Hilton Hotel Credit Social Media
I am going to be in San Francisco soon and needed a room for one night in the city. After looking through the various options, I found a great rate at the Hilton in Union Square. Since I now have Diamond status through their previous match, I figured why not and booked the hotel.
After booking, I was surprised to find the following message pop-in.
So as you can see I clicked the “Tweet on Twitter” option and sent out a tweet. (Using a secondary Twitter account that I have for Amex Offers.) A few moments later I received an email with my $15 certificate for use at the property!
And while that “View terms” language stands out at the bottom, the actual terms of the certificate aren’t bad. Very few strings attached.
To redeem this offer, please present this certificate to the Front Desk at check-in. Offer is valid for stays at participating properties in the Hilton portfolio. A folio credit of up to US$15 or currency equivalent will be awarded. Folio credit will be applied toward food and beverage charges at eligible hotel outlets only and excludes room rate, corresponding taxes, gratuity and select activities as determined by property. Folio credits are not transferable, not redeemable for cash, are void after checkout and cannot be applied toward future stays.
The other neat thing for your friends/family is they get a discount and bonus points if they use that link to book. You’ll see below why that isn’t a great deal now, but it is something that could be useful in the future.
I have never seen this with Hilton or with anyone else to be honest. I wonder if this $15 perk is limited to just this hotel or if it is something new they are rolling out.
One More Thing
Seconds after booking my stay on their site impulsively, I remembered that I can earn 5,000 bonus points by going through their app to book. That is definitely a better deal than the 5% cashback ($6) I will earn through a portal. Still, I am intrigued by this credit and this program. Has anyone else seen this before?