The hotel giant is running a generous promotion running on bookings for the next three months, and it looks like existing bookings are eligible for the bonus points too.
You can earn double Airpoints Dollars when you stay at any participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio worldwide, plus the chance to win 1600 Airpoints Dollars.
You’ll earn 2 Airpoints Dollars per eligible $25 USD spent, in addition to the standard 10 Hilton Honors points per eligible $1 USD spent.
This offer is valid for qualifying nights completed by 7 June 2017 at any participating property within the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio, except Hampton by Hilton hotels in Mainland China (view participating brands).
The terms and conditions do not explicitly say that your booking must be made between the above dates, so it is possible that you’ll earn double Airpoints Dollars for stays already booked but completed between 7 March 2017 and 7 June 2017.
This is great for me as I have a few expensive stays booked over the promotion period at Hilton properties in Auckland and Adelaide.
Hilton has five properties in New Zealand if you’re looking to travel local anytime over the next few months:
- Hilton Auckland
- Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
- Hilton Lake Taupo
- Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queenstown
Our take: is this a good deal?
I think so – it’s effectively an 8% rebate, i.e. 8 Airpoints Dollars for every $100 USD spent.
As you may know, 1 Airpoints Dollar will equal $1 NZD spent on flights with Air New Zealand.
Got yourself an Aussie bank account? Make sure you’re signed up to Cashrewards and you should also receive 3.2% cashback on the cost of your accommodation, effectively earning back 11.2% of your booking costs.
A $1000 USD stay (not including taxes) will see you earn 80 Airpoints Dollars (and $32 USD in cashback). That’s an easy domestic return flight when Air New Zealand have their grabaseat deals!
How to register for the promotion
If you haven’t already selected the Points & Miles Earning Style and Air New Zealand as your preferred travel partner, start at Step 1.
If you’re ahead of the pack, skip straight to Step 6.
1. Log in to your Hilton Honors account
2. Click Edit Preferences:
3. Go to MyWay Earning Style Preferences,select Change Earning Style and make sure you’ve selected Points & Miles:
4. Go to Preferred Travel Partners and add Air New Zealand as a New Travel Partner (if they’re not already listed). Enter your Airpoints Number and click the Preferred button:
5. Scroll down and click Save Preferences
6. You’re now ready to register for the promotion.
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