A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about Hilton Honors Double Dip program that for some reason seems to be difficult to understand (and is also hidden on Hilton’s website).
You can access Hilton Honors here.
Here’s the email from the reader:
I am a Diamond HH member and I have never got my head around combining the various promotions. For example there is talk about getting miles – is this instead of points – or do I get the full points as normal plus the miles and if so I have been missing out on loads over the years! How do I sign up so that I get full points and miles. It is all confusing to be honest!
The beauty of Hilton Honors is that they usually have number of concurrent promotions going on; at least global one for bonus points and several ones for bonus airlines miles (you need to choose one airline one). Then there are sometimes area specific, brand specific or targeted additional bonus opportunities that one can combine.
The reader here asked about Double Dipping with Hilton Honors. I wrote a piece most recently back in May (access here) how to enable this earning option. Another reader had question combining multiple Hilton Honors promotions earlier this year (access here) that is probably worth a read for many.
You basically earn 10 Hilton Honors points per USD charged. Then you need to choose if you want to earn an additional 5 points per USD or to earn airline miles as well.
I would say that whenever there is an offer for double or triple miles (like the current offers from British Airways access here or Iberia access here ) I choose to Double Dip. Then there are often offers such as the one from United and recent one from BA where you earned 1,000/2,000 miles per night/stay (capped at 5,000/10,000).
You really need to pay attention to Hilton Honors promotions if you want to maximize your point earnings.
The featured image above shows that I combined the Hilton’s promotion for double points with the United Airlines bonus miles offer of 1,000 bonus miles per night for up to 5,000 miles which was better than earning merely 1894 additional Hilton Honors points.
I am currently in Asia-Pacific and taking advantage of FOUR separate Hilton Honors promotions:
1. Hilton’s global promotion for double points combined with additional Diamond extra
2. Double points for stays in Asia-Pacific for stays that are paid using Visa
3. 5,000 bonus points for two stays that are paid using Visa