Hilton HHonors new promotion offers 1,000 bonus points per night plus 5,000 bonus points for two night weekend stays from January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012. There is no earning limit for bonus points. Stays with check-in prior to January 1 or checkout after March 31, 2012 will count for this promotion for nights stayed within the promotion period.
Hilton HHonors More Points promotion registration is required before hotel checkout to be eligible for this bonus points offer.
Weekend Stay 5,000 bonus points is Good Value
Weekend nights include the four nights from Thursday through Sunday, but only one 5,000 point bonus may be earned per weekend. These are combinable bonuses of per night and weekend bonus, so two nights as Thursday-Friday, Friday-Saturday, or Saturday-Sunday stay earns 7,000 bonus points for the two nights and 1,000 bonus points for any additional nights of an extended stay.
One Week Stay Bonus Points
A Saturday check-in for a seven night stay will earn the 5,000 points weekend bonus twice for Saturday-Sunday nights after check-in and Thursday-Friday nights with Saturday checkout, plus 7,000 points for seven nights. This 7-night stay earns 17,000 bonus points in addition to regular 15 points + elite bonus for Points & Points earners or Points & Miles.
Spend $1,000 for a Saturday to Saturday week and you will pull in 32,000 points as a Points & Points earner and possibly more as an elite member. That is a nice rebate on hotel spend.
Non-Participating Hilton Worldwide Properties mostly in USA.
Hilton HHonors once again has a promotion with a long list of nonparticipating hotels. Over 200 hotels in the USA are not eligible for this promotion bonus. Only ten hotels outside the US opted out of the 2012 Q-1 More Points promotion.
Loyalty Traveler Analysis
This HHonors ‘More Points’ promotion seems geared to the leisure traveler. I think it is a good value weekend offer for HHonors members.
Assume $150 per night and a two night stay with Friday check-in and Sunday check-out at a participating Hilton brand. $300 for a HHonors blue member with no elite status earning Points & Points accrues 4,500 points for $300 in hotel spend and 7,000 bonus points with the More Points promotion for this two night weekend stay.
11,500 points is a good rebate on a two night stay. Complete two or three weekend stays over the next few months and you have the points for a Points & Money reward at a high end Hilton property. The points in this case might be worth $8 to $9 per 1,000 points on a future hotel stay and provide a 30% rebate in the $300 weekend stay example.
Some Hampton Inn hotels might only be $60 per night. In this case a person might spend $140 after tax for a two night weekend stay and earn about 9,000 HHonors points. ($120 x 15 points + 7,000 bonus points = 8,800 points).
That is a really good value rebate on a cheap Hampton Inn weekend stay.
1,000 bonus points per night for Sunday to Thursday night stays means some HHonors members might spend $1,000 on a five night stay and only earn 5,000 bonus points with the More Points promotion. That is a disappointing hotel stay bonus compared to double, triple or quadruple points where this same five night stay would earn 10,000 to 30,000 bonus points for a $1,000 hotel stay.
This is a good deal for a two night weekend stay at participating Hilton brand hotels over the next three months. Many members will find 1,000 bonus points per hotel night a weak rebate if their travel does not include consecutive weekend nights for the larger 5,000 bonus points incentive.
HHonors More Points Registration page.
HHonors More Points FAQ.
HHonors More Points T&C.
HHonors More Points Nonparticipating Hotels.