5,000 Bonus Hilton Honors Points Per Stay Through July 6th

Jun 18, 2015

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express, Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature Card, Citi Hilton Honors Reserve 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 Honors 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 Honors promotion. That means you can earn 5,000 bonus points plus double points or double miles. If you haven’t registered for Double Your Honors, 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 Honors balance for redemptions at properties like the Conrad Koh Samui.

Analysis

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 Honors 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 Honors promo)
  • 500 bonus points (Points + Points)
  • 5,000 bonus points (new promo)

This gives you a total of 7,500 Hilton Honors 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:

  • Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express — 12 points per dollar spent
  • Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card — 10 points per dollar spent
  • Hilton Honors Card from American Express — 7 points per dollar spent
  • Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card — 6 points per dollar spent

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 Honors 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?

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