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Hilton Quarter 3 2012 Double or Triple Points Offer

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Hilton HHonors has announced its Quarter 3 promotion for double or triple points. The period of the promotion is for stays between July 1 thru September 30, 2012. For staying Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, a guest will receive triple points, and those stays during Monday thru Thursday will earn double Hilton HHonors points. I consider this to be a very good promo for earning extra HHonors points, so enjoy your stays.

Registration can be made here. This a list of hotels that are non participating. This is the FAQ of the offer.

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June 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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Hilton Visa Infinite Cardholders Instant HHonors Gold Status & 40,000 Bonus Points Offer

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This Flyertalk thread discusses instant Hilton HHonors Gold status which can be earned simply by registering at this page. This is a great offer as Hilton Gold status enables you to receive free internet, free breakfast, and an upgrade to an Executive floor if space is available or upgrade to the next best room category for those hotels not having an Executive floor. You must register for this promo by May 31, 2012, and it is possible to earn 40,000 bonus HHonors points by completing 4 stays paid with a Visa Infinite card after registration for the offer. Full terms and conditons are described as well.

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December 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Hilton Come Dream With Us Sweepstakes

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Hilton is offering a sweepstakes contest with the top prize consisting of a five day and four night trip for two to the London Olympics. The lodging is provided by the Waldorf London which is located near the West End theatre and Covent Garden. Other prizes include a trip for two to San Jose for the US Olympics gymnastics trial. Registration is found at this link, and there are additional entries provided for each night you stay at a Hilton hotel through October 31, 2011.

https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/enroll/OlympicSweeps2011.aspx

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July 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm

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Hilton Eliminating the Diamond Special Arrangement (aka Diamond Force) on Reward Stays

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There is a big and growing frustration by Hilton’s Diamond elites at the change in policy that Hilton is implementing with regards to guaranteed reward reservations for its Diamond members. This Flyertalk post confirms the major changes to the Diamond special arrangement(DSA) policy. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/16600805-post57.html. This is the link to the whole discussion

The original DSA allowed Diamonds to book a reward stay even if there was no available standard room. This was done by a call to the Diamond desk whom would then contact the hotel on behalf of the customer to attempt to arrange an award booking. The great aspect of this policy is that it applied to single night and multi night awards such as the AXON( AMEX Hilton) 4 night award and multi night VIP rewards termed discounted GLON( Going Global award staring at 6 nights) which often offer a reduction of 20 percent over the number of points needed for a standard night reward. For example a standard reward at a category 7 hotel costs 50,000 points per night, but averages 37,500 points per night under a multi night GLON stay, so a standard reward costs 350,000 points for 7 nights at a Category 7 hotel, but a GLON 7 night stay costs 262,500 points. VIP multi night rewards are available to all Silver, Gold, and Diamond members. The change to the Diamond special arrangement is that now the hotel must be completely sold out in order to redeem HHonors points for a single or multi night stay at the Standard or VIP reward multi night stays. Otherwise, one has to book a premium room at vastly and grossly inflated nightly rates. This is simply bunk, and an insult to Hilton’s loyal Diamond members.

Take a look at the example of the Conrad Hong Kong for a multi night stay below.

 

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The nightly per stay rates can be at the VIP GLON level, but they can be double triple, or even quadrupled! For example, a seven night GLON from Sept 9-16 requires 37,500 per night for a total of 262,500. September 14-21 requires 85,584 points per night for a total 599,088.

Finally, GLON redemption on September 18-25 will cost 188,712 per night totaling 1,320,904!

This is an incredible inflation of the required points for Diamonds for award redemptions. It is simply plain wrong and a major devaluation of the HHonors program. I recommend everyone contact the Hilton Diamond line and request to speak with customer relations-customer loyalty and strongly voice their disapproval of this policy change. For an email to inform your discontent to the Diamond desk, DAL_DD@hilton.com, or  diamond@hilton.com.  

This policy is not an enhancement, it is a a major inflation of HHonors points and an even larger devaluation to the program than the increase in points required for rewards to the HHonors program implemented last year. Furthermore, disgruntled HHonors members may seek to take their business elsewhere such as Starwood or Hyatt. Hilton needs to change this policy back to the previous Diamond special arrangement policy that rewards Diamonds for their loyalty.

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July 2, 2011 at 11:52 am

Hilton Quarter 3 Double Points or Miles Promotion Registration is Now Open

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The registration for Hilton’s Quarter 3 promo of double HHonors bonus points or double miles for stays between July 1 and September 30, 201 is now live here: www.HHonors.com/DoubleYourHHonors

The full terms and conditions are as follows.

There is a fairly long list of excluded hotels, mainly Hamptons, HGIs, and Embassy Suites, but I am surprised to see the Hilton San Francisco Union Square not participating in this offer as it is corporate owned by Hilton. These are the exclusions.

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June 23, 2011 at 9:35 am

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Hilton’s Quarter 3 Promo: Double HHonors Bonus Points or Double Miles

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It appears that a Flyertalk sleuth was able to unearth information on Hilton’s Quarter 3 promotion which is double bonus points. or miles as described in this post. This is far better than the Quarter 2 1000 bonus points per night. Registration should open for Gold and Diamond elites for this this promo on June 22 and June 28 for all others. The time period for the offer is July 1 through September 30, 2011: www.HHonors.com/DoubleYourHHonors

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June 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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Current Hilton Golds & Diamonds Earn 5000 Bonus Points For Free

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I posted about the fast track offer to Hilton HHonors Gold for Visa Signature cardholders. For current HHonors Golds and Diamonds whom do not acquire their status through this promotion, you can still enter your Visa Signature card number and Hilton account information to register for the promo. After entering the information, you will receive a message thanking you for being an existing elite member and informing you that you will be awarded 5000 HHonors points. This is a pretty quick and easy way to earn 5000 HHonors points! The registration page is here.

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June 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Posted in Credit Cards, Hilton