Hilton’s newest systemwide promotion, for stays between February 1 and April 30, is 2,000 bonus points per stay. That’s better than no bonus at all, but it’s not a game-changer for most.
This week, that bonus effectively improves by 25 percent, for travelers willing and able to book their stays using Hilton’s mobile app.
Between February 7 and December 31, Hilton Honors members who use the Hilton app to book will earn 500 bonus miles for every stay. The 500-point bonus is combinable with the current 2,000-point offer, and with any other bonuses offered through the end of 2017.
Registration is required, for both the 2,000-point and 500-point bonuses.
Deal or No Deal
To be sure, 500 points doesn’t by itself move the needle much. But combining it with the other outstanding offer, for a total of 2,500 bonus points per stay, makes for a bonus that begins to approach relevance.
If you haven’t yet installed Hilton’s mobile app on your device, you should. While it may not be quite as feature-rich as Marriott’s, it’s a solid product. And being able to use a smartphone to check in and open your room door are real value-adds to the travel equation.
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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
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