There has been a lot of disappointment about Hilton not running a point related promotion this month. They do, however, have four airline related ones going on this month and continuing all the way up to December. The next chainwide promotion “1,000 Reasons” starts on November 1, 2012.
If you are NOT interested about airline miles at all, you should take advantage of the promotion that Hilton has with Virgin Atlantic. Five stays would earn you total of 20K Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles that you can transfer back to 40K Hilton HHonors points.
You can continue earning BMI Diamond Club miles until October 27, 2012. You warn 1000 miles per stay regardless of the Hilton brand and for up to 3 days. You can transfer BMI Miles to British Airways Executive Club. BMI Diamond Club will close on December 31, 2012.
You can earn 250 Delta MQM’s and double SkyMiles for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 1 and December 15, 2012. This offer is available only at select hotels.
Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012
Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.
You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.
If you are to do five stays during the promotional period, I would take advantage of the promotion with Virgin Atlantic and transfer the points back to Hilton HHonors once they have posted. The promotions with Emirates and Miles & More are good, if you are member of those programs and collect their miles. The Delta promotion is not really worthwhile unless you are in need of some MQM’s (Medallion Qualifying Miles).
For multiple night stays, you should consider crediting the stays to BMI Diamond Club until 27th of October. You will earn 1000 miles per night for up to 4 nights.