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Category Archive: Hilton

Sep 20

Earning Elite Status With No Stays Or Flights?

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about elite status, which gives you extra perks and points at hotels and airlines, based on your past business.* Certain benefits, such as extra points, are generally valuable, while others, like a special check-in desk (which is never manned at hotels) or free local phone calls, have almost no …

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Aug 25

Hilton’s Double Points Bonus

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Hilton is not my primary program, but it does have its advantages. For example, I like the double dip* opportunities and the wide range of price points that its properties offer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is the company’s bonus opportunities. Double Points. Again. Most major hotel companies offer a promotion every four …

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Jul 31

Travel Like A Millennial (Whether You Want To Or Not)

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Where we attempt to answer the question “Just how many brands does a lodging company need?” Tru by Hilton (And Other Stuff) I got an email from Hilton today reminding me that they recently launched their 13th brand, Tru by Hilton. 13 brands seems like a lot to me, although Marriott has 30 if you …

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Jul 06

Is Your Family Staying At The Right Property?

Hotels can be a mixed blessing. There’s certainly something nice about a place that you can go and have somebody else make the bed and clean up after you. On the other hand, anyone who has ever tried to stuff a family of four into a 200-square foot room knows that it comes with a …

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Jun 27

You’ll Never Get What You Don’t Ask For…

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Compensation when a travel provider does something wrong is always a touchy subject. While managers may have some guidelines about what they can or can’t do, there is rarely an absolute answer. Companies have tried to create guidelines, such as the Sheraton Promise from last decade*, but it’s simply impossible to get any sort of …

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Jun 26

Hilton Shopping Bonus (Better Than Nothing)

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One thing about travel companies: They never miss an opportunity to make a buck. One of the areas that they tend to do so is through shopping affiliates.* 500 Points from Hilton Hilton just sent out an email: Be one of the first 2,500 new shoppers to sign up for their Shop-to-Earn Mall and pick …

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Jun 11

Quick Hilton Canada Bonus (Stay Required)

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Oh, Canada… If you’ve signed up for the Points and Miles option at Hilton*, you’re in luck (and if you haven’t, you can change whenever you like). Register here and stay at a participating property in Canada, and you’ll receive an additional 1,500 points per night. It’s not a huge number and many properties aren’t …

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May 16

Win One Million Hilton Honors Points From E-Rewards

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For those of you who do E-Rewards, look out for a contest for a million Hilton Honors points. Win A Million It’s simple enough: Log in and complete two E-Rewards surveys by Friday night and you will be entered to win a million Hilton Honors points. They’ll email the winner within a week. And if you’re …

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Apr 27

Hilton Brings Back Double (Or Triple) Points

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Sometimes, simple is best. After a year of double points promotions, Hilton rolled out one last quarter that gave you an extra 2,000 points per night. It sounds good, but you get nothing extra for higher-priced hotels (Of course, you ended up with more bonus points under this promotion for cheaper hotels.). Go More Get …

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Mar 31

Hilton Tells Us Just How Little Their Points Are Worth

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As I mentioned yesterday, loyalty programs love to sell points. Usually, they sell the points to merchants, who pass them on to you as rewards for purchases, but occasionally, they’ll sell to you directly. But there’s a problem, of course. Not for the company. For you, the consumer. Bottom Line: If they’re selling, you don’t …

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