Hilton HHonors Q3 2013 Promotion: “Triple Your Trip”

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Hilton HHonors is about to launch their next promotion “Triple Your Trip” that is valid for stays between July 9 and September 30, 2013. You will receive double Hilton HHonors points for stays on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights and triple points for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Edit (July 9): The registration for this promotion is now open and I have the list of non-participating properties available. See: Hilton HHonors Q3 2013 Promotion: “Triple Your Trip” Registration Now Open By Phone

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The registration for this promotion is required and you can do it at HHonors.com/Triple, once Hilton has the website up. There are properties that have opted out from this promotion, but I don’t have the list available yet.

If your stay falls during the weekdays (double points) and weekends (triple points), Hilton HHonors averages the nightly rates and the double/triple points are based on that. It is generally better, as the weekday nights tend to be more expensive than weekend ones.

Conclusion

This is exactly the same promotion that Hilton HHonors had in 2012. I think that they could have been bit more creative.

Here are the frequently asked questions about this promotion by Hilton HHonors:

What is the name of this Hilton HHonors™ promotion?
‘Triple Your Trip’

What is the promotion?
HHonors members will receive double points for the average nightly folio for qualifying Monday through Thursday nights of their stay and triple points for the average nightly folio for qualifying Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights of their stay completed during the Promotion Period.

What is the Promotion Period for the ‘Triple Your Trip’ HHonors promotion?
July 9, 2013 through September 30, 2013 (‘Promotion Period’)

What is an eligible stay?
An eligible stay is defined in the HHonors Terms & Conditions under Accrual of Points number 3. Click here to read more http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/terms/index.html#accrual_of_points
 
What does Double and Triple Points mean?
For the Triple Your Trip promotion “Double Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to the number of Base Points earned on the average nightly folio for qualifying Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  “Triple Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to twice the number of Base Points earned on the average nightly folio for qualifying Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification.  Please allow 6-8 weeks from completion of your stay for the Bonus Points to appear in your HHonors account.

How will the Double and Triple points be calculated
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 during the Promotion Period, divided by the total number of nights of the stay). Triple Your Trip “Double Points” are awarded for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in your stay. Triple Your Trip “Triple Points” are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in your stay.

Example:
US Net Folio: $1,038.38 x 10 pts per $1 = 10,383 BASE Points
10,383 BASE Points / 7* = 1,483 Average Points Per Night
*(replace 7 with total # of nights of the stay within the Promotion Period)

CALCULATION OF TRIPLE POINTS:

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (3 nights) will receive Triple Points
  • Triple  Points is always 2 x BASE. Therefore, 2 x (BASE) 1,483 = 2,966
  • 2,966 (triple points value) x 3 (total nights that are eligible for triple points) = 8,898 (total triple points for 3 nights)

CALCULATION OF DOUBLE POINTS:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (4 nights) will receive Double Points
  • Double Points is always 1X BASE. Therefore, 1 x (BASE) 1,483 = 1,483
  • 1,483 X 4 (total nights eligible for double points) =  5,932 (total double points for 4 nights)

CALCULATION OF TOTAL BONUS POINTS AWARDED:
8,898 (total triple points) + 5,932 (total double points) = 14,830

Do I have to change my Double Dip® Earnings Style Option in my HHonors account in order to receive Double and/or Triple Points for this promotion?
No. However, to maximize the number of points you can earn during the promotion, selecting HHonors Points and HHonors Points would be best.

Do I have to register for this promotion?
Yes. HHonors members must register for the promotion at www.HHonors.com/Triple.

When I register for this promotion, can I use my user name and password to register?
Yes.  You can use either your Hilton HHonors™ number or user name when you log in and subsequently enter either your PIN or password, just like you do when you log on with your account to make a reservation.

I am not an HHonors member; can I participate in this promotion?
Yes. You can join the HHonors program for free, register for the promotion and immediately be eligible to participate. Simply visit www.HHonors.com/Triple and follow the steps to join HHonors and register for the promotion simultaneously.

What are the Terms and Conditions of the promotion?
To make sure everyone has the most up-to-date Terms and Conditions, we have posted them on the website www.HHonors.com/Triple.

Which Hilton HHonors brands are participating in the promotion?
All Hilton HHonors brands are participating in the promotion: Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites and Hampton.  However, some hotels have chosen not to participate, you can view the list of non-participating hotels by visiting www.HHonors.com/Triple

Are all rates included in this promotion?
No. A list of excluded rates can be found by clicking here.

What if I already have a reservation, is it eligible for the promotion?
Yes, as long as the member is registered for the promotion prior to check-out of the stay and the reservation is for an eligible stay. Regardless of when a reservation was booked, any registered guests with nights within the Promotion Period will receive the promotion bonus.

If I check-in before July 9, 2013 or check-out after September 30, 2013, do I still earn credit for that stay?
Registered HHonors members will receive a bonus only for the nights of an eligible stay 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.

Will I receive Double Points or Triple Points for any stays within the Promotion Period that I completed PRIOR to registering for the promotion?
No. Only members registered prior to check-out will receive Double and/or Triple Points for nights within the Promotion Period.

Will the Double and Triple points apply to all points received during the stay?
The offer applies only to Base Point earnings for the nights during the Promotion Period and does not include Elite tier bonus or other Bonus Points.

Can an HHonors member receive both Double Bonus Points and Triple Bonus Points with their stay?
Yes.  HHonors members are awarded Double Points for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  Triple Points are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  A member will receive either Double or Triple Points for each night of their eligible stay within the Promotion Period.   However, a member will not receive Double or Triple Points for the same night during the Promotion Period.

When will the Bonus Points post to my HHonors account?
Please allow 6-8 weeks from the completion of your stay for the Bonus Points to appear in your HHonors account.

If I have two rooms at the same time with my family, do both of those rooms count toward my promotion bonus if I am paying for them both?
Yes. We can credit a maximum of 2 rooms.

Will members earn Double and/or Triple Points for Reward Stays for this promotion?
Members will earn Double and/or Triple Points for incidental charges at participating hotels within the Hilton HHonors portfolio during a Reward Stay, provided such charges are deemed eligible folio charges.  This does not apply to incidental charges for stays at Hampton, Home2 Suites or Homewood Suites by Hilton. For a complete explanation, see number 14 under Accrual of Points here.

Can I register for other promotions if I register for this promotion?
Yes, unless stated otherwise in the Terms and Conditions of other select promotions, a member can register for multiple promotions.

Whom may I contact if I have more questions?
If you have more questions about the Triple Your Trip promotion, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-HHONORS. Outside the United Stated and Canada, please dial + 800 44 45 86 67.

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