Over the past year, Hilton Honors has been one of the top hotel loyalty programs for offering special promotions. While Hilton catches a lot of flack for their points not being the most valuable, the ability to rapidly accumulate large sums of Honors points often makes up for their lack of value. Staying true to form, Hilton is now offering a new promotion that’s going to be very sweet for a lot of people.
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Via OMAAT, Hilton is offering a new promotion called “Go More Get More” where you can earn double the points on every stay at 4,900 hotels when you sign up and complete a stay from May 1 through August 31, 2017. The deal is even sweeter for Hilton Diamond members, however, since you can earn triple the points on these stays.
- To be eligible you must register at the landing page!
This promo has the potential to be very lucrative for many people. For example, if you’re a Hilton Diamond member you can earn the following per dollar spent:
- 10 points (standard Honors earning rate)
- 5 points (Diamond elite bonus)
- 5 points (points + points)
- 20 points (triple the points with Go More Get More with Diamond status)
At a rate of .4 cents per Honors point, that’s roughly a 16% return which isn’t bad at all.
But you can supplement your earnings further by booking through the Hilton Honors app to get 500 more points for each completed stay through December 31, 2017. You need to register for this promotion here to be eligible for the bonus.
Also, keep your eyes open for Amex Offers that often go out for further savings when staying at Hilton properties.
Additional credit card earnings
And finally, you can really increase your Hilton Honors earnings by putting your Hilton purchases on your Hilton Citi or Amex card. The Hilton HHonors™ Surpass® Card from American Express can also earn you 12X on every Hilton purchase. For a Diamond member taking advantage of this promotion and putting spend on the Surpass, that would be a return of about 21%.
21% is great but if you’re looking for high returns from a program (that doesn’t even require you to have status), then look into BonWi.com. It’s a new online travel agency that I’m helping to spread the word about given that it offers such substantial returns. For example, I stayed at a Hyatt Regency in Dallas in got 40% back and with my credit card spend factored in, it was a whopping 46% return.
This is a solid promotion with no limits and minimums so if you were planning at staying at Hilton properties this coming summer you should be getting ready to cash out, especially if you’re a Hilton Diamond member.
Daniel Gillaspia is the Founder of UponArriving.com and the credit card app, WalletFlo. He is a former attorney turned travel expert covering destinations along with TSA, airline, and hotel policies. Since 2014, his content has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, and CNBC. Read my bio.