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Hilton is extending all active free weekend night certificates yet again as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Hilton Honors members who have an unexpired free weekend night certificate should see that the expiration date has been extended.
- No activation or opt-in is required.
- Expiration dates for any free weekend night reward certificates issued through June 30, 2020 have been extended until July 1, 2022.
- Certificates issued between July 1 – December 31, 2020 expire 24 months from the date of issuance.
- Certificates issued between January 1 – December 31, 2021 will expire December 31, 2022.
- Going forward, certificates issued in 2022 will expire 12 months from the date of issuance.
Hilton Free Night Certificate Extension History
This isn't the first time that Hilton has extended free night certificates. First, in mid-March 2020, Hilton extended all valid free weekend night certificates through August 31, 2021.
Then, in May 2021, Hilton further extended Free Night Certificates through January 3, 2022:
Free Weekend Night Rewards currently set to expire on August 31, 2021, will now be extended through January 3, 2022, and can continue to be used any night of the week (not just on weekends).
Now, in November 2021, Hilton is extending these original certificates through July 1, 2022 — and extending other certificates even further.
How to Earn a Free Night Certificate
The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card grants a free weekend night certificate when approved for the card and each year after account anniversary. You will also receive a second free weekend night certificate after spending $60,000 on the card in a calendar year. The Hilton Aspire comes with a $550 annual fee.
The Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card also lets cardholders earn their way to a free weekend night. You will earn a Weekend Night Reward after you spend $15,000 on purchases on your Card in a calendar year (Terms Apply).
Small business owners can also earn a free weekend night through The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card. You'll earn a Weekend Night Reward after you spend $15,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Plus, you'll earn another Weekend Night Reward after you spend an additional $45,000 in purchases in the same calendar year (Terms Apply).
Hilton is also offering a targeted promotion for some cardholders to spend $8,000 on an enrolled card to earn another free night certificate.
This is fantastic news for anyone with a free night certificate or who will earn one in the coming months. For cardholders of the Hilton Aspire, you could potentially stack an extended night certificate with one earned during your next cardmember year. That means you can piece together a free two-night weekend stay at any Hilton property worldwide. In theory, you could even triple up.
Triple up options for Hilton Aspire cardholders include any of the following:
- Spend $60,000 on a Hilton Aspire in a calendar year.
- Sign up for and spend $15,000 in a calendar year on either the Hilton Surpass or the Hilton Business Card.
- Earn another free night certificate by enrolling and spending $8,000 on a targeted card.
- Join forces—and in this case, certificates—with another certificate-earning cardholder.
- Be in the lucky situation where you have multiple extended free night certificates and another account anniversary coming up.
At a time of travel fitfully returning to normal, Hilton is building goodwill with its members with these generous extensions.
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