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Hilton just announced a new promo where you get 1,000 bonus points every weeknight you stay at one of their hotels and 2,000 bonus points for every weekend night between April 1 – June 30, 2013. You must register here before your stays to earn the bonuses. Only paid stays (not award nights or cash & points stays) qualify.
Per the T&C: For the purpose of this offer, “weekend night” is defined as Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for all regions except for hotels within the Middle East and Africa where “weekend night” is defined as Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. There is no limit to the total amount of bonus points earned during the promotion period. Bonus points do not count toward tier qualification.
While a bonus of up to 2,000 points per night seems generous, thanks to the Hilton HHonors devaluation that’s going to hit March 28, I value those HHonors points at about 0.5 cents each, meaning you’ll be getting just $5-$10 out of each night with this bonus – not to mention the fact that in order to earn a free night at a top-tier property now, you would have to stay a whopping 95 weeknights or 48 weekend nights!
I’m hanging onto my Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card for now, but I’m not sure for how long. My hope is to burn my Hilton points on a great top-tier property by making a reservation before the March 28 cutoff date and then see what happens. I’m a procrastinator so I’m sure it will be down to the wire! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.