Dec202018

Hilton Honors 2K per stay + 10K every 5 stays or 10 nights Jan 4-May 5, 2019

Hilton Honors Points Unlimited promotion from January 4 to May 5, 2019 offers 2,000 bonus points every stay and an additional 10,000 bonus points for every 5 stays or 10 nights during the promotion period. Reward stays also count toward these promotion bonuses.

Hilton Honors Points Unlimited Jan 4-May 5, 2019

This is a good value promotion for frequent guests with one-night stays. I have been considering a winter trip to Poland where places like Gdansk, Poland have 4 hotels priced around $60 to $80 per night. While my wife hates hotel hopping, I don’t mind one night stays when it is simply a matter of walking ten minutes to another Hilton hotel like switching between Hampton Inn Gdansk Old Town and Hilton Gdansk.

A place like Krakow, Poland has the Hampton Inn Krakow and DoubleTree Krakow adjacent and attached properties where changing is simply a matter of walking through the hotel to the other side for two easy stays in two nights.

$300 in hotel spend for 5 one-night stays would earn about 2,500 base points + 10,000 bonus points for 5 stays (2,000/stay) + 10,000 bonus points for 5 stays or 22,500 points.

I consider the value of Hilton points at $5.00 per 1,000 points to be a reasonable redemption value I can find with Hilton brand hotel reward nights for places I travel. 22,500 points are worth $112.50 in redemption value in my mind. I have my eye on hotels in Romania for summer 2019 where 40,000 points for a 5th night free reward stay buys a $750 stay.

Bottom line is this promotion puts Hilton Honors in serious consideration for my hotel spend over the next few months. A winter trip to a place like Gdansk, Poland or some other city where I can easily hotel hop between low priced Hilton brand hotels is an idea I will explore more over the coming month.

HILTON HONORS POINTS UNLIMITED BONUS PROMOTION – FAQ.

What is the name of this Hilton Honors™ promotion?

Points Unlimited

What is the promotion?

Registered Hilton Honors members will earn 2,000 Points per stay during the Promotion Period. Registered members will also receive an additional 10,000 Bonus Points for every 5 stays completed or for every 10 nights completed. The 10,000 Bonus Point award can be earned an unlimited number of times during the Promotion Period with this offer.

What is the Promotion Period for the “Points Unlimited” Hilton Honors promotion?

January 4, 2019 through May 5, 2019 (‘Promotion Period’)

How will the 10,000 Bonus Points be awarded?

For every 5th stay or 10th night, a member will be awarded 10,000 Bonus Points.

The 10,000 Bonus Point award can be earned an unlimited number of times. Each time a member achieves 5 stays or 10 nights, the member’s promotion stay and night count will reset so they can earn the 10,000 Bonus Point award again based on his or her choice of stays or nights. Additional nights earned over the 10 night threshold will count towards achieving the member’s next 10,000 Bonus Point award.

If a member achieves both 5 stays and 10 nights at the same time, the 10,000 Bonus Point award will only be given once.

Can I see examples of how to earn Points with this promotion?

Note: The below examples do not incorporate Base Points, Elite Tier Point Bonuses or Hilton Honors American Express Card Member Bonus Points. Members therefore have the opportunity to earn many more Points per night to count towards future reward stays. More information on tiers and the accrual of Points can be found in the Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions.

Example A: One Hilton Honors member stays 5 times with a total of 8 nights in March.

  • This member earned a total of 20,000 Bonus Points with the promotion.
  • The member earned 10,000 Bonus Points for their 5 stays (2,000 Bonus Points per stay) and received the 10,000 Bonus Point award for achieving 5 stays.

Example B: One Hilton Honors member stays 5 times with a total of 9 nights in March. This same member then stays 2 times with a total of 10 nights in April.

  • This member would have earned a total of 34,000 Bonus Points with the promotion.
  • The member earned 14,000 Bonus Points for their 7 stays (2,000 Bonus Points per stay). The member also received the 10,000 Bonus Point award once for staying 5 times in March and then earned another 10,000 Bonus Point award in April for staying 10 nights.

Example C: One Hilton Honors member stays 3 times with a total of 11 nights in March. This same member then stays 4 times with a total of 9 nights in April.

  • This member would have earned a total of 34,000 Bonus Points with the promotion.
  • The member earned 14,000 Bonus Points for their 7 stays (2,000 Bonus Points per stay). The member also received the 10,000 Bonus Point award once for staying at least 10 nights in March. Since the member had one additional night over the 10 night threshold requirement in March, this extra night was then automatically applied with the 9 nights in April to earn the 10,000 Bonus Point award again.

Example D: One Hilton Honors member stays 1 time with a total of 20 nights in March.

  • This member would have earned a total of 22,000 Bonus Points with the promotion.
  • The member earned 2,000 Bonus Points for their 1 stay (2,000 Bonus Points per stay). Since the member achieved the 10 night threshold twice during their single stay the member will earn the 10,000 Bonus Point award twice for a total of 20,000 Bonus Points.

What is an eligible stay?

An eligible stay is defined in the Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions under Accrual of Points number 3. 

Do I have to register for this promotion?

Yes. Hilton Honors members must register for the promotion at HiltonHonors.com/PointsUnlimited.

I am not a Hilton Honors member; can I participate in this promotion?

You can join the Hilton Honors program for free, register for the promotion and immediately be eligible to participate. Simply visit HiltonHonors.com/PointsUnlimited and follow the steps to join Hilton Honors and register for the promotion simultaneously.

What are the Terms and Conditions of the promotion?

To make sure everyone has the most up-to-date Terms and Conditions, we have posted them on the website HiltonHonors.com/PointsUnlimited.

Which Hilton Honors brands are participating in the promotion?

Except for all Hampton by Hilton™ hotels in China, all Hilton brands are participating in the promotion: Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and LXR Hotels and Resorts.

Are all rates included in this promotion?

No. A list of ineligible rates can be found under the Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions: Accrual of Points number 3. 

If I already have a reservation, is it eligible for the promotion?

Yes, as long as the member is registered for the promotion prior to check-out of the stay and the reservation is for an eligible stay. Regardless of when a reservation was booked, any registered guests with nights within the Promotion Period will receive the promotion bonus.

If I check-in before January 4, 2019, or check-out after May 5, 2019, do I still earn credit for that stay?

Registered Hilton Honors members will receive a bonus only for the nights of an eligible stay completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends.

Will I receive Bonus Points with the “Points Unlimited” promotion for any stays within the Promotion Period that I completed PRIOR to registering for the promotion?

No. Only members registered prior to check-out will receive Bonus Points with the “Points Unlimited” promotion for nights within the Promotion Period.

When will the Bonus Points post to my Hilton Honors account?

Please allow 6-8 weeks from the completion of your stay for the Bonus Points to appear in your Hilton Honors account.

If I have two rooms at the same time with my family, do both of those rooms count toward my promotion bonus if I am paying for them both?

For any bonuses, including “Points Unlimited” promotion, Hilton Honors Marketing Partner Bonus Points, and other promotional bonuses, Bonus Points will be awarded on one room only. However, a Member may earn Base Points for up to two rooms per stay, if all eligible charges for both rooms are paid on one folio.

Will I earn Bonus Points for Reward Stays with the “Points Unlimited” promotion?

Yes – members will earn 2K Points per stay on reward stays. Reward stays will also count towards the 10,000 Bonus Point award.

Can I register for other promotions if I register for this promotion?

Yes, unless stated otherwise in the Terms and Conditions of other select promotions, a member can register for multiple promotions.

Whom may I contact if I have more questions?

If you have more questions about the “Points Unlimited” promotion, please feel free to contact us at 800-548-8690. Outside the United States and Canada, please dial + 800 44 45 86 67.

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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. If my wife and I book alternating nights at a hotel and stay in the same room, will we still get the separate stay credits?

  2. @asa – I have doen this several times with my wife.

    I generally discuss this with the front desk at check-in to request my wife and I are assigned the same room and make clear we will check in and check out each day.

    Very important to check out and get your receipt for each night and then other guest check in each day to be sure the room is getting credited properly to each account.

    Better safe than learn after a 4-night stay that some other desk clerk combined the reservations.

    I have never encountered a hotel that objected to this process.

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