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Category: Hilton

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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Sep 22

A Word on Hotel Promos: Marriott And Hilton

One more day before I board my petri dish with wings and head back to my primary side of the globe. Something they never say about flying: It doesn’t matter what class you are sitting in. If the flight is long enough, you will pick up somebody’s germs. On that happy note… Oops, They Did …

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Sep 01

End of Year Promotions from Marriott, Hyatt

Apparently, many of the major hotel companies are doing better than I thought they were, since they sure aren’t giving bonuses that inspire me to switch brands. Marriott MegaBonus Ouch. This one is downright lousy. Marriott’s MegaBonus is possibly the weakest one yet. The kicker for this one is that you get to choose which …

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Aug 26

Hilton Double Points Promotion, September 1 – December 31

See? Was that so hard? One thing that I’ve liked about Hilton’s recent promotions: They’re customer-friendly and easy to understand For the last four months of the year, Hilton is once again doing its double points bonus. Unless I am remembering incorrectly, they have now run this promotion for twelve consecutive months. The Details Fortunately, there’s …

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Aug 10

The Olympics of Hotel Elite Status: Part One

Travelers, including myself, often put a lot of emphasis on airline elite status. Let’s face it: The gap between bottom tier and top tier can make a huge difference in how comfortably you fly and the fees you pay. Not as many people spend time thinking about hotel elite status. The reason, I suspect, is that …

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