[Discontinued] How to Use the Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall to Earn More Points

Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Shopping Portal

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Update: Hilton discontinued the Shop-to-Earn Mall on September 1, 2018. We’ll update if they launch a replacement.

Want to earn even more Hilton Honors points simply by online shopping? Just a few extra clicks and you’re on your way. Yep—it’s that easy!

This article will outline everything you need to know to use the Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall to earn extra points on purchases you’re already making!

How to Log In

To earn Hilton Honors points for online shopping purchases, customers must first log in to the Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall.

If you’re already a Hilton Honors member, you don’t need to create a new or separate login; use the account you already have when logging in.

If you are not an existing Hilton Honors member, you will need to join Hilton Honors by creating a new account. Simply fill in a quick form and you’re done! Plus, it’s free to sign up.

Depending on your status, click the “Join Hilton Honors” or “Log in” button; you will either see a pop-up or be directed to a new page to continue.

Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall
Image courtesy of shoptoearn.hiltonhonors.com.

Basics of Using the Program

Once you’ve successfully logged in to the portal, you can browse merchants and special offers. While the portal itself doesn’t look as modern as some of the others, it works similarly.

As you can see in the first photo above, there is a small toolbar at the top to help navigate by merchants and bonus points. You can browse merchants from A-Z or search for a specific one by name.

On the left-hand side of the homepage, there are offer filters and category filters like apparel, food and drink, health and wellness, etc.

Clicking on a specific retailer will take you to a new page that shows the current offer for points per dollar and whether any special offers are activate. Additionally, you can read a brief a description of the company, merchant location, currency, and purchase conditions.

Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall
Specific merchant details. Image courtesy of shoptoearn.hiltonhonors.com.

In order to receive bonus points for shopping online, you must click the gold “Shop Now” button. You will then be redirected to the merchant’s site where you can shop as usual.

Your purchases are automatically tracked by Hilton via cookies, so make sure they’re enabled on your browser or you won’t earn your points!

Once a qualifying purchase is made, Hilton Honors states it could take up to 90 days for points to appear in your account depending on the specific merchant’s policy. Also, if you’ve made travel-related purchases (including hotels and rental cars), the points will only appear after the travel segment has been completed. Even then, customers can expect the points to reflect in their accounts up to 90 days post travel.

Shoppers should also be aware that there is no way to retroactively apply bonus points at this time. That means you must go through the shopping portal first to receive your points!

Special Offers

Hilton Honors doesn’t seem to offer special promotions like a number of other portals.

They do, however, make it easy to see which merchants are offering bonus points per dollar at any given time. Simply click the “Bonus Points” tab in the top toolbar, and you’ll see all merchants offering a bonus above their usual earnings ratio.

For example, at the time of this writing, Bed Bath & Beyond was offering 6 points per $1 instead of their usual 3 points per $1. You can also see that they clearly state when the bonus expires.

Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall
As you can see, bonus offers are clearly marked. Image courtesy of shoptoearn.hiltonhonors.com.

Example Retailers

While the Holton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall doesn’t have the breadth of some popular airline portals in terms of available retailers, there are still literally hundreds of merchants to choose from.

At the time of writing, these were some of the better earning rates being offered:

  • TurboTax: 11 points per $1
  • The Vitamin Shoppe: 9 points per $1
  • Kiehl’s: 6 points per $1
  • StubHub: 5 points per $1
  • FedEx Office: 4 points per $1
  • … and many more

Using Credit Cards to Earn Extra Points

There are plenty of credit card options that can help you earn Hilton Honors points. However, while you can transfer Membership Rewards, you will generally get much better value from them by transferring to airline partners instead of Hilton.

American Express Hilton Honors Cards

Hot Tip: Check out our comparison of the benefits and perks of each Hilton Honors credit card for more details.

American Express Membership Rewards Cards

Recommended American Express Cards (Personal)

The Platinum Card® from American Express - There's currently a new welcome bonus offer of 75,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $5,000 on purchases in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn 10x points in the first 6 months on eligible purchases at U.S. Gas Stations and U.S. Supermarkets (on up to $15,000 in combined purchases).

This is our #1 card for accessing 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide (including Priority Pass). We leverage ~$3,000+ in benefits and perks from the card every year. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum Card, click here.
American Express® Gold Card - We love using this card as it earns 4x points at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery, and 4x points at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 per calendar year; then 1x. Terms Apply). There's no better card in our opinion if you eat out and/or shop at supermarkets regularly; and you'll have access to many benefits and perks.

With a welcome bonus of 60,000 points after you spend $4,000 in your first 6 months, it's a strong choice. For rates and fees of the Amex Gold Card, click here.

Recommended American Express Cards (Business)

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express - Right now, there's a new welcome bonus of 85,000 points plus earn 5x points on eligible purchases in 5 select business categories, up to 80,000 bonus points per category, all within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms apply.

See how we get ~$5,525+ in value per year by leveraging many of the benefits & perks, including access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide. For rates & fees of the Business Platinum, click here.
American Express® Business Gold Card - probably our favorite Amex business card because we earn 4x points across the top 2 select categories that we spend the most money in each month, such as Facebook or Google ads. The 4x points applies to the first $150,000 in combined purchases from these 2 categories each calendar year. After that, you earn 1x. Terms Apply. For rates & fees of the Business Gold Card, click here.
The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express - A super simple, no annual fee card that earns you 2x points on everyday business purchase, up to $50,000 annually. After that, then 1x. That makes for an easy 100,000 points per year. For rates and fees of the Blue Business Plus, click here.

Final Thoughts

Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall
Image courtesy of hiltonhonors3.hilton.com.

If you’re a Hilton Honors points collector, you should certainly be using the Shop-to-Earn Mall!

Need new business cards? Cash in on the Vistaprint offer and feel your points multiply with each card you hand out.

Want to send a bit of cheer to a loved one?  Buy flowers through the portal and earn some cheer for yourself.

In reality, it only takes a few extra clicks…and if you’re using an optimized credit card, you’ll rack up those points in no time!

The information regarding the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express  click here.
For rates and fees of the American Express® Gold Card, click here.
For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of the American Express® Business Gold Card, click here.
For rates and fees of The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Hilton Honors American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, click here.

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About Dr. Erin Miller

Erin currently maintains her status as Alex's adventure-seeking partner-in-crime and contributes to Upgraded Points through in-depth content creation & relationship management.
She caught the travel bug just after high school when her grandmother took her on a two-week, whirlwind trip around Europe. That was that - she's been gallivanting around the globe ever since (26 countries & counting)!

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