Hilton HHonors Status Match Update
Late last year Hilton HHonors offered a status match where you could submit proof of elite status with a competing chain and they would match that status through March, 2017. That was a great offer and I along with many of you decided to take advantage of Hilton’s generosity.
That status match eventually went away, but Hilton brought it back a few weeks ago with a new requirement that you have to show proof of at least one stay. There was one other difference too. This time the match page had conflicting information. In one spot it said the matched status would last through 2017, while in another it said 2018. Thankfully I have good news. Hilton has updated the match page and has confirmed the new status will be good through March, 2018!
A lot of people have been asking me if they can “re-match” their status. In other words, if you got the status match through 2017 a few months ago, can you re-submit the match to extend that status through 2018? Well, while I can’t officially say yes, it worked for me!
Shortly after this new 2018 match came out, I submitted proof of my Hyatt Diamond status and recent stays. While I have not received an email from Hilton, today I contacted their Twitter team to ask them to check the expiration date of my status. This is what they said:
Thank you for your inquiry. Your Diamond tier status is valid through March 2018. Have a great day!
While I can’t guarantee they will do this for everyone (rules tend to change for these sorts of things), it does seem you can re-match your status.
How to Submit A Hilton HHonors Match
Submitting a Hilton HHonors status match is easy. Simply head over to the Hilton HHonors status match website and fill out your name, email address, HHonors number and which loyalty program you are matching from. They will also have you upload proof of elite status and a recent stay with the competing chain. According to the site, this is what you need:
Acceptable forms of status validation include a screenshot of your current account status or your membership card. Acceptable forms of stay validation include a screenshot of your previous reservations or hotel receipt, redacting any personal information other than your name and membership number.
I am really excited that I now have top-tier Hilton HHonors status for two full years. While I still haven’t had the chance to enjoy this new status, I will soon enough and thanks to all of the great Hilton card offers lately, I have a ton of points to use for redemptions.
Did you re-match your status? Did you match for the first time? Share your experiences with the Hilton HHonors status match in the comments!