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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains Hilton’s new promotion, which offers a good chunk of bonus points for each of your upcoming stays.

Hilton HHonors has been on a roll lately. Between extending its Double Your HHonors promotion through August 31 and offering an increased sign-up bonus on the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, there were already several good options for bumping your account balance, and now there’s another. Hilton just announced that from now through July 6, 2015, you can earn 5,000 bonus points per stay at any Hilton property worldwide.

To register, visit the promotion page and enter your username and password. You should get an immediate confirmation that you’ve been registered:

HHonors promo confirmation

One of the best parts of this promotion is that it stacks with the Double Your HHonors promotion. That means you can earn 5,000 bonus points plus double points or double miles. If you haven’t registered for Double Your HHonors, you can actually do so right from the confirmation page of this more recent promotion. Be sure to choose carefully! Once you select double points or double miles, you can’t change your mind.

One nice feature of the 5,000 bonus points is that it’s not capped; while the bonus is awarded per stay and not per night, you could theoretically earn it every night from now until the promotion ends. In addition, all Hilton properties are participating, something that hasn’t been the case with many past promotions.

You can use your Hilton certificates at top-tier properties like the Conrad Koh Samui.
This bonus can help boost your Hilton HHonors balance for redemptions at properties like the Conrad Koh Samui.


Let’s crunch the numbers on this offer. Say you have a stay booked at a base rate of $100 per night. As a regular Hilton HHonors member registered for the current double points promotion, you’d earn 20 points per dollar spent. If you select Points & Points as your My Way Earning Style, you’d get an extra 5 points per dollar spent. That means that a one-night stay with a base rate of $100 would net you the following:

  • 1,000 base points
  • 1,000 bonus points (Double Your HHonors promo)
  • 500 bonus points (Points + Points)
  • 5,000 bonus points (new promo)

This gives you a total of 7,500 Hilton HHonors points for a $100 stay. This haul is worth $37.50 based on TPG’s most recent valuations, giving you a return of 37.5%!

The promotion gets even better if you pay for the stay with one of the Hilton’s co-branded credit cards. Here are the earning rates for Hilton stays on each one:

Remember, too, that all of these cards include automatic elite status, which will enhance your earnings even more.

Suppose you pay for the aforementioned $100 stay with your Amex Hilton Surpass card. Here’s your revised earning breakdown:

  • 1,000 base points
  • 1,000 bonus points (Double Your HHonors promo)
  • 500 bonus points (Points + Points)
  • 250 bonus points (Gold 25% bonus)
  • 5,000 bonus points (new promo)
  • 1,200 bonus points (spending on Surpass card)

Your total now jumps to 8,950 points, worth $44.75 based on TPG’s valuations. This is a great return for a $100 hotel stay!

If you’re spending a night at a Hilton property between now and July 6, be sure to register for this promotion ASAP! You must register prior to checking out to earn the 5,000 points for that stay. The bonus points should post to your account 6-8 weeks from the completion of your stay.

If you have an upcoming Hilton stay, this is an easy way to earn an extra 5,000 points!
If you have an upcoming Hilton stay, this is an easy way to earn an extra 5,000 points!

Bottom Line

I’m a big fan of any bonus offer, and this one is appealing for a few reasons:

  • It’s valid at any Hilton property;
  • It stacks with the current promotion;
  • It rewards short stays (which are the majority of my Hilton stays).

While it’s not quite lucrative enough to warrant a mattress run (in my opinion) and very limited in duration, this is still a great offer for those of you with Hilton stays in the next few weeks. It could also be a great reason for a last-minute getaway over the 4th of July!

Any of you planning on taking advantage of this promotion?

Citi Prestige® Card

While Citi announced some negative changes to this card back in July — including a lower sign-up bonus, the elimination of Admirals Club access and the end of the free rounds of golf benefit — one of its most valuable perks still remains, which is the 4th Night Free perk.  This benefit alone can save you thousands of dollars a year if you use it to its full advantage.

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More Things to Know
  • $250 Air Travel Credit each year, and receive a statement credit, up to $100 every 5 years, as reimbursement for your application fee for Global Entry or TSA Pre √®
  • 4th night hotel benefit for any hotel stay at hotels booked through the Citi Prestige® Concierge
  • Earn 40,000 bonus points after $4,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
  • Points are redeemable for a $532 flight on any airline or $400 in gift cards.
  • Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
  • Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
  • 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases
Intro APR
Regular APR
15.74%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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