Hilton’s More Points Promotion

by on December 30, 2011 · 11 comments

in Hilton, Marriott, Starwood

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Hilton just announced their first quarter More Points promotion - register and then stay at any Hilton brand hotel between January 1st and March 31st, 2012 to earn an additional 1,000 bonus miles per night, or 5,000 miles per weekend (defined as 2 consecutive nights, Thursday to Sunday). There is no limit to the amount of bonus points that can be earned during this offer period, but points earned from this promotion do not count towards elite tier qualification.

In my opinion, this promotion is pretty lackluster. A category 4 hotel (Hilton has seven categories in all) costs 30,000 points, so it would 30 nights or 12 weekend nights (in 2 night blocks) to get a free night. I would rate it third behind Starwood’s Better By the Night deal and Marriott’s Megabonus. Overall, I’m anxious to hear what Hyatt has to offer – hopefully something a little more compelling!

Before you get too excited about this promotion, check this list for the hotels that are not participating in this promotion.

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  • Anonymous

    It’d actually be 4 or 5 weekend blocks to get a free night at a Category 4 (30k). You get the nightly bonus in addition to the weekend bonus, so five 2-night weekend stays would get you 35k points (5*(1k+1k+5k)). Or alternatively, two 2-night weekends (2*7k) plus two 3-night weekends (2*8k) would get you 30k on the dot.

    Not necessarily disagreeing with your bottom-line comment about the relative merits of this promotion, just making sure the math on Hilton’s promo is done correctly so people can plan appropriately.

  • Bonnie Crawford

    I agree. Totally weak!

  • Sokaji

    I will be staying 01/06 through 01/22 on single reservation. Do I need to split this stay into multiple reservations to get 5000 points for every 2 weekend nights during the stay.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s an okay promotion, not great, but okay. I’m picking up 5,000 extra points for my weekend stay, taking place right now in Stockholm.

  • Anonymous

    From the FAQ for the promotion:

    If an HHonors members has as a stay that encompasses 2 weekends will they receive two 5,000 Bonus Point weekend bonus?
    Yes, they will receive 5,000 Bonus Points for each of the qualifying weekends.

  • LGR

    This is another lame promotion for the Monday through Friday business traveler whose hotel stays are paid for via expense account. After 3 quarters of not so good promotions this year, they came through finally in the 4th quarter with their 4 stay get a free night deal. Now they have reverted back to the same old “lackluster” promotions we have been accustomed to for 3/4 of the year. I don’t get it.

  • luvflysing11

    Hope to get some additional points but do I get Miles in addition to these 1K/5K points per stay or is it just the points? How do I make sure I also get the Miles as well?

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  • Alexander Onishchenko

    points, not miles. you got couple typos there

  • Maronedp

    I’m staying at the Waldorf in Italy and the bonus doesn’t add up to much since its not tied to the dollar amount spent (about $8500)

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