How To Pool Hilton Honors Points

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One of the big changes unveiled during Hilton's award program relaunch was Hilton Honors points pooling, which allows friends and family to transfer their points into one account for an award redemption. The system is relatively straightforward with only a few terms and conditions:

  • You can send 500,000 points per calendar year
  • You can receive 2,000,000 points per calendar year
  • Points are transferred in 1,000 point increments
  • You can receive points from up to 10 members
  • There are no fees for pooling the points
  • Status cannot be pooled
  • Pooling points does not count as a qualified account activity to stop your points from expiring, for either the sender or the recipient

Points Pooling

To qualify for points pooling you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a Hilton Honors member for 30 days
  • You must be an active member
  • You must have a minimum of 1,000 points

Once transfers have been initiated, it can take up to 24 hours for the points to post to the other account.

Multiple Earners and One Redeemer

Now that Hilton has opened the option for pooling, it's a great opportunity for families and friends to maximize their value by pooling their points. The fastest ways to amass a healthy balance of points is through Hilton's co-brand American Express credit cards.

There are four Hilton credit cards from Amex and all of the points can be pooled.

Steps to Setup Hilton Honors Points Pooling

1. Send a Pooling Request

Visit the Hilton Honors Pool Points request page and enter the name and email address of someone with whom you'd like to pool points.

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2. Review the Request Receipt in your email

You'll receive a receipt of the email request with a list of names you've requested to pool points

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3. Alert the Recipient to the Pooling Request

The recipient will receive a similar email.

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4. Initiate the Transfer

After they click on “pool your points,” they'll be prompted to log into their Hilton Honors account and will be directed to the Pool Points page with your name and email address listed as the recipient of the transfer. Select the number of points, and the transfer request is initiated.

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We think this is one of the best features released across any award program in recent times and it's great to see Hilton thinking outside the mainstream box. If you have plans to pool your Hilton points we'd love to hear how the process rolls out for you in the comments.

How To Pool Hilton Honors Points
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