A month ago I noted the speculation about the very modest Hilton second quarter promotion that would be coming.
It’s finally out, and registration is open.
Select from either a free night certificate for every four stays or double base points, valid through June 30 (and only stays commencing after registration count). You can only make your choice once, no changes, so choose wisely.
Hilton’s first quarter promo was a free stay for every four stays or 10 nights, so rewarding long-staying guests. And even though the headline on this promo suggests it is only incentivizing stays, the terms and conditions suggest that members will again receive a free night after four stays or 10 nights, just like the first quarter promo.
Naturally, Hyatt’s Faster Free Nights (ok, “The Big Welcome Back”) blows this out of the water. Personally I’ll even take Starwood’s 1000 bonus points per stay in April, and that’s just an interim promo to tide us over until they announce their second quarter promo.
But this HIlton offer is better than nothing. I’ll probably have just a couple of Hilton stays during the quarter, so I’m picking double points, which are better than not getting double points. But the offer is nothing to get excited about, and it’s not incentivizing incremental stays from me at least.
Update: Loyalty Traveler likes this promo a lot more than I do, largely because of the year in which to use your free night, compared to shorter validity of the Hyatt Free Night (after half as many stays) offer.