Hilton has been running its current points sale since the end of July but there are just 3 days left to make the most of the deal on offer. Hilton Honors members are being given a 100% bonus on all purchases of 10,000 points or more which, as usual, values Hilton's currency at 0.5 cents/point. With most of Hilton's best properties around the world operating with super-low occupancy rates, award availability and pricing is excellent which means that this sale can be used to book some amazing stays.
For the first time in months, American Express is offering a bonus on transfers of Membership Rewards points to a travel loyalty program and the promotion that I'm seeing in my account is for a bonus of 40% on transfers into the Hilton Honors program.
Hilton's current "Points Unlimited" promotion ends on 7 September and details of the promotion to follow this one are now live. The new "Double Rewards" promotion is one that builds on the Points Unlimited promotion in a way that should please Hilton loyalists and in a way that makes earning top-tier elite status through a status match incredibly easy. Registration is now open.
Yesterday I wrote about the new promotion that Hilton should be announcing officially in the next few days and which will offer double elite qualifying nights for all stays through the end of the year. That in itself was very good news for anyone looking to earn elite night credits towards elite status in 2022, but it's also fantastic news for anyone looking to complete a Hilton status match challenge.
Way back in April 2017 (those seem like halcyon days right now!) when Hilton refreshed its Honors loyalty program, part of the refresh included the addition of a points pooling feature that is remarkably easy to use. There's no fee to pool Hilton Honors points and up to 11 people can participate so this is definitely something all Hilton Honors members should be aware of.
Over the weekend we saw Marriott's bonus elite nights dropping into members' Bonvoy accounts but Hilton has just upped the ante by announcing that all Hilton Honors elite nights earned in 2020 will rollover into 2021 making Hilton elite status a whole lot easier to earn next year.
Hilton's latest points sale ends tomorrow so time is running out if you want to make the most of the 100% bonus that's on offer and the increased purchase limit which temporarily allows Hilton Honors members to buy up to 320,000 points.
In news that's probably not going to have a material effect on most people's plans (mainly because they don't have any!), Hilton has extended its "Points Unlimited" promotion that it unveiled at the start of the year. Originally set to end on 3 May, the promotion now ends on 7 September 2020.
At the beginning of the week, there was a rumor circulating that Hilton Honors may be in the process of withdrawing a benefit that is considered among the most valuable by its top-tier Diamond status holders but based on a recent update, those fears were unfounded.
At a time when almost nobody is traveling anywhere, it may seem a little odd to find a loyalty program offering a sale of its currency but there's probably a quite a bit of logic behind Hilton's decision to offer up a 100% bonus on Honors Points purchases made in the next two months.