Update: Hilton has revamped their co-branded credit card products, and the cards mentioned in this post are no longer available. You can find information on the new Hilton credit cards here.
While Hilton’s first quarter 2013 promotion hasn’t yet been officially announced, the following was leaked on the Hampton Inn Boston Logan Airport Facebook page (though subsequently deleted):
“Double your HHonors! During the promotion, registered HHonors members can choose to earn double points or double miles between January 7th and March 31, 2013”
I guess at least we know what to expect now!
The thing about Hilton is that while their points might not be as valuable as those issued by Hyatt or Starwood, it’s possible to earn a lot of points with hotel stays. You get 10 base points per dollar (which are doubled through this promotion), five additional points per dollar if you choose not to double dip with an airline partner, and 12 points for paying with the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express. That’s 37 points per dollar spent, which is a pretty awesome return.
(Tip of the hat to Loyalty Lobby)