1,000 Free Hilton Points and Up to 4,000 More With Visa Promo

by on January 21, 2012 · 26 comments

in Free Miles/ Points, Hilton, Visa

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Hilton and Visa are teaming up to encourage more HHonors members to sign up for their text notifications by giving away 1,000 free points for signing up for this promotion:

“Plus, earn 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points for joining the program, and 4,000 Bonus Points after
spending $100 with your enrolled card at a U.S. hotel or resort within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio**.

  • Receive up to two special offers each week via text message
  • Enroll up to three eligible Visa cards
  • Opt out at any time”

You can use any Visa card to enroll in this promotion- it does not need to be the Hilton Visa. I signed up with my Sapphire Preferred Signature Visa card and received a text shortly after registering with my confirmation code. I needed that to finalize my registration so I wouldn’t recommend using a fake phone number. Per the rules you can opt out at any time and still keep the points. I understand the last thing most people want is to receive junk texts, but I’m going to give them a chance to impress me with exclusive offers (which I’ll obviously report here).

My confirmation text states the 1,000 free points will post within 6 weeks.  This is a great way to keep your Hilton account active and hey- free points are free points!

To opt out at any point just send a text message with the word “STOP” to 43471 or reply to any of their texts with the word “STOP”.

To receive the Hilton HHonors™ mobile messaging enrollment bonus offer, you must register for the program between January 20, 2012 and June 30, 2012. HHonors members who enroll in this program will receive an enrollment bonus of 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points. In addition, HHonors members have the opportunity to earn up to an additional 4,000 HHonors Bonus Points by spending a minimum US $100 using your Hilton HHonors mobile messaging enrolled Visa card at any participating U.S. hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio after enrolling in the program. Please allow up to six weeks from enrolling for the enrollment bonus of 1,000 Bonus Points to appear in your account. Please allow up to six weeks after completing the minimum spend for additional HHonors Bonus Points to appear in your account. Must be a Hilton HHonors member and enter a valid Hilton HHonors account number when enrolling in Hilton HHonors mobile messaging to receive HHonors Bonus Points. Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

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  • MarcusL

    Signing up using a Google Voice number didn’t work for me, the SMS verification code never came through. Used a regular mobile number to sign up instead.

  • Wesley Choate

    Signed and received the same “in 6 weeks text.” I was planning a trip soon anyway, so this is an easy 5000 points. Thanks!!!

  • Gavinmac

    Interesting. I wonder how long we have to spend the $100 at a Hilton. June 30 or forever?

  • Adam K

    Same here. Tried using Google Voice but the text never came through

  • Gavinmac

    Aah, the text I got says spend at $100 on the card at Hilton by 6/30/12.

  • Latimer

    You should be able to double-dip using the 30% earn back promo. The cash used for a points and money redemption will probably count towards the $100 spending requirement.

  • mrredskin

    5000 for weekend in late february, 4000 with this, Gold bonus, and 2x Sapphire for travel. nice!

  • JosephM

    Do you think restaurant spend in a hilton would qualify? And if so how would you do that? (not planning any hilton stays in the near future…)

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if you have to spend $100 at one time? Or can you spend $20 here, $30 there to eventually add up to the $100 needed?

  • Chase

    It says you can register up to 3 cards – does that mean you could earn 3000 points, or is it limited to one bonus per hhonors number?

  • Mboth

    How about Hilton restaurant gift cards maybe?

  • Bjarzobs

    I clicked on the sign up link on the Visa/ Hilton web page but the page just keeps “loading” and never brings me to the sign up page. Perhaps alot of activity…

  • BR

    Same here

  • Vike80

    Does anyone know how to enroll in this without having a mobile phone (I really don’t have one).

  • Bjarzobs

    Finally just got through and was able to register.

  • David Adams

    If you have a gmail account, you can sign up for google voice and send and receive text messages that way. Edit: oops, looks like Google Voice won’t work.

  • Alan

    Can you meet the spend requirements by dining at Hilton restaurants?

  • FlyGrrlMB

    Will only accept a US mobile number it seems. Too bad b/c I’m residing in the UK right now and my mobile is UK not US.

  • Kamancali

    Thanks! Free is free!

  • Asdf

    I’m in Canada and it seemed to be ok with my canadian mobile phone number. But it’s stuck at the VISA number stage. Anyone know how to get around that if they need an US Visa. I really need the points to keep my Hilton pts from expiring.

  • Jfadds

    not understanding the register up to 3 cards part. would each of these require a different cell phone number?
    and if you did have 3 cell phones in the family and 3 different visa cards- could you get 15,000 points if you fulfilled the requirements for all of them ?

    any thoughts on this from someone.

  • Tina

    Same here. Seems Google voice doesn’t work for business promo texts. I tried this before with another company, and had the same results.

  • David Lux

    Ditto… Bummer too because I use Google Voice as my sole form of texting.

  • Railingk

    Got the 1,000, thanks. Now can I walk into the Hilton up the street, buy a gift card for $100 and get the bonus? I’ll use it eventually, just not immediately.

    Also do you get the credit if you spend $100 at Wyndham or Doubletree?

  • Jenny C, SBP

    Got the 1,000 a while ago. 4,000 showed up today. Thanks, Hilton!

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