Category Archive: Hilton

Mar 27

Why You Should Love Paying Taxes

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Please note: I am not a tax adviser. I have never been a tax adviser and will likely never be a tax adviser. Nothing in this post should be taken as tax advice and you should consult a professional with tax questions, not some guy on the internet. As the old saying goes, nothing is …

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Mar 23

Hilton Brings Back Big Bonuses On Two Cards

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Yesterday, I wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on several credit cards, including a Marriott Rewards Credit card that is now offering 80,000 points. Today, we’ve got Hilton cards offering up to 100,000 points.* I’m not sure we’re quite ready yet for your first million point card, but who am I to rule it out? Just …

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Mar 10

Environmental Sins And Mobile Madness…

Citi Violates The Environment… Okay, look, I try to remain apolitical in this blog, but seriously, Citi, exactly how much cardboard do you need to hold a credit card? My new Citi AA Executive Card came yesterday and, to say the least, it was over-packaged. Keep in mind that we’re talking about a credit card. …

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Feb 15

Hilton And American Airlines Stay Bonus

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One of the unique features of the Hilton Honors plan is the ability to “double dip.”* You can earn extra points, or points and miles on your favorite airline. Hilton is upping the ante a bit to allow you to earn extra American Airlines miles. Earn Miles In Your Sleep For those who earn Points …

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Feb 01

Hilton “Enhances” Redemptions; Be Prepared for A Devaluation

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Hotel loyalty programs are good at many things, but the one thing that they are best at is disguising stealth devaluations as a benefit, which they will usually call “an enhancement.” The last thing that you want is for your program to get enhanced. Prepare for The Hilton Honors Devaluation Hilton recently issued a press …

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Jan 31

Hilton HHonors 2K Every Day Promotion

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Hilton has announced its next promotion, which will cover the period February 1 – April 30. Called “2K Every Day,” the premise is simple. You’ll earn 2,000 points for every night that you stay during the promotion period. You earn 10 HH base points for every dollar that you spend, so the promotion may actually …

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Jan 26

Everything We Know about Valuing Points Is Wrong

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One of my favorite topics is discussing how much individual points are worth. I have X points in program Y and an award costs Z points. Find enough instances of Z and you can come up with a pretty good idea of how much points are worth in a system. If I find 10 hotel …

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Dec 07

Five Predictions for 2017

With 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to speculate on what will happen in the next year. Here are some items to look forward to (or not look forward to): There will be a dramatic change in the way you redeem for awards: Here’s the big one, and you’re not going to like it. For …

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Oct 31

Hilton HHonors: 1,250 Bonus Points at E-Rewards

Must be survey week in mileage land. Last week, I discussed earning bonus points with United at Opinion Miles Club. This week, my survey email was for 1,250 Hilton HHonors points at E-Rewards. You’ll get the points when you sign up and complete the brief survey. E-Rewards Of all the various “survey for miles” sites, …

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Oct 04

Hilton Goes from “Double Up” to “Triple Up”

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Hilton has taken its fourth quarter promotion from good to great, allowing you to earn triple points, instead of merely double points, simply by downloading the app and booking through the mobile technology. Triple Up It’s easy. Book and complete any stay on the Hilton HHonors app and you will earn triple points, not the …

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