A LoyaltyLobby reader left us a question regarding stacking Hilton Honors 2X Points Rate that you can book at a premium and other promotions such as the current Power Up.
You can access Hilton’s page for double base points offer here.
Here’s the question from the reader:
I have a Hilton question. If I book a ‘2X points’ rate stay while registered for ‘power up’, will both 2X and power up be stacked?
Hilton affiliated can offer 2X points rate- that usually shows up on the rate search that double the base points earned. There is a rate premium associated earning these points (could be cheaper to buy them during Hilton’s frequent point sales).
You can combine many Hilton’s promotions that they often have. I have this example from 2014, where I combined four separate offers for a stay at Waldorf Astoria hotel in Panama (read more here).
You have to keep in mind that these bonus multipliers only apply for base points earned. You won’t earn a bonus on bonus.
Here’s an example:
- $200 night using 2X points rate:
- 2,000 points (10 points per USD)
- 2,000 points (2X points rate bonus)
- 2,000 points (Power Up-bonus)
- 2,000 points (Power Up HH credit card bonus)
- 2,000 points (Hilton Honors Diamond-member bonus)
- 1,000 points (Hilton Honors MyWay Bonus)
+ you earn additional points from your credit card too.
Here’s rate example for a Hilton in New York:
The double points rate is $17 more expensive than the base one (+ taxes/fees).
These double points rates are intended for business travelers with flexible spending accounts that can earn more points for their stays by booking higher rates.
I have never booked one, but perhaps they make sense for some.