Hilton HHonors has been sending out very good offers today for elite members of Etihad, Air France-KLM, American Airlines and likely many other airlines as well.
This offer includes the following:
– Gold status until December 31, 2013.
– Gold status through March 2015 for having 3 stays by December 31, 2013.
– 25,000 bonus miles on the frequent flier program.
The small print says that this offer is only valid for those members that don’t yet have Hilton HHonors account.
If you are a Hilton HHonors member and received this offer, you surely can take advantage of it. Just use different email and physical addresses. Once the bonus miles have posted to your frequent flier account, you can then combine the Hilton HHonors accounts online or by contacting customer service.
You can access the Etihad version here and Air France-KLM version here. Note that there are other airline related offers out as well. These all require unique “Activation Number” that is on the email sent out by the airline/Hilton HHonors.
If you are frequent flier with an airline, it normally means that you do spend quite a bit of time at the hotels as well.
Hilton likely cross referenced their membership against these airline ones and sent out these offers for those that didn’t have Hilton HHonors account.
Here are the terms and conditions of the Etihad version:
Offer is valid for the recipient of this email only and is non-transferable. Offer valid for new HHonors members only; persons that have previously enrolled in HHonors are not eligible to participate in this offer. You must activate your HHonors membership at HiltonHHonors.com/2013Etihad to obtain instant Gold status until December 31, 2013. Recipients may receive campaign emails from multiple airlines and complete enrollment, resulting in more than one account. Miles can only be earned with one airline therefore, HHonors will automatically establish the first enrollment as primary; all subsequent enrollments will be nullified.
To receive Gold status through March 2015, three qualifying stays must be completed between October 1 and December 31, 2013. To also receive 25,000 Bonus Miles, five qualifying stays must be completed between October 1 and December 31, 2013. Please allow 6-8 weeks from completion of stays for Miles to appear in your HHonors account. Standard requirements must be met to maintain Gold status after its expiration under this offer.
Gold status member may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability. Gold status members will receive space-available room upgrades at participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Room upgrades are determined by the property at time of check-in. Upgrades exclude executive suites, villas and specialty accommodations. Other restrictions apply. High-speed Internet access is not complimentary at properties with a resort charge. For more information on Gold status benefits, visit Hhonors.com/MemberBenefits.