Hilton 1st Quarter 2013 “Double Your HHonors” Promotion for Double Points or Miles

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The information about the upcoming Hilton promotion that starts on January 7th and ends on March 31, 2013, was just leaked. You can earn double miles or double points during the promotional period.

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“During the promotion, registered HHonors members can choose to earn double points or double miles between January 7th and March 31, 2013”

Hilton had a similar promotion in the 2nd quarter of 2012.

Conclusion

We should have the official press release of the 1st quarter promotion in couple of weeks. I have no doubt that the promotion will be for double points or miles.

Top Hotel Promotions for December

The registration for two of the five promotions that I have listed here has already ended. Marriott & Starwood promotions required registration in October/November period, although the earning period is still going on.

Don’t forget to get some extra cashback for your hotel stays! Getting Cashback for Your Hotel and Travel Bookings

Please note that these five are in no particular order:

1. Marriott’s MegaBonus for extra points or for up to three category 1 to 4 free night certificates after every two stays.

Marriott Rewards Fall 2012 MegaBonus

Update on Marriott Fall 2012 MegaBonus Choices

2. Hilton’s promo with Virgin Atlantic that would earn you 30K extra HH points after five stays. Requires you to credit to Virgin Atlantic and later transfer the points back to Hilton.

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

3. Starwood Better by the Bight promotion with online booking, social check in + Aeroplan bonuses.

Starwood’s “Better By The Night” 4th Quarter Promo Revisit

SPG’s “Better By The Night” Promotion Getting Better – 250 Extra Points for FourSquare Check Ins

SPG “Better by the Night” Promotion Just Got 500 Starpoints Better for Android Owners

Starwood Aeroplan Offer: Up To 8000 Bonus Miles

4. Priority Club Stay-bonus that is combined with numerous one time bonuses that you can earn.

Quarter 4 Stay Bonuses

Priority Club One Time Bonuses for November

5. Wyndham’s promo for 16K bonus points for a stay for up to three stays at their newly opened properties (20 total) in the United States.

Wyndham Opening Special (Rerun) – 16000 Bonus Points per Stay for Up To 3 Stays

Conclusion

Most of the promotions are coming to an end this months and we should start shortly learn about the promotions for the first quarter of 2013.

December Hotel Promotions Update

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The year is soon coming to an end and most of the hotel related promotions will end by December 31. Hyatt doesn’t have any promotion going on this month and the situation is same with Choice. I will have an updated post about top promotions for December tomorrow.

Accor Hotels – Le Club

Club Carlson is offering 30% discount on Best Available rates in Middle East & Asia + Breakfast & 1000 bonus Le Club Accorhotels points in the Middle East for Qatar Airways frequent fliers (don’t have to be Qatar member).

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Le Club Accorhotels Offer of 30% Discount in Middle East & Asia + Breakfast & 1000 Bonus Points in Middle East

Accor has an offer for 2000 bonus Avios for a stay of 2 days or longer between October 1 and January 31, 2012 that is booked by December 31, 2012.

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Le Club Accorhotels Bonus Offer for 2000 Avios for a Stay of 2 Nights or Longer

You can get instant Platinum status with Le Club Accorhotels just by signing up to the program.

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Accor A-Club / Le Club Accorhotels Platinum Status for New Accounts

Best Western Rewards

Best Western is offering 1000 bonus points per night for up to 4 nights in California, Nevada, and Hawaii by January 31, 2013.

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Best Western Rewards Winter Promo of 1000 Bonus Points Per Night in California, Nevada & Hawaii

Best Western is offering 250 bonus points for each stay booked on their website and consumed by June 30, 2013.

Best Western Online Bookings Bonus of 250 Points

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

Club Carlson has a global “Stay More Nights – Earn More Points” promotion for up to 120K bonus points for 20 nights. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012.

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Club Carlson 4th Quarter Bonus Point Promotion “Stay More Nights – Earn More Points”

You can get triple points + 2000 bonus points by booking a breakfast package. This promotion is valid until December 31st, 2012 at selected Radisson & Radisson Blu locations.

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Book Breakfast Package Rate & Get Triple Gold Points at Select Radisson & Radisson Blu Hotels

Club Carlson has interesting promotion for 40% off of Bed & Breakfast rate + 5000 bonus points for select Park Plaza &art’otel stays in Europe. Registration is not required but you need to book specific rate plan. This offer is valid for stays between December 15 and March 31 that are booked by February 28, 2013.

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Park Plaza 40% Off + 5000 Bonus Club Carlson Points

Club Carlson has a 50% off redemption promo for select properties in Europe, Middle East & Africa + 1 property in Beijing as well. This offer is valid until March 31, 2013.

Club Carlson 50% Award Discount in Europe, Middle East & Africa + One Hotel in Beijing

You can get double Gold Points for stays of two days or longer at select properties in Europe, Middle East & Africa. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Double Points for Stays of Two Days or Longer at Select Club Carlson Properties in EMEA

You can get triple American Airline miles (1500) for Radisson/Radisson Blu stays worldwide until December 20th, 2012.

Triple American Airlines AAdvantage Miles for Radisson/Radisson Blu Stays

Club Carlson is offering award at 50% off at select hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa. This offer is valid until March 31, 2013.

50% Off Award Sale at Select Club Carlson Hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa

Here are few other interesting posts about the Club Carlson program:

There is an elite offer for 2 for 1 and 4 for 2. You need to be a Gold or Concierge member to take advantage of these discounts that are valid in Europe, Middle East Africa.

Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 2 Pay 1

Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 4 Pay 2

You can get a Club Carlson Gold through a status match or being a shareholder:

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson Status Match

Club Carlson Gold Status for Rezidor Shareholders

If you have a friend or family member working for any Carlson hotel, you maybe eligible for the Friends & family discount:

Carlson Hotels Friends & Family Discount

Choice Privileges – Choice Hotels

There are no global Choice promotions at the moment.

Fairmont – President’s Club

You can earn up to 2000 Avios (British Airways & Iberia)  until December 31, 2012. The normal number of miles earned per stay is 500. This offer applies to Swissotel & Raffles hotels as well.

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Up to 2000 Avios at Fairmont, Raffles & Swissotel Hotels

Hilton HHonors

Hilton’s chainwide 4th quarter “1,000 Reasons” promotion is valid for stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012. You will get 1000 bonus Hilton HHonors points per night for Thursday to Monday nights.

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Hilton HHonors “1,000 Reasons” 4th Quarter Promotion Registration Now Open

Hilton HHonors “1,000 Reasons” 4th Quarter Bonus Points Promotion for November – December

Hilton offers number of airline related bonus offers in the 4th quarter of 2012. I have summarized them all in one post.

Hilton HHonors: Third Look at Airline Related Promotions for the Fourth Quarter

You can get bonus miles or points for American Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways or Virgin America for stays at Waldorf Astoria hotels. The bonus is based on nights and expire on December 31, 2012.

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Waldorf Astoria: Nightly Bonus Miles & Points for American, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America

Conrad hotels are offering 1000 bonus miles per night for American Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent fliers. Offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

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Conrad Hotels: 1000 American, United, or US Airways Bonus Miles per Night

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 at select hotels.

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250 Delta MQM’s and Double Miles for Stays of 2 Nights or Longer at Select Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering double airline miles for American, Aeromexico, AviancaTaca, MultiPlus(TAM) and United on select hotels in Latin America until December 31, 2012.

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Double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus & United Airlines Miles in the Americas on Hilton Family of 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

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Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Promotion for Up To Quadruple Miles

You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Emirates Skywards Promotion – 4000 Bonus Miles on Your Second Stay

Hilton is offering double points for Air Canada Aeroplan members until the end of December, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Aeroplan Offer: Double Miles Until December 31

Double Qantas points (2000) for Hilton stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

Hilton is offering triple miles for number of Asian airlines frequent flier members. They have variation of the offer for Thai, Singapore, Korean, Asiana, Malaysia, and Cathay Pacific.

Triple Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Miles at Hilton Hotels Worldwide

Triple Asiana Miles at Hilton Family of Hotels Worldwide

Triple Malaysia Airlines Enrich Miles for Hilton Stays Worldwide

Triple Korean Air Skypass Miles at Hilton Family of Hotels Worldwide

Triple Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles at Hilton Family of Hotels Worldwide

Triple Cathay Pacific Asia Miles with Hilton HHonors

Triple Jet Airways & Kingfisher Miles for Hilton Stays Worldwide

Triple Air China, China Eastern & Hainan Miles for Stays at Hilton Properties Worldwide

You can earn 6000 bonus Alitalia MileMiglia miles for four Hilton stays by January 31, 2013

Up to 6000 Bonus Alitalia Miles for Four Hilton Stays

You can earn up to 3000 bonus Avios (for BA Gold member) for a Hilton stay by December 31, 2013.

Up To 3000 Bonus Avios (British Airways) for a Hilton Family Hotel Stay

Hilton has a special “Be Yourself” package for Conrad resorts. Gold/Diamond members will receive 5000 bonus points per stay.

Conrad Hotels “Be Yourself” Offer of Breakfast/Room Upgrade or 5000 Bonus Points

Hilton is offering instant Gold status until 2014 and bonus points/miles for American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways, and Virgin American frequent fliers. This offer is targeted.

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Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status Until March 2014 for American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways, and Virgin America Frequent Fliers + Bonus Points & Miles (Targeted?)

Here are some other important posts:

The double dip options are somewhat difficult to understand. I have written an article about them:

Hilton HHonors Double Dipping – Earning Hilton Points and Airlines Miles

You can read about getting a status match with Hilton HHonors:

Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Status Match & Challenge & Fast Track Offer

Hilton HHonors Gold VIP Fast Track Offer Through MVP Program. Gold Status After Four Stays or Nine Nights During 90 period

Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status for Visa Infinite Card Holders

It can make sense to use Virgin Atlantic as Double Dip partner and then transfer the miles back to Hilton. You can read more about this here:

Hilton HHonors Double Dip Strategy with Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt doesn’t have a global promotion at this time.

Here are couple of other important posts:

Hyatt also offers status matches/trials. You can read more about them here:

Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Status Match – Hyatt Diamond Trial Challenge As Of 2012

Sometimes it makes sense to use Hyatt Stay Certificate instead of paying. You can read about more of them here:

Hyatt Stay Certificates – Way to Save Money On Hyatt Stays

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

The beauty of Priority Club is the onslaught of ongoing overlapping promotions that you can triple/quadruple dip.You can read about my average Priority Club point earnings when all the promotions are factored in here. I have also written about different type of Priority Club promotions here and what you can expect to earn for your first stay if you sign up for an account here.

Just a word of warning. Some of these promotions may require an address to be in a specific country/area like United States. I take absolutely no guarantees what will post to your Priority Club account.  They may also conflict with a promotion that you have already signed up for and just return an error message.

You can get up to 20% cashback for your IHG Group of hotels stay.

Up to 20% Cashback Rebate for InterContinental Hotel Group Stays

There is an interesting “Roles To Rooms’ promotion for total of 15K bonus points for four stays. This promotion appears to be geographically targeted to Asia Pacific region.

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Priority Club “Roles to Rooms” Promotion: 15000 Bonus Points for Four Stays

Here’s an update about the “Roles to Room” promotion:

Priority Club “Roles To Rooms” Promotion Update: 15K for 4 Stays

Here’s second update about this promotion:

Priority Club “Roles to Room” Promotion Second Update: 15K for 4 Stays

Priority Club Candlewood & Staybridge Suites Promotion for 5000 Bonus Points

You can get 5000 bonus Priority Cub points for staying two consecutive nights at Candlewood or Staybridge Suites property in the United States by December 30th, 2012.

Holiday Inn Resorts Winter Break Offer of Free Night Certificate After Two Night Stay

You can earn a free night certificate for staying two nights at select  Holiday Inn Resort locations. This offer is valid until February 28, 2013.

Triple Priority Club Points in Spain & Portugal – Need to Book IKTB2 Rate

Triple points for stays at select properties in the Iberian peninsula. Valid until the end of December.

Quarter 4 Stay Bonuses

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These are valid from October 1st to December 31st, 2012. You should sign up for 5K, 10K or 15K variation of this offer depending how many IHG nights you are planning to have on the 4th quarter.

Priority Club has a bonus offer for Meeting Planners that book a qualified meeting by February 28, 2013 for January 1 to March 31, 2013.

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Priority Club “50 Meetings” Meeting Planner Bonus of 50K Bonus Points for San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and New York

Priority Club “Sweetheart Deal” $100 Visa Prepaid Debit Card for Each 3 Night Stay within 90 Day of Wedding

Priority Club is offering a $100 rebate for every stay of 3 nights or longer within 90 days of your wedding, This promotion is valid until the end of 2012.

Priority Club $25 Gift Card Offer for Booking Directly Online

You can get up to five codes that you can redeem for various gift card by booking online or mobile on any of IHG branded websites.

Priority Club Meeting Rewards Offer of Triple Points

You can get triple Priority Club points for meetings by switching your account to Priority Club Meetings Reward member.

Priority Club Surveys for 2000 Points or More

There are number of surveys that you can do in number of different languages for a quick 2000 Priority Club points, if you haven’t done any of them earlier. This is a quick way to get some points. My points posted immediately.

Priority Club Welcome Survey for 1000 Bonus Points

Not sure what is going on with this promotion, but you can try to see if it works for you.

Install (Not Required) Priority Club Shopping Toolbar & Get 300 Points

You can get easy 300 points by installing a Priority Club shopping toolbar.

You can register for the following promotions at priorityclub.com/register. You need to have the email address associated with the Priority Club OR the Priority Club account number available AND the four digit code associated with the promotion.

Priority Club Canada Stay Offer of 1000 Points for a Stay

You can earn 1000 bonus points for a stay in Canada.

Anniversary Bonus Offer – 6102 – 1000 Bonus Points

This is most lucrative of the offers. You will get additional 1000 Priority Club points per stay for 90 days after your sign up.  Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earning period.

1000 Bonus Points for 60 Days – 8108 – 1000 Bonus Points

You will receive 1000 bonus Priority Club points per stay for the next 60 days after registering for this promotion. Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earning period.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 5221 – 3000 Bonus Points

This works for sure if you are a Platinum member, but could work for Gold’s as well. Doesn’t hurt to sign up, right? You will get 3000 bonus Priority Club points for your next stay. You will need to have the stay within 90 days after signing up. You can only earn this once.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 7489 – 3000 Bonus Points NEW

This is another 3000 bonus points for an elite member. It posts for sure if you are Platinum but might work for a Gold account as well. You need to do the stay within 90 days of registering for this offer.

Welcome Back Bonus – 2120 – 1500 Bonus Points

You will get 1500 Priority Club bonus points for one stay after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days.

New Member Bonus – 3107 – 1500 Bonus Points

This is a new member bonus, but works for existing members as well. You will get onetime 1500 Priority Club bonus points after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days after registration.

Next Stay Bonus – 5109 – 1500 Bonus Points

This should be open for elite and non-elite members. You will get onetime bonus of 1500 Priority club points after a paid stay. The stay must be within 90 days after registration.

Weekend Stay Bonus – 3136 – 5000 Bonus Points

This should be open for all. You will get 5000 Priority Club bonus points for a two night weekend stay. Weekend is typically defined Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights. The stay must occur before the end of 2012. This promotion may require your Priority Club access to be in the United States. The promotion did post for me after a while. This promotion can be done several times.

Platinum 5000 Bonus – 3168 – 5000 Bonus Points

You need to be a Priority Club Gold or lower member and do the required number of stays to get the Platinum status + bonus points.

We’re pleased you have continued to stay with us and are now even closer to earning exclusive Platinum Elite benefits and 5,000 bonus points. All you need to do is register and stay with us 5 more nights before 30th November 2012. It would be our pleasure to reward your loyalty with exclusive Platinum Elite benefits. Keep staying with us and you’ll soon be there. We look forward to helping you make it to the top: Platinum Elite status!

Marriott Rewards

Marriott has their usual fall MegaBonus starting on September 15th and ends on January 15th 2013. You need, however, register for the promotion by October 31st, 2012.

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Marriott Rewards Fall 2012 MegaBonus

Update on Marriott Fall 2012 MegaBonus Choices

Here are three other posts about Marriott Rewards:

You can get bonus Marriott Rewards points, Southwest Rapid Rewards points or United miles for Marriott Gift card purchases.

Marriott Gift Card Bonus Offer – 10 Points per Each Dollar Loaded

Southwest Rapid Rewards Points for Marriott Gift Card Purchases

5000 United Miles for 1000 USD Marriott Gift Card Purchase

Get 10% More + 5% cashback for your Marriott gift card purchase.

10% Bonus + 5% Cashback for Buying Marriott Gift Cards

Marriott is offering a category 1 to 5 free night certificate for new members in Spain that sign up to the program and have one stays by January 31, 2013.

Marriott Rewards Joining Offer For Spain: Free Night Certificate (Category 1 to 5) After Paid Night

Marriott also offers status matches or taste of Platinum/Gold. You can read more about the procedures of getting one here:

Marriott Status Match Silver, Gold & Platinum – Taste of Silver, Gold or Platinum

If you haven’t been targeted to any of the promotions or you would like to change to another one, you can follow the instructions to get the promotion fixed for you.

Changing Targeted Marriott Promotions

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

There are no current Ritz-Carlton Rewards promotions.

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood’s next promotion Better By The Night began on October 1st and ends on December 20th, 2012. You will receive double Starpoints for stays of 1 to 2 nights and triple points for stays of 3 nights or longer.

You can take advantage of four different promotions during this period. I have revisited the promotion after the bonus for FourSquare check ins was introduced.

Starwood’s “Better By The Night” 4th Quarter Promo Revisit

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SPG Better By The Night Autumn 2012 Promotion for Double or Triple Starpoints

You can get 500 bonus points for booking made on the iPhone SPG app or 250 points for bookings made on spg.com.

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SPG Better By The Night Online & iPhone Booking Bonuses

You can now get 500 bonus points for making the booking using the SPG Android app just like if you had done it using the iPhone one.

SPG “Better by the Night” Promotion Just Got 500 Starpoints Better for Android Owners

You can get another 250 bonus points for FourSquare check ins during the promotional period.

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SPG’s “Better By The Night” Promotion Getting Better – 250 Extra Points for FourSquare Check Ins

Starwood has a promotion with Air Canada’s Aeroplan for maximum of 8000 bonus miles. This is in addition to the Starpoints that you earn. Promotion is valid from September 10 to December 9, 2012.

Starwood Aeroplan Offer: Up To 8000 Bonus Miles

Westin Kierland and Sheraton Wilde Horse Pass have exciting bonus points opportunity. Stay once at both properties and earn 10000 bonus Starpoints.

Stay at Westin Kierland & Sheraton Wild Horse Pass for 10000 Bonus Starpoints

You can get 1000 Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for booking a special (expensive) rate plan.

1000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for Sheraton Club Bookings

Starwood has been offering bonus points or free night certificate for new accounts that haven’t had stays

SPG Bonus Beginnings: 3K Bonus Starpoints or Free Night Award

Starwood has a Redeem & Rewards promotion for  30% to 50% discount on the number of points needed for a free night at 21 of their properties in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. You need to register by November 30, 2012.

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SPG Redeem & Reward Promotion: Save 30% to 50% of Starpoints Required for an Award

Starwood has a rate promotion for Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore that is valid for stays until February 28 that are booked by December 20, 2012.

SPG Step Into Paradise Rate Promotion: 50% Off (Maybe) for Stays in Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore

Here’s a post about Starwood status match opportunity:

Starwood doesn’t offer straight status matches, but they can offer you a challenge:

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum Status Match – Platinum Challenge

Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham is offering 1000 bonus points per stay at select location in the United States, Canada, Mexico The Caribbean, and one property in the Netherlands. This offer is valid until January 31, 2013.

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Wyndham Rewards Bonus Offer of 1000 Points at Select Locations

Wyndham’s promotion for 16K bonus points for a stay at any one of their 20 new properties in the United States has returned. You can earn this bonus maximum of 3 times. The promotion is valid until December 31, 2012.

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Wyndham Opening Special (Rerun) – 16000 Bonus Points per Stay for Up To 3 Stays

Conclusion

Marriott’s promo required registration by October 31, Starwood’s promotion by November 30, Hyatt doesn’t have any promotion for this month etc. It is somewhat slim pickings this month when it comes to good hotel promotions.

Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Qualification Requirements Changing in 2013

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Hilton has quietly changed the requirements for (re)qualifying for Gold and Diamond status in 2013. This has been buried in the terms and conditions of the program.

Requirement for Hilton HHonors Gold Status

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The current requirement has been 16 stays, 36 nights, or 60K base points. In 2013, you need 20 stays, 40 nights, or 75K base points.

Requirement for Hilton HHonors Diamond Status

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The current requirement is 28 stays, 60 nights, or 100K base points. In 2013, the new requirement is 30 stays, 60 nights, or 120K base points.

Conclusion

It is interesting that Hilton is making qualifying for Gold or Diamond status more difficult, if you are actually staying at their hotels.

You can get Gold status very easily through fast track offer or having a correct credit card. You can also earn Diamond status by charging enough on your Hilton branded card.

Hilton MVP 20% Discount at Hilton Family of Hotels in the United States

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Hilton has a 20% discount for MVP guests off of the BAR (Best Available Rate) at more than 2200 Hilton family of hotels in the United States. Hilton also offers a Hilton HHonors Gold status for members that sign up for the fast track offer and have four stays or nine nights during 90 day period after signing up.

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This MVP rate offers 20% discount at Hilton hotels in the United States and I have used the rate several times. Please note that the discount is not always available.

There are two ways to make reservations using the MPV rate. You can use Hilton’s Direct Connect website that automatically shows the hotels where this rate is available. You can also get it to show AAA rates at the same time. The problem that I have with this Direct Connect is that it won’t show all the discount rates.

My preferred method of making the reservation using this rate is to make the booking using Hilton.com and by entering a Corporate ID that is brand dependent:

Hampton®, Doubletree® and Embassy Suites® hotels 0560041604

Hilton®, Hilton Garden Inn® hotels and at select U.S. Hilton Grand Vacations Club® locations N0041604

Here’s a rate display for DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles downtown.

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The Direct Connect interface returns the MVP and AAA rates.

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The Hilton search shows number of rates and the MVP rate for the date in question is 20% discount off of the BAR.

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These MVP rates are not prepaid and usually allow cancellations up to 24 hours before.

Conclusion

This MVP discount is a nice one at hotels where it is available. The easiest way to find the available hotels is to use the Direct Connect search first and then book the hotel using regular Hilton.com using one of the two corporate account codes above.

Hilton Any Weekend Anywhere 2013 Sale

Hilton has now launched their Any Weekend Anywhere sale for 2013. The booking window is from November 19 to January 31, 2013 (until February 14 in Asia) for stays between November 22 and December 31, 2013. You can access the Hilton’s very sparse web page for this sale here.

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The discount and booking window is dependent of the region in question:

Europe, Middle East and Africa: Book from November 19, 2012 to January 31, 2013, for stays from November 22, 2012 to December 31, 2013.

Asia Pacific, Australia and China: Book from November 19, 2012 to February 14, 2013, for stays from November 27, 2012 to December 31, 2013.

Americas: Book through January 31, 2013, for stays from December 13, 2012 to December 31, 2013.

Discount by region:

Europe: 20% to 40%

Middle East & Africa: 33% to 40%

Asia Pacific: 20% to 25%

North & South America: 15% discount

Please note that all these rates are prepaid, non-cancellable, and non-changeable. Some hotels may require minimum of 2 night stay, at some hotels this discount plan is available 7 days a week,

Double Stay Credit for Hilton HHonors members

This is an interesting twist on a Hilton HHonors promotion that I have not seen before. You will receive a double stay credit for a stay booked under this offer that is at least 2 days.

Note that reservations booked under this offer may not be eligible for promotions that Hilton has in 2013.

Here are four examples booking using this sale compared to other publicly available offers:

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At the Conrad Bali you are better off by booking the “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer”.

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For Hilton Abu Dhabi this Any Weekend sale returned the best price. Other discount options either didn’t work or couldn’t beat the price.

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The situation is same with the Hilton Berlin.

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DoubleTree Los Angeles downtown had lower advance purchase rate and the MVP rate than this Any Weekend Anywhere offer.

Conclusion

The discount for properties in the North and South America is only 15% under this offer and that should be easily beaten by AAA, MVP, or even the Little League offer. For the Los Angeles properties searching through the Hilton’s sale page for this promotion didn’t return any rates. You could pull them up using the regular search, however.

This offer returned good rates for the property in Berlin and Abu Dhabi that I couldn’t beat using the other offers. The corporate benefits employee offer should work in both regions and the public employee offer in Europe, but they didn’t return attractive rates or rates at all for these two properties.

The Conrad Bali, wonderful hotel btw, had better rate using the “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer”.

You should always check all the rates and don’t trust that any of these “sales” offer the best prices all the time. Do your homework and compare prices against advance purchase rates, MVP, Corporate Benefits Employee Offer, Little League offer, and Public Employee offer.

If you have Hilton Gold or Diamond status, paying for a breakfast rate makes no sense as it is included based on the status. There have been several offers for Gold status through MVP, Visa Infinite, and airline related offers.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, offer details stated herein, and the selected hotel’s booking terms and conditions. Applies to stays on select days of the week/weekend, which vary by location as detailed below. Minimum and maximum stays apply in the Americas and at Hilton Garden Inn™ properties worldwide as detailed below. Book between November 19, 2012 and January 31, 2013 (February 14, 2013 for properties in Asia Pacific region) and stay between November 22, 2012 (November 24, 2012 for properties in Asia Pacific; December 13, 2012 for properties in Americas region) and December 31, 2013. Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking. Your credit card will be charged immediately for the total amount quoted for the entire stay as reserved and refunds or credits will not be issued unless otherwise indicated by local law. Charges cannot be applied to other stays, services or merchandise. Booking cannot be changed. Must book at least seven (7) days in advance of arrival, except as noted below for properties within Europe Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific regions.

Each hotel has a policy addressing cancellations and/or blackout dates that may apply. Offer not valid with group bookings and cannot be combined with other offers. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, resort fees or incidental charges. The Hilton Minibreaks offer, which includes a second room for children at half-price, cannot be combined with this offer.

Discounts and availability of rate by world region:

Discounts are taken from the Best Available Rate and, where noted, to the Bed & Breakfast Rate. Percentage discounts apply as follows and vary by geographical location of property and/or by brand unless otherwise stated by the particular hotel.

Europe: Book between November 19, 2012 and January 31, 2013; and stay between November 22, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Participating hotels are offering a 20% – 40% discount. Participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 40% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Participating Hampton by Hilton™ properties are offering a 20% discount on Best Available Rate. At Hilton Garden Inn properties, discount applies only for arrivals on Thursday through Sunday and requires a 2-night minimum stay for Thursday arrivals, and applies for a 2-night maximum stay for Sunday arrivals. For all other participating properties, discount applies 7 days a week. 7-day advance purchase requirement is reduced to 3 days from November 19 through December 17, 2012, and is reduced to 1 day from December 18, 2012 through January 6, 2013.

Middle East and Africa regions: Book between November 19, 2012 and January 31, 2013; and stay between November 22, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Participating hotels are offering a 33% – 40% discount. Participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 33% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Participating Hilton Garden Inn™ properties are offering a 33% discount on Best Available Rate. At Hilton Garden Inn™ properties, discount applies only for arrivals on Thursday through Sunday and requires a 2-night minimum stay for Thursday arrivals, and applies for a 2-night maximum stay for Sunday arrivals. For all other participating properties, discount applies 7 days a week. 7-day advance purchase requirement is reduced to 3 days from November 19 through December 17, 2012, and is reduced to 1 day from December 18, 2012 through January 6, 2013.

Asia Pacific region: Book between November 19, 2012 and February 14, 2013; and stay between November 24, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Participating hotels are offering a 20% – 25% discount. Participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn™, and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 25% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Participating Hampton by Hilton™ properties are offering a 20% discount on Best Available Rate. At Hilton Garden Inn properties, discount applies only for arrivals on Thursday through Sunday and requires a 2-night minimum stay for Thursday arrivals, and applies for a 2-night maximum stay for Sunday arrivals. For all other participating properties, discount applies 7 days a week. Must book at least five (5) days in advance of arrival.

North and South America regions: Book between November 19, 2012 and January 31, 2013; and stay between December 13, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Participating hotels are offering a 15% discount on Best Available Rate. For all participating properties, discount applies only for arrivals on Thursday through Sunday and requires a 2-night minimum stay for Thursday arrivals, and applies for a 2-night maximum stay for Sunday arrivals.

Double Stay Credit: For eligible Any Weekend, Anywhere stays as outlined above, of at least 2 nights, and booked through Hilton Worldwide direct booking channels with valid HHonors membership number, HHonors members will receive a Double Stay Credit, which will count toward tier status only. No Bonus Points will be given. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

The Best Available Rate is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase, is unrestricted, non-qualified and excludes discount or negotiated rates not available to the general public, including, but not limited to: membership, corporate, government, promotional, group, packages, unpublished or rates only available on auction websites. The Bed & Breakfast Rate is similarly a specific type of rate that includes breakfast for the registered guests.

Sneak Peek of Hilton Any Weekend Anywhere 2013 Sale

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Hilton is about to launch their Any Weekend Anywhere 2013 sale later today. Their sale webpage is not up yet, but their promotional terms and conditions are that you can find here. The booking window is from November 19 to January 31, 2013 (until February 14 in Asia) for stays between November 22 and December 31, 2013.

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Discount varies by region:

Europe: 20% to 40% discount

Middle East & Africa: 33% to 40% discount

Asia Pacific: 20% to 25% discount

North & South America: 15% discount

Rate code

With Breakfast: PGAWB2

Without breakfast: PGAWA6

Please note that all these rates are prepaid, non-cancellable, and non-changeable. Some hotels may require minimum of 2 night stay, at some hotels this discount plan is available 7 days a week,

Double Stay Credit for Hilton HHonors members

This is an interesting twist on a Hilton HHonors promotion that I have not seen before. You will receive a double stay credit for a stay booked under this offer that is at least 2 days.

Note that reservations booked under this offer may not be eligible for promotions that Hilton has in 2013.

Conclusion

Booking under this “Any Weekend Anywhere” offer may make sense, but you have to make sure that your plans are firm as this rate is prepaid, non-cancellable, and non-refundable.

You should also check the rates using MVP, Corporate Benefits Employee Offer, Little League offer, Public Employee Offer that may offer better rates than this sale and are not prepaid.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, offer details stated herein, and the selected hotel’s booking terms and conditions. Applies to stays on select days of the week/weekend, which vary by location as detailed below. Minimum and maximum stays apply in the Americas and at Hilton Garden Inn™ properties worldwide as detailed below. Book between November 19, 2012 and January 31, 2013 (February 14, 2013 for properties in Asia Pacific region) and stay between November 22, 2012 (November 24, 2012 for properties in Asia Pacific; December 13, 2012 for properties in Americas region) and December 31, 2013. Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking. Your credit card will be charged immediately for the total amount quoted for the entire stay as reserved and refunds or credits will not be issued unless otherwise indicated by local law. Charges cannot be applied to other stays, services or merchandise. Booking cannot be changed. Must book at least seven (7) days in advance of arrival, except as noted below for properties within Europe Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific regions.

Each hotel has a policy addressing cancellations and/or blackout dates that may apply. Offer not valid with group bookings and cannot be combined with other offers. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, resort fees or incidental charges. The Hilton Minibreaks offer, which includes a second room for children at half-price, cannot be combined with this offer.

Discounts and availability of rate by world region:

Discounts are taken from the Best Available Rate and, where noted, to the Bed & Breakfast Rate. Percentage discounts apply as follows and vary by geographical location of property and/or by brand unless otherwise stated by the particular hotel.

Europe: Book between November 19, 2012 and January 31, 2013; and stay between November 22, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Participating hotels are offering a 20% – 40% discount. Participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 40% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Participating Hampton by Hilton™ properties are offering a 20% discount on Best Available Rate. At Hilton Garden Inn properties, discount applies only for arrivals on Thursday through Sunday and requires a 2-night minimum stay for Thursday arrivals, and applies for a 2-night maximum stay for Sunday arrivals. For all other participating properties, discount applies 7 days a week. 7-day advance purchase requirement is reduced to 3 days from November 19 through December 17, 2012, and is reduced to 1 day from December 18, 2012 through January 6, 2013.

Middle East and Africa regions: Book between November 19, 2012 and January 31, 2013; and stay between November 22, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Participating hotels are offering a 33% – 40% discount. Participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 33% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Participating Hilton Garden Inn™ properties are offering a 33% discount on Best Available Rate. At Hilton Garden Inn™ properties, discount applies only for arrivals on Thursday through Sunday and requires a 2-night minimum stay for Thursday arrivals, and applies for a 2-night maximum stay for Sunday arrivals. For all other participating properties, discount applies 7 days a week. 7-day advance purchase requirement is reduced to 3 days from November 19 through December 17, 2012, and is reduced to 1 day from December 18, 2012 through January 6, 2013.

Asia Pacific region: Book between November 19, 2012 and February 14, 2013; and stay between November 24, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Participating hotels are offering a 20% – 25% discount. Participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn™, and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 25% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Participating Hampton by Hilton™ properties are offering a 20% discount on Best Available Rate. At Hilton Garden Inn properties, discount applies only for arrivals on Thursday through Sunday and requires a 2-night minimum stay for Thursday arrivals, and applies for a 2-night maximum stay for Sunday arrivals. For all other participating properties, discount applies 7 days a week. Must book at least five (5) days in advance of arrival.

North and South America regions: Book between November 19, 2012 and January 31, 2013; and stay between December 13, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Participating hotels are offering a 15% discount on Best Available Rate. For all participating properties, discount applies only for arrivals on Thursday through Sunday and requires a 2-night minimum stay for Thursday arrivals, and applies for a 2-night maximum stay for Sunday arrivals.

Double Stay Credit: For eligible Any Weekend, Anywhere stays as outlined above, of at least 2 nights, and booked through Hilton Worldwide direct booking channels with valid HHonors membership number, HHonors members will receive a Double Stay Credit, which will count toward tier status only. No Bonus Points will be given. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

The Best Available Rate is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase, is unrestricted, non-qualified and excludes discount or negotiated rates not available to the general public, including, but not limited to: membership, corporate, government, promotional, group, packages, unpublished or rates only available on auction websites. The Bed & Breakfast Rate is similarly a specific type of rate that includes breakfast for the registered guests.

Hilton Public Sector 40% Off Offer for Europe – Rate Code PR11PN

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Hilton has a very good offer for public sector works in the UK & Europe. You can get 40% discount off of BAR (Best Available Rate) on weekend stays (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) at participating hotels. Some hotels may offer the rate during weekdays as well. You can access this offer here.

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You can find the list of participating properties at http://www.hiltonpublicsector.co.uk/gci and you can use the website to make the bookings as well. Otherwise, you can just request a rate code PR11PN when making the reservation at Hilton.com.

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Here’s a rate example for Sunday night at the Kensington Hilton. The rate code lowers the BAR rate by 40%

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Here is the list of participating properties:

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Conclusion

If you or any of your family members work on the public sector, this is a very worthwhile offer. You should check the other discount rates as well like the Corporate Employee Benefit Offer.

Up to 6000 Bonus Alitalia Miles for Four Hilton Stays

Hilton has a bonus offer for Alitalia MileMiglia members for up to 6000 bonus miles for stays between October 1 and January 31, 2013. You need to register for this promotion before your stay and have Alitalia as your preferred Double Dip airline partner. You can read more about Double Dipping with Hilton HHonors here.

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Although this offer has been valid from October 1, I would have these stays only after January 1st, 2013. Stays this year will credit towards MileMiglia’s 2008 to 2012 program. Stays in 2013 will credit towards MileMiglia’s 2013 program.

I know that this is very confusing because Alitalia hasn’t come entirely clear what is happening with the miles that have been earned in the 2008 to 2012 program.

Here’s the bonus that you would earn:

1st stay – 1000 bonus miles

2nd stay – 1000 bonus miles

3rd stay – 2000 bonus miles

4th stay – 2000 bonus miles

These bonus miles are in addition to the base miles that you would earn from your Hilton stays.

Points & Fixed Miles or Points & Variable Miles?

Whether you should choose fixed or variable miles, is dependent of the folio amount of your stay and the Hilton family of hotel brand.

At full service properties, you should choose variable miles if your eligible folio amount is more than $600. You earn 1 miles per dollar pent under the variable mile offer.

For stay at the Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites brands, the variable miles are better options when your eligible folio exceeds $120 as the fixed miles are capped at 120.

Home2 Suites location only earns you maximum of 100 variable miles. You cannot earn fixed miles at this brand at all.

Conclusion

The situation is unclear with Alitalia’s MileMiglia and thus I would not credit anything to the 2008 to 2012 edition of the program.  If you do, you do it at own your risk.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

*The date on which the miles awarded by this promotion are credited to the MilleMiglia Member’s account will depend entirely on the transaction date transmitted by the Partner to Alitalia.

The miles credited on a date prior to 1 January 2013 will be considered valid for the 2008-2012 edition of the MilleMiglia Program and consequently will have to be used for requesting awards within 30 June 2013, while those credited from 1 January 2013 onwards will be valid for the 2013 edition of the MilleMiglia Program.

Miles accrued in the new edition of the Program may not be cumulated with those of the 2008-2012 edition for the purpose of claiming awards.

1. To participate in the offer, you must be a Hilton HHonors™ member and first register at http://www.hhonors.com/Alitaliabonus. Membership is free. You must have Alitalia selected in your HHonors profile as your preferred airline, prior to completing your Hilton Worldwide stay. In order to earn bonus miles, HHonors members must select from two Double Dip® Earnings Style options: HHonors Points and Variable Miles or HHonors Points and Fixed Miles Points and miles cannot be retrospectively applied.

2. HHonors members choosing HHonors Points and Fixed Miles award will earn 10 HHonors Base Points per eligible U.S. dollar spent plus either 600 or 120 Miles (as applicable) per stay. Please visithttp://hhonors1.hilton.com/en_US/hh/points/earningmiles.do. Members will also be awarded the following Bonus HHonors Points and Alitalia Miles:

1,000 HHonors Bonus Points on registration. Only customers that are not HHonors members and who subsequently enroll in the program will receive an additional 1000 Hilton HHonors bonus points upon registration via this promotion only.

• 1st stay: 1,000 bonus miles
• 2nd stay: 1,000 bonus miles
• 3rd stay: 2,000 bonus miles
• 4th stay: 2,000 bonus miles
• 5th stay +: – members will then be awarded the standard stay miles only on their 5th and any subsequent stays.

3. Up to a maximum of 6,000 Alitalia Bonus Miles can be claimed during this promotional period of 2nd October and 31st January 2013.
4. Alitalia Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to Mille Miglia Terms and Conditions
5. Offer is subject to availability at participating Hilton Worldwide Hotels & Resorts for stays completed between 2nd October – 31st January 2013.
6. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™, and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions

Hilton Little League 15% off Discount Code for Worldwide Use

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Hilton has teamed up with Little League to offer 15% off of Hilton rates worldwide. Little League is Baseball/Softball association in the United States for minors. I have written previously about MVP and Corporate Benefits Employee Offer rate discounts. You may want to check them out as well. You can access the Hilton’s Little League web pages here.

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The best thing about this discount is that it is available for FANS as well. Who wouldn’t be a fan of Little League if you can save 15% of your Hilton stays?

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The best part is that Hilton pays some sort of commission to Little League for bookings make using this offer. So, you save maybe 15% and Little League gets a commission from Hilton. What could be better? You can book this rate using Hilton’s Direct Connect interface that is intended for corporate bookings. You can access the interface here.

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If you use Direct Connect interface for bookings, it will only display the BEST AVAILABLE RATE and the LITTLE LEAGUE rate. For hotels in the United States, you need to use the Direct Connect interface, but do remember to check the rates using the regular Hilton.com as well. There are some discounted rates that are lower than the 15%.

Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter

Here’s an example from New Orleans. The Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter has a prepaid rate of $99 that doesn’t show up on Direct Connect.

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The Little League rate of $101 is not shown on searches executed on Hilton.com, although I have included the Little League rate code.

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For international properties, I would just use the regular Hilton.com. Just remember to include the Little League Promotion Code PGLL01. Then it will include all the rates including award ones.

Here’s comparison between rate displays for Hilton Ras Al Khaimah

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Direct Connect interface only returns the BAR and Little League rates.

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The regular Hilton.com search includes number of rates.

DoubleTree Istanbul

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The Little League rate is discounted by 15%.

Hilton Cape Town

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The rate is again lowered by 15% by using the Little League rate code PGLL01.

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences

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The Dubai Hilton Residences property was discounted by the same 15%.

Benefits of the Little League rate code

Most of the other publicly available discount rate codes are advance purchase, prepaid, and non-refundable. This Little League rate code appears to allow same day cancellations up to 4PM at some hotels while others seem to require cancellation one day prior. The rate doesn’t require prepayment.

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The Corporate Benefit Employee Offer that usually has around 30% discount off of the BAR it is not as widely accepted as this Little League 15% one.

Conclusion

It is worthwhile to check this rate plan if you are going to stay at the Hilton locations worldwide. Remember to use the Direct Connect interface for stays within the United States (not sure if this apply for Canada as well). For international properties, I prefer just using the Hilton.com with the Little League promotion code PGLL01. The Hilton.com not only returns the BAR and Little League rates, but all others at the same time.

Triple Jet Airways & Kingfisher Miles for Hilton Stays Worldwide

Hilton has a triple miles offer for Jet Airways and Kingfisher. I am not sure why they have even bothered to include Kingfisher as the airline has suspended all the operations indefinitely.

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You can earn triple Jet Airways JetPrivilege miles at Hilton properties worldwide between October 1 and November 30, 2012. You need to register for this promotion and have Jet Airways chosen as your preferred Double Dip partner. You can read more about Hilton’s Double Dip options here.

You need to choose between Points & Variable Miles and Points & Fixed Miles. Which one of these two options you should choose is dependent of the hotel brand and the eligible folio amount.

If your hotel folio amount is less than $500, you should choose the fixed miles (500) instead of the variable miles (1 mile per eligible dollar. If your stay is at Hampton Inn or Homewood Suites locations, the variable miles offer is better, when your folios is more than $100. The fixed number of miles earned at these two brands is capped at 100. At Home2 Suites locations you should always choose fixed miles as both the fixed and the variable options are capped at 100 miles.

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You should not even consider crediting to Kingfisher King Club as the airline has been now grounded for more than a month. I think that it is highly unlikely that Kingfisher will ever take it off again. You can access this offer on Hilton’s website.

Conclusion

Don’t even consider the Kingfisher offer. Triple JetPrivilege miles for Hilton stays is a decent offer.

Here are the terms and conditions of the triple miles offer for Jet Airways:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between October 1 and November 30, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at HHonors.com/JetAirwaysTripleMiles prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will only receive bonus miles for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be both a member of Hilton HHonors™ and Jet Privilege; (2) select Jet Airways as your Double Dip earnings partner in your HHonors Profile, and (4) you must be a HHonors member to earn Points & Miles for hotel stays. Ensure that you select Points and Variable Miles or Points and Fixed Miles as your Double Dip™ Earning Style within your HHonors profile. A preferred airline must be selected in your HHonors profile.

Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for miles to appear in your Jet Privilege account. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Triple Air China, China Eastern & Hainan Miles for Stays at Hilton Properties Worldwide

The Hilton’s triple mile offer is valid for their Chinese airline partners as well. Note that Air China & China Eastern offer is valid for stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012. The Hainan offer is valid for stays between October 1 and November 30, 2012. You need to register for airline specific promotion to receive the triple miles or kilometers. You can read more about Double Dipping with Hilton HHonors here.

Please note that the earning structure is different with these three airlines, so I will cover each one of them separate

Hainan Airlines – Fortune Wings Club

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The Hainan version of this offer is valid from October 1 to November 30, 2012. You can register for this offer here.

Whether you should choose Variable or Fixed miles is dependent of the amount of the folio and the brand you are staying at.

At full service properties (excluding Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites), you should choose Variable miles if your eligible folio amount is more than $800. You will get 1 mile per dollar for variable option compared to 800 (2400 when tripled) miles per stay for fixed one.

If your stay is at Hampton Inn or Homewood suites, you should choose variable miles for stays that your eligible folio is more than $160. Fixed miles are capped at 160 (480 when tripled) at these two brands.

Note that the fixed mile option doesn’t exist for Home2 Suite brand. Your only choice is variable miles that are capped at 100 per stay.

Air China – PhoenixMiles

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The Air China offer is valid for stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012. You can register for this offer here.

Note that Air China doesn’t participate to the Points & Variable Miles Double Dip option. Your only choice is fixed miles.

You will earn 800 miles (triple to 2400) per stay at full service brands. At Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites hotels, the miles earned are fixed at 160 (480 when triple). You won’t earn any miles for stays at Hilton’s Home2 Suites hotels.

China Eastern – Eastern Miles

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The China Eastern triple miles offer is valid for stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012. You need to register for this offer prior to your stay.

For stays at full service properties, you should choose variable miles if your eligible folio is greater than $800. You will earn 1 point per eligible dollar compared to 800 (2400 when tripled) fixed miles.

You will earn fixed 160 miles (480 during the promo) for stays at Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites. Note that you cannot earn variable miles at these two brand.

You cannot earn any miles for stays at Home2 Suite hotels.

Conclusion

You should familiarize yourself with Hilton’s Double Dip options. I have written an article about this option that is somewhat difficult to comprehend.

Here are the terms and conditions of the China Eastern offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between November 1 and December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at HHonors.com/ChinaEasternTripleMiles prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will only receive bonus miles for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be a Hilton HHonors member; (2) be a member of Eastern Miles; (3) register for the promotion on this page; (4) select China Eastern as your preferred Double Dip™ partner. Ensure that you select Points and Variable Miles or Points and Fixed Miles as your Double Dip™ Earning Style within your HHonors profile. A preferred airline must be selected in your HHonors profile.

Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for miles to appear in your Eastern Miles account. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Here are the terms and conditions of the Air China offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between November 1 and December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at HHonors.com/AirChinaTripleMiles prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will only receive bonus miles for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be a Hilton HHonors member; (2) be a member of Phoenix Miles; (3) register for the promotion on this page; (4) select Air China as your preferred Double Dip™ partner.  Ensure that you select Points and Fixed Miles as your Double Dip™ Earning Style within your HHonors profile. A preferred airline must be selected in your HHonors profile. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for miles to appear in your Phoenix Miles account. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions. All Phoenix Miles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit Air China. Certain negotiated and group rates are ineligible for participation, for a full listing of excluded rates, please click here.  Reward stays are not eligible for this offer. Other restrictions may apply. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™, and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Here are the terms and conditions of the Hainan offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between October 1 and November 30, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at HHonors.com/HainanTripleMiles prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will only receive bonus miles for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be both a member of Hilton HHonorsTM and Hainan Airline Fortune Wings Club; (2) select Hainan Airlines as your Double Dip earnings partner in your HHonors Profile, and (4) you must be a HHonors member to earn Points & Miles for hotel stays. Ensure that you select Points and Variable Miles or Points and Fixed Miles as your Double Dip™ Earning Style within your HHonors profile. A preferred airline must be selected in your HHonors profile.

Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for miles to appear in your Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club account. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Hilton HHonors Double Dipping – Earning Hilton Points and Airlines Miles

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Hilton HHonors program allows you Double Dip, which means that you can earn BOTH Hilton HHonors points and airline miles from your Hilton family of hotel stays. This feature of the program is not very well known and it is somewhat difficult to understand.

You have basically FOUR earnings options with Hilton HHonors:

Points (base points)

You will always earn Hilton HHonors base points regardless which one of the following three Double Dip options you choose.

The number of base points you earn is 10 points per eligible dollar spent that includes incidentals. This applies to all other Hilton family of hotels brands besides the three outlined below.

At Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites locations you only earn base (10 per dollar) points on the actual room rate as incidentals do not count.

At Home2 Suites locations you only earn 5 base points per dollar on room rate and incidentals do not count.

Points & Points

Points & Points Double Dip option allows you to earn additional 5 Hilton HHonors points per eligible dollar spent on your room. At Home2 Suites locations this is additional 2.5 Hilton HHonors points.

Points & Variable Miles

Points & Variable Miles Double Dip option allows you to earn airline miles instead of bonus Hilton HHonors points. With most Variable Miles program partners, you will earn 1 mile/point per eligible dollar spent on room rate. This is in addition to the base points.

Note that there are exceptions to the number of points/miles earned per dollar spent depending of the partner and you won’t necessarily earn anything at Home2 Suites locations.

Points & Fixed Miles

Points & Fixed Miles Double Dip option earns you a fixed number of partner miles or points per stay. With most programs, the number of miles/points you earn is 500 per stay at full service hotels and 100 per stay at Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites locations.

Note that there are some exceptions here as well.

You earn 1000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles per stay instead of 500.

Finnair allows you to earn 500 Plus Points per night for up to five nights at all other locations besides Home2 Suites. Five night stay at Hampton Inn hotel would earn you 2500 Finnair Plus points or 100 American Airlines miles.

Which option to choose?

It is really difficult to say as there really isn’t an answer that would be perfect for everybody.

For relatively inexpensive stays, it makes sense to have Virgin Atlantic as your fixed miles partner as you can transfer the miles back to Hilton HHonors. You earn 1000 miles per stay that translates to 2000 Hilton points.  You can read more about this strategy here.

If you really prefer earning airline miles, you need to do calculate the best option for each of your stay. How much would you earn under the fixed miles option compared to variable miles?  This depends of the Hilton hotel brand and the airline in question. There are also airlines that don’t participate to variable miles like Finnair and Korean Air, but do for fixed ones.

If you use your Hilton HHonors points wisely, you should always choose Points + Points option for expensive stays. 

Airline related promotions

Hilton often runs airline specific promotions for double or triple miles. This can change the value proposition and you should evaluate your earning strategy accordingly.

Partner promotions

Airlines sometimes have promotions for partner activity bonuses. You should consider these as well.

Changing earning preference

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Make sure that you know what your current choice is. Hilton chooses Points + Points by default account option.

Changing your earning style  is quite difficult to find on the revamped website.

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You first have to log in

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Then click My Account

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Then click My Preferences

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Then you have to scroll down to “Myway Earning Style Preferences” and click “Change Earning Style”

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Then you have some sort of a Pop over with the three choices that you have to choose from

Make sure that you click “Send an email confirming my choice” to make sure that you have something in writing that you have made a choice.

Changing the partner

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On the account preferences you have a list of travel partners that you have previously used. You can choose one to be your preferred partner at a time.

Changing the option from stay to stay

Here it can become quite messy if you have back to back stays at different Hilton hotels. The preferences that you have in place at the time of doing the reservation do not matter. The choices that you have on file with the Hilton HHonors on the midnight the day of checkout do, however. You have to be very careful with this IF you would prefer switching between options.

Here’s the current list of Variable Miles partners:

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Here’s the current list of Fixed Miles partners:

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Note that KingFisher, Mexicana and BMI are all gone, but still listed as partners.

Conclusion

If you want to maximize the earning of miles and points out from your Hilton stays, you should follow the airline related bonus offers that Hilton puts out there and switch between earning preferences accordingly. I cover all Hilton HHonors related promotions here on LoyaltyLobby.

If you always stay at full service properties and folio is less than $400, you will most likely earn most with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, as you can always move the miles back to Hilton HHonors at the rate of 1 mile = 2 points.

For those that are not that interested in following all the promotions very closely, just choosing the vanilla Points + Points options is probably the wisest thing to do.

Hilton 30% Off Sale in Europe, Middle East & Africa + Bonus for Air France & KLM Fliers

Hilton has a new 30% off of Bed & Breakfast/BAR for Hilton family of hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa for stays/bookings made/consumed between November 1 and December 31, 2012. The discount at Hampton Inn locations (if you can find any) is 20%. You can access this sale here.

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There is a huge list of properties for this offer, but the discounted rate is NOT offered at all of them. I tried Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa and Hilton Abu Dhabi and these two properties didn’t have this rate plan available on any day between now and December 31.

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Hilton Sofia did return discounted rates on some dates under this promo that were better than other rates available on Hilton.com. The discount also seems to apply for all room types.

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Note that this discounted price is prepaid, non-refundable, and non-cancelable.

The Flying Blue Twist

This sale offer was targeted to Flying Blue members, but you don’t have to be a member to take advantage of the discounted rates. You will, however, have to be a Flying Blue member if you want to receive the one time flight bonus that Air France-KLM is offering for members that make a booking using this offer.

You will receive some bonus miles for one flight during this period that is dependent of the class of service:

  • 1,500 Miles per seat booked in Economy Class
  • 2,000 Miles per seat booked in Premium Economy
  • 2,500 Miles per seat booked in Business Class

I have no idea how Flying Blue can be aware of the fact that you would have made a reservation under this Hilton offer unless you decide to Double Dip the stay with Flying Blue. Even then, I doubt that they can code the double dip to have information about booking through this offer.

Please be prepared to “fight” to get the bonus miles.

Conclusion

This is a good offer for a 30% off of a Bed & Breakfast rate if you can find a participating property. Just make sure that your plans are firm due to the prepaid rate.

Personally, I wouldn’t bother with the Flying Blue part of the offer. There are better Hilton airline related bonuses out there for the 4th quarter than this i.e. Virgin Atlantic one.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

OFFER SPECIFIC TERMS & CONDITIONS

30% HOTEL DISCOUNT

1. To participate you must be a Hilton HHonors™ member and a Flying Blue member. To be eligible for earning Points & Miles™, Hilton HHonors™ members must select AIR FRANCE KLM (Flying Blue) as their preferred airline in their HHonors profile and select either HHonors Points and Variable Miles or HHonors Points and Fixed Miles as the Double Dip® Earnings Style option. Please visit HHonors.com/DoubleDip for more details. HHonors members choosing HHonors Points and Variable Miles earn 10 HHonors Base Points + 1 Flying Blue Award Mile per eligible U.S. dollar spent. HHonors members choosing HHonors Points and Fixed Miles earn 500 Flying Blue Award Miles per stay at Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and 100 Flying Blue Award Miles per stay at Hampton Inn.

2. Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East & Africa. Book between 1 November 2012 and 31 December 2012 and stay between 4 November 2012 and 31 December 2012 to receive a discount of 30% off the Bed & Breakfast Best Available Rate at participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties and a discount of 20% off the Best Available Rate at participating Hampton hotels.

3. Hotel stay must be booked online only at www.hilton.com/fbsale. Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking unless otherwise indicated by local law. Your payment card will be charged immediately for the total amount quoted for the entire stay as reserved and refunds or credits will not be issued. Charges cannot be applied to other stays, services or merchandise. Booking cannot be changed. Must book at least three (3) days in advance of arrival. Each hotel has a policy addressing blackout dates that may apply. Offer is not valid for group bookings. The Best Available Rate is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase, is unrestricted, non-qualified and excludes discount or negotiated rates not available to the general public, including, but not limited to: membership, corporate, government, promotional, group, packages, unpublished or rates only available on auction websites. The Bed & Breakfast Rate is similarly a specific type of rate that includes breakfast for the registered guests. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, resort fees or incidental charges. The Hilton Minibreaks offer, which includes a second room for children at half-price, cannot be combined with this offer.

4. Flying Blue Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the Flying Blue Terms and Conditions issued by AIR FRANCE KLM, which can be found on the AIR FRANCE KLM website. Please note that your contract for Flying Blue Miles is with AIR FRANCE KLM and Hilton Worldwide do not accept any liability in relation to the membership scheme.

5. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions, HHonors.com/Terms.

© 2012 Hilton Worldwide

EARN UP TO 5000 Flying Blue BONUS MILES ON FLIGHTS

1. The promotional period is: booking between 1 November and 31 December 2012 for a stay between 4 November and 31 December 2012.

2. To qualify for the Flying Blue Bonus Miles, you must complete a stay at any participating Hilton Worldwide property booked via www.hilton.com/fbsale the indicated promotional period, and make a flight with AIR FRANCE or KLM between applicable countries (see below for a full list).

3. You will earn the following Flying Blue Bonus Miles on a one-way flight:

  • 1,500 Miles per seat booked in Economy Class
  • 2,000 Miles per seat booked in Premium Economy
  • 2,500 Miles per seat booked in Business Class

4. The number of Flying Blue Bonus Miles you receive, in addition to the regular number of Level and Award Miles, will be the same whatever your membership level.

5. You will receive your Flying Blue Bonus Miles within 6 weeks of the promotion ending.

6. The applicable countries for this promotion are: Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and the United Kingdom.

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