A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about a current Hilton Honors promotion and what happens if the stay ends past its validity.
You can access Hilton Honors here.
Here is the question from the reader:
hello, have a question about one promo
if I make an stay 27.04-04.05 (would I get the points only until 04.05, or counted to 02.05 ?)
This is an excellent question because you need to pay attention to the promo T&Cs, especially if your stays either begin or end outside the promotional period.
The current promo T&Cs state:
Registered Hilton Honors members checking in before January 1, 2021 will receive Points for their stay if the stay is completed on or after January 1, 2021 and prior to or on May 2, 2021
and from the frequently asked questions:
If I check-in before January 1, 2021, or check-out after May 2, 2021, do I still earn credit for that stay?
Members checking in before January 1, 2021 will receive credit for their stay if the stay is completed on or after January1, 2021 and prior to or on May 2, 2021. If you start a stay in the middle of the promotion period and check-out after May 2, 2021 you will not receive the bonus.
So, the T&Cs indicate that the reader would get the bonus points whatever the promo offers that begins once the current one is over.
If the reader prefers the bonus under the current one, they should end the stay on May 2 and stay the last two days at some other hotel.
Here’s the current Hilton promotion:
Hilton Honors members earn 2,000 bonus points for every stay + an additional 5,000 points every five nights through May 2, 2021.
You can also buy points with a bonus:
Hilton has launched its first Honor points sale of 2021 at a 100% bonus that is valid for purchases made through March 5, 2021.
It is weird with these Hilton Honors promotions that they are essentially valid for stays that END between the valid dates.
Your stay could have begun earlier, and it is not an issue. If, however, your stay ends past the valid date, you earn the points per new possible offer.
Hilton has been running Honors bonus offers back to back. I would expect a new one to begin once the current one is over.