Promo For 1,000 Free Hilton Points Extended

Given that we’ve seen a lot of online accounts being hacked lately, the loyalty programs are taking account security much more seriously.

In mid-February, Hilton announced that they’d offer 1,000 bonus points for changing your HHonors account password by March 8, 2015. Apparently they were having “issues” with the promotion at the time, so had to postpone it by several weeks. Odd, I know!

Several weeks later the promo finally went live, whereby it was possible to earn 1,000 HHonors bonus points for changing your HHonors password by March 25, 2015.

It’s worth noting that this promotion has now been extended even further. All you need to do is change your HHonors password by April 10, 2015 to earn 1,000 bonus HHonors points:

If you change your password between March 10 and April 10, 2015, you will receive the 1,000 Bonus Points. We are committed to getting points posted to your account as soon as possible, if you do not see your points after six to eight weeks please connect with us. Please see the Terms & Conditions of the 1,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points offer in answer thirteen below.

As you can see above, the bonus points should post within six to eight weeks of when you change your password.

As a reminder, to change your password simply log into your Hilton HHonors account. Then at the bottom left of the page click on “Personal Information.”

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Then on the next page click on “Change Password” to update your password.

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It’s that easy!

Do keep in mind that you don’t get the 1,000 bonus points if you changed your password before March 10. So if you changed your password before then you’ll want to do it again, so that you actually get the points.

Comments

  1. I changed mine and my SO’s passwords (for the 2nd time) on 3/14. My points posted today, but his didn’t. That’s Hilton for ya.

  2. Lucky,
    Out of all these hacks that have happened recently (and will continue to happen), have you known or heard of anyone who had points taken and subsequently was not made whole by the loyalty program. I would hope that the hacks are just an inconvenience and do not lead to actual monetary losses for the people involved.

    Also, aren’t frequent flier miles and hotel points kind of a dumb thing to hack? For plane tickets, you need to provide a name and show ID at the airport and there is always some time between the booking and when the flight occurs. Seems like a good way to get caught. What do the crooks do, sell the points to an unsuspecting person and pocket the cash?

  3. Not only that but at least with my wife and I, the old passwords and new passwords will work. I can go back and forth. Kinda defeats the point. Try it yourself. Just to make sure you don’t have the same problem….and the 1000 points never posted either.

  4. @ Tom — In every case I’ve heard of, the person has been made whole. Typically when people hack accounts they’re not redeeming for airline tickets or hotel stays, but rather for gift cards, etc.

  5. As of today, my +1K points are showing in my total… but not on the “All Points Activity” page. However, it seems there frequently has been a day or so lag between the total increasing and the posting showing up on the “All Points Activity” page.

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