Update: These offers for the Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors American Express Card have expired. Learn more about the current offers here.
Of the major global hotel chains, Hilton has offered by far the most generous promotions with their loyalty program this year. They’ve had global bonus points promotions for the entire year, and are the only hotel loyalty program where that’s the case.
For example, through December 31, 2017, Hilton Honors members can earn double points for all stays, and Honors Diamond members can earn 10,000 bonus points after every 10 nights, up to a maximum of 50,000 bonus points. That’s a great promotion, especially given that Hilton’s points earnings rates are great to begin with.
Well, it looks like Hilton has a further promotion for those with their co-branded credit cards. Those with a co-branded Hilton credit card can earn 5,000 bonus Hilton Honors points after completing two stays between October 1 and December 31, 2017:
- If you have a Hilton American Express card, register here
- If you have a Hilton Citi card, register here
Interestingly you don’t actually have to pay with a Hilton American Express or Citi card to qualify; instead you just need to have one of those cards, register, and then pay with any American Express or Citi card, depending on which promotion you register for.
Bonus points should post 4-6 weeks after the completion of your stay. I’m a bit surprised to see Hilton still offering promotions on their Citi product, given that Hilton and American Express are entering into an exclusive credit card agreement in 2018, meaning that Citi’s Hilton Honors cards will be discontinued.
In addition to this promotion and Hilton’s global double points promotion, you can also earn 500 bonus points per app booking through the end of 2017.
Furthermore, you can earn an additional 500 bonus points per booking when you reserve and pay with a Hilton American Express card.
If you want to earn more Hilton bonus points, keep in mind that the great increased welcome bonuses on Hilton’s co-branded credit cards end in a couple of days:
- The no annual fee Hilton Honors American Express Card is offering a welcome bonus of 50,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $1,000 within the first three months
- The $95 annual fee Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express is offering a welcome bonus of 100,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after spending $3,000 within the first three months, plus a free weekend night certificate on the card’s first anniversary
If you have an American Express or Citi Hilton Card, then this is a great promotion that offers an additional 5,000 points after two stays. Keep in mind you don’t actually have to pay with a co-branded Hilton card to qualify, but rather any American Express or Citi card will qualify, depending on which promotion you register for.
(Tip of the hat to Doctor Of Credit)