Hilton HHonors has been offering instant Gold status + fast track to keep it until March 2017 by having three stays by October 31.
The offer is available to Ethiopian, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Saudia and Turkish Airlines frequent flier program members (not any kind of activity required), as I have written previously here, here and here.
You can access the MVP fast track offer piece that is open for all but doesn’t come with instant status here.
Now, a LoyaltyLobby reader sent me the following message:
I tried with Hilton many times to have a status match direct or to have instant gold and was turned down 3 times. Asking me for detailed transaction for competition and only fast track with 5 or 4 stays to gold
After reading your posts I registered with shebamiles and added to profile in hhonors. But nothing happened.
I sent shebamiles message and I got the link and became gold.
Here’s the email that he received from Ethiopian:
Thank you for your feedback below.
For your information the limited offer we just run last week with HHonors was sent for existing ShebaMiles members at the time the offer was run and each member got a specific link. As per our record you become a ShebaMiles member on July 17, 2015 which is after the offer has been released.
However, considering your interest we have decide to register you for the campaign.
Thus, pleas use the below link and register for the campaign.
Seems that these airline programs may have spare invitations that they can send on request to members. At least, this is the case with Ethiopian ShebaMiles based on the reply that the reader received from them.