New Hilton Stay and Night Bonus and Biggest Buy Points Bonus, Too

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We’re going to start to see lucrative hotel promotions, as occupancy rates begin to fall. The only question is when. So far we know that it won’t be with Hilton’s upcoming promotion Points Unlimited which runs January 6 to May 3 (registration required):

  • 2000 bonus points per stay, plus
  • 10,000 points every 10 nights

Hilton needs lucrative promotions because the basic program is less rewarding than other chains. However this promotion is less rewarding for most members than their standard double points offer.

A Hilton Honors point is worth about 4/10ths of a cent. With this offer you get $8 back per stay, and then an average of $4 per night every 10 nights if you stay at exactly 10 night increments (which is rare).

Still you’re definitely going to want to register and do it now even if you don’t expect to stay at Hiltons because you’ll never remember to go back later to do it when you wind up with an unexpected stay.


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Meanwhile Hilton is back selling points at the lowest price Honors points are ever offered – half a cent apiece through a 100% bonus on purchase points valid through December 28.

The 100% bonus applies as long as you’re buying 10,000 or more points and you can buy up to 160,000 points, receiving 320,000 points at a cost of $1600 (though of course you don’t need to go all in that way, you can just top off an account if you wish).

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Comments

  1. Whenever they do a “points per stay” bonus I just hop around a couple hotels in the same area for a night each if I’m staying for 2-3 days. Logistically a little annoying to have to pack back up and unpack multiple times but I travel light so it’s worth it. Since I usually stay at sub $200 hotels, 2,000 points per night is actually more than a “double points” offer for me.

    But I will miss the current promotion that is giving me, all in, 40+ points per dollar spent. (16-20% back depending on your valuation)

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