2 Minute Travel Tip: You Can Earn Hilton Bonus Points Even When You Pay Using Points!

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I just got back from a quick 1-night stay at a local Hilton (decorators had temporarily rendered my home uninhabitable) and was reminded of one of my favourite little Hilton Honors perks…

Hilton Honors regularly alternates between 2 different varieties of bonus points promotions:

  1. Multiplying base points (eg. double/triple points)
  2. Offering a fixed amount per night/stay (eg. 2,000 bonus points per stay).

The current promotion (until 5th May) is called Points Unlimited and is the second type of promo. The details are as follows:

  • Registered members will earn 2,000 Bonus Points per stay during the promotion period
  • An additional 10,000 Bonus Points will be awarded for every 5th stay completed OR every 10th night completed, whichever comes first

Registration is required. You can do that by clicking here.

A couple of thousand extra Hilton Honors Points might not sound all that exciting (worth ~£8), but what’s great about these fixed bonuses is that you (usually) receive them even on award stays. You pay using Hilton Points, and Hilton gives you some back after you check out.

In my own example, I only paid 15,000 Honors Points and ended up getting 3,000 back, including the standard 1,000 bonus for having Diamond status – that’s a 20% rebate in total!

If I had 4 other similar stays, I’d earn an additional 10,000 Points, meaning I would effectively be getting 5,000 Points back per stay – a rebate of 33%.

For the avoidance of any doubt, I didn’t even have to charge anything to my room to trigger the bonus, it just happened automatically.

It’s also worth mentioning that you don’t need to have registered for the promotion before booking, or even prior to checking in. I’d somehow neglected to register when the promotion launched, so registered while I was actually staying at the hotel.

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