With it now being a new year, Hilton Honors has launched its newest global promotion. I wanted to recap the details of this, for anyone with upcoming Hilton stays. You’ve gotta love that there are typically no gaps when it comes to Hilton Honors promotions, and we see one offer after the other.
Hilton Honors offering 2,500 bonus points per stay
Hilton Honors’ new global promotion is called Points Unlimited, and with this offer, members can earn 2,500 bonus Hilton Honors points per stay.
There are some more details to be aware of:
- The promotion is valid for stays between January 1 and May 1, 2022 (you must check-out by May 1 to be eligible)
- Registration is required prior to your first eligible stay, though it’s fine if you booked prior to registration
- There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn, you start earning rewards with the first stay, and there’s no minimum stay required
- It can take up to six to eight weeks for bonus points to post, though they’ll typically post much faster than that
- You can earn bonus points even on award stays
- You can find promotion FAQs here
How generous is Hilton Honors’ promotion?
How generous is Hilton Honors’ Points Unlimited promotion? The math is pretty easy on it. Personally I value Hilton Honors points at 0.5 cents each, so to me 2,500 points are worth $12.50. The way I view it:
- This promotion is decent for a short stay at an inexpensive property, while it’s lackluster for longer stays, or stays at more expensive properties; that’s especially true in comparison to the double and triple points promotion we saw in late 2021
- On the plus side, this is great for award stays, since you can earn bonus points even when redeeming points
This promotion is in addition to Hilton Honors’ standard points earning rates. As a reminder:
- Members ordinarily earn 10x Honors points per dollar spent at most brands
- Hilton Honors Gold members get an 80% points bonus, Hilton Honors Diamond members get a 100% points bonus
On top of that, you can maximize your Hilton Honors points earned from hotel stays by paying with a co-branded Hilton American Express card. These cards earn points at the following rates at Hilton properties:
- Hilton Honors American Express Card (review) – 7x points per dollar
- Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card (review) – 12x points per dollar
- Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (review) – 12x points per dollar
- Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card (review) – 14x points per dollar
In other words, as a Hilton Honors Diamond member paying with the Hilton Aspire Card, you earn 34x Honors points per dollar spent, not including the 2,500 bonus points you can earn per stay with the new promotion.
Hilton Honors has launched its first global promotion of 2022. With this offer, you can earn 2,500 bonus points per stay, with no minimum stay required, and no cap on how many bonus points you can earn.
Unfortunately this is one of Hilton Honors’ weaker promotions, at least for those who don’t make short stays at inexpensive properties. Still, if you have any upcoming Hilton Honors stays, it’s definitely worth registering.
What do you make of Hilton Honors’ new promotion?