More Details About Hilton’s New Flexible Redemption Option
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I told you about the big changes coming to Hilton’s award program. And now we know a little bit more!
I’ll show you what you can look forward to with this new addition!
More Details About Hilton’s Points and Money Option!Hilton has made lots of big changes (both good and bad) to their loyalty program. For example:
- They are getting rid of their hotel award chart
- They’re allowing folks to pool points for free (up to 10 different accounts!)
- They are introducing a “Points and Money” option for redeeming your rewards
And now we know that you’ll be able to book hotel nights with Points and Money as soon as March 1, 2017.
I love that Hilton is giving us more flexibility with our points. That way, if we don’t have enough Hilton points for a free night, we can at least use them for a discounted night by paying the difference with money!Hilton will give you a “slider” to choose how many points you want to redeem. You’ll need to redeem at LEAST 5,000 points, but above that you can redeem in 1,000 point increments. And the cash price of the room is directly tied to the amount of points you’ll need.
The slider sounds similar to what you see when you buy travel through the Chase travel portal. But I don’t see how they can do this without giving Hilton points a fixed value. We shall see!
Want More Hilton Points?
There are plenty of ways to earn Hilton points. For example, you can transfer other miles & points to Hilton. AMEX Membership Rewards points, Virgin Atlantic miles, and Hawaiian Airlines miles transfer to Hilton at a ratio of 2:3.
Or, you could sign-up for a Hilton co-branded credit card, like:
- Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express
- Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express
- Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card
- Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card
There will soon be more ways to redeem your Hilton points! That’s because Hilton is introducing a Points and Money option on March 1, 2017.
I like that Hilton is giving us more flexibility when we use our points! But I’m curious to see exactly how it will work.
What do you think of this new Hilton Points and Money payment slider?
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