Hilton Great Getaway EMEA 13% Cashback & 5% For Other Bookings

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Getting cashback for Hilton bookings hasn’t been too easy, as it seems that they are not available in most of the usual cashback websites. I wrote a piece last month, when TopCashback UK started offering 5% cashback for Hilton stays in form of Tesco Clubcard points (that you can later convert to BA Avios) that you can access here.

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Now, UK based websites Quidco is offering 13% cashback for those that book the Hilton’s Great Getaway (you can read more about this sale here) rate plans for stays in EMEA by the end of this week for stays up until the end of the year. Note that you need to have a UK bank account, if the payment is more than 25 GBP. Payments less than that can be paid to your PayPal account.

Hotel Promotions Update (Q3) July 2013

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Here’s the monthly update on current hotel promotions. There are very interesting promotions from IHG Rewards Club, Marriott & Ritz-Carlton. Hyatt still doesn’t have a global promotion for second month in a row, but launched targeted promotions for few stays .

There are so many different IHG Rewards Club promotions that I wrote IHG Rewards Club Summer 2013 Promotion Guide.

You can get cash back for most of your hotel bookings and you can read more about it here: Cashback for Your Hotel and Travel Bookings.

If I have missed any hotel points or rate promotions, just leave a message below or send me an email to john@loyaltylobby.com.

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Compensation Clinic: No Hot Water At Hilton & Problem Resolution Woes

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This is the Compensation Clinic-series about troubles encountered during travels and problem (compensation) resolutions afterward. You can send me your horror and success stories by email and I will publish the best ones in the coming weeks.

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Here’s an email that I received from a LoyaltyLobby reader in the UK. He had had great troubles first with the hotel and then with the customer service to actually get the compensation delivered that he was promised.

Hilton HHonors Q3 2013 Promotion: “Triple Your Trip”

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Hilton HHonors is about to launch their next promotion “Triple Your Trip” that is valid for stays between July 9 and September 30, 2013. You will receive double Hilton HHonors points for stays on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights and triple points for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Edit (July 9): The registration for this promotion is now open and I have the list of non-participating properties available. See: Hilton HHonors Q3 2013 Promotion: “Triple Your Trip” Registration Now Open By Phone

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The registration for this promotion is required and you can do it at HHonors.com/Triple, once Hilton has the website up. There are properties that have opted out from this promotion, but I don’t have the list available yet.

Hilton Great Getaway Sales: Europe, Middle East & Africa And Asia

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Hilton has three different Great Getaway sales going on at the moment with different times and discounts. There’s one for Middle East & Africa, another one for Europe and one for Asia as well.

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U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways Fifth Week: Hertz, Hilton & Hyatt

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U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways are now announced for the fifth and the last week from July 8 to July 12, 2013.

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As usually, you can save extra 10% by paying using an American Express credit card. You can access U.S. Travel Association’s website fr Daily Getaways here.

Hilton Japan 50% Off Sale For 50 Hours (Tuesday 25 To Thursday 27)

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Hilton is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Japan by offering 50% discount for 50 hours at their 10 Japanese properties. This sale starts on Tuesday June 25 at 8PM Japanese time and ends on Thursday 27th at 10PM Japanese time. The discount is eligible for stays up to March 31, 2014. This offer requires prepayment and is non-refundable/non-cancelable.

Edit: I have corrected the starting and end dates of this sale. 

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Note that the website for this offer is entirely in Japanese, but what I am able to gather just staring at the YEN pricing, the prices are quite attractive.

Whine Wednesdays: “Forced” Donations OK Or Not?

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This is a new series called Whine Wednesdays that is not about me whining about wines (maybe if an airline serves non-Champagne sparkling wine as champagne), but rather some travel related issues that annoy me. These semi-forced donations that some hotels (mainly SPG ones in Asia) try to automatically collect is 3 on the 1 to 10 annoyance scale.

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Hotels outside of the Starwood ones in Asia don’t normally do this, but I came across this last week at the Hilton Aberdeen TreeTop hotel in Scotland. They had this display on the front desk that they were automatically adding a pound to each hotel folio to support Hilton Foundation.

Lucrative Hilton & Virgin Atlantic Promotion In Scotland & London

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Hilton HHonors and Virgin Atlantic have had this promotion for quadruple miles for stays at participating hotels in London and Scotland since March 31. This offer is coming to an end on June 30. You can read my original piece about this offer here.

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Hilton and Virgin launched this offer to celebrate the new domestic air service called Little Red that Virgin got Heathrow slots for after British Airways bought the competing BMI last year.

Top Hotel Promotion June 2013

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Here’s my pick of the five most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage this month. I really like the IHG, Marriott and Hilton/Virgin Atlantic promotions:

1. IHG Rewards Club Double Points Promotion Combined With All The Other Promotions

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I will have a comprehensive “IHG Rewards Club Summer 2013 Promotion Guide” article up here on LoyaltyLobby on Monday. You can earn bundle of points from your InterContinental Hotels Group stays this summer and get rebates in the process as well. You can access the list of current promotions here.

Hotel Promotions Update June 2013

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Here’s the monthly update on current hotel promotions. Most of the IHG Rewards Club one time bonus offers that expired on March 31 are now back (and better than ever). I will have a separate “IHG Rewards Club Summer 2013 Promotion Guide” post up on Monday. Accor doesn’t have global promotions, but there are many hotel/region based ones, however.

Hyatt and Wyndham don’t have promotions at the moment. Ritz-Carlton has a very good one starting on July 1.

You can get cash back for most of your hotel bookings and you can read more about it here:Cashback for Your Hotel and Travel Bookings.

If I have missed any hotel points or rate promotions, just leave a message below or send me an email to john@loyaltylobby.com.

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Hilton HHonors Bonus Offer: 2500 Points For Stay Booked Within 24 Hours

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Hilton HHonors has a Facebook app related bonus offer for 2500 bonus points for one stay that is booked between 11AM EST on May 23 and 10:59AM EST on May 24 and consumed between May 23 and September 30, 2013.

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Note that you need to book first and then return to the Facebook app to register for the stay in order to be eligible for the bonus points.

Hilton HHonors Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles 10,000 Bonus For Four Weekend Nights

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Hilton HHonors has a new promotion for Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles members. You can earn 10,000 bonus miles for four weekend nights between May 15 and August 31, 2013. You need to register for this offer before your stay and you can do it here.

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You need to choose Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles, as your Hilton HHonors Double Dip fixed airline partner. You will earn the usual 500 base miles per stay.

Hilton HHonors Gold MVP Fast Track Offer: Four Stays Within 90 Days

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Hilton HHonors has had MVP fast track offer for Gold status for quite a few years. This offer was suddenly retired earlier this year, but it has now returned. LoyaltyLobby reader send me an email about this development.

Edit: There may be some problems with this promotion, as it doesn’t seems to allow you to register an existing account. You can always take advantage of the Carlson-Wagonlit offer here, if this one doesn’t work for you.

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You can sign up for the MVP Gold fast track here. All you need to do is to either open a new account using the link or log in using your current Hilton HHonors credentials and have this offer associated with your account.

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