Free 1,000 Hilton HHonors Points For Changing the Password to Your Account

s of Wednesday, March 25, 2015, you will be required to create a new password for your Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program account when you log in; and the use of personal identification numbers will no longer be accepted. This is excellent news because this means that accounts will now become more difficult to infiltrate by unauthorized entities — for example, when the accounts of members were sold for cents on the dollar by thieves, as I first reported back on October 31, 2014.

To sweeten this deal — and in order to avoid any interruptions to your account access — if you proactively update your password as soon as possible starting today through Sunday, March 8, 2015, you will receive 1,000 bonus Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program points.

You can update your password by following the steps below:

  1. Log in to your account here with your current username or Hilton HHonors membership number and existing password or personal identification number.
  2. On the left-hand side under the My Profile section, click Personal Information.
  3. If you have a password, select Change Password; if you do not have a password, select Create username and password.
  4. Your new password must:
    • Have a minimum of eight characters
    • Contain at least one upper case letter; and
    • Contain at least one number or one special character
  5. Remember to choose a unique password and update it regularly to protect your personal information.
  6. If you do not change your password by Wednesday, March 25, 2015, you will be prompted to implement this change the next time you attempt to log in to your account on or after this date.

 

Even though it is still possible for your account to be breached with a password — my Starwood Preferred Guest account was compromised and wiped out last month; and access to it required a password — a password is more secure than a personal identification number.

Moreover, chances are excellent that if your account was compromised, the representatives for Hilton HHonors will be as professional and diligent as those of Starwood Preferred Guest, as I never worried about whether or not I would ever see my Starpoints again.

Why are you still here reading this? Go secure your Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program account with a unique password; and get those 1,000 bonus Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program points now!

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…or at least wait until after the updating of the official Internet web site has been finished…

Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

9 thoughts on “Free 1,000 Hilton HHonors Points For Changing the Password to Your Account”

  1. Vicente says:

    As of midnight Pacific, still unable to login to Hilton. Tomorrow….

  2. Matt says:

    Updated my password, but no points awarded…once again, Hilton has appeared to pass this Diamond member over for an offer of free points.

  3. Dan says:

    Where is the 1k pt offer noted? I don’t see it on social media or on the hilton page.

  4. Jim F. says:

    Followed your directions step-by-step — twice! No indication from website that the password change had been accepted (and, yes, it met all the specified criteria!). Exited and tried to login using the newly created, “stronger” password and received a message this time — “your credentials seen incorrect.” Logged in with my old, “weak” password. Also, no indication from Hilton that I would receive 1,000 points for my trouble.

  5. assuming this works (Hilton is notorious for promising points, and not following up), then I would assume it would also be good for starting the clock running on the expiration of Hilton points.

  6. Evan says:

    Thanks for the tip. Changed passwords for all the accounts in my household. No indication from Hilton about the 1,000 points though.

  7. BILAL says:

    did change the password…. but no 1000 points received yet 🙁

  8. Carlh says:

    Not worth it. I tried multiple times and the website is crazy. Several times got, “We experienced a temporary technical difficulty. Check your entry and try again.” Also told me that it could not change the information (and it did not) and then sent me an e-mail verifying that it had been changed. Browser did not matter. Their website it awful.

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