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New year, new hotel promos. Hilton has announced its bringing back its Points Unlimited Promotion for 2019. Launching on Jan. 4, 2019, this year’s promotion works just like 2018’s version.

After registering for the promotion here, you’ll earn bonus points for every stay completed from Jan. 4 through May 5, 2019. The points earning breaks down like so:

  • Earn 2,000 bonus points for every stay you complete
  • Earn an additional 10,000 bonus points for every 5th stay completed or every 10th night completed, whichever comes first (this is uncapped and resets every time you’ve achieved this level)

Remember that a stay can be as short as one night, so you could hypothetically earn 2,000 bonus points per night if you check-in and check-out every morning.

If you do take advantage of the promotion, you’ll want to pay with one of Hilton’s new credit cards, which earns a huge amount of bonus points:

The best option is the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, which is earns 14x on Hilton purchases and also awards you complimentary Hilton Diamond status where you’ll earn 20x points per dollar on stays booked directly with Hilton. That’s a whopping 34x points per dollar earned on paid Hilton stays and doesn’t include the additional 2,000 points per night/10,000 bonus points from points unlimited.

Lets say you have $100 in spend at a Hilton brand that’s eligible for points earning. You’d earn 3,400 Hilton points from Diamond status and the Aspire card and then another 2,000 from the Points Unlimited promotion. That makes for a haul of 5,400 points worth about $32 according to TPG’s points valuations.

These promos take just a few seconds to register for and are really a no-brainer, even if you only plan on staying at a Hilton once or twice since you’ll still earn bonus points.

And once you’ve racked up a nice haul of Hilton points, you can redeem them at amazing luxury properties like the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa in French Polynesia or the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa
The aquamarine water surrounding Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa has to be seen to be believed. (Photo by Darren Murph / The Points Guy)

Featured image by Darren Murph / The Points Guy.

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Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express

This card is currently offering a welcome bonus of 150,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 in the first three months.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express after you use your new Card to make $4,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, enjoy a free Weekend Night Reward within your first year and every year after renewal.
  • Earn 14X Hilton Bonus Points when you make eligible purchases on your Card at participating hotels or resorts within the Hilton Portfolio.
  • Earn 7X Bonus Points for eligible purchases: on flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, on car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies & at U.S. restaurants.
  • Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
  • Enjoy up to $250 in Hilton Resort Credits on your Card each anniversary year, when you stay at participating resorts within the Hilton portfolio.
  • Enjoy complimentary Diamond status with your Hilton Honors Aspire Card.
  • $450 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.99%-26.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$450
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Good,Excellent
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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