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Back in October I wrote about earning 52 Hilton HHonors points per dollar spent on stays through the end of year by combining:
- Regular points earning
- Elite points bonus
- Credit card earning
- Double points bonus
- A second double points bonus for booking through their app
That was even before Hilton came out with a 5000 point stackable Visa bonus. (And note that the Visa bonus will work even on an award stay as long as something charges to your folio so that’s a free category 1 hotel night or 50% off a category 2 redemption night.)
Rewards Category 1 Hilton Salalah Resort in Oman
The Visa promotion runs through January 31 and registration is required. The triple points promo for stays booked through the app was set to end December 31 but has been extended to January 31. (It requires registration if you haven’t yet registered.)
That means both triple points and the 5000 bonus run through end of January.
There’s no question that Hilton has been really strong, arguably the most lucrative of the major chains, earning points through stays over the last several months.
I wish they’d revamp their elite program, there were rumors that Hilton is considering a new top elite tier but I’m told that in fact there’s nothing imminent here.
And the truth is that as an infrequent Hilton guest I probably have the best of all possible worlds since I get Gold status through my Platinum Card from American Express (which also offers Starwood Gold which matches to Marriott Gold.