Why Hilton Triple Your Trip Promotion is Better Than Ever; and What Surprise Did You Get?
F or the Triple Your Trip promotion, you can earn double Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program points for eligible stays which occur Monday through Thursday nights; and triple Hilton HHonors points on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights — effective as of Tuesday, September 1, 2015 through Thursday, December 31, 2015 — but you must first register for this promotion prior to the conclusion of your first eligible stay.
Unlike similar promotions in the past — such as this one from last year, of which 505 hotel properties did not participate — all of the greater than 4,300 hotel and resort properties which are part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio are participating in this promotion.
That’s right — no exceptions. How refreshing! I never liked compiling those lists of exceptions to promotions in past articles for The Gate — and who has the time to research which hotel properties are participating and which ones are not?
It gets even better: there is a targeted bonus which members of the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program have been receiving just for registering. My surprise when I registered is as follows:
In addition to earning Double Points Monday-Thursday nights and Triple Points Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights*, as a new Hilton HHonors member you’re eligible to receive 2,000 additional Bonus Points on your 1st stay during the Triple Your Trip promotion.†
Book direct and stay at ANY hotel or resort from September 1st – December 31st, 2015 to earn your Bonus Points!
That was indeed a nice surprise which was not offered in the past with similar promotions — even though I have been a member of the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program for years; so I am not certain as to why I received the bonus for “new” members. Hey — I am not complaining. That should be the worst part of this promotion.
Surprises to other Hilton HHonors members include a bonus of 4,000 Hilton HHonors points on the fourth stay or a bonus of 5,000 Hilton HHonors points on the fifth stay, for example.
Once you have registered for this promotion, you will receive the bonus points only for nights completed during the promotion period — regardless whether you checked in for your stay before the promotion period began or checked out of the hotel property after the promotion period ended.
Definition of an Eligible Stay
A “stay” is defined as the total number of consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, whether or not a guest checks out and checks back in again. Specifically excluded from the definition of “stay” are the following types of ineligible stays: wholesale/tour operator packages; contracted crew rates; travel agency discount rates, packages exclusively for casino player card holders; Team Member Travel rates, Hilton Family Travel Rates; stays secured utilizing Hilton Grand Vacations Club and Hilton Club timeshare programs, Hilton Grand Vacations marketing packages with a sales presentation requirement; complimentary or barter rooms; Reward Stays (as defined herein); NET Group rates; Series Group or IT Group rates; contracted Entertainment or Encore rates; third party websites bookings (irrespective of rate paid); and “opaque” channel bookings where the brand may or may not be known at the time of purchase. HHonors Points (or stay credit) may not be earned (including as a My Way benefit) for or during ineligible stays, including without limitation, folio charges incurred during ineligible stays. If at least one night of the Member’s stay is consumed with the use of HHonors Rewards Points, the entire stay is considered a “Reward Stay” and no HHonors Points may be earned, except that if Member is using Room Upgrade Rewards, any money spent on the original reservation will earn points and/or miles consistent with these Terms. Participating hotel will determine whether incidental charges incurred during either of those stays are eligible for points, except that Points will not be earned for incidental charges at Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, and Home2 Suites by Hilton®.
Other Terms and Conditions
Here are the remainder of the terms and conditions of this promotion not already discussed in this article — and notice that there are not many of them.
For the Triple Your Trip promotion, the Bonus Points you earn per night are calculated based on the average nightly folio of your total stay — average nightly folio is calculated by taking the total net folio of your stay divided by the total number of nights of the stay. For a detailed explanation of how points are issued for Triple Your Trip, please see Frequently Asked Questions. “Double Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to double the number of Base Points earned during a stay. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for points to appear in your Hilton HHonors account. This offer is not transferable; is not valid for groups; and cannot be combined with other select offers.
Even without the targeted surprise bonus, this is arguably the best promotion from Hilton HHonors in a long time — especially as all hotel and resort properties are participating with no exceptions.
Register now and see what surprise might be awaiting you…