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Hilton Gold Elite Status (Free Internet & Breakfast), 1,000 United Miles & More for ~$50

Hilton Gold Elite Status (Free Internet & Breakfast), 1,000 United Miles & More for ~$50

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You can get Hilton Gold elite status, 1,000 United Air Miles, free airport parking, and other discounts when you buy a Milepoint Premium Membership for ~$50!

MilePoint Premium Membership
You Get Hilton Gold Status & Other Discounts for ~$50!

Milepoint Premium Membership

Link:  Milepoint Premium Membership

Milepoint – the friendly frequent flyer message board – is selling premium Membership for ~$50.

Benefits

Premium Membership gets you discounts and free elite status.

So this could be a great deal for folks who don’t want to apply for a credit card to get elite status or who subscribe to certain frequent flyer products.

1.   Hilton Gold Elite Status

Link:  Hilton Gold Elite Status

Hilton Gold status gets you free breakfast and internet when you stay at Hilton hotels.  This is quite valuable – especially in Europe where breakfast and internet are costly.  For example, you could save ~ $45 per day ($30 for breakfast for 2 and about $15 for internet).

The Hilton Gold Elite status from MilePoint premium membership lasts through February 2015.

You normally get Gold status after either:

  • Completing 20 seperate stays
  • Staying at Hilton hotels for 40 nights
  • Earning 70,500 Hilton points from staying at Hilton hotels.
MilePoint Premium Membership
Buying a MilePoint Premium Membership is an Easier way to get Hilton Gold Status

You can also get Hilton Gold status from the Citi Hilton Honors Reserve credit card which has a $95 annual fee.

If you live outside the US and don’t have an easy way to get Hilton Gold status, buying a MilePoint premium membership is an easy way to get Hilton Gold status.

2.   1,000 United Miles

Link:  United Mileage Plus

You get 1,000 United miles which you can use to redeem for award seats.

While 1,000 miles isn’t a lot, it could be just enough extra miles to get you to that award seat.

There are other ways to get lots of United miles so I wouldn’t sign-up just for the 1,000 United miles unless you were interested in some of the other discounts and offers.

Here’s my series on using United miles.

3.   10% Off Hyatt Gift Cards

Link:  Hyatt gift cards

MilePoint Premium Membership
Buy Hyatt Gift Cards At A 10% Discount

You get a 10% discount on Hyatt gift card purchases.

But you are limited to a maximum purchase of $5,000 in gift cards when using the 10% discount.

You can use Hyatt gift cards at Hyatt hotels in the US, Canada, and Caribbean to pay for your room, meals, service fees, and other charges.  You can’t use them anywhere else.

You won’t earn Hyatt points when you buy gift cards, but you will earn points for buying the gift cards with a credit card.

And you don’t earn Hyatt points or stay credit when you use Hyatt gift cards to pay for your room.

4.   Free Airport Parking

Link:  The Parking Spot

MilePoint Premium Membership
1-Day Free Parking at The Parking Spot

You get 1 day of free airport parking per visit at Parking Spot locations in the US.

So this could save you some money especially if you park for just a day or two.

5.  Award Wallet Plus

Link:  Award Wallet

MilePoint Premium Membership
Free Upgrade to AwardWallet Plus

You can get a free upgrade to Award Wallet Plus, an online tool to track and manage your miles.

Here’s my review of Award Wallet.

6.  Expert Flyer

Link:  Expert Flyer

You get a 20% discount on ExpertFlyer’s Premium Service.

MilePoint Premium Membership
20% Discount On Expert Flyer Pro

ExpertFlyer lets you search for award seats, set alerts for award seats, and has other features to help with both paid and award seats.

Premium service costs $90 a year, but with the 20% discount you’d pay ~$72.

7.   KVS Tool

Link:  KVS Tool

You get a 10% discount on the KVS Tool.

The KVS Tool lets you search for award seats on different airlines.  It is a very powerful tool, but doesn’t have the best user interface.

There are 3 levels of membership: Gold for $35, $Platinum for $60, and Diamond for $75.

8.   National Executive Status

Link:  National Executive Status

MilePoint premium gets you National car rental Executive status for one year.

It normally takes 12 rentals or 40 rental days per calendar year to earn National Executive status.

Executive status gets you:

  • 1 free rental day after six rentals
  • Guaranteed upgrades (you get one car-class upgrade from what you paid)
  • You can choose from Fullsize or better cars in the Executive aisle

Other Benefits

Here’s the complete list of benefits with your MilePoint premium membership.

MilePoint Premium Membership
MilePoint Premium Membership Partners

Additional membership discounts include:

  • Level 2 status with PointsHound (earns you 5 to 10 miles per $1 spent) + 1,000 miles as a first booking bonus
  • Free online subscription to InsideFlyer
  • Buy 1, get 1 free Trip Pass award planning from Award Nexus
  • Free upgrade to UsingMiles Premium Membership
  • Free Gold membership to WorldMate
  • 25% discount on Frequent Flyer Master
  • 25% discount on Lojack for laptops
  • 15% discount on luggage forwarding
  • 20% discount from ScottEvest

10% of the MilePoint premium membership fee goes towards 97 different Milepoint supported charities such as the ASPCA, Habitat For Humanity, Kiva, LIVESTRONG, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and The Wounded Warrior Project.

Bottom Line

Purchasing Premium Membership gets you Gold elite status with Hilton, 1,000 United miles and additional benefits.

This could be a great deal for some, but do the math to make sure that it works out for you!

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Quick question – I am coming up on the end of my Hilton Gold Status. Thinking through this, it seems like it would be better to join in 2014 and then “qualify” so that I would be Gold through 2015.

Do you see any flaws in this thought process? Any reason to believe this current set of perks will go away before then?

As always thanks for this Blog. It’s been huge for me and my family and allowed us to spend quality time we otherwise wouldn’t have had.

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@Jeff – I believe the MilePoint Gold status lasts until 2015 regardless of when you activate it. But I’m not 100% sure!

I just wanted to follow-up…I just checked my Hilton account, and it now shows me as Gold! Thanks for the tip on the Milepoint membership!

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@Teresa @Susan – Thanks for update on how long it takes to activate the Gold status!

@susan, Thanks for the response. I took a risk and joined last nite, then redeemed the Hilton Gold status. We’ll see…

Can’t speak for anyone else, but my Hilton gold status showed up within a week of getting the premium Milepoint membership…

Any idea how long it takes for Hilton accounts to show gold status after joining? I’m headed to a 4-nite stay at the Hilton in Barcelona in 2 weeks…this would be worth $50 bucks as long as the hotel can recognize the new status

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