HH/avios redemption offer

Old Jul 11, 14, 2:17 pm
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HH/avios redemption offer

received the email from BA with the 25% bonus offer for conversion of hotel partner points into AVIOS. As I have a lot of Hilton honours points (that are pretty worthless!) I decided to convert them all.

The offer started on the 13th June and I converted my points on the 14th - all pretty straight forward apart from the fact that HH take 30 "business days" to process a transaction and the offer closes on the 14th July!

Does anyone know if I will get the bonus on the basis that I transferred the points well before the deadline (even if HH haven't credited them by the closing date)?

If not this was a pretty pointless promotion as it was an impossibility for anyone with HH points to convert them within the timeframe due to HH ridiculously slow processing time

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Old Jul 11, 14, 9:20 pm
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Based on date of transfer initiation.

However the rate from HH is so poor that, unless you have so few that you will never use them, I would not do it.

Assuming 0.3p per point when redeeming, you are effectively paying 3p for 1.25 Avios, so 2.4p eqch. That is terrible.

I type this from Conrad New York where I have been given a 70 sq m suite (Gold upgrade) on a 65,000 points per night redemption. Value is there occasionally.
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Old Jul 12, 14, 2:29 am
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Nice hotel, great rooms for NY
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Old Jul 12, 14, 5:20 am
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Originally Posted by stewaran View Post
Nice hotel, great rooms for NY
Indeed! I am not a fan of the hotels itself (too few staff, odd public space design etc) but the rooms are lovely and I get free brekky and internet as a HH Gold. There are people in NY who live in spaces smaller than the standard 43sq m room!
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