Got Hilton HHonors points? Want to get the best value when redeeming them?
Hilton's recurring Point Stretcher Rewards may be just the ticket.
With the latest iteration of Point Stretcher Rewards, HHonors members can book award nights for 40 percent fewer points from January through June 30, 2011, at more than 1,800 participating hotels, including Conrad, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, and Homewood Suites.
Deal or No Deal
Six months of significantly discounted award nights at about half of Hilton's family of hotels—that's an enticing proposition.
But don't expect all hotels to have discounted nights throughout the published promotion period.
For each hotel, there's a table on Hilton's website showing which dates are available for booking at the Point Stretcher rates. And the available dates are spotty.
In the U.S., for example, many hotels have discounted nights available during January and, to a lesser extent, in February—but nothing during the rest of the promotion period.
Still, 40 percent is a substantial savings and adds significant extra value to HHonors points.
If you can find dates and hotels that coincide with your upcoming trips, these deals are well worth taking advantage of. You might even want to review the list of participating hotels and plan a trip around one or more of them.
Reader Reality Check
Have you taken advantage of past Point Stretcher discounts?
This time around, are there enough participating hotels and available dates to make this viable for you?
This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.