Hilton has opened up registration for its second quarter promotion which is offering double base points on all stays. Almost all properties in the Hilton portfolio are participating (a few properties in China are excluded) so it should be easy enough to rack up a few bonus Hilton points if you have some stays coming up.
The latest Hilton promotion is ending on 16 March so you have to the end of this week to decide if you need to top up an account or splurge on the full number of points Hilton is prepared to sell you. This promotion, which started back at the beginning of February, is targeted but if you hold a Hilton Amex credit card the chances are that you'll be able to purchase Hilton points with the full 100% bonus that's on offer.
Hilton is back with a new points promotion and if you hold a Hilton Amex credit card the chances are you've been targeted for the maximum bonus. The last Hilton promotion ended at the end of December and it offered a bonus of up to 80% to all Hilton Honors members. This time around it looks as if everyone is being offered an 80% bonus at the very minimum but, if you hold one of the Amex Hilton credit cards (including the free card), you're likely to have been targeted for a bonus of 100%.
We've known for a while what the new Amex Hilton credit card line up will look like and what the benefits of each card will be but, until now, we haven't had any insight into what the welcome bonuses would be like (and let's face it...that's what people care about most!) - now we know.
Hilton has been putting through a number of changes to its Honors loyalty program recently and, having sat back and taken a look at what's been happening, I'm not sure I understand what Hilton is up to. From where I'm sitting it would appear as if a large portion of the chain's customers no longer have all that much incentive to make more stays at Hilton properties than they may otherwise have done....and isn't that what the Honors program is supposed to encourage?
Changes are coming to the Hilton Honors program from 1 April 2018 and the news appears to be a mixture of good and bad depending on how often you stay at Hilton properties, what status you hold and what earning option you prefer.
For the past month Hilton has been offering a bonus of up to 80% when you buy Honors Points in its latest sale and, if you haven't taken advantage of this so far, today is your last chance to do so.
So far we've seen the 1Q 2018 promotions from IHG Rewards, Marriott and Starwood and now Hilton has released its first quarter promotion which it's calling "Points Unlimited". The promotions released to date have been mixed (to say the least!) - there's a pretty good promotion from IHG (for some people) and two woeful promotions from both Marriott & Starwood - so I've been waiting to see what Hilton reveals with keen interest.
Hilton has joined in the points selling party that we've been seeing recently and has launched its latest campaign in which it's offering Hilton Honors members a bonus of up to 80% when they purchase points.
Hotel elite status can be both vastly overrated and extremely useful depending on which level and which program we're taking about and people's opinions can vary quite significantly. But, as a rule, having status is better than not having status at all so a lot of people reading this blog will go to varying degrees of effort to maintain their hotel status from year to year. But wouldn't it be nice not to have to renew your status year in, year out?