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New Hilton “Double Points” promo announced

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Hilton has just dropped a new “Double Points” promo that will begin May 2nd and run through September 2nd. You’ll need to register, which you can do here, and you’ll earn 2x points worldwide.  I’ll note that we have seen up to 3x in the past, so while this is something you should definitely take advantage of, it’s not the best we’ve seen from Hilton.

I’m going to break down how you could utilize this promo to earn up to 74x Hilton Honors points if you stack elite status, with credit card earning, and VIP booking. Let’s take a look!

Hilton Promo Details

Remember that Hilton Honors members earn 10x on every qualifying dollar regardless of status. So when you see 2x worldwide, that means 20x Hilton Honors on every qualifying dollar ( 10x as a member + 10x bonus ) , and then if you have any other multipliers like booking via Hilton Impresario or a Hilton branded credit card that is added on top.

  • Runs May 2nd until September 2nd, 2024
  • 2x Worldwide

Go here to register

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How Elites and Credit Card Holders could earn more points

Holding elite status with Hilton, whether you achieve that via stays or holding a credit card ( Amex Platinum = Hilton Gold and Amex Aspire = Hilton Diamond ) you could be earning a lot more points on each qualifying dollar. Not to mention, the Hilton cobranded cards earn a multiple over and above your elite status when you charge your stay to them.

Hilton Member Earnings

  • Base members earn 10x
  • Hilton Silver earns 12x
  • Gold earns 18x
  • Hilton Diamond earns 20x

Promo Earnings

  • Worldwide = 10x

Credit Card Earnings

Another look with an Amex Hilton Aspire on a 3 night stay in London ( includes Diamond status )

My wife and I have held an Amex Hilton Aspire card for a couple of years now and it currently gives diamond status ( 10x) as a part of its benefit package and earns 14x points on Hilton stays. So let’s look at how we could stack perks to earn mega points on a stay in London – one of the 3x cities featured.

  • Base Members earns 10x
  • Promo Bonus = 10x
  • Hilton Diamond earns 10x
  • Aspire earns 14x

That is a whopping 44x 

Book with Hilton Impresario to earn even more points

One of the awesome perks of using a VIP program like Hilton Impresario ( which can be used on LXR, Conrad, and Waldorf properties ) is the list of perks below that INCLUDES double points. We did this to stay at the exquisite Biltmore London in 2021. Truly a great hotel.

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What’s even better, is that when you book with via Impresario, you get another 10x multiplier on your points ( see where it says double Hilton Honors points? )

  • Base Members earns 10x
  • Promo Bonus = 10x
  • Hilton Diamond earns 10x
  • Aspire earns 14x
  • Impresario 10x
  • Total 54x

This means if I were to book a hotel with Impresario, maintain diamond status with my Hilton Aspire, and pay with that card, I could earn 54x points. I value Hilton points at roughly 1/2 a penny a piece meaning I’d get 27% back on my stay in the form of Hilton Honors. WOW!

 

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Overall

This is a very good promo with Hilton and could persuade me to pivot a stay if I were staying with cash at an Impresario property; however, it’s not the best we’ve ever seen.

 

 

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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5 Comments

  • Paul January 12, 2024

    the math is incorrect. 10 +20+10+14 = 54x not 64x

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  • helllo world April 20, 2023

    Just Dropped” to me would be like today

  • Pm April 17, 2022

    Any bonus for stays that are reward nights?

  • DaninMCI August 29, 2021

    “Just Dropped” to me would be like today. Just saying 🙂

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