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I was looking at hotel options for an upcoming trip and was once again reminded of the remarkable value that can be generated by stacking deals and promotions together – in this case by taking advantage of the various Hilton deals currently on offer.
First, check out the excellent rates available in the Hilton Summer Sale. Afterall, if the rates weren’t competitive to start with, you’d struggle to end up with good value regardless of how much deal stacking you did. Fortunately, the Hilton sale rates are genuinely good – we flagged some of the UK highlights here and international highlights here
Next, make sure you’ve opted in to receive double Hilton Honors Points from your stays (available until 9th September 2018).
Finally, register your account to receive 2,500 ‘Miles&More’ Points per stay. Remember that, as well as opting in, you need to link your Hilton account to your M&M account too: Login to your Hilton account, scroll down to the heading on the left that says “My Profile”, then click on “preferences”, scroll down to “Preferred Travel Partners”, add your M&M account details, make sure M&M is ticked as your preferred travel partner and to hit save changes.
Example: Get more back in value than you actually pay for your stays!
Let’s take a very extreme example (1. Because it’s fun. 2. Because I might actually take advantage of this exact scenario).
The cheapest Hilton hotel/s in the world are the two Hilton Garden Inns in Kuala Lumpur, where rates are usually ~£20 per night. As a Hilton Honors Diamond member, for a 1-night £20 ($25) stay I would therefore receive the following:
- 250 base Honors Honors Points (10 Points per USD)
- 250 bonus Hilton Honors Points (due to double Points)
- 250 bonus Hilton Honors Points (due to Diamond 100% bonus earning rate)
- 750 bonus Hilton Honors Points (Diamond ‘MyWay’ perk at Garden Inns, though choosing free breakfast would usually provide considerably better value. Stays at brands like DoubleTree, Conrad and standard Hilton earn 1,000 Points in addition to free breakfast)
- 2,500 ‘Miles&More’ Points
In total then, that adds up to 1,500 Hilton, which I value at about £6 and 2,500 ‘M&M’ Points which I value at roughly £25. In other words, ~£31 in value back from a £20 stay.
Don’t forget that there are often cashback options available in addition too!
Hilton deals bottom line
I’ve chosen a deliberately extreme example to help demonstrate the sort of Hilton deals you can get at the moment, but even on a more typical £100 stay, I’d still end up with 4,000-5,000 Hilton Honors Points (depending on the brand) worth £16-20 and the 2,500 M&M Points. That’s an effective 40%+ rebate, which isn’t bad at all!
If you don’t already have elite status with Hilton, find out how you can get Gold after just 4 stays and Diamond from 8 stays (and even stays booked with Points count!).
Anyone else switching stays across to Hilton at the moment?