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15-20 nights / month - spread over 3-4 stays at Hilton - questions

15-20 nights / month - spread over 3-4 stays at Hilton - questions

Old May 14, 19, 7:25 am
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15-20 nights / month - spread over 3-4 stays at Hilton - questions

So, I have been considering moving some of my business to Hilton since Marriott double point is expiring and Hilton has sweetened the deal.

As a GOLD (can be diamond with Amex aspire), if I were to book a room with a rate classified as "2X POINTS" how many points would I gather?

10 nights
Stay per night $100
GOLD status

this is how I calculate"
Dollars spent = 10X100 = $1000

Base points = 10*1000 = 10,000
Gold = 8*1000 = 8000
Rate promotion (2X) = 2X 10,000 = 20,000

Overall HILTION Promotion (2 X for second stay and after) = 2 x 10,000 = 20,000

Total 10,000 + 8000 + 20,000 + 20,000 = 58,000 points? for 10 night stay?
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Old May 14, 19, 7:46 am
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10000 base points for $1000 spend
8000 bonus points for Gold
10000 bonus points for 2x points rate
10000 bonus points for the double points promotion
So a total of 38000 points.

Also note that you do not earn points on taxes, so if the cost is $900 plus $100 taxes, then points would be 9000 + 7200 + 9000 + 9000 = 35200.
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Old May 14, 19, 8:14 am
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Yes, thanks for that. I don't know what the hell was I thinking.

Also, 14x for using Marriott aspire Amex. So another 14,000 right there...?
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Old May 14, 19, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by uscgto View Post
Yes, thanks for that. I don't know what the hell was I thinking.

Also, 14x for using Marriott aspire Amex. So another 14,000 right there...?
If you mean Hilton Aspire Amex, yes, another 14000 there. Plus Aspire gives you Diamond status, so another 2000 there (100% instead of 80% bonus).
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Old May 14, 19, 9:05 am
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If you're throwing that many nights at Hilton, get the Aspire. It more than pays for itself if you use it right. (Make sure you read the threads about the rules for airline incidentals and which airlines count gift cards towards the $250 credit.)

Worthwhile even if you have to continue to split some with Marriott. The two top-level hotel Amexes are the only two annual fee cards I carry anymore because they're better-than-free if you take advantage of the most basic benefits.
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Old May 14, 19, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
If you're throwing that many nights at Hilton, get the Aspire. It more than pays for itself if you use it right. (Make sure you read the threads about the rules for airline incidentals and which airlines count gift cards towards the $250 credit.)

Worthwhile even if you have to continue to split some with Marriott. The two top-level hotel Amexes are the only two annual fee cards I carry anymore because they're better-than-free if you take advantage of the most basic benefits.
I know what you mean.

Here's my dilemma, if you could call it so:

I have Amex platinum and Hilton Gold Status because of that. So, one way would be to use AMEX to book the Hilton nights and get 5x Amex points for all the nights. I'll only be missing on 20% bonus stay being GOLD and not Diamond.
I could always sign up for AMEX Hilton Ascend card and get 12x (or 14x with Aspire).. but not sure if it's gonna be worth the fee. Remember I get most benefits with AMEX Platinum already

On the other hand, I have almost a lot of nights with Marriott, practically last 4 months and at Titanium Elite I am pretty much at the top level - 1.75 X (Ambassador doesn't excite me too much)


Since Marriott's double points promotion is ending soon, I was thinking of taking up Hilton on their offer and hitting some nights and accruing some points.
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