Hilton Honors has just launched its new Autumn promotion which is now open for registration.
The promotion is called ‘Double Your Stay’.
It is a twist on the usual Hilton offer. The chain usually offers either double points (good for expensive stays) or 2,000 bonus points (good for short cheap stays). This time, it is offering both!
You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 6th September and 31st December.
Check out on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and you’ll receive an extra 2,000 Hilton Honors points on top.
There is NO ‘starting with your second stay’ rule. You get bonus points from your first stay during the promotional period.
For most brands, you will earn 10 base points per $1 spent, plus an additional 10 or 20 promotional points 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. 20 points per $1 is an 8.5% rebate and that is before you add in any status bonus. A Diamond would be getting 12.8% back.
The extra 2,000 bonus points, assuming you check out on a midweek day, are worth an extra £6.66 in our book. This could add anything from 10% to 1% to the value of your bonus, depeding on what you spend.
The offer is refreshingly free of small print
There is not much small print except that you need to register in advance via the Hilton website here.
This new offer starts immediately after the current offer ends on 5th September so you can be sure of a bonus on every Hilton stay between now and the year end.
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
- Reward bookings count, which means you’ll get a guaranteed 2,000 points per stay rebate, even if you have £0 incidental spend, if you check out on a weekday
Remember that the Home2 Suites and Tru brands earn a lower 5 base points per $1.
Register for ‘Double Your Stay’ now
Hilton’s new ‘Double Your Stay’ promotion is a decent offer with something for everyone. All guests receive double points whilst those checking out during the week receive an extra 2,000 points on top.
The real winners are those doing cheap one-night Hampton Inn stays midweek, when you could be looking at a return of almost 20%. Anyone spending a large sum on a longer stay won’t be complaining about double points either.
You should make sure you register if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next four months. Even if you don’t have any stays planned, it is worth registering just in case – a lot can happen between now and 31st December.
Let’s see if any new American Express / Hilton cashback offers come along which can be stacked with this.
You can sign up for ‘Double Your Stay’ here.
PS. If you have any Hilton stays before this new offer starts on 6th September, you haven’t missed out. You can register for the current 2x / 3x bonus offer by clicking here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)