Wow, Hilton HHonors is feeling rather generous at the moment. In late May I posted about how Hilton is extending the “Double Your HHonors” promotion through August 31, 2015, while it was previously supposed to end on May 31, 2015. Furthermore, Hilton made the extended promotion available at all Hilton family properties, while previously there was a list of non-participating properties.
But it gets even better than that. Hilton has just announced what I guess you’d call a “flash promotion.”
Hilton is offering 5,000 bonus HHonors points for stays between June 17 and July 6, 2015.
Registration is required prior to check-out of your first eligible stay during the promotion period, and there’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn through this promotion. It can be stacked with the “Double Your HHonors promotion,” and bonus points should post six to eight weeks after the conclusion of the promotion.
For what it’s worth, I value Hilton points at ~0.4 cents each, so to me that’s like a $20 bonus per stay. That’s not half bad, when you consider there’s no limit to how many times you can earn the bonus, and all properties are eligible.
5,000 bonus points makes the bathroom at the wretched Hilton I’m presently staying at ever-so-slightly more acceptable. 😉
The full terms of the promotion are as follows:
Offer valid for stays completed between June 17 and July 6, 2015, (“Promotion Period”) at any hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register through this page prior to check-out of your first stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will earn 5,000 HHonors Bonus Points per stay during the Promotion Period. A “stay” is defined as the total number of consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, whether or not a guest checks out and checks back in again. Registered HHonors members will only receive Bonus Points for nights completed during the Promotion Period regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Offer subject to availability at participating hotels and cannot be combined with other select offers and rates.
There is no limit to the total amount of Bonus Points that may be earned during the Promotion Period. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for points or miles to appear in your HHonors account. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers.
This is a very nice “surprise” bonus, especially since Hilton already offers a pretty good return on hotel spend. We’re not seeing all that many generous promotions during the summer travel period, so this is impressive on the part of Hilton.