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Hilton's Summer Promotion: Double Points or Miles

For HHonors members who have been waiting for Hilton to mount an especially generous bonus promotion to take some of the sting out of last year's severe devaluation of the HHonors program, this upcoming offer will be a disappointment.

Offer Details

Between May 1 and July 31, Hilton HHonors members can earn double base points or double airline miles for stays at participating hotels.

Registration is required, at which point you'll be asked to choose either double points or miles. The decision can't be reversed, so choose carefully.

Deal or No Deal

As bonuses go, double points are pretty uninspiring.

Further undermining the promotion's value, there are around 600 hotels that are not participating in the promotion, the great majority of which are in the U.S.

If points are a priority, and you're not a committed Hilton partisan, you'll probably find better bonus offers for summer hotel stays elsewhere.

If you do opt to stay with Hilton on the strength of this promotion, be sure to check that long list of non-participating properties to confirm that you'll actually earn the bonus.

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This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.

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