Earning and Accumulating Hilton HHonors Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below, I outline the main ways in which to earn and accumulate Hilton HHonors points.  But first,  Read about how we earned Hilton HHonors points on Rob’s stay in Puerto Rico. and read here about how a $120 dinner at a Hilton resort got us 3180 Hilton HHonors points. 

1. Visit a Hilton Resort and spend $

Hilton HHonors members earn ten base points for every dollar spent on your room rate and other eligible room charges, including telephone calls and room service at most of Hilton properties.  In addition, to the 10 HHonors base points, you can earn 5 bonus points per eligible US dollar spent on your room. (For stays at Home2 Suites by Hilton™ hotels, earn 5 HHonors Base Points plus 2.5 Bonus Points per eligible US dollar spent on your room.)

Note-You can have your account set up so that your bonus is airline miles instead of 5 extra Hilton HHonors points.  Read about that here.

Hilton HHonors elite members earn bonus points on the ten base points per $1 as follows:  Silver 15% point bonus, Gold 25% point bonus, Diamond 50% point bonus

2. Use one of your Hilton brand credit cards

With a Hilton HHonors American Express, Hilton HHonors Members earn…….

7X – WHEN YOU STAY
Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands.
5X – WHERE YOU DINE, FUEL UP & SHOP
Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. supermarkets and at U.S. gas stations.
3X – WHEN YOU USE THE CARD ELSEWHERE

If you do not already have the Hilton HHonors American Express card, you can apply here.  Currently, new card members receive 50,000 BONUS POINTS after spending $750 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening and there is no annual fee.

With an American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass Card, Hilton HHonors Members earn…….

12X – WHEN YOU STAY
Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands.
6X – WHERE YOU DINE, FUEL UP & SHOP
Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. supermarkets and at U.S. gas stations.
3X – WHEN YOU USE THE CARD ELSEWHERE

If you do not already have the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass card, you can apply here. Currently, new card members receive 75,000 BONUS POINTS after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening and there is a $75 annual fee.  Note, there is a limited time 100,000 bonus point offer.

With a Citibank Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card, Hilton HHonors Members earn…….

6 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within Hilton HHonors portfolio

3 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent at supermarkets, drugstores & gas stations 2 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on other purchases

If you do not already have the Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card, you can apply here. Usually, new card members receive 40,000 BONUS POINTS after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 4 months from account opening and there is no annual fee.  Note, for a limited time, there is a 75,000 bonus point offer.

3. Transfer points from your American Express Membership Rewards account

If you are a member of American Express Membership Rewards you can transfer your Membership Rewards points, in 1,000-point increments, to your Hilton HHonors account. At the time of this post, 1000 American Express Membership Rewards points equal 1500 Hilton HHonors points, a ratio greater than 1:1—Nice!

4.  Transfer points from your Citi ThankYou Rewards account

If you are a member of Citi ThankYou Rewards you can transfer your ThankYou Rewards points to your Hilton HHonors account. Generally, 1000 Citi ThankYou Rewards points equal 1500 Hilton HHonors points, a ratio greater than 1:1.  Currently, there is a limited time offer where you can get 2 Hilton HHonors points for every one Citi ThankYou point.  Note, this ability to transfer points is only available with the Citi ThankYou Premier card, and the Citi ThankYou Prestige card.

 

 

5.  Transfer points from your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Account and from your Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Account.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club-Flying Club members are able to exchange miles at the following rate: 2 Flying Club miles will get you 3 Hilton HHonors points.

Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles-Starting at 10,000 miles, and in 10,000 miles increments, you can transfer your HawaiianMiles to your Hilton HHonors account at a rate of 1 HawaiianMile equals 1.5 Hilton HHonors points. (or same rate as above of 2 : 3)

6.  Shop At the HHonors Shop-to-Earn Mall

The HHonors Shop-to-Earn mall, is the shopping portal for Hilton HHonors members.  You earn HHonors points when shopping through the portal.

7.  Dine at Participating Restaurants As A Member of the Hilton HHonors Dining Club

As a member of the Hilton HHonors Dining program, you can earn up to eight HHonors Bonus Points for every USD $1 spent at over 11,000 restaurants nationwide.

8. Earn Hilton HHonors points by spending $ with Hilton HHonors partners.

9.  More Ways To Earn

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