You can only register for either double base points or double miles, and once you make your choice, your selection cannot be changed. Bonus points do not count toward tier qualification. There is a very long list of hotels that have opted-out of participating in this promotion, so make sure you take a look before making your bookings!
Remember that the Hilton HHonors program offers three methods of earning points/miles you can choose from:
- HHonors Points + HHonors Points: 10 base points + 5 bonus points per eligible dollar spent
- HHonors Points + Variable Miles: 10 base points + 1 airline mile per eligible dollar spent
- HHonors Points + Fixed Miles: 10 base points per eligible dollar spent + 500 airline miles per stay
Note that the list above does not apply to Hampton Inns & Suites, Homewood Suites, and Home2 Suites, which all have reduced earn rates! Click here to see the full earn rate details for those brands.
So with this promotion, if you select the points-only option, you will earn 20 base points + 5 bonus points per eligible dollar spent. If you select the variable miles option, you will earn 10 base points + 2 airline miles per eligible dollar spent. If you select the fixed miles option, you will earn 10 base points per eligible dollar spent + 1,000 airline miles per stay. Be aware that double points and miles at Hampton Inns & Suites, Homewood Suites, and Home2 Suites will be based on their specific earn rates. Miles earning rates may also vary by airline, so take a look at this full list of partners for details.
This is not a terribly good promotion from Hilton, and I would personally wait for all the other Q2 2012 hotel promotions to be announced before making any bookings. However, it never hurts to register for these promotions in advance just in case you forget later on.