, or wait till I gain Spire Ambassador status? Will gaining the higher IHG status support me in anyway in gaining a head start with the Hilton status award, or will it not make any difference?

    Thanks

  • HB13 says:

    Hi Rob, regarding the Hilton status match – I only have Marriott Gold (and a few stays in the last couple of months). If I get the status match with Hilton and complete the 9 stays in 90 days, will I still moved to Diamond (even though I’m only gold with Marriott)?

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