Hilton HHonors has sent out emails today to some members that are losing their Gold status with a buy up offer to keep it until March 31, 2015.
A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me this offer that is valid until February 16, 2014 (you can always forward me offers that you receive from hotels and airlines).
You can access this offer here.
As there is no price attached to this Gold Upgrade offer, Hilton HHonors maybe offering at several price points. The price that was attached to the LoyaltyLobby reader’s offer was $249.
There is a fast track offers for Gold that requires four stays within 90-days of signing up and comes with the Silver status. You can access that offer here. If you complete the fast track now, the status would be valid until March 31, 2016.
This is the first time that I have seen Hilton offering a straight cash buy up offer for Gold status. There was this MilePoint offer (read more here) that came with Hilton HHonors Gold and the price was only $50.
My personal opinion is that you would be better off by doing the four stay fast track offer and have the Gold status all the way until the end of March, 2016. If you plan your four stays wisely, you could do the them for $250 (at least in North America).
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer valid for original email recipient only, is not transferable or refundable, and cannot be combined with other offers. This offer may be terminated without notice. For pricing information and to purchase, click “Sign Up.” Offer must be accepted and full payment received by 12:00 a.m. UTC February 16, 2014, at which time this offer expires. Gold Elite status will be effective from the date of purchase confirmation through March 31, 2015. No points will be added to member’s account via this offer. Gold Elite benefits are subject to availability and vary by brand. For more information about Gold Elite benefits, please visit HHonors.com/Gold. In-Room Internet Access, Fitness Center / Health Club Access, In-Room Movie and Bottled Water benefits may not be complimentary at properties with a resort charge. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.