Both Hilton and Marriott are out with their promotions for next month through the end of the year. Hilton is offering a chain-wide double and triple points depending on the day of the week, and Marriott is offering “MegaBonus” bonus points with different targeted offers for different members.
Hilton Double and Triple Points
From September 1 through December 31 Hilton HHonors is offering triple points on weekends and double points during the week. (Registration required.)
- Double points are Monday through Thursday nights
- Triple Points are Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights
I feel like the ‘double points woman’ is underdressed for the middle of the week. Is it just me?
It’s your base points that are doubled or triples, not extra points you earn based on your (‘points and points’) earning style and not extra points based on elite status bonuses.
Really they’re just dusting off a promotion they’ve run before, this isn’t something new — as of this writing the FAQ for this promotion still says 2014.
But as I wrote back in May, the biggest problem with HHonors promotions has historically been the large number of hotels that ‘opt out’ of providing bonus points. And just like with the summer promotion, they’ve overcome that. All Hilton hotels are participating in this.
And of course while it’s not a barn burner, double and triple points are better than single points so it’s worth taking 10-15 seconds to register before you forget and wind up with an unexpected Hilton stay that doesn’t get bonused.
Marriott MegaBonus is Back
Marriott’s perennial promotion “MegaBonus” returns for stays between September 15 and January 15. You need to log into your account and register under ‘promotions’ by November 15 to qualify.
As usual they’re offering different things to different members. Some of the options:
- Earn 2,000 points every stay starting with your second say, up to 20,000 points total
- Earn 15,000 points after 15 paid nights plus 2,000 points for each additional night, up to 35,000 points total
- Earn 25,000 points after 20 nights plus 2,000 for each additional night, up to 45,000 points total