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A Night on Us: Hilton Honors Promotion First Quarter 2010

A Night on Us: Hilton Honors Promotion First Quarter 2010

Old Dec 17, 09, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by bharv View Post
i will have 13 stays and between 53-60 nights for the 1st quarter

if i understand this correctly i stand to get 5 or 6 free nights depending on how long i stay

this is like
Not too fast with the young horses

We don't even know if there is really such a promo in the pipeline
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Old Dec 17, 09, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by vrbaba View Post
Before Jan 5th.
thank you so much for your insightful answer....

but besides the smart alec answer, it would be good to get the details soon so that we can all plan our stays accordingly....
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Old Dec 17, 09, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Hhonor Gguard View Post
You're correct, it starts on the 5th. Apologies!
[email protected], I have a one night stay booked for the 4th.

Good promo, though.

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Old Dec 17, 09, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by kats View Post
Yes, I think so. Award stays usually count towards Hilton promos, including Q4 25,000 points after 4th stay promo.

Are you sure? Is it from T&C or just from pers. exp.? So, if i had 2 paid stays i can redeem points for 2 more and get 25k points?
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Old Dec 17, 09, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by al613 View Post
Are you sure? Is it from T&C or just from pers. exp.? So, if i had 2 paid stays i can redeem points for 2 more and get 25k points?
its from the t&c....more info can be found here....

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilto...ts-faster.html
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Old Dec 17, 09, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by saad View Post
its from the t&c....more info can be found here....

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilto...ts-faster.html
Thanks! Seems unique to Hilton! So, 4 free Cat1 stays - 1 free night at any property?
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Old Dec 17, 09, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by al613 View Post
Thanks! Seems unique to Hilton! So, 4 free Cat1 stays - 1 free night at any property?
not really....the promo that is on currently gives you 25k points after 4 stays....the rumored promo for the next quarter is a free night after 4 stays....don't know if there will be a restriction on what categories it can be redeemed at....
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Old Dec 17, 09, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by saad View Post
not really....
Do you know of any other hotel chain counting free stays for anything?
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Old Dec 17, 09, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by al613 View Post
Do you know of any other hotel chain counting free stays for anything?
i believe hilton is the only hotel chain that counts reward stays towards tier status....
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Old Dec 17, 09, 7:18 pm
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MAJOR thank you to hamptoninnsider and Hhonor Gguard for posting and confirming this! I was so ready to leave Hilton in the dust, but you guys both single-handedly got me to comeback for 100% of my Q1 stays!

Please share more details as you receive them
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Old Dec 17, 09, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by saad View Post
i believe hilton is the only hotel chain that counts reward stays towards tier status....
Not that they are comparable per se but Choice is adding award nights towards tier in 2010.
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Old Dec 18, 09, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by al613 View Post
Thanks! Seems unique to Hilton! So, 4 free Cat1 stays - 1 free night at any property?
IIRC, the old 5/10/15 free night promo did not count awards as qualified stays.
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Old Dec 18, 09, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by rdchen View Post
IIRC, the old 5/10/15 free night promo did not count awards as qualified stays.

How about nights booked on third party websites? Do they count for anything?
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Old Dec 18, 09, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by al613 View Post
Do you know of any other hotel chain counting free stays for anything?
Hold on there! Get your terminology right!!!

It is AWARD (or "reward" as HHonors calls them) stays that count towards elite requalification and yes, promos, fast tracks, etc.

Award stays are NOT free. You pay points for them. A truly "free" stay (e.g., from a "Be My Guest" certificate) would be unlikely to count towards anything.

It is worthwhile to familiarize yourself with the Terms & Conditions of the HHonors program. There is a link to them at the bottom of the page of www.hiltonhhonors.com.
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Old Dec 18, 09, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by rdchen View Post
IIRC, the old 5/10/15 free night promo did not count awards as qualified stays.
Not sure if they're the same promo, but the Q3FN rewards from 2007 did count toward elite status and so do the FN601 certs that many got in October when Hilton announced the jump in categories.

I'm also fairly certain that when I used a "Be My Guest" certificate a few years ago, it counted as a stay. Haven't gotten one lately, so I don't claim to know whether that remains true.

Originally Posted by KathyWdrf View Post
Hold on there! Get your terminology right!!!

It is AWARD (or "reward" as HHonors calls them) stays that count towards elite requalification and yes, promos, fast tracks, etc.

Award stays are NOT free. You pay points for them. A truly "free" stay (e.g., from a "Be My Guest" certificate) would be unlikely to count towards anything.
IME all free night certs I've received from Hilton have been considered "reward" certificates and count as stays.

Originally Posted by saad View Post
i believe hilton is the only hotel chain that counts reward stays towards tier status....
One of the reasons I'll remain loyal to Hilton, point devaluation notwithstanding.
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