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Old Nov 1, 11, 6:02 pm   #931
 
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I have found the same situation at the Windsor Hilton (Ont. Canada) & the Doubletree downtown Richmond VA. I view it as a de facto PS !

Perhaps some GMs know their point prices are too high!
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Old Nov 18, 11, 9:15 pm   #932
 
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any idea when new PS list will come out?
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Old Dec 12, 11, 2:20 pm   #933
 
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It's now mid-December and no 2012 point stretcher dates for any hotels are listed. Do they normally cut it this close?
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Old Dec 13, 11, 1:54 am   #934
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It's now mid-December and no 2012 point stretcher dates for any hotels are listed. Do they normally cut it this close?
Has it ever been that far ahead of time?
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Old Jan 1, 12, 2:15 pm   #935
 
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The new year has arrived but not the point stretcher, any Hilton lurker who can give us the answer?
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Old Jan 1, 12, 10:51 pm   #936
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Trying to access the page now gets:

Unfortunately, we are experiencing technical
difficulties and were unable to complete your request.

Please contact a reservation center below to
make a reservation.
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Old Jan 2, 12, 12:43 am   #937
 
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Has it ever been that far ahead of time?
Remember that there have been recent hiati long enough that many wondered if Hilton had given them up.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 11:50 pm   #938
 
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Trying to access the page now gets:

Unfortunately, we are experiencing technical
difficulties and were unable to complete your request.

Please contact a reservation center below to
make a reservation.
Still giving this today.

So I looked at the link.
http://hhonors1.hilton.com/en_US/hh/...lectedBrand=CH

I got rid of ?selectedBrand=CH at the end of the link, and then I get to the Point Stretcher page:

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Point Stretcher Reward Dates
Use 40% fewer points at participating Point Stretcher hotels worldwide.

Search for your favorite brand. Reserve a room by clicking the hotel dates that best meet your traveling schedule.

Note: Point Stretcher dates are subject to availability.

Select a Brand <dropdown list of hotel brands>

There are no Point Stretcher Dates available for Hilton Worldwide Hotels.
Unfortunately, I get the same error page no matter which brand I select (because there are no dates available).
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Old Jan 4, 12, 12:17 am   #939
 
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I emailed the diamond desk last night and here is the answer I got

With the recent launch of Points & Money Rewards the Point Stretcher rewards have been discontinued. Our new Points & Money Rewards option lets you get away faster than ever using fewer HHonors points.
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Old Jan 4, 12, 10:08 am   #940
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I emailed the diamond desk last night and here is the answer I got

With the recent launch of Points & Money Rewards the Point Stretcher rewards have been discontinued. Our new Points & Money Rewards option lets you get away faster than ever using fewer HHonors points.
Bye bye Point Stretchers. Got the last PS redemption in at the end of November at Conrad Koh Samui for 30K HH.

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With the recent launch of Points & Money Rewards the Point Stretcher rewards have been discontinued. Our new Points & Money Rewards option lets you get away faster than ever using fewer HHonors points. While the availability and points required varies by participating hotels and stay dates at time of booking, Points & Money Rewards allow more flexibility throughout the year as opposed to limiting the availability to a list of predetermined dates.
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Old Jan 4, 12, 10:28 am   #941
 
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Big picture:

Phase I has been all about points. This is Phase II. We get to choose between points-only and points & cash awards. Phase III will be when all awards are points & cash. May not be soon. They have to let the concept settle in with Phase II.
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Old Jan 4, 12, 3:19 pm   #942
 
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Booo.
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Old Jan 4, 12, 3:54 pm   #943
 
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I emailed the diamond desk last night and here is the answer I got

With the recent launch of Points & Money Rewards the Point Stretcher rewards have been discontinued. Our new Points & Money Rewards option lets you get away faster than ever using fewer HHonors points.

At times I would build my long weekend mileage/matress runs with point stretchers!

RIP!
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Old Jan 4, 12, 4:05 pm   #944
 
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Well this rots
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Old Jan 4, 12, 9:09 pm   #945
 
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Well this rots
Agreed!
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