Hilton Honors is gearing up for its fall bonus points promotion, giving members an easy way to earn double points, or even triple points in select cities, by registering via this link.
Once registered, all stays will earn at least double points, while stays in certain cities will be rewarded with triple points between September 6 and December 31, 2023.
What’s the deal?
Registration is now open for the Hilton Honors ‘Multiply Your Points’ promotion, which will run between September 6 and December 31, 2023.
The promotion is pretty simple:
- You’ll earn 2x Bonus Points on all bookings during the promotion period
- And in select cities, you’ll earn 3x Bonus Points during the promotion period.
It’s free to register, and once you have, there’s nothing else you need to do to earn the Bonus Points (well, apart from staying at a Hilton Honors property during the promotion period.
The triple Bonus Point offer is available at around 1,500 properties worldwide, in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region:
|San Jose & Santa Cruz
|New York City
Europe, Middle East & Africa
You can check out the full list of triple Bonus-earning hotels here.
Pros & Cons
- Free to register and little effort involved
- Even if you don’t have a stay planned, it is worth registering ‘just in case’
- Hilton Honors points aren’t worth a huge amount without a bonus
- Points can expire if there’s no account activity in the last 24 months
How much is a Hilton Honors point worth?
Each Hilton Honors point is worth 0.5 cents
In my assessment, Hilton Honors points hold a consistent value of 0.5 cents per point.
How many points do I need for an award night?
Hilton Honors uses dynamic pricing for award redemptions, which means that the number of points required for a free night can vary depending on the hotel, the time of year, and demand. In general, you can expect to pay more points for a free night during peak travel times, such as holidays and weekends.
Award nights start from 5,000 points for a standard room, and the maximum you could be expected to pay is 95,000 points per night. That being said, a small number of properties with ‘speciality’ accommodations can cost as much as 150,000 points per night.
With an average value of 0.5 cents per point, it’s fairly easy to work out whether you are getting good value for your points by comparing the number of points required for an award night against a dummy cash booking.
What is the Hilton Fifth Night Free offer?
Hilton Honors also offers a fifth-night free promotion on award redemptions for elite members. This means that if you book four consecutive nights at a Hilton hotel, you will get the fifth night free.
This long-standing benefit could save you a significant number of points, especially if you are staying at a high-priced hotel. Here are a few key points to keep in mind:
- The fifth-night free promotion only applies to standard room redemptions.
- A points and miles redemption won’t trigger the free night benefit.
- This promotion is only available to Hilton Honors elite members.
If you’re not already a Hilton elite member, consider that there are plenty of credit cards that have Hilton Honors elite status as a benefit, so this might be worth pursuing.
What other ways are there to earn Hilton Honors points?
While booking a cash stay at a Hilton property will earn you valuable points, many Hilton Honors members earn the majority of their points through co-branded American Express credit cards, which also come with instant elite member status without the usual minimum stay requirements.
Other methods to warn Hilton Honors points include:
- Linking Lyft with your Hilton Honors account to earn points on rideshare bookings.
- Earnings points from car rentals with Alamo, Enterprise and National rent a car.
- Various limited-time points promotions to earn bonus points.
Do Hilton Honors points expire?
Technically, yes. Hilton Honors points will expire if there hasn’t been any account activity within the last 24 months. The most obvious way to ensure account activity is to complete a qualifying stay at a Hilton property, which earns points, but other popular methods include redeeming points, as well as buying more points.
Hilton Honors is currently selling points with a bonus of 100%. A minimum purchase of 5,000 points is required to trigger the bonus. Points can be purchased in increments of 1,000. The promotion ends on September 19.
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