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A really cool opportunity has presented itself for an upcoming stay in London. I’ve had my fair share of stays in London, but this time around I’m specifically looking at Hilton since it presents an incredible opportunity to earn a ton of points. Let’s take a look at how I’m planning to stack multiple promos and credit card benefits to earn over 50x points per dollar.
Let’s say that my stay is going to cost roughly $1k.
My base stay will earn me 10x per dollar = 10k points
Every Hilton member earns the base rate which is 10x per dollar spent
Diamond status, which is a complimentary benefit of the Amex Hilton Aspire offers loyalists double points. On a base rate of $1k that’s an additional 10k points
Hilton has a 3x promo currently running = 20k points
This promo is running until September 3rd and my stay will be by then. The promo gives a 200% bonus on the base rate which should be roughly $1k. Note that 3x is only on stays of 3 or more nights.
Booking with Hilton Impresario yields another 100% bonus = 10k points
If you’re unfamiliar with Hilton Impresario it gives VIP benefits on stays booked via the program, one of which is double points. Waldorf, LXR, and Conrad properties qualify.
Paying with the Amex Hilton Aspire = 14k points
Another perk of the Amex Hilton Aspire is earning 14x on all Hilton stays.
That is a grand total of 64x on every dollar spent at the hotel.
What’s even crazier is the property I’m looking to book has a buy 2 get a 3rd night free as well
I’d peg Hilton points to be worth anywhere from $0.4 to $0.5 per point so that’s something like $256 to $320 back, in the form of points, on a $1k stay. Not too shabby, especially considering Impresario will give us a $100 food and beverage credit.
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