Earn up to 3x more Hilton points on stays with new ‘Power Up Your Points’ promo

Aug 25, 2021

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With fall and winter travel on the way, Hilton Honors program members can now register for a new promotion that allows you to earn up to triple points on eligible hotel stays within the Hilton portfolio.

For all Hilton Honors credit cardholders, the Power Up promotion awards triple points on eligible stays at all Hilton properties, while Hilton Honors members without a cobranded Hilton credit card earn double points.

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Let’s take a look at the details of the offer.

Double points for Hilton Honors members

The latest “Power Up” promotion awards a minimum of double points on eligible stays to all Hilton Honors members.

All Hilton brands are participating in the promotion, so whether you’re staying at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives, the Hilton Rose Hall or any other eligible Hilton brand, you can watch the rewards stack up faster than normal.

Hilton Rose Hall Resort (Photo by Benji Stawski/The Points Guy)

As a reminder, ”Double Bonus Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to the number of Base Points earned during a stay. Most (though not all) Hilton brands normally award 10 base points per dollar spent. Doubling that takes it to 20 points per dollar spent.

And even if you already have something booked at a Hilton property anywhere in the world between the eligible dates, you’re still able to earn bonus points during the promotion as long as you register for Power Up prior to checking out of the property. As long as you are registered and check out between Sept. 7 and Dec. 31, 2021, you can earn the extra rewards.

Hilton Honors credit cardholders get triple points

Hilton Honors credit cardholders reap the most awards with this promotion, with triple Hilton Honors points for each dollar spent using your Hilton Honors Credit Card on stays at properties within Hilton’s portfolio during the promotion period.

(Photo by Wyatt Smith/The Points Guy)

Remember, “Triple Bonus Points” means that for each dollar spent, you will receive a bonus equal to three times the number of base points earned during your stay when using your Hilton Honors Credit Card at a property within the Hilton portfolio during the promotion period. Charges must be applied as part of the room total bill. That should mean a base of 30 points per dollar at many Hilton brands.

If you’re wondering which credit cards qualify for the Power Up 3x bonus, the list is long.

Eligible Hilton Honors Credit Cards include the following: Hilton Honors American Express Card, Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, Hilton Honors Visa Classic Sumitomo Card, Hilton Honors Visa Gold Sumitomo Card, Hilton Honors Visa Platinum Sumitomo Card, Hilton Honors American Express Premium card, Hilton Honors Platinum Barclaycard and Hilton Honors Credit Card issued by Deutsche Kreditbank AG.

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And, of course, if you have elite status with Hilton and/or have a Hilton credit card in your wallet, then you’ll end up with even more Hilton points for your stays.

As an example, if you’re a top-tier Diamond member with the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, you could earn triple bonus points through the promo (30 points per dollar) at many brands, an extra 10 points per dollar for being a Diamond member and another 14x points by using the Hilton Aspire card to pay for your stay. That could be 54 Hilton points per eligible dollar spent.

The information for the Hilton Aspire card, Hilton Honors Visa Classic Sumitomo card, Hilton Honors Visa Gold Sumitomo card, Hilton Honors Visa Platinum Sumitomo card, Hilton Honors American Express Premium, Hilton Honors Platinum Barclaycard and Hilton Honors Credit Card by Deutsche Kreditbank AG. has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

And while there’s no limit to the number of bonus points you can accrue during the promotion period, some brands restrict the number of base points that can be earned on a single stay.

The promotion will run from Sept. 7 to Dec. 31, 2021, and registration with Hilton Honors is required to participate, so it’s best to get that out of the way. Then you’ll also need to register for the promotion.

New member bonus

Besides offering bonus points to existing members, Hilton is offering extra points to new Honors members. Anyone who signs up for a new Honors account through Dec. 31, 2021, is eligible to earn up to 5,000 bonus points: 3,000 after their first stay and an additional 2,000 after their second stay within six months of joining the program.

New members are also eligible to enroll in the Power Up promotion.

Reduced elite-status thresholds

Bonus points through Power Up do not count toward Hilton’s elite tier qualification.

But remember, Hilton has reduced the qualification thresholds to achieve status in the Honors program by 50% this year.

Now, you need just two stays, five nights or 12,500 base points for low-tier Silver status; 10 stays, 20 nights or 37,500 base points for mid-tier Gold and 15 stays, 30 nights or 60,000 base points for top-tier Diamond status. Of course, you can get automatic Hilton Honors elite status every year with a cobranded Hilton card.

Bottom line

With fewer crowds (not to mention changing leaves and cooler temperatures in the hotter regions), fall can be a great time to travel. And Hilton is ready to reward members heading out into the world this fall and early winter with more points for their stays.

Thanks to the Power Up offer, you can earn some very high returns for your upcoming Hilton stays, especially if you pair it with any elite status you may have and/or the Hilton cobranded credit cards in your wallet.

Featured image of the Conrad New York by Summer Hull/The Points Guy

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