Hilton HHonors Launches Weekend Rewards Promotion February-April 2014

by on January 22, 2014 · 9 comments

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Hilton HHonors has just opened registration of its first 2014 promotion. The “Weekend Rewards” promo runs February 1 – April 30, 2014. Members will earn 1,000 bonus points for every night they stay and an additional 5,000 bonus points for every weekend stay of two nights or more for a total potential of 9,000 points per “long weekend” – so apparently 4 nights is considered a weekend by Hilton!

Hilton WeekendsPer the rest of the T&C, the offer is valid for eligible stays completed between February 1, 2014 and April 30, 2014 at any participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. To qualify for the bonus, you must first register for the promo prior to check-out of your stay within the promo period (so previously booked stays should count, you just have to register prior to check-out). Bonus points will only be awarded for portions of stays within the promo period.

With this promo, “weekends” are defined as Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Bonus points do not count toward elite status qualification.

As usual, there is a list of hotels that have chosen to not participate including resorts like the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, and the Hilton Queenstown in New Zealand among about 300 others.

I think this is another lackluster promo on Hilton’s part. Sure travelers who max it out with every weekend stay possible can be looking at a potential total of over 100,000 points – but that’s barely one free night at a top-tier property these days and it’s definitely not tempting enough for me to book stays with them instead of my go-to’s of Starwood and Hyatt.

As a reminder here are the other hotel promos going on this first quarter of 2014:

Club Carlson: Stay 3 nights get one free (38,000 points). Stay between January 6 – April 13.

Hyatt: Earn either a free night in a Category 1-4 hotel after every 5 paid nights up to 4 free nights, or earn up to 50,000 bonus points (you have to stay 20 nights to do so) in increments of: 5 Nights = 5,000 bonus points, 10 Nights + 10,000 Points = 15,000 total promotion bonus points, 15 Nights + 15,000 Points = 30,000 total promotion bonus points, 20 Nights + 20,000 Points = 50,000 total promotion bonus points. Runs January 15 – April 30.

IHG Rewards: “Big Win” promo running through April 30, 2014. Awards vary and include free nights and bonus points.

Marriott: Megabonus offer varies member to member, but the main one is earn one free night at a Category 1-4 hotel after every 2 paid stays up to 2 free nights. Register by March 31, stay between February 1 – April 30.

Starwood: Up to 15,000 bonus points. Earn an extra 2,500 bonus points for every 5 nights up to 20 eligible nights (10,000 points). If you hit 25 nights you also get a 5,000 point bonus. Runs January 5 – April 30.

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  • Darth Chocolate

    Um, I think your math is off.

    12 weeks x 9,000 points/week = 108,000 BONUS points

    12 weeks x 4 nights/week x 1,000 points/night = 48,000 BASE points (assuming cost average of $100/night)
    That is 156,000 points – NOT counting any adders for loyalty CC.
    Plus you get 48 nights towards status level (gets you to almost Diamond based on nights only), and if you are just starting out, you get silver and gold along the way.
    Granted, that is somewhat extreme, but you could do a nice little get away for that sort of collection. So what if it is not a premium property; plenty of decent locations at the 40,000 points/night level.

  • Fanfoot

    Okay, so with Hyatt if I stay 20 nights in the next three months I get 50,000 points worth 1.5 to 2 cents each. So about $1000 worth.

    With Hilton if those nights are normal business travel I get 1,000 x 20 = 20,000 points worth about 0.4 cents each or about $80. If instead all of those nights are Thursday and Friday nights say, I could earn 10 x 9,000 = 90,000 points, worth about $360.

    Which promo seems better to you?

  • Ben

    nope you misread it. Its only 5,000 bonus points per weekend. their example was a 4 night “long” weekend stay would net you a total of 9000 points. so the total amount of points is 108k, barely enough for two nice rooms. also why are you spending every weekend in a hotel? and how can you think this is a good deal when you can stay 1/6 as many nights in hyatts and get the same two nights?

  • Darth Chocolate

    First, some of us travel for a living (I recently spent 3 weeks in Asia on business with every night in a hotel). Second, some of us have to live under corporate rules and go with preferred chains (which do not happen to be Hyatt). Third, please reread my comment and check my math (where I explicitly state that there are 108K BONUS points). Fourth, what part of “extreme” do you not get?
    Fifth, I would suspect, that to actually get the bonus, one would have to pay. Last I checked, Hilton properties award 10 points/dollar, so that is where the BASE points come from.

    Unless you only plan on spending the bonus and donating the BASE to somebody else.

  • Ven

    SPG’s promotion nets you 15K for 25 nights Points which is good enough for one above id tier night, Hyatt gets you 50K points for 20 nights which should still be good for two nights at the same level. Looks like Hilton’s is roughly inline with SPG assuming you travel on the weekends.

  • Ven

    I think Ben was focusing exclusivly on the Bonus points, not the base points as that adds more complication to the calculation (ie valuing 3 SPG points vs 5 Hyatt points vs 10 Hpoints)

  • Norzan

    Hi. Someone told me that even if I use my Hilton points to stay for free, I can still earn bonus points by this promotion? For example, if I redeem 10K points for a 2-night stay at a category 1 hotel on Friday and Saturday, I can get about 7000 points back (1000 * 2 + 5000)? Is that true? Thanks.

  • Jeuop

    Why are you so mad?

  • Dawn

    Not true. Verified via telephone that points only awarded for paid stays. Also — elite bonus points are awarded based on status at check-in, so plan accordingly.

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