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Hilton HHonors has launched several different offers for members of their airline partners with bonuses of up to 50,000 HHonors points and Gold Status. Each offer is for a targeted group of members of the the following airline partners: American, DeltaUS Airways, United, American, Jetblue and Virgin America.

All of these offers  include instant HHonors Gold status through March 2014, which means you can enjoy perks like a 25% bonus on base points, complimentary room upgrades (and executive club lounge access if the upgrade is to an executive club room), the choice of 1,000 bonus points at check-in or complimentary continental breakfast for two daily, free internet access, and GLON reduced-rate redemption opportunities.

I received an offer through my American Airlines AAdvantage account for 500 bonus miles after my first stay at a Hilton before November 28, 2012, instant Hilton HHonors Gold status through March 2014, and then 50,000 bonus HHonors points for staying four times by November 28, 2012.

You might as well try and signing up for one of these since there have been reports of people being able to enroll for the bonus even if they didn’t get a targeted email, and Points Miles and Martinis reports that Hilton is having issues applying the promotion and that customers need to ask for certain codes to be applied to their HHonors accounts. For the American offer, the code is QAA1, and for the Delta offer, it is QB62. There are no reports yet on whether this strategy has been successful, but if you try, leave a comment below.

Even though I already have Hilton Silver status (and will have Gold thanks to my recent approved application for the new Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card), I signed up for the American offer successfully and it registered a new account for me which I will use to get the 50,000 points. I looked through the terms and conditions, and if you already have an HHonors account, you can call Hilton and have them extend the offer to you through that account (though there have been reports of greatly reduced bonus points for folks who have done this).

In the meantime here are all the offers:

For the American offer, you will earn 500 AAdvantage miles after your first stay by November 28, 2012, 50,000 HHonors bonus points after your fourth stay by November 28, 2012 and instant Hilton Gold status through March 2014.

For the Delta offer, you will earn 500 miles from Delta after your first stay by November 29, 2012 and 50,000 HHonors bonus points after your fourth stay by November 19, 2012 in addition to instant Hilton Gold Status through March 2014.

For the US Airways offer, you will earn 500 miles from US Airways after your first stay by December 2, 2012 and 25,000 HHonors bonus points after your fourth stay by December 2, 2012 in addition instant Hilton Gold Status through March 2014.

For the United offer, you will earn 6,000 MileagePlus bonus award miles after five nights stayed by November 25, 2012 in addition instant Hilton Gold Status through March 2014.

For the Jetblue offer, you will earn 500 TrueBlue points after your first stay by November 22, 2012, 50,000 HHonors bonus points after your fourth stay between August 2 and November 22, 2012 and instant Hilton Gold status through March 2014.

For the Virgin America offer, you will earn 1,600 Elevate points after your fourth stay by December 12, 2012 and instant Hilton Gold status through March 2014.

Feel free to comment below with your success and experiences. In order for me to register I did have to try a few times and input my American AAdvantage number with all caps, so if you get an error at first, try a couple more times.

While the Terms and Conditions of all the offers are similar for all the airlines, here at details of the American Airlines offer:

“To earn 500 AAdvantage miles, you must complete one stay between August 8 and November 28, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks for AAdvantage miles to appear in your AAdvantage account. AAdvantage miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the terms and conditions of the AAdvantage program. Go to for complete details. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage® program with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count toward elite-status qualification or Million MilerSM status. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies.

If you’re already an HHonors member, please contact Hilton Reservations and Customer Care so your account can be updated to qualify for this offer. Offer is valid for the recipient of this email only and is non-transferable. You must update your account by November 28, 2012 to obtain Gold status, which will be valid through March 2014. Thereafter, standard requirements must be met to maintain Gold status. Gold status member may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability.

To receive 50,000 Bonus Points, all qualifying stays must be completed between August 8 and November 28, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks from completion of your stays for points to appear in your HHonors account. Hilton HHonors points required for a free night range between 7,500 HHonors points for a Category 1 hotel and up to 80,000 points for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. 50,000 HHonors points are enough for two free reward nights at a Category 1-3 hotel. Free nights (for standard room, double occupancy) are defined in the HHonors program Terms and Conditions. For information on reward stays, visit AmericanAirlines, AAdvantage and Million Miler are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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