Free Hilton Points for Changing Your Password Now Working

A few weeks ago, I posted that Hilton was running a promotion where you could earn 1,000 free Hilton points, just by changing your password to encourage users to maintain a more secure account.  Not long after the promotion was supposed to start, Hilton realized that they had a technical glitch, and that they weren’t actually ready to start the promotion yet.  They reached out to me and explained the situation, promising to provide an update when they had sorted out the technical problems. As promised, they did reach out to me to provide an update – they’ve now fixed Continue reading Free Hilton Points for Changing Your Password Now Working

Free Hilton Points and Delta Miles

UPDATE: I received information from Hilton that the promotion below about receiving bonus points for updating your account password is not active yet. They have run into a technical glitch in implementing this promotion, so hang tight on changing your passwords for now. I will remove this update and publish a new post once they let me know that the issue has been corrected on their end so that your bonus points will be credited to your account correctly.

There are 2 interesting promotions going on right now:

1) 1000 Free Hilton Points for updating your online account password
2) 2500 Free Delta Miles if it takes longer than 20 minutes for your checked bag to arrive

Up until now, Hilton accounts have utilized a PIN for logging in. On March 25, 2015 they’ll be changing over to a password system for logging in, since numeric PINs aren’t nearly as secure as alphanumeric passwords. To encourage members to update their accounts and improve security, if you set or update your account password between now and March 8, 2015, you’ll get a completely free 1000 point bonus. Continue reading Free Hilton Points and Delta Miles

Hilton Doubletree Charleston Downtown Historic District

Over Memorial Weekend, the Mrs. Guru and I spent a weekend at the Hilton Doubletree Charleston Downtown.  I had been holding onto 2 free weekend night certificates (which I earned from the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card), and needed to put them to use.  The certificates are only valid for a year, and they would be expiring in early September.  With the retail rate over $400/night, it seemed to be a good use (I think standard rates are around $250/night, but rates seemed to be higher due to the holiday weekend). I called Hilton Reservations and checked availability for using Continue reading Hilton Doubletree Charleston Downtown Historic District

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Exploring the Seychelles (Part 1)

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Special Rate at Hilton Downtown Atlanta – $50/night

The Hilton in Downtown Atlanta is running special rates for stays in November and December, as low as $50 per night.  The rooms can be booked directly at and you can use the Promo Code 0002635191 in honor of Team USA for the upcoming Olympics. There are even flexible/cancellable rates, so even if your plans are tentative, grab a room tentatively (make sure it’s a refundable room for your particular dates) to lock in this rate!