As Deals We Like and View From the Wing have already posted, Hilton announced their second quarter 2012 promotion this morning offering either double points or double airline miles for stays April 1 to June 30, 2012.
Registration is required and once you pick either double points or double miles, your selection cannot be changed during the promotion period. All paid, published hotel rates are eligible, including advance purchase rates, but the list of non-participating properties is quite large once again, generally including the lower-tier Hilton brands who haven’t participated in past promotions. Also, if you select bonus points, they do not count toward elite tier qualification.
This type of promo doesn’t sway me to start mattress running with Hilton beyond my planned stays, but it’s at least a little something extra without having to do anything different (except registering). Stays previously booked that fall within the date range qualify for the promotion so long as you register prior to checking in.
As for me, I went with double miles since the majority of my stays are typically for one night at flagship Hilton properties at the lowest rate and I’ll get more value out of the 1,000 airline miles.