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Hilton is offering a nice bonus when booking a stay at any of its properties in Las Vegas, although it’d be worth comparing rates if you have a AAA and/or AARP membership because in some cases the lower price from those rates could be a better option.
- Earn 7,500 bonus points per stay when staying at Hilton properties in Las Vegas.
- Direct link to offer.
- Book by November 12, 2021 for stays through December 29, 2021.
This has the potential to be a great offer, especially if you’re only booking stays of one night at a time. 7,500 Hilton points can be conservatively valued at $30 and those points are on top of the 2x or 3x points you’ll earn from their latest promotion and any bonus points you’ll earn from status and/or by paying for the stay with a Hilton credit card.
The ‘Make Vegas Yours’ rate doesn’t seem to artificially inflate prices. Instead, it appears to match the Best Available Rate or Flexible Rate, so getting 7,500 bonus points works out very nicely if that’s the rate you’d be booking anyway.
If you have a AAA or AARP membership, or if you’re booking a few weeks ahead of time and don’t mind booking a non-refundable rate, you might do better.
For example, at one randomly chosen Hilton property for a stay tonight, the Make Vegas Yours and Best Available Rate were both $148 per night before the resort fee and taxes. Both the AAA and AARP rates were $24 per night cheaper though. While 7,500 bonus points on that one night stay would still be slightly more valuable, if you were staying for two or more nights you’d be better off booking the AAA or AARP rate.
When booking for dates in the future, choosing a non-refundable rate could achieve something similar. For example, a five night stay at Elara in December could cost $148 per night with the Make Vegas Your promo giving 7,500 bonus points, while choosing the non-refundable rate would only cost $137 per night. That’s $11 per night cheaper, so $55 less across the whole stay before taxes and fees.
In this particular scenario it might still be preferable to book the Make Vegas Yours rate seeing as it’s refundable, but it means the 7,500 bonus points option isn’t a no-brainer.
I’m a little late to the party, but I think I have a nice stack. Tropicana has weekday nights for $46 in November plus a $37 resort fee (+ tax). Total stay should be under $95 all in. This should get me 7,500 points, of course. But also Tropicana counts as a resort and I believe by paying for the stay with my Hilton Aspire, it will get credited back as part of the $250 resort credit? So essentially 3 separate nights will cost me $35 and I’ll get $90 worth of points from the promotion plus whatever I earn with the card. With no other option for the resort credit this year, this sounds pretty good to me!
I don’t see where you opt into this offer. Would this count for a booking made back in September for a November Stay that was made using Platinum card & Amex Travel Portal to book the Crockfords at Resort World for the FHR benefits?
It’s not a promotion you register for – you have to book a ‘Make Vegas Yours’ rate. If you didn’t book under that rate, you won’t be eligible for the bonus points. This promotion is only available when booking on Hilton’s website or app, so an FHR booking wouldn’t be eligible.
Is it against the rules to book several 1 night stays back to back to increase the value of the promo?
The problem is that they might merge your reservations and so you’d only end up with one set of 7,500 points. If you’re traveling with a partner, something safer would be booking one night under your account, then one under theirs, then one under yours, etc. This can be a hassle though because it means having to check out and back in each day; lots of hotels will let you stay in the same room, but it’s up to you whether it’s worth the effort.