This isn’t an exciting promotion, but you should register anyway. Even if you don’t regularly stay at HIlton properties.
- Double points are better than single points, if only marginally so.
- You never know when you’ll wind up staying at a Hilton, there are lots of them, so even if they aren’t in your plans it’s better for you to have registered and earned the points when it was on your radar than have to remember later and most likely forget.
Here’s the promotion. Register and become a very happy mother and child, I think the kid is happy because he’s drinking his ‘milk’ from a wine glass. The mother is happy because she’s inspecting for something in her son’s hair — dandruff? lice? — and not finding anything.
You choose between earning double Hilton HHonors points and earning double miles.
The earning period is March 1 through May 31. Registration is required prior to a stay in order to earn for that stay, there’s no retroactive earning, so you might as well register now.
As with all Hilton properties a good chunk will be non-participating. In some sense that’s fine, this promotion isn’t lucrative enough to get you to move any business to a Hilton property. As a result, you’ll collect the bonus when it happens to apply and won’t collect it when you happen to stay at a non-participating property. It’s more points, but not so much that you should even pay attention to when you’ll get them.
Double Hilton points is almost always the better bet than double miles
Now that there’s no longer a ‘points and fixed miles’ earning style at Hilton, you earn either ‘points and points’ or ‘points and variable miles.’ If you’re earning miles, it’s normally one mile per dollar.
So if you choose double miles, you earn an extra one mile per dollar. If you choose double points, you earn an extra 10 Hilton points per dollar. While Hilton points aren’t exceptionally valuable, Hilton points are worth about 4/10ths of a cent apiece and so 10 Hilton points are worth 4 cents. There’s no single airline mile worth 4 cents.
If you do want double miles though you need to have selected “Points and Miles” as your earning style preference and must have an airline partner selected.
Terms and conditions:
OFFER SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Offer valid for eligible stays completed between March 1 and May 31, 2015 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio (click here for hotels that have chosen not to participate). Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at HHonors.com/Double prior to check-out of your first stay within the Promotion Period. Your selection of Double Points or Double Miles applies to all eligible stays completed during the Promotion Period at participating hotels and cannot be changed. Registered HHonors members will receive the selected bonus only for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. If registering for Double Miles, you must select Points and Miles as your Double Dip™ Earning Style within your HHonors profile. “Double Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to the number of Base Points earned during a stay. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification. Double Miles are available only with participating airlines. A preferred airline must be selected in your HHonors profile. Airline Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the Terms and Conditions of each participating airline’s reward program, as applicable. Certain airlines may not participate with the brand at which your stay is consumed. For details on the eligibility of your stay to earn miles, please click here. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for points or miles to appear in your HHonors account. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers.