Over the past few years hotel loyalty programs have expanded the ways in which members can use their points and one of the biggest areas of expansion has been in the field of entertainment. Starwood Preferred Guest (RIP) was the first hotel program to bring its entertainment offering to my attention with SPG Moments and Marriott added 'Marriott Moments' (now Bonvoy Moments) as it began to integrate Starwood into its portfolio.
Hilton has been running its first points sale of the year since mid-January but, as with all good things, the sale is coming to an end and it's ending tonight at 11:59pm Eastern - if you haven't purchases the points you need you have just a few hours left to do so.
Right now American Express appears to be offering bonuses of between 20% and 40% on transfers into the Hilton Honors program but the question is just how good of an incentive is this and is it worth transferring points at all?
I have been a Marriott loyalist for as long as I can remember and I recently earned the highest level of lifetime status that Marriott has on offer....but I'm seriously considering a move across to Hilton.
I'm not going to pretend that I follow the fortunes of the Amex Hilton Honors credit cards all that closely as Hilton isn't one of my main go-to chains when I travel (although that may change) but, as I logged in to the Hilton Honors app earlier, I couldn't help but notice that Hilton is currently offering marginally better sign-up bonuses on its co-branded credit cards than Amex is offering on its site.
Hilton has launched its first points sale of the new year and it's starting out with one of the better promotions we usually see it offer. Between now and the end of February you can earn a 100% bonus on all points purchases of 10,000 points or more.
Hilton is the first of the major hotel chains to announce a promotion for the first few months of 2019 and it's offering guests the opportunity to earn extra points on every stay and yet more points for multiple stays/nights.
Hilton has been selling Honors points at its cheapest rate since the beginning of November and it's currently allowing Honors members to buy twice as many points as in the past but there's less than 48 hours left to make the moat of this promotion before it goes away.
American Express is currently offering a targeted bonus for cardholders looking to transfer Amex Membership Rewards Points over to Hilton Honors. The bonuses people are being targeted for range from 30% through to 50% and there's definitely value to be had here.
Hilton is back with a new points sale and this one is slightly more interesting than normal. There are three pieces of good news in this promotion: The first bit of good news is that Hilton's latest offer is for bonuses of up to 100% as long as you buy at least 10,000 points - that's the most generous offer we ever see from Hilton. Unfortunately it looks like this may be a targeted so if you don't see the full 100% bonus in your account consider yourself unlucky.