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I just received an email from Hilton announcing their next quarterly promotion. Starting July 1 through September 30, 2011, you can receive either double points or double miles on all hotel stays. This promotion is not as good as some of the others they have had in the past, but again, it is better than nothing. Personally, I would still choice Starwoods free night promotion which runs until the end of July.
You must first register at HHonors.com/Double prior to your first stay. You will then have the option to receive double points or double miles. Once selected, there is no changing your decision. The kicker is to make sure that your selection coincides with your Hilton Honors Double Dip earning style. This can be changed in your account profile by going to signing into your account www.hhonors.com –> My Profile –> Earning Points and Miles –> and Editing your Double Dip Earning Style.
If you registered for:
- Double Miles promotion – select Points and Variable Miles or Points and Fixed Miles as your earning style
- Double Points promotion – select HHonors Points and HHonors Points earning style
Essentially, if you select double points you will receive 25 points/$1 spent (plus additional points if you are silver, gold, or diamond status).
Many hotels in California, Florida, and Texas are excluded from this promotion, and surprisingly all NYC hotel are included. Click here to view a list of all hotels excluded from this promotion. Additionally, Virgin Australia is not participating in the double miles promotion.
Click here to view all airline partnerships with Hilton as the number of points/miles received per airline differ. For example, with Southwest Airlines, you typically receive 600 points per stay, and through this promotion you will instead receive 1200 points per stay. You can always change your earning style per stay if you prefer to receive double miles. For example, if you have a one night stay at an inexpensive hotel, you are better off getting the fixed miles. Where you have a hotel stay where the bill will be higher than $500 (at Hilton, Conrad, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Waldorf Astoria) and $100 (at Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, and Home2Suites) you should select the variable miles option. However, some airlines (i.e., Southwest) only awards fixed miles.