Aug192015

Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip Sep 1-Dec 31 is satisfactory value, plus new member 2,000 bonus points

Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip is the fall promotion released yesterday. Earn triple points on weekend nights and double points on Monday to Thursday weekday nights for stays from September 1 through December 31, 2015.

HHonors Triple your Trip promotion registration required.

  • Triple points is 30 points/$1 for all brands, except Home2Suites.
  • Double points is 20 points/$1.
  • Points & Points bonus (5 points/$1), elite bonus points and credit card points are additional earning opportunities.

All Hotels in Hilton Worldwide Participating.

HHonors Triple Your Trip fall 2015

No need to include a link in this post to a large file of hotels opting out of this promotion. This is truly a system-wide global promotion from Hilton HHonors.

Is someone new running the HHonors loyalty program?

This is big news after years of hundreds of hotels opting out, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

New Member 2,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points after First Stay

HHonors Triple Your Trip new member bonus

In addition to earning Double Points Monday-Thursday nights and Triple Points Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights*, as a new Hilton HHonors member you’re eligible to receive 2,000 additional Bonus Points on your 1st stay during the Triple Your Trip promotion.

Select HHonors members will receive 2,000 Bonus Points after the completion of their first stay within the Promotion Period.

Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip FAQ

Hilton HHonors shows an example in the FAQ of how they will calculate double and triple points.

How will the Double and Triple Points be calculated?

For the Triple Your Trip promotion, the Bonus Points you earn per night are calculated based on the average nightly folio of your total stay (average nightly folio is calculated by taking the total net folio of your stay during the Promotion Period, divided by the total number of nights of the stay).

Triple Your Trip “Double Points” are awarded for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in your stay.

Triple Your Trip “Triple Points” are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in your stay.

Example: (7-night stay)
US Net Folio: $1,038.38 x 10 pts per $1

= 10,383 BASE Points

10,383 BASE Points / total # of nights of the stay within the Promotion Period

= 1,483 Average Points Per Night

CALCULATION OF TRIPLE POINTS FOR THIS EXAMPLE:

· Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (3 nights) will receive Triple Points.

· Triple  Points is 2 x Average BASE. Therefore, 2 x 1,483

= 2,966 points.

· 2,966 (triple points value) x 3 (total nights that are eligible for triple points)

= 8,898 points.

CALCULATION OF DOUBLE POINTS FOR THIS EXAMPLE:

· Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (4 nights) will receive Double Points

· Double Points is 1 X Average BASE. Therefore, 1 x 1,483

= 1,483 points.

· 1,483 X 4 (total nights eligible for double points)

=  5,932 points.

CALCULATION OF TOTAL BONUS POINTS AWARDED FOR THIS EXAMPLE:

8,898 (total triple points) + 5,932 (total double points) =

14,830 Total Bonus Points for $1,038 hotel spend.

Hilton is definitely on my radar now for fall hotel stays. A $100 Saturday night earning 3,000 base points + 500 bonus points as a Points & Points earner is about a $10 to $15 rebate value.

Well, it does not look as good when I view it as only a $10 to $15 rebate value on a $100 stay.

This promotion is a better deal for HHonors elite and credit card users who can earn another 1,000+ points for a few more dollars in rebate value on a $100 room rate hotel night.

Another 6,000 points and I will have enough HHonors points for one or two reward nights. Triple points this fall for a weekend night might move Hilton brand hotels up higher on my list to earn a few thousand more points.

My hotel brand preference for stays during the last months of 2015 will depend on hotel promotion offers from other hotel chains. I am still primarily in hotel points burn mode this year.

I’ll need to get back to earning points too to keep my hotel loyalty program cheaper nights system in balance.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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