Hilton HHonors sent out an offer for instant American airlines Platinum status and a fast track offer to keep it + 20,000 Hilton HHonors points after number of flights (read more here).
Now, American Airlines has sent out emails offering instant Hilton HHonors Gold status + 25,000 bonus miles after 3 stays by December 31, 2014.
Note that there is no landing page for this offer (if you can find it please email me), but there is one for the other offer that I wrote above that you can access here.
Note that in order to earn the bonus miles the recipient of this offer must first register for it and then make sure that the Hilton HHonors Double Dip preference is set to Points + Miles and the American Airlines is selected as the preferred airline for all these three stays.
Maybe this is an indication that American Airlines and Hilton are trying to get closer ala Delta/Starwood and United/Marriott by offering crossover benefits of some sort?
Those that received this offer from American Airlines should definitely take advantage of it. The “value” of those 25,000 bonus miles exceeds three cheap Hilton stays.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer is valid for the recipient of this email only and is non-transferable. Members who register for the HHonors Promotion by December 31, 2014 will obtain instant HHonors Gold status until March 31, 2016. Complete three qualifying stays between September 26, 2014 and December 31, 2014 to earn 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles. Check-out of your third stay must be on or before December 31, 2014. To earn the AAdvantage bonus miles, members must set their ‘My Way™’ Earning Style Option to ‘Points & Miles™’ in the Preferences section of their HHonors profile and select American Airlines as their preferred Airline Partner prior to completing the qualifying stays.
A ‘stay’ is defined as the total number of consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, whether or not a guest checks out and checks back in again. You must provide your HHonors account number at the time of booking. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for miles to appear in your AAdvantage account. Offer is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Standard requirements must be met to maintain HHonors Gold status after its expiration under this offer.
** Honors Gold status benefits are subject to availability and vary by hotel. High-speed Internet access is not complimentary at properties with a resort charge. Hilton HHonors Points required for a reward night vary based on the category of hotel and whether the reward night is redeemed at a location during a peak or off-peak period. Other restrictions apply. For more information on Gold status benefits, redemption of points for free nights, and program Terms and Conditions, please visit HHonors.com/terms.