More Details About Hilton’s New Flexible Redemption Option

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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!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can officially book Hilton hotels with the Points and Money option starting March 1, 2017.  So you’ll have more choices when you redeem your points!

Hilton Points And Money
Use the Slider to Choose How You Want to Split Your Payment Between Points and Money

I’ll show you what you can look forward to with this new addition!

More Details About Hilton’s Points and Money Option!

Link:   Hilton’s Updated Loyalty Program

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!

Hilton Points And Money
Points and Money Prices at IHG Hotels Are Based On Category. So You Can Get Either More or Less Value per Point, Depending on Where and When You Stay

Want More Hilton Points?

There are plenty of ways to earn Hilton points.  For example, you can transfer other miles & points to HiltonAMEX 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:

Bottom Line

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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“When pay with points and money, you also have to pay hotel/city taxes + resort fees. just not worth it IMO.”

Agreed, Hilton points are worthless now. Cost so much more now Terrible, Terrible.

When pay with points and money, you also have to pay hotel/city taxes + resort fees. just not worth it IMO.

So if you pay w/points and money will the stay count toward diamond status?

Award Chart gone? So this means there is no fixed ‘ranges’ for specific hotels but instead whatever the website decides to offer at any given time? So much for planning to go somewhere in advance through the accrual of points… when a few months down the road rates can be entirely different despite remaining in the same category..

Am I missing something or is this a bad thing? why would we not want a clear award chart?

been playing around the sliding scale, most of all are not good as the max points are higher than before when it was categorized. Hilton lies when they said max points don’t change but it has when I played around with a few properties I stayed before.

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