Hilton's First Promotion of 2018 Registration Live

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Hilton Honors has announced its first promotion for 2018, Points Unlimited. With this promotion, you earn 2,000 points per stay and a bonus 10,000 for every five stays. What can make this especially lucrative is that it is valid for all types of stays, including award bookings (as long as there is an eligible incidental charge to the room folio).

Hilton Honors Q1 2018 Promotion Points Unlimited

Key Terms

  • You need to register for Points Unlimited prior to completing a stay
  • Promotion is valid for stays from January 1 through April 30, 2018
  • Earn 2,000 bonus points per stay
  • Earn 10,000 bonus point for every 5 stays
  • Allow 6-8 weeks from the date of your stay for the points to post to your account
  • There is no cap on the number of bonus points you can earn
  • Promo is valid at all Hilton properties except Hampton by Hilton Hotels in mainland China
  • Points Unlimited promotion FAQs

Award Stays Are Eligible Bonus Points (with a caveat)

What makes this promo unique, is that according to a Hilton Honors Rep on Flyertalk, you can earn the bonus points for any stay, including award stays; you just need to make sure you charge something to the room. This could make your stays very lucrative, especially if you are staying at a less expensive property. Take for instance the Ramses Hilton, with a current award night price of 10,000 points.

Ramses Hilton Point Redemption

5 one-night stays will set you back 50,000 points, but with the promo, you will earn 20,000 points (2,000 per stay + 10,000 bonus points), which amounts to a total of 30,000 points for 5 stays or 6,000 points per night, which is pretty sweet value.

Things get even better with a less expensive property, like the Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszow.

Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszow Points Redemption

At 5,000 points per night, the 5 one-night stays will set you back 25,000 points, and earn you 20,000-points back. You are effectively getting 5 nights for 5,000 points or 1,000 points per night, which can’t be beaten. Again, just make sure you charge something to the room!

Additionally, the following brands do not earn points for incidental hotel spending, so award stays at any of these will not earn bonus points associated with the promotion. These include:

  • Hampton Inn
  • Home2 Suites
  • Homewood Suites
  • Tru by Hilton

If you want to earn bonus points with these properties, you'll need to stay on an eligible rate.

Our Take

It is not often you get a promo that at first glance seems relatively standard but with a little digging turns out to have the potential to be very lucrative. The only drawback is that you will have to spend some time sifting through various properties to find one that maximizes your value.

Source: Loyalty Traveler

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