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Hilton HHonors, the loyalty scheme for the Hilton family of hotels, is joining in the bandwagon of pleasingly announcing their new year promotion early: Double Points or Double Miles
From 1 January to 30 April 2015, you can either earn Double Miles or Double Points with Hilton, the choice is yours. You need to head here to to make your selection, which you should ensure you do before your first stay in the promotional period.
Which to pick though? As with previous Hilton HHonors promotions of this type, only base HHonors points will be doubled if you pick Double Points, that’s the 10 points per qualifying USD spent. Status bonuses aren’t doubled, and nor are the extra 5 points per USD if you pick Points+Points as your double dip “MyWay Earning Style” preference. If you pick Double Miles, you need to have your “MyWay Earning Style” set to Points+Miles, otherwise you’ll have nothing to double!
On a short $100 stay, you could earn (excluding status bonuses etc):
- 2,500 HHonors points and 0 miles with Points+Points and Double Points; or
- 1,000 HHonors points and 200 miles with Points+Miles and Double Miles with most airline partners.
(See here on the HHonors website for the per-airline earning rates).
The points option is likely to be more valuable for most people, but it will depend on what you want to use the points or miles for, so have a think!
If you need to change which airline you credit your Points+Miles to, or to swap between Points+Miles and Points+Points, log into your HHonors account, then under “My Profile” pick “Preferences” then scroll down to “MyWay Earning Style Preferences” and “Preferred Travel Partners”.
Also, don’t forget that you earn more Avios if you credit to Iberia rather than BA. BAEC earns 1 avios per USD spent, while with Iberia it’s 1.5! Use the “Combine My Avios” function to move Iberia Avios over to BA if that’s where you really want them.
As a small added bonus, American Express Hilton HHonors Card Members will get an additional 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points when they use their American Express Card at check-out on their first stay during the promotional period of 1 January to 30 April.
Finally, don’t forget that every day of Advent we are offering some great prizes in our InsideFlyer Advent calendar – just click here to enter.