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Take advantage of these Hilton promotions for bonus points and double elite night credit

Dec. 08, 2022
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Today, Hilton announced a new promotion for the first quarter of 2023. Specifically, the Double Up + Explore global promotion allows registered Hilton Honors members to earn double base points on all stays and 1,000 bonus points when you stay at each of Hilton's 18 hotel brands.

Here's everything you need to know about Hilton's new Double Up + Explore promotion and its existing 2022 promotions.

Let's dive in.

2023 promotions

Double Up + Explore

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Valid from Jan. 1 through April 30, Hilton's new Double Up + Explore promotion gives registered members double points on all stays. You'll also earn 1,000 bonus points (worth $6 at TPG's valuations) for each of Hilton's 18 brands you stay at during the promotional period.

Members earn double points equal to how many base points you'd earn from your stay. That means you'll earn 10 bonus points per dollar at most brands.

Even if you don’t have an upcoming Hilton stay in early 2023, register in case a trip comes up.

Related: Fit for a king: A review of the Conrad Punta de Mita

2022 promotions

Now, let's recap the Hilton Honors promotions that are still valid through the end of the year.

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Double your stay

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Hilton members can earn double points on all eligible stays, plus 2,000 points per stay when they check out Monday through Friday. This promotion runs from Sept. 6 through Dec. 31. Members can register here.

Let’s assume you’re a Hilton Honors Diamond elite member and check into a Hilton Garden Inn property on a Monday for a three-night stay that costs $600 before taxes. Here’s what you’ll earn:

  • 10 base points per $1: 6,000 points.
  • Double points promotion: 6,000 points.
  • Diamond elite 100% bonus: 6,000 points.
  • Check out on a Thursday: 2,000 points.
  • Total: 20,000 points.

That’s a pretty impressive return on your hotel bill, and if you have Hilton status and pay for your Hilton stay with a Hilton cobranded American Express card, you stand to earn even more points.

Just make sure you register for this promotion before your stay. We recommend registering even if you don’t have upcoming Hilton stays to earn the bonus if a stay comes up at the last minute.

Related: How to redeem Hilton points for upgraded rooms

Double Your Nights

Another enticing offer is the Double Your Nights promotion.

Every night you stay between now and Dec. 31 will count as two nights. This, in turn, will help you maintain or even boost your elite status tier twice as fast.

Every night will also count as two nights toward Milestone Bonuses and Rollover Nights, so this could help you earn extra Hilton points or get a head start on next year’s elite status qualification.

There is also no limit to the total number of double-night credits you can earn during the promotion period with this offer. You can register for the promotion on this landing page.

Related: What is Hilton Honors elite status worth in 2022?

New-member bonus

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Besides offering bonus points to existing members, Hilton offers extra points to new members.

Anyone who signs up for a new Honors account through Dec. 31 can earn up to 4,500 bonus points: They will earn 1,500 after their first stay and an additional 3,000 after their second stay within six months of joining the program.

Related: From Anguilla to Dubai: These are the top hotels to be saving your Hilton points for right now

Bottom line

Hilton is known for offering many promotions, and we're glad to see that Hilton will extend double points into the beginning of 2023.

Thanks to these bonus points and double elite night promotions, you can earn very high returns on your upcoming Hilton stays and work toward maintaining or boosting your elite status for next year.

Additional reporting by Andrew Kunesh, Ben Smithson and Kyle Olsen.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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    Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.

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  • Annual Fee

    $695
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

Sometimes it's worth a large investment to reap the benefits of a great credit card. That's exactly the case with the Amex Platinum card. In exchange for the annual fee, you'll unlock access to the Amex Membership Rewards program that let you access airline and hotel transfer partners, along with new lifestyle and travel credits. This card is also incredibly rewarding for travel purchases, helping you rack up a ton of Membership Rewards points for your next award trip.

Pros

  • The current welcome offer on this card is quite lucrative. TPG values it at $1,600.
  • This card comes with a long list of benefits, including access to Centurion Lounges, complimentary elite status with Hilton and Marriott, at least $500 in assorted annual statement credits and so much more. (Enrollment required for select benefits.)
  • The Amex Platinum comes with access to a premium concierge service that can help you with everything from booking hard-to-get reservations to finding destination guides to help you plan out your next getaway.

Cons

  • The high annual fee is only worth it if you’re taking full advantage of the card’s benefits. Seldom travelers may not get enough value to warrant the cost.
  • Outside of the current welcome bonus, you’re only earning higher rewards on specific airfare and hotel purchases, so it’s not a great card for other spending categories.
  • The annual airline fee statement credit can be complicated to take advantage of compared to the broader travel credits offered by competing premium cards.
  • Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Apply and select your preferred metal Card design: classic Platinum Card®, Platinum x Kehinde Wiley, or Platinum x Julie Mehretu.
  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
  • Get $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings, which requires a minimum two-night stay, through American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®.
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit: Get up to $20 back each month on eligible purchases made with your Platinum Card® on one or more of the following: Audible, Disney+, The Disney Bundle, ESPN+, Hulu, Peacock, SiriusXM, and The New York Times. Enrollment required.
  • $155 Walmart+ Credit: Cover the cost of a $12.95 monthly Walmart+ membership with a statement credit after you pay for Walmart+ each month with your Platinum Card. Cost includes $12.95 plus applicable local sales tax. Plus Ups are excluded.
  • American Express has expanded The Centurion® Network to include 40+ Centurion Lounge and Studio locations worldwide. There are even more places your Platinum Card® can get you complimentary entry and exclusive perks.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one select qualifying airline.
  • $200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only.
  • Get up to $300 back per calendar year on the Equinox+ digital fitness app, or eligible Equinox club memberships when you pay with your Platinum Card. Enrollment required. Learn more.
  • Breeze through security with CLEAR® lanes available at 100+ airports, stadiums, and entertainment venues and get up to $189 back per calendar year on your membership when you use your Card. Learn more.
  • $695 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees