Hilton HHonors sent out an email earlier today about an “Elite Tier In Half The Stays” offer. Hilton will give the recipient of this email credit for two stays for each stay they complete between November 5 and December 31, 2012. Please note that you need to register for this promotion.
You can qualify for Hilton HHonors Silver, Gold, or Diamond status based on stays, nights, or base points. I just wrote about an article about this that you can access here. You can use this double stay credit offer to maintain or elevate the current status that you have.
Note that this offer is most likely targeted. If you get the red error message, you are most likely not a recipient of this email offer.
I have received something similar on the years when I have not had that many Hilton stays due to lackluster promotions. They normally have number of stays that you need to complete by year end to maintain your status.
This is the first time that I have seen Hilton sending out an offer for double stay credit. You could combine it with the current promotion of 40K HH for five stays (by taking advantage of Virgin Atlantic promo and transferring the miles back to Hilton HHonors points). That would be easy 10 stay credits!
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Double Bonus Stay Credit – Terms & Conditions
This exclusive offer is open only to the Hilton HHonors™ member who received the email from Hilton HHonors™ announcing this promotion. Offer valid for eligible stays completed between November 5 and December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”). HHonors members must first register for the offer prior to the check-out of their stay within the Promotion Period. “Count double toward the number of stays” means each completed stay will count as two stays. This offer applies only to stays and will not double the HHonors member’s Base Points or nights during each stay. A “stay” is defined as the total number of consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of whether the guest checks out and checks back in again.
If an elite status upgrade is achieved or elite status is maintained through this offer, the status will be valid until March 31, 2014. An elite status upgrade means that the HHonors member qualifies to earn a higher elite status within a calendar year for the subsequent year. Maintaining elite status means that the HHonors Member qualifies to preserve that elite status within a calendar year for the subsequent year. Members must re-qualify for elite status each year.