Register For Hilton HHonors Weekend Rewards Promotion

Hilton HHonors has just announced the details of their first promotion of 2014, entitled “Weekend Rewards.” The promotion is valid for stays completed between February 1 and April 30, 2014 (previously booked stays should qualify).

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The bonuses available through this promotion are as follows:

  • 1,000 HHonors bonus points for every night you stay
  • 5,000 additional HHonors bonus points for every weekend stay of two nights or more

For the purposes of this promotion weekend stays are defined as Thursday through Sunday nights. Registration is required prior to check-out of your first eligible stay during the promotion period to be eligible. Bonus points should appear in HHonors accounts within six to eight weeks of eligible stays, and there’s no limit to the number of points you can earn through the promotion.

Unfortunately as usual with Hilton, there’s a massive list of hotels that chose to opt-out of the promotion.

For what it’s worth I value Hilton HHonors points at roughly 0.4 cents each, so for me 1,000 HHonors bonus points is the equivalent of an additional ~$4 return per night at eligible hotels. For weekend stays of two nights you’re earning 7,000 HHonors bonus points, which I value at ~$28.

Can’t say this promotion is especially rewarding, and that’s not even accounting for the fact that so many hotels are excluded. Sadly it’s not a very exciting time for hotel promotions, given the degree to which the hotel industry has recovered, as both room rates and occupancy are at near all time highs.

As a reminder, here are the promotions being offered by the other major chains:

On the whole I think Hyatt’s promotion is the best for frequent guests, since all properties are included and it averages out to 2,500 bonus Gold Passport points per night (which I value at 1.5 cents each). Meanwhile I think Club Carlson’s promotion is best for the infrequent guest, since you get quite a return on just three nights. I’d say the Starwood promotion is the next most valuable, followed by the Hilton promotion in last place. The value of the IHG Rewards Club promotion varies by member.

Comments

  1. Yep, the offer of one free night for every two paid stays at Cat 1-5 hotel (max of two nights) is the best one out there I think (even though cat 1-5 is pretty limiting; but in the past I’ve used it at JW Marriott KL for example).

    It’s not hard to switch to that offer if the one they assign you is different.

  2. so a Saturday to Saturday stay is a 17,000 points…right? (5k for the first weekend + 7k for 7nights + 5k for the second weekend)

  3. Wow Lucky, you really do hate Marriott. Even leaving their promotion out of the list of major chains’ promotions. And while it’s certainly not an original promotion, the Mega Bonus isn’t that bad either.

  4. Sheesh – that’s a ridiculously long list of non-participating hotels, which would be all too easy to overlook (thanks for pointing to it). I’m trying to get on board a bit with Hilton (need some nites next week – yep, they’re on the poop list), but they make it pretty hard.

  5. I stayed the first weekend. Check in on SAT Feb 1 and out on Tuesday. The points only posted at 1000 per night. I called the diamond desk and they had me on hold for about 20 minutes. They said that they think you have to stay 2 consecutive weekends to get the 5K. HUH? They had to forward my request to the “Promotion Department”. Wake up Hilton.

  6. Lucky, I stayed at a participating property on a SAT, SUN, MON, checked out on TUES. So exactly WHY did I not get the weekend promo bonus? Hilton can not answer the question, perhaps you can 🙂

  7. @ Daisy — Whoops, sorry, was jetlagged when I read your last comment and clearly misread it. Was it a participating property? If so I would give it some time, the terms do say that it can be a few weeks before the points post.

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