Hilton 5% Cash Back Now At TopCashback’s UK Website

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You can now earn 5% cash back for Hilton bookings that are made on TopCashback’s UK website that you can access here.

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Note that due to special requirements from Hilton part, you cannot withdraw these to any other than Tesco’s Club Card points that you can later exchange to British Airways Avios or Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles and other travel related vouchers. I will cover this aspect on a later post.

Hilton Loses Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa – No Longer Hilton Property

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Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort has ended its affiliation with Hilton and all Hilton management personnel have left the property.

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The hotel has taken back its previous name Iru Fushi Beach Resort & Spa. The hotel joined the Hilton family of hotel on July 2009.

Hilton HHonors Amex AXON Award Changes (Fourth Night Free)

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Hilton has a specific award type for Hilton HHonors Amex cardholders for a fourth night free. This award is typically referred as AXON. Previously, it was applicable only to categories 5, 6 and 7.

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Everybody knew that there would be a change coming after Hilton’s introduction of three new award categories and seasonal award pricing. Now, American Express has sent out a letter to cardholders regarding the upcoming changes on June 15, 2013.

Hilton HHonors Aeroflot Offer For 6000 Bonus Miles After 4 Stays

Hilton HHonors has a new offer for 6000 bonus Aeroflot miles after 4 stays between April 15 and July 31, 2013. You can register and access this offer here.

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You must designate Aeroflot as your preferred airline and have your double dip option set up as Points and Variable miles. Aeroflot is not participating to fixed miles option.

Hilton HHonors Promo Problem Resolution Difficulty: 40000 Bonus Points At Stake

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Hilton HHonors had a promotion for instant Gold status and for 40000 bonus points for Visa Infinite card holders. The promotion for instant Gold is still valid until the end of May, but the four stays for bonus points needed to occur by May 31, 2012. You can read more about this promotion here.

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This offer was valid for Visa Infinite card holders in the Asia Pacific region, but there is no mention in the terms and conditions about the Hilton HHonors account address requirement and the stays could be worldwide.

Most Rewarding Loyalty Program Series: Hilton HHonors – Burning Points

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Now that we have established the number of points that you earn on average based on the spend (see my previous article here) at Hilton family of hotels hotels, it is time to have a look at the number of points that is required to get a free night/number of points earned per dollar.

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Spend Requirement For A Free Night

Most Rewarding Loyalty Program Series: Hilton HHonors – Earning Points

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This is the second hotel program that we are having a look at the Most Rewarding Loyalty Program-series. You can read my tale on earning (read here) and burning Club Carlson points (read here).

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What we first need to do, is to establish the number of points that you earn on average per dollar spend taking into account elite amenity points, elite bonuses, and possible credit card tie-up.

Hilton HHonors International Discount Offer: PR13CB “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer”

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You can often save significantly at international Hilton family of hotels using promotion/offer code PR13CB. This rate plan is also known as “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer” or “Corporate Benefit Partner Rate”.

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This discount is not valid at Hilton family of hotels in the United States. I originally found this discount from the rate plans that were excluded some past promotions. This rate has always been point and elite status qualifying, but it was often excluded from promotions. It has not been excluded from the recent promotions, however.

Hilton Narita Diamond Early Check In & Internet Woes

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Hilton Narita is a convenient place to stay if you need a quick overnight on your way in/out of Narita. I have stayed there couple of times and had a bad stay last year. I opened a file with Hilton’s Guest Assistance and the property never replied. Oh well. I got a Be My Guest certificate out of it.

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Now, LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email exchange that he had had with Hilton Narita and Guest Assistance.

Most Rewarding Hotel Loyalty Program

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The other month, I gave a promise that I would try to tackle the issue about the most rewarding hotel rewards program this spring. I haven’t forgotten it. I have been contemplating the best way to incorporate the number if variables to the review to get objective results. Today I will have the first hotel program evaluated: Club Carlson.

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In the next three weeks, I will tackle two programs per week; Club Carlson and Hilton HHonors this week, Hyatt Gold Passport and InterContinental Hotels Group next week, and Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest the week after that.

Top Hotel Promotions For April (2013)

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It is already spring time and hotel programs are starting to launch their summer 2013 promotions. Most of the spring promotions are on their last leg.

1. Hilton’s promotion for quadruple Virgin Atlantic miles in London & Scotland + combining it with the Daily Grand

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Quadruple Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles At Hilton Hotels In London & Scotland

It is difficult to suggest participating to Hilton’s promotions after the huge devaluation last month, but combining these two promotions for stays in London & Scotland can earn you lot of points.

Hilton HHonors United Bonus Offer Of 1000 Bonus Miles Per Stay

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Hilton has a new offer for United Airlines Mileage Plus members for stays between April 4 and June 30, 2013. You can earn 1000 bonus miles per stay of 2 nights or longer for maximum of 5 stays (5000 bonus miles). You can access and register for this offer here.

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You need to have your Hilton HHonors Double Dip option set to variable or fixed miles and have United as your partner airline. You can read more about double dip options in mu piece that I wrote about this topic here.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Offer For Quadruple (4X) Miles For Weekend Stays

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Hilton HHonors members that have Miles & More as their airline Double Dip partner and register for this promotion can earn quadruple miles (500 base + 1500 bonus) for their weekend stays (Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights) between April 1 and June 30, 2013.

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You can access and register for this promotion here.

Hotel Promotions Update April 2013

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Here’s monthly update on current hotel promotions. Most Priority Club one time bonus offers expired on March 31, 2013, and we will do a post about new valid one time offers next week. Club Carlson doesn’t have a global promotion right now.

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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