Hilton has revealed its Fall 2016 promotion and it's basically the same as what we've seen from Hilton during the rest of 2016 - Double Points for stays between 1 September and 31 December 2016. That may not sound too exciting but, unlike the recently announced Hyatt fall promotion, at least this one is valid through the end of the year.
Hilton is offering to sell you HHonors points at a discount but you won't know what that discount is until you log in to your Hilton HHonors account. The offer runs through 16 September 2016 and, from what I've seen, sees the discount capped at 50%. For what it's worth I was targeted for a 40% discount on any points purchase and I'm probably going to pass.
Hilton has opened up a new Buy Hilton HHonors Points promotion that runs for just 5 days (14 July - 18 July) and that allows Hilton HHonors members to purchase up to 80,000 points with an 80% bonus thrown in. This is a very egalitarian promotion as it doesn't matter how many points you buy - whether you buy the minimum number of points (1,000) or the the maximum (80,000) you'll still get an 80% bonus and you'll still pay 0.56 cents per point:
Hilton HHonors does its hotel category changes a little differently to most of the other large hotel loyalty programs. Rather than putting though all the hotel category changes (for a year) in one big sweep, Hilton prefers to publish its hotel category changes on a quarterly basis. As of 30 March 2016, 24 Hilton properties will cost more HHonors points for an award night while 14 properties will require fewer points - this is a comparatively tame set of changes.
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Hilton HHonors has launched a promotion whereby customers can purchase HHonors points for 0.56c (approximately) through 8 February 2016. The offer entitles customers to an 80% bonus on purchased points and, as the bonus isn't tiered (i.e. you get an 80% regardless of how many points you buy), the cost per point is the same if you were to buy the minimum amount of points (1,000) or the maximum (80,000).
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The hotel loyalty programs are all starting to release their promotions for the first quarter of 2016 and it's interesting to see how they differ. Yesterday I posted details of IHG's Accelerate 2016 promotion which, for new joiners to its loyalty program, is nowhere near as generous as before but is still pretty good for some existing members (like Joanna). Now Hilton has announced its first promotion of 2016.
It's the season to be generous in the Hotel Loyalty stakes. Hilton appears to have taken a leaf out of Hyatt's book and announced (sort of) that they're willing to match status from other hotel loyalty programs - and you don't even need to have made any stays with that program.
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach we're seeing more and more hotel programs bringing out their seasonal offers for those looking to top up their account balances. American Airlines have had their offer out for a while now but here's a round-up of the hotel points-buying offers out there.