Register Now for Hilton Honors Points Unlimited Promotion

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Hilton Honors announced its Q1 2021 promotion. Points Unlimited allows members to rack up bonus points on each of their stays, with even more bonus points every 5 nights. Plus, Hilton reduced its qualifications for elite status and Milestone Rewards by 50% for 2021, letting you earn benefits even quicker through your stays.

Points Unlimited Promotion

Points Unlimited Hilton Promotion

  • Register for this promotion before completing your first stay. If you're already on a stay, you can still register before you leave to get the bonus points.
  • Members will receive 2,000 bonus points for every stay completed before May 2, 2021.
  • For every 5 cumulative nights that you stay before May 2, 2021, you will receive 5,000 bonus points.
  • There is no limit to the number of bonus points you can accumulate with the Points Unlimited promotion.
  • Award stays also qualify for this promotion.

The math on this is really simple. If you have one stay for 5 days, you'll get 7,000 bonus points. If you have 6 stays for 15 total days, you'll get 27,000 points (6 x 2,000 for each stay, and 3 x 5,000 for the cumulative nights).

This promotion does reward you more for short stays. If you stay 30 nights on the same stay, you'll get 32,000 bonus points. But if you had 30 stays for one night each (in case someone actually had that many short business trips), you would earn 90,000 bonus points.

Just keep in mind that a stay is defined as “the total number of consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, whether or not a guest checks out and checks back in again.” So, you wouldn't get the per-bonus stay 30 times if you book a 30-night stay as 30 one-night stays.

Other Fine Print

  • Consecutive stays at the same property with a check-out and check-in on the same day count as one stay.
  • Bonus points do not count toward elite status.
  • All Hilton brands are participating in the promotion.
  • Not all rates are included in this promotion.
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks from the completion of your stay for the Bonus Points to appear in your Hilton Honors account.

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).

Hilton Milestone Promotion 2021

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 2021 elite status requirements

Our Take

With Hilton Honors bonus points valued at 0.5 cents each, the Points Unlimited promotion is equivalent to a $10 cashback for each stay, and a $25 cashback for every five nights completed. I don't know how many people are going to be completing stays before May 2, but it's a nice bonus for those who are.

This promotion is just another item to add to the long list of advantages of joining the Hilton Honors Rewards Program. If you're a Hilton Honors member, there's no reason not to register for this promotion and get double bonus points and nights on your stays before May 2, 2021.

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    Almost all brand are offering similar reduced loyalty rewards programs in order to keep their customers. They should keep the latest year status.

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    Your last line incorrectly states earn double points and nights through May 2, 2021…. That was last year’s promotion….

    Also, I think you should suggest that people with long stays crossing the May 2, 2021 deadline unsure that they check out on May 3, 2021 and then check back in with a separate booking on the 4th…. stay somewhere else on the 3rd to avoid any merged stay if possible…

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      The terms and conditions for this promotion state: “Offer valid for stays completed January 1 – May 2, 2021 (“Promotion Period”) at any hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio. Hilton Honors™ members must first register at HiltonHonors.com/pointsunlimited prior to completing a stay within the Promotion Period.” So, I’m a bit confused by what you mean about this being last year’s promotion.

      But, that’s a good point about making sure to check out by May 2 for long stays!

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    That’s not a bad promotion but maybe they should take a page from Hyatt’s books and also provide some sort of bonus elite nights or something.

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    Seems generous but on the other hand, how much can people travel and take advtange of this in these pandemic times.

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    Hope Hilton gets a bit more creative in designing their promos! It looks like a pretty “standard” promo similar to many pre-covid ones.

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    Thank you for the information on the Hilton promotion. Very weak, especially when you consider what Hyatt is offering.

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    Thanks for the heads up. Speaking of Hilton, did anyone get the 10,000 bonus points from signing up for surveys? I thought I had, because it showed up on the survey site account, but I haven’t received them in my Hilton account.

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      Oh no! Hopefully they are deposited for you soon. My points were deposited not too long after I did a survey, but the T&C did note that it can take 4-6 weeks.

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      I did mine, and on the survey site, I got confirmation right away after I finished my 1st survey. It wasn’t an easy survey. Although there site did say 6-8 week. It appeared on my Hilton account few days later. 10k plus 450 for the 1st survey!

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    I have already signed up and have a few one night stays scheduled. I’ll admit that I have split up my stays so that I stay one night in a Hilton, one in a Marriott and one in a Hyatt. To take advantage of all the bonuses that are available right now. It’s a bit more work but will be worth it. I will admit that I had forgotten about the Hilton Milestone Bonuses. Just one more thing to keep things interesting.

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    I really hope to be travelling again by then to take advantage of this good deal!

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    Thanks. I signed up for the promotion you gave the link to. It’s not clear how long it will be before I travel again, but it’s always good to sign up in case.

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    I’d like to register this promo. Will be have a trip to Alaska stay at Hilton hotels.

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    If I’m in a stay right now and check out the beginning of October, will this count?

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    Andrew Daines says:

    Really strong – and beautifully straightforward – promo from Hilton; I’m certainly looking forward to taking advantage of this before the end of the year as the opportunities to travel again open up..

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    Thanks for letting us know the link is live. Now, just need to book rooms!

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    Thanks for the Hilton promotions! This is great to see!

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    Now that so many of us have some idea about the cents value of these points (from reading blogger posts) I think the HHonors double points rarely get me excited.

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    How to know which hotel chains will survive the post-pandemic crisis?

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    It’s very tempting, although it’d be nice if the rates were a little better at Hiltons.

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    I think the double nights count towards Lifetime Diamond status. I wish they would show progress towards this in the app or on the website as it would be a motivation to book.

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      @ECR – There was mention in the travel-blog-sphere earlier this year that Hilton planned to a add lifetime status tracker to the website by the end of 2020. Perhaps we’ll still see that, but seems likely global events have caused resources to be diverted from the project.

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    Already Registered. Can be earn more point next Month. But is there have a platinum member challenge?

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    That’s a good promo. Registered for it. Now i just wish to actually use it before the end of the year.

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    With points expiration extended until the end of the year, I suspect that many members will be looking to add points by December. This is a good opportunity to earn points, particularly for those planning to travel during the holidays.

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    Just registered.
    I think Hilton runs the best promotions these days.

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    Registered! (As I have for so many other travel promos, although I don’t plan to travel, outside of road trips in my vehicle, any time soon.)

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    Plan to go to Thailand Hilton hotels. It’s good promo for me. I will be go to register this offer. Tks

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    looking unlikely to travel before the end of the year but will register just in case!

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    It’s a good promo to keep my platinum membership. I have registered this offer. Thanks.

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    It seems like the promotions are getting better as the reopening of the economy continues. It would be great if it was also double airline miles too as Hilton is the only program that gives you both hotel and airline points.

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    I don’t have plans to take a vacation during this period, but I signed up anyways. You never know!

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    I have signed up. Thanks for the reminder. This time it was really easy unlike for the recent Bonvoy promotion; I had to call and the phone agent commented that online signup was not working for a lot of people.

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    Wanderlusting Duo says:

    Great promo. Will being utilizing the double nights.

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    I would be needing to be in one of the Hilton properties in Cancun now!

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    Good window for this promotion. Nice to see it open through the end of 2020.

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    So many hotel promotions coming up these days!