Register Now For Hilton’s Summer Double Points Promotion

A few days ago I shared the details of Hilton’s upcoming promotion. Specifically, between May 1 and August 31, 2018, Hilton Honors will offer double base points on all stays. With this promotion you’ll earn:

  • 10 Honors bonus points for stays at most brands (for a total of 20 points per dollar)
  • 5 Honors bonus points for stays at Home2 Suite by Hilton and Tru by Hilton (for a total of 10 points per dollar)
  • This doesn’t include the elite bonus points that Silver, Gold, and Diamond members earn

This means that with the exception of two limited service brands, Honors members will earn 20 points per dollar spent, Silver members will earn 22 points per dollar spent, Gold members will earn 28 points per dollar spent, and Diamond members will earn 30 points per dollar spent.

This promotion will be valid at Hilton’s portfolio of over 5,000 hotels around the world, and unlike some other chains, all properties should be participating in this promotion. There’s also no cap on how many points you can earn, and there’s no minimum stay requirement.

At the time registration wasn’t yet open, though it is now. You can now register for Hilton’s double points promotion for upcoming stays. The promotion applies for nights during the promotion period, regardless of the check-in or check-out date (meaning that you’d potentially earn double points for only part of a stay).

As a reminder, for stays through April 30, 2018, Hilton Honors is offering their Points Unlimited promotion. With this you can earn 2,000 bonus points for each stay, plus an additional 10,000 bonus points after every five stays, with no limit to how many bonus points you can earn.

Hilton’s current promotion works out better for those who make short stays that are inexpensive, while the upcoming promotion will be more lucrative for those who make more expensive stays that are longer.

So even if you don’t have any Hilton stays soon I recommend registering, as it only takes a few seconds to do so. That way you won’t forget to do so in the future.

Comments

  1. I hope people heed your advice about registering even if they don’t think they’ll be staying at a Hilton any time soon.

    I registered for the January-April promo only because it was so easy, thinking that I would never use it, and ended up using it for a last-minute emergency trip, so I second what you say when you say “So even if you don’t have any Hilton stays soon I recommend registering, as it only takes a few seconds to do so. That way you won’t forget to do so in the future.”

    Sure, I only got 2,000 bonus points, but it’s still 2,000 bonus points for a 20-second time investment.

  2. I really enjoy the current promotion where you get 2K points per stay. When you book a 5K award night at a Hilton property, you essentially only pay 3K (since you get 2K back). Sometimes there is a 50% off promotion where you can buy 5K points for 25$. That’s only 15$ per night you actually spend. If you are an elite member, you can even select the option to get extra points instead of breakfast, so you get 750 points extra (in the case of a Garden Inn). That means you really only pay 2.25K points, which translates in 11.25$ a night for a room.

    Now lets take it a step further, after every 5th stay, you get 10K points with means you get another 2 nights for free (assuming its a 5K property). With a simple calculation; 11.25*5 / 7 = 8$ a night.

    And even when you select the points option as a benefit, many times you still get breakfast included as a gold/diamond member. Assuming you stay with 2 persons, you only pay 4$ per guest, per night with a possibility that breakfast is included.

    Life doesn’t get any better than this, I should live in a hotel :p

  3. @Ryan: Although the idea of essentially living in a 5,000-point per night property is iffy, given how few of them exist anymore, you raise a valid point — the viability or preference of any particular promotion is wholly dependent upon your own particular stay patterns. For me, for example, I tend to have short stays, so as long as my folio is less than $200 (which it usually is), I am better off under the Q1 bonus, since the 2,000 points is better than I’d get under double points.

    Anyone, though, who has longer stays or who spends more money on short stays is obviously going to be better off with double points, since there is no specific 2000-point cap. That, though, is life with any travel program – some features and bonuses are better for some people than others.

  4. The promos are different. One is independent of spend and capped at 2K per stay, while the other depends on spend and is uncapped.

    So, @Lucky is exactly right that “Hilton’s current promotion works out better for those who make short stays that are inexpensive, while the upcoming promotion will be more lucrative for those who make more expensive stays that are longer.” In Q1, despite 3 relative pricey extended stays, I earned “just” 6K points. On the other hand, I am looking at earning 22K Q2 promo points on just my first of 3 similarly extended and relatively pricey stays that I have already booked for the Q2 promo period. Literally, YMMV…

  5. This new promo is even more lucrative for folks who have either the HH AMEX Ascend or Aspire card. HH Diamonds with either card would earn 42 or 44 HH points/$, respectively, so that they would beat the Q1 earning of 2K points after a 1-night revenue stay of just $50.

  6. Thanks for the note – I have a couple of pricey ($~400/night) trips for 2-3 nights each coming up with Hilton in NYC with potentially a couple other cheaper stays as well. Will come in handy for an extra 20k or so points!

  7. Is this promotion applied for existing bookings? I have 2 booking 1 in May and the other in July. Thanks,

  8. @Jenny: Hilton promos such as this typically will apply regardless of when the booking was made, so long as the stay occurs within the specified window.

    In other words: For your existing bookings, you should be fine.

  9. I have been in Hilton properties since Jan. 19, checking in and out to different properties every night. Its tedious. But I have earned over 700,000 points and have booked 3 weeks in Maui on points in January 2019. I welcome these promos!

    Only 190 more hotel nights left on this trip….

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