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Earlier this week I posted about a rumor that the Q3 hotel promo for Hilton would involve triple HHonors points. I have found that type of rumor on Flyertalk to often be true (especially when the original poster has been right before), and it looks like this rumor proved to be true as well – or at least partly true. As The Wandering Aramean posted this morning, Hilton has been sending emails out to some HHonors members (though they apparently lost my address) giving them a preview of the upcoming third quarter promotion. The email said:
Being a Hilton HHonors™ member is now more rewarding than ever. Because with this sneak peek at the Triple Your Trip promotion, you can get to your next getaway three times faster. Simply sign up and stay by September 30, 2012, to earn Triple HHonors Points for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights starting July 1, 2012. And earn Double HHonors Points for Monday through Thursday nights at participating hotels and resorts. Take advantage of this special preview today. Because whether you’re earning double points on business or triple points on a weekend away, you can always count on HHonors to get you to your next getaway faster.
As is common with Hilton, here are a fair number of properties who are not participating in this promotion, so be sure to check that list before making reservations. Triple points is pretty good – especially since with the Starwood “Nice Choice” promo you have to stay 15 nights to be able to select triple points (though SPG doesn’t have the mile-long hotel “opt out” list for their current promo). Of course, I value triple SPG points more than triple Hilton HHonors points, but 3x is 3x. 😉
I’m glad to hear the rumor had some truth to it, but only awarding triple points over the weekend does mean that many business travelers won’t get any better value out of this promotion than they did out of the Q2 promotion where members could choose from double HHonors points or double airline miles. The FAQs developed for this promo are pretty helpful in describing various scenarios where part of the stay is over the weekend while part of the stay is during the week.
This offer does require registration. I currently have very few HHonors stays, so this promo doesn’t really impact me one way or the other, but for those of you who are Hilton regulars, what do you think of the Q3 promotion?