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Until the end of January, you can also stack this with a triple HHonors points bonus, and an additional 5,000 free points bonus.
To be clear, Hilton allows you to choose to earn “points and points” or “points and miles”. The base position with Emirates Skywards is if you choose “points and points”, you will get 10 HHonors points plus 5 bonus HHonors points and no Emirates Skywards miles per $1 spent on your Hilton stay.
However, if you choose “points and miles”, you will get 10 HHonors points plus 1 Emirates Skyward mile per $1 spent on your Hilton stay.
In both examples above, that’s the earning rate outside of any bonus.
Earning rates with these bonuses
- Points and points: 20 HHonors Base Points + 5 Bonus HHonors bonus points per $1 spend (or 30 Base Points + 5 bonus points if you book via the app)
- Points and miles: 20 HHonors Base Points + 4 Emirates Skyward miles per $1 spend (or 30 Base Points + 4 Skywards miles if you book via the app).
Obviously, as you can see, there’s no need to register for the Emirates Skywards miles offer if you earn “points and points”. Conversely, you should absolutely register for Double Up, regardless of your earning preference.
Numbers numbers numbers – I don’t understand…
The simple equation is this: do you value 4 Emirates Skywards miles more than 5 HHonors points? Given our (very rough) valuation of Emirates Skywards miles at 1p each and HHonors points at 0.4p each, you probably should. As such, we’d recommend that, for this promo, you set your earning rate to “points and miles”, with Emirates Skywards as your earning partner.
Outside of this offer, I would recommend setting your earning preference to “points and points”, as I consider 5 HHonors points to be worth more than 1 Emirates Skywards mile. Remember your miles don’t have to be Emirates Skywards, either – there are a number of options, including Avios. We’re flagging the Emirates option right now because of the large bonus!
How do I switch between “points and points” and “points and miles”?
If you don’t know how to do this, it’s easy:
1) Log in to your Hilton HHonors account and select “preferences” under the “My Profile” tab on the left.
2) Your “Myway Earning Style Preference” will be displayed. If you need to change it, just click on the “Change Earning Style” link.