Hilton Honors Extends Free Night Awards Again!

Hilton Honors Extends Free Night Awards Again!

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We first noticed this yesterday, but it has now been officially confirmed. Hilton Honors has extended select free night certificates yet again. Since Hilton Honors free night awards now show on Hilton’s website, you should already be able to see these updated extensions.

Hilton extends some free nights to July 2022

Several co-branded Hilton Honors Amex cards offer a free weekend night certificate, either as an annual benefit (like on the Hilton Aspire Card), or as an incentive for spending money on a card (like on the Hilton Surpass Card). There’s some great news, as the expiration of some of these certificates has been extended yet again.

In this case, the expiration dates of Hilton free night awards that were issued before July 1, 2020, have been extended through July 1, 2022. For context, prior to this they had been extended through January 3, 2022, and prior to that they had been extended through August 31, 2021.

Just to summarize the expiration dates of outstanding Hilton free night certificates:

  • Hilton free night rewards issued before July 1, 2020, are valid through July 1, 2022
  • Hilton free night rewards issued between July 1 and December 31, 2020, are valid for 24 months
  • Hilton free night rewards issued between January 1 and December 31, 2021, are valid through December 31, 2022

While these are historically weekend free night awards, those issued at least through the end of 2021 can be used for stays any day of the week, and not just on weekends. That adds a huge amount of flexibility to these rewards.

I find these free night awards to be hugely valuable, and redeemed my last several at the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos PedregalWaldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, and Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Also keep in mind that at the moment some cardmembers have been targeted with a promotion offering a free night certificate after spending $8,000, which is a great deal, in my opinion.

Redeem your free night at the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos

Bottom line

Hilton Honors has just extended the expiration date of some credit card free night awards issued in 2020, which were supposed to expire on January 3, 2022. These have now been extended through July 1, 2022, and expiration dates should already show as being updated.

In general Hilton Honors has done a fantastic job with extending benefits during the pandemic, and the free night awards are a great example of that. I’ve loved the flexibility of being able to redeem them for stays any night of the week, not to mention for just how long they’ve been valid.

Will you benefit from Hilton’s latest free night certificate extension?

(Tip of the hat to Hao)

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  1. Mike Guest

    Thanks; BUT IT APPEARS THAT HYATT has NOT extended their free-night certificates; if true, I would also try to avoid using HYATT facilities in the future.

  2. farnorthtrader Guest

    Excellent news! Now instead of using our last remaining January expiry night to try to get a third night at WA Orlando (on a business trip, so no tax writeoff!), I can use my resort credit to stay at the Hilton and save the certificate to use in Italy this June!

  3. mdande7 Gold

    I just got an email confirming this.

  4. DCS Diamond

    "Do you think Hyatt will extend their certificates? " - HT

    "Seriously is Hyatt ever going to join the party?" - MDA

    As we were recently reminded, in all fairness, "Hyatt has been extremely generous", although no reference time frame was provided for the purported 'generosity'...

  5. HT Guest

    Do you think Hyatt will extend their certificates? I hope so.

    1. NYGuy24 New Member

      Glad Hilton extended their certs. Looks like I may need to make some stays at hyatt to use up those. Not what I wanted to do but I guess I can make it work.

  6. DCS Diamond

    A much less hyped (maybe because many cannot benefit from it right away) companion AMEX offer that has also been extended and I am going to capitalize on to achieve Hilton Honors Lifetime Diamond status within a year is this one:

    Your everyday purchases could lead you to Elite Status. All Bonus Points earned on eligible purchases with any Hilton Honors American Express Card and posted to your Hilton Honors account by December 31, 2022...

    A much less hyped (maybe because many cannot benefit from it right away) companion AMEX offer that has also been extended and I am going to capitalize on to achieve Hilton Honors Lifetime Diamond status within a year is this one:

    Your everyday purchases could lead you to Elite Status. All Bonus Points earned on eligible purchases with any Hilton Honors American Express Card and posted to your Hilton Honors account by December 31, 2022 will be considered Base Points, which count toward Elite Status Qualification, including Lifetime Diamond Status.

    So, with 333K+ bank points I transferred to redeemable SQ KF miles to burn before they expire, and loads of Chase UR and UA miles in bank, I am set for a good while as far as redeemable *A miles are concerned. Therefore, I have the luxury to start using my Aspire card to pay not just for hotel stays (14x) but also for within-U.S. dining (7x) and select travel-related costs paid directly to airlines (7x).

    Already this year, with just 6 stays/18 nights, I have earned 139,009 base points that to this incredible offer! One can say that this "Aspire" Diamond has also requalified status the 'hard way'... ;-)

    Why go after the HH LF Diamond status when one can have it by just maintain the Aspire card? Well, I do not believe that the Aspire benefits, including the HH Diamond status that comes with it, will last forever. The benefits are just too good; AMEX and Hilton may decide to part company or 'restructure' their agreement; and there will come a time when I won't be able to do the large numbers of revenue stays that I have been doing for years.

  7. Jd Guest

    IHG should have done the same, instead of only extending night certificates issued this year. Shame on you IHG...

  8. MDA Guest

    Seriously is Hyatt ever going to join the party? I have literally begged my concierge. Living in Melbourne Australia has meant very little opportunity to use my suite nights.

  9. Roman Guest

    Love the free nights! Redeeming 2 of them next month at the Conrad Maldives instead of paying almost a 1,000.00 each night all in.

    1. Marcos Guest

      @Roman,
      Hey Roman... do you mind sharing how to redeem free-weekend nights at conrad maldives? I can see standard 95K award night online (already booked 5 nights redemption using points)

      When I call Hilton diamond CSR they also see standard inventory at 95K. But when they try to apply the certificate the system won't allow them.

      CS rep open a ticket for resolution but this same issue happened 3 times before, this final CSR...

      @Roman,
      Hey Roman... do you mind sharing how to redeem free-weekend nights at conrad maldives? I can see standard 95K award night online (already booked 5 nights redemption using points)

      When I call Hilton diamond CSR they also see standard inventory at 95K. But when they try to apply the certificate the system won't allow them.

      CS rep open a ticket for resolution but this same issue happened 3 times before, this final CSR finally opened a ticket for me, I am waiting for Hilton to contact me regarding this issue

      Any tips, advise?

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Jr Guest

Silly reason.

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NYGuy24 New Member

Glad Hilton extended their certs. Looks like I may need to make some stays at hyatt to use up those. Not what I wanted to do but I guess I can make it work.

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Marcos Guest

@Roman, Hey Roman... do you mind sharing how to redeem free-weekend nights at conrad maldives? I can see standard 95K award night online (already booked 5 nights redemption using points) When I call Hilton diamond CSR they also see standard inventory at 95K. But when they try to apply the certificate the system won't allow them. CS rep open a ticket for resolution but this same issue happened 3 times before, this final CSR finally opened a ticket for me, I am waiting for Hilton to contact me regarding this issue Any tips, advise?

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