No More “Double Dipping” with Hilton HHonors Regarding Car Rentals?
A New Procedure For Earning Bonus Hilton HHonors Points for Car Rental could possibly be another apparent benefit reduction regarding the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program.
While one can still earn 250 Hilton HHonors points for renting a car, the procedure is no longer done at the front desk of the hotel property. Rather, the request for Hilton HHonors points must be made at the time of the rental of the vehicle or, depending on the rental car company, have one’s Hilton HHonors number entered into the profile of the loyalty program of the car rental company.
Also, FlyerTalk members report that one must now choose between earning Hilton HHonors points and earning car rental points. Unlike until recently, one apparently cannot simultaneously receive credit in both programs — or “Double-Dip” regarding rental vehicles — anymore.
However, strangely enough, the one reported exception to this new procedure is for those who rent from Thrifty Car Rental, which is apparently exempt from the change in procedure for some reason. Even more bizarre is that this procedure change for collecting 250 Hilton HHonors points — which at one time was 500 Hilton HHonors points before it was reduced — was quietly implemented by Hilton Hotels Corporation with no known announcement.