5,000 Free Hilton Points (= 1 Free Night) On Every Stay

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Hilton has just launched a generous and very straightforward promotion, offering 5,000 free Hilton points on every stay you make at a Hilton property until 31 January 2017.


To benefit, you need to register here and then i) book via the app and ii) pay with a Visa card. As noted above, the 5,000 bonus Hilton points will apply to each and every stay before 31 January 2017.

5,000 is a very good bonus points haul for one stay (which could be just one night at a budget priced Hampton should you wish) – indeed it’s enough to get you a free night at a number of Hilton properties.

To be clear, the 5,000 free Hilton points only applies to cash (and, it seems, points and money) stays. You will not get the bonus for reward stays booked purely with Hilton points.

In the very unlikely event you don’t have a Visa card, note that this offer (per the terms and conditions, below) applies to a spend on “any Visa card”, so you could just load up a pre-paid Visa card and use that.

A couple of important points to note:

First, this offer will stack with the Hilton triple points offer for bookings via the app (running until 31 December 2016), but you must also register for that promo here first. So to be clear, to benefit from 5,000 bonus points and triple (base) points, you need to register here then here, then book via the app. (Ok, I’m slightly regretting my “very straightforward” comment above, but follow my instructions to the letter and you’ll be fine.)

Secondly, if you have been targeted for the American Express £50 off £250 spent at Hilton properties, you should prioritise this. £50 is worth more than 5,000 Hilton points.


However, unlike the 5,000 bonus points offer, you can use the American Express offer once only, and it (probably: mine does) expires on 30 November, so there’s plenty of time to use both.

Finally, here are the full terms and conditions for this offer:

Offer is valid from November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017 for Visa® cardholders who are also Hilton HHonors Members who 1) register for the promotion at HiltonHHonors.com/VisaBonus; 2) download the HHonors mobile application to the cardholder’s mobile device; 3) book a stay through the HHonors mobile application; and 4) pay for the completed stay between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017 (“Promotional Period”) with any Visa card will receive 5,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points per eligible stay. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward Elite tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of the eligible stay for Bonus Points to appear in your Hilton HHonors™ account. This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offer or discounts and is not valid for groups. Blackout dates, early departure fees, and deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and vary by hotel, please see individual property for details.


  1. Ian Perry says

    I originally booked a one night stay next week via Avios portal, thinking I needed some Avios more than I needed triple HH points, but then saw this. Cancelled the original, booked again through the app for triple points + 5,000 bonus + 10% back from Nationwide Simply Rewards +0.5% credit back from Nationwide (ongoing benefit). Should be a very profitable stay.

    • Tom Sumner says

      Yes, thanks Ian. I’ve edited the post to make that clearer. This really is a very generous promo, particularly if you regularly make short stays at Hiltons.

  2. Ian Macky says

    Unless someone beats me too it, I’ll be the guinea pig for the points only test. I have a points stay lined up for the start of December. I’d change it to points+cash, but it’s not being offered.

    I suspect/hope that provided there is some chargeable incidentals on site, the bonus might kick in even on a points stay.

    • Tom Sumner says

      Appreciate the guinea pig offer.

      On a similar subject, I recently tested out the Hilton terms and conditions that state that when you stay at a hotel with a reward night, all other nights in that stay will be treated as reward nights even if they are cash:

      If at least one night of the Member’s stay is consumed with the use of HHonors Rewards Points, the entire stay is considered a “Reward Stay” and no HHonors Points may be earned

      A really harsh exclusion in my book, and I’m delighted to say I got the points for my cash nights.

    • Trev says

      I did a 1 night points stay at a Hampton (10k HH points) which I booked through the app and paid for the car park at checkout with a visa and was credited 5k HH via the visa promotion so there seem to be circumstances where you get the bonus on a points stay

      • Joe Deeney says

        Fantastic Trev! – I’ve heard similar reports from others too. Obviously not guaranteed as it’s technically outside the terms but definitely worth trying I reckon.

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