Together with some drastic changes to the Hilton Honors rewards program (reported here), Hilton also introduced two promotions to earn more points. You can earn 2,000 bonus points per night as well as 500 points per stay booked through the Hilton Honors mobile app. That adds up to 2,500 points (or $10) for a one-night stay – not bad for cheaper hotels!
The first Hilton Honors promotion offers 2,000 bonus points per night for any paid, qualifying night at more than 4,800 hotels, from February 1st through April 30th. You have to register here to earn the points.
The second promotion offers 500 points for every stay booked via the mobile app. You also have to register for it (here).
Obviously, these fixed rate bonuses work best for one-night stays at low-priced hotels for the highest return ratio. For example a night at the very nice Doubletree Kuala Lumpur can often be had for only $80/night. That stay would generate for me 1,200 standard points, 400 Diamond Elite bonus points and 2,500 bonus points for a total of 4,100 points – or a discount of approx. $16 or 20% off! That makes these Hilton Honors promotion some of the best hotel rewards promotions currently available.
Keep in mind that booking through the mobile app will prevent you from using a cashback portal like TopCashBack, which can give you a higher discount than the points bonus, so your mileage might vary!
As always with these promotions, there is no downside to registering, so I suggest you do it now, even if you don’t have plans to stay at Hilton. Travel plans can always change and you don’t want to loose out on those points.
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