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Hilton is currently testing a program to give HHonors members a discount when you book directly through the chain, rather than via a third-party booking site or travel agent. The rates appear to be available to all HHonors members, regardless of status level — note that if you don’t already have elite status with Hilton, you can get it instantly (and for free) with The Platinum Card from American Express.

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Here’s how the discount breaks down:

  • HHonors members booking within a 14 day window prior to their stay will receive 2% off the hotel’s Best Available Rate all days of the week.
  • Members booking 15 days or more prior to their stay will receive 3% off BAR for stays Sunday-Thursday and 10% for off for stays Friday-Saturday.
  • Offer subject to availability at participating hotels and resorts in Houston, San Diego, Miami and New York City.

That last bullet is especially notable — the discount is currently only available in those cities, though if Hilton deems the program a success, it could certainly roll out to more destinations.

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As the terms state, you’ll save 10% on a stay checking in Friday night and out Saturday night, such as the sample stay from January 2016 at the Conrad New York. In this case, you’ll save $21 of the $209 rate, bringing the total price (before tax) to $188. Note that depending on the day of the week, you may save more with the AAA discount, so be sure to check all of your eligible rate options before booking.

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