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Hilton Honors Double Points May 1-Aug 31, 2018

Hilton Honors Double Points May 1-August 31, 2018 is the global promotion for Hilton brand stays. Hampton Inn hotels in China are not participating. This offer provides 20 points per $1 for most hotel stays.

How is the Double Points Promotion earn rate calculated?
For every $1 spent,

  1. You’ll get 10 Base Points (5 Base Points at Home2 Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton)
  2. An additional 10 Bonus Points with this promotion, (5 Bonus Points at Home2 Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton), and
  3. Hilton Honors Elite Tier Bonus for Silver, Gold and Diamond Members,(calculated off of the Base Points earned).

I have two summer hotel stays in Poland booked with Hilton for 36,000 points.

Hilton is currently selling points for $5 per 1,000 through June 7. The price for these two hotel stays is $180 to replace 36,000 points I redeemed.

I could change these hotel stays to flexible cancellation paid stays for $210 and earn double points.

Assume $190 of $210 is points earning, then I would earn 3,800 points with a value of $19. I don’t have elite status with Hilton at the moment.

As long as I don’t think I will need more than 160,000 Hilton Honors points, the maximum amount I can buy in 2018, then booking a paid stay offers no real advantage to sticking with reward nights using points.

I can spend $210 in cash to pay for rooms and earn 3,800 points or spend $180 in cash for points to book reward stays. Since I do not frequent Hilton brand hotels in my travels and there are many opportunities to buy Hilton points at $5/1,000 points, I’ll stick with points reservations rather than double points for my stays.

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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Comments

  1. I have a planned Hilton stay Labor Day weekend, August 31-Sept 2, is there anyway that these points will double?

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