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Power Up your excitement because Hilton's newest fall promotion—Power Up—has just been announced!
This year, all members have the chance to earn 2X the points when they stay during the promotional period. Even better, Hilton co-branded cardholders can earn 3X the points when they stay and pay with an eligible Hilton card. These Hilton points are in addition to the bonus points members would already earn from status and card spend for reservations and more.
Make sure to register for the promotion. You can do so here.
Power Up Hilton Promotion Key Terms
- 2x Bonus Points on eligible stays for all members or
- 3x Bonus Points on eligible stays for Hilton Honors credit cardholders.
- Must complete stays between September 7 through December 31, 2021
- Registered members who check-in before September 7, 2021 will receive credit if the stay is completed on or after September 7, 2021 and before or on December 31, 2021.
- No cap on points earning
Eligible US Hilton Credit Cards
In order to earn the triple points for this promo, you must pay with an eligible Hilton credit card. American Express offers several Hilton cards. All of these are quite generous — not only with their welcome offers but with their earning rates when staying at Hilton properties.
The following cards can be used to pay for your stay and earn triple points in addition to the points you earn from the card's Hilton category bonus:
- Hilton Honors American Express Card – 7X Hilton Points per dollar spent
- Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card – 12x Hilton Points per dollar spent
- Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card – 14x Hilton Points per dollar spent
- The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card – 12x Hilton Points per dollar spent
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Note that if you register for this promotion and then become a cardmember before you check out, you will be eligible to earn triple points. You just need to pay with your eligible Hilton credit card to qualify.
Eligible Global Hilton Credit Cards
Additionally, Hilton Honors members around the globe who hold one of the following cards are also eligible to participate and earn triple points.
- Hilton Honors Visa Classic Sumitomo Card
- Hilton Honors Visa Gold Sumitomo Card
- Hilton Honors Visa Platinum Sumitomo Card
- Hilton Honors American Express Premium card
- Hilton Honors Platinum Barclaycard
- Hilton Honors Credit Card issued by Deutsche Kreditbank AG
Side note: Did you even know these existed? I had no idea! You learn something new every day.
Earn Even More Points Through Hilton Milestone Bonus
Hilton offers a standing incentive to keep loyalists staying at Hilton even after earning elite status: Milestone Bonus. If you're unfamiliar, Hilton Milestone Bonus offers 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights you stay with Hilton. However, for 2021, Hilton cut the required number of nights to start receiving the bonus by half.
Instead of 40 nights, you will now receive your first 10,000 point bonus after only 20 nights. Then, when you reach 60 nights, you will get an additional 40,000 bonus points (it used to be 30,000 bonus points).
You may notice that Hilton lists “in 2020” in this graphic. However, this is from Hilton's 2021 program updates page. And Hilton clarifies:
Hilton Honors Members earn 10,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points at 20 eligible nights and 10,000 Bonus Points for every 10 additional eligible nights thereafter during the 2021 calendar year – with no cap. On your 60th eligible night in 2021 you will receive an additional 30,000 Bonus Points on top of the 10,000 Milestone Bonus Points achieved at that threshold, for a total of 40,000 Points.
2021 Hilton Elite Status
Hilton also cut the requirements for 2021 elite status in half. Instead of requiring 10 nights or 4 stays, Hilton Silver will require just 5 nights or 2 stays. And top-tier Diamond elite status can be achieved after just 30 nights or 15 stays:
Hilton's new fall promo is a generous one and gives you the chance to really load up on Hilton points. Just remember to register for the promotion. If you don't register, you don't get the bonus points.
This promotion is just another item to add to the long list of reasons we love the Hilton Honors program. For more ideas on how to burn your Hilton points while simultaneously getting the best value, check out this article 15 Best Hilton Points Redemptions for Luxury Hotels.
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