Hotels are varied in class, safety, and preference. I have had the opportunity to stay in a variety of hotels. Hilton Garden Inn is apart of the Hilton Brand.
How I Did It
One night, I didn’t have any place to go and asked if I could charge the laptop I was using in the lobby of a Hampton Inn that was in the area of the previous hotel I had stayed at. I ended up staying close to a month, maybe more at that particular Hampton Inn. This was also during the pandemic, executive orders for Michigan. Because I signed up that night for Hilton Honors, I accumulated points for the stays that were under my name and Honors Member number at the hotel. Needless to say, the points were enough for me to book a free two–night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn. I paid $9.22 in taxes and fees. If you are familiar with the prices at Hilton Garden Inn, some nights a hotel room can be over $100.00, like $102 -$109 dollars before taxes and fees. Points are really a benefit. Being a Hilton Honors Member is a benefit. Outside of point accumulation, you also can receive Honor Rates when available.
I booked the room online using my points and my debit card to make the reservation. It was $9.22. Once, I got to the hotel, there was a refundable incidental fee, that I also had to have authorized on my debit card. After, checking out, my final price for the room was $9.22. That is a great deal!
What Are Points?
Points are a system of value that works like money but isn’t money! You can’t redeem it for money. You can earn points from stays, flights, rideshare, etc., Depending on the brand or merchant that is giving the points determines ways you can earn the points and how you can use them. With Hilton Honors, you can earn points and you can buy points. I earned points. With every stay and for listening to calls after talking with a Hilton Honors Representative via phone.
How You Can Do It
- Sign up to be a Hilton Honors member.
- Stay at any Hilton hotel to accumulate points.
- Earn any of the ways listed on the Hilton Honors Website.
- Listen to phone calls when offered after talking to a live Hilton Honors Representative.
- You can also purchase points. They recently had a match points promotion going on, where if you buy a certain amount of points, they match the points.
- You can also take surveys when offered to you to earn Hilton Honors points.
- Once you accumulate enough points, find a Hilton Garden Inn or any Hilton Hotel that you would like to stay at and book it!