Summary of the Promo
From Monday, May 6, through September 8, earn double base Hilton Honors (HH) points on stays at Hilton-family properties, starting with your second stay during the promotion period.
In addition, you can earn additional bonus points if you have numerous stays during the promo period, as follows:
- 10,000 HH points after your 10th stay
- another 15,000 HH points after your 15th stay
- another 20,000 HH points after your 20th stay
You must register before you check out of your first stay in order to earn the bonus points.
Register for the Hilton Honors “Go More, Get More” promotion here:
- Hilton Honors: Landing page for “Go More Get More” promotion
There’s also a FAQ page for the promotion, which you can access here:
- Hilton Honors: FAQ page for the “Go More Get More” promotion
Additional Details of the Promotion
This promotion is extremely straightforward – double base points starting with your second stay during the promotion period (plus the points bonuses for numerous stays that very, very few people would be able to hit).
Base point earning at most Hilton-family hotels is 10 points per dollar, so at most properties this promotion will earn you an extra 10x HH points per dollar of spend. At our baseline value of 0.5 cents per HH point, that’s an additional points rebate of 5% starting with your second stay during the promotional period. Only Home2 Suites and Tru hotels have a different points earning rate, at just 5 base points per dollar, so the promotion is worth less there (additional 2.5% points rebate).
Under a close read of the promotion terms, it appears that your first stay during the promotion period can be a points stay. Without bogging down in too many details, the promotion FAQs say that an eligible stay is as defined in the HH program terms & conditions under “Accrual of Points” part 3. There, you’ll find that points award stays do count as “stays” for purposes of accrual of points. In fact, points award stays would count as “stays” for all purposes of this promo – it’s just that it won’t do much good to get double points on a stay that would earn zero points!
Because of this, though, you might consider having an award stay as your first “stay” under this promotion, to then start the clock for double points earning on later paid stays.
Other items of possible interest that we picked up from the FAQs and terms & conditions:
- There’s no limit on the total amount of bonus HH points you can earn under this promotion
- All stays completed on May 6 or later count for this promotion, even if you checked in prior to May 6
- As always with Hilton (and they’re good at enforcing this), all consecutive nights at the same hotel count as a single “stay” regardless of whether you check out and back in again
- All spend on charges to the room count toward earning bonus points, except at the following brands: Hampton, Tru, Homewood Suites, and Home2 Suites
- If you have 2 or more room reservations at the same time, bonus points are awarded on one room only (although you can earn base points on two rooms if they are paid on one folio)
- The promotion has the usual exclusions from qualifying stays, including wholesale/tour operator packages, third party website bookings (such as through Booking.com or Expedia), and “opaque” channel bookings where the brand may not be known at the time of purchase (such as Hotwire)
- It’s standard that these types of stays don’t earn HH points anyway, and they’re also excluded from this promotion
Our Thoughts on The “Go More Get More” Promotion
There’s a recent trend in the big-chain hotel points promotions to make the promotion benefits start with the second stay during the promo period rather than the first. Marriott, Hyatt and IHG have all had similar conditions in recent promotions. We don’t love this trend, but we understand the motivation behind it, and we expect it’s here to stay.
For those of us who like to maximize points-earning, this always plays into our strategy. Sometimes it’s even best, if you have an expensive stay coming up during the promotion period, to “mattress-run” a first cheap stay in order to capture the promotion benefits during the expensive stay. We examined this strategy in some detail with respect to a recent Marriott promotion in our article, Mattress Run a First Stay for the Marriott Double Take Promotion? In this case, the play might be to manufacture a first stay with a 10,000-point award stay, if you could earn more than 10,000 bonus points from your expensive stay. To come out ahead, your expensive stay would need to be more than 1,000.
Otherwise, we like double-points promotions. As we mentioned earlier, at our baseline value of 0.5 cents per HH point, the promotion results in an extra 5% points rebate. Combined with Hilton’s other generous points-earning, especially for elite members and Aspire & Ascend credit card holders, you can really earn a ton of Hilton points by using promotions like this one.
As for the extra bonuses for 10/15/20 stays, those don’t help too many people given the sheer number of stays needed during a 4-month period. And the bonuses themselves aren’t earth-shattering – for instance, the 10,000 HH point bonus for 10 stays is only worth about $50 at our baseline value. As always, all extra points are nice, but these thresholds are not achievable for anyone besides the true business road warrior.
What do you think of the new Hilton Honors “Go More Get More” promotion? Any chance you’ll mattress run a first stay to get a big bonus on an expensive stay later? Please share with us and other Middle Age Miles readers in the Comments!
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