I wrote several years ago about the best ways to get Hilton points.
Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Peter for commenting that it’s time for an update! A lot has changed since 2012.
Since then, Hilton has made significant changes to its award chart, so their points aren’t worth as much as before. But they’re still among the easiest points to get through credit card sign-up bonuses and spending.
Hilton Points Are Still Very Easy to Earn, and I’ll Show You How!
Hilton hotels include DoubleTree, Conrad, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Home2Suites, Homewood Suites, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.
Let’s take a fresh look at how you can earn lots of Hilton points.
1. Sale on Virgin America Main Cabin Select & First Class (Book By End of Today!)
Virgin America is having a sale on its upper class cabins for travel between March 3, 2015, and April 30, 2015. You must book by February 11, 2015 (today!), at 11:59 pm Central Time.
Here are examples of the 1-way sale fares in Main Cabin Select:
- Las Vegas to Los Angeles – $99
- Portland to San Francisco – $99
- Seattle to San Francisco – $109
In Virgin America Main Cabin Select You’ll Get More Leg Room Along With Food & Drink Service
And First Class 1-way sale fares include:
- Las Vegas to Los Angeles – $149
- Portland to San Francisco - $149
- Seattle to San Francisco – $165
I Did a Quick Search for Fares For Las Vegas to Los Angeles and Only Found 3 Available Sale Dates (All on Saturdays)!
You can probably find better prices if you don’t mind flying in coach. I prefer to fly coach within the US to save money. And I almost exclusively fly Southwest on domestic flights because Emily flies with me for (almost) FREE.
But it’s worth a look if you like traveling in style. Let me know if you find a fare that works for you!
2. Flights to Maui Starting at $144 Each Way (Book by Tomorrow!)
I wrote last month that Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfers to Korean Air would return some time in January 2015.
Chase has now confirmed that you’ll be able to transfer points to Korean Air again, starting January 25, 2015.
That’s great news for folks who book award tickets on Korean Air, or like using their miles for travel on partner airlines like Delta.
You’ll Be Able to Transfer Chase Points to Korean Air Again Starting January 25, 2015
Rocketmiles is running a 24-hour flash sale for new customers, on any hotel reservation and with any airline partner!
You can earn double miles or points on your 1st hotel booking with Rocketmiles until 8:59 am Eastern Time tomorrow, January 23, 2015.
New Rocketmiles Customers Can Earn Double Miles or Points With Any Airline Partner Until Tomorrow
You could earn up to 10,000 miles or points per night. I’ll explain the restrictions.
Via View From the Wing, you can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic.
Last year, Citi introduced points transfer to some airlines, including Singapore Airlines and Flying Blue (Air France / KLM). It’s always good to have more airline partner choices!
That said, I’m not terribly excited by this news. Virgin Atlantic is already a Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner. And they add big fuel surcharges to their award tickets!
Virgin Atlantic Is the Newest Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner
But folks who collect Citi ThankYou points might find this useful, especially if they use Virgin Atlantic miles to book award tickets on airlines that don’t add fuel surcharges, like Hawaiian Airlines.