All right — who of us has fallen prey to the long-missing, never-visible, Hilton free night certificate?
Whether you hold the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card and enjoy your annual free weekend night certificate, or instead lay claim to the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card and have spent your $15,000 in a year, remembering where and how to use these certs has always been a pain.
As our title suggests, some of that suffering has now been alleviated. Hilton Honors members can now find all their free night certificates in their online accounts, complete with expiration dates. Let’s take a look.
Finding Your Certificate
Fortunately for members, Hilton has made it easy to find these certificates in your Hilton Honors account. First, you’ll need to navigate to Hilton’s website and log into your online account by clicking Sign In:
Once signed in, you’ll need to go back to the upper right and click your name, then the drop-down menu to select Account:
From here, you’ll simply need to scroll down. Hilton has made this really easy and placed your free night certificates directly on your front page, just below the information about your elite status:
As you can see above, the expiration date is clearly displayed. You can also see where you’ve redeemed any free nights, both for upcoming stays and for past stays.
Unfortunately, these still cannot be redeemed online. You’ll need to call 800-446-6677 in order to reserve your free night.
What Are Hilton Free Night Rewards?
For those who are unfamiliar, 3 of Hilton’s credit co-branded credit cards come with the opportunity to earn these certificates.
- Holders of the Amex Aspire card will receive a free weekend night certificate each year upon renewal and a second one after spending $60,000 in a calendar year
- Holders of the Amex Surpass card can earn a free weekend night award after spending $15,000 in a calendar year
- Holders of The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card can earn up to 2 free weekend night certificates each year: 1 after spending $15,000 in a calendar year and a second one when spending $60,000 in a calendar year
Pre-pandemic, these aptly named Weekend Night Rewards were only usable on weekends. This could be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, depending on where you were located. Now through December 31, 2022, however, Hilton has expanded their use to every night of the week, making these much more useful for travelers.
These certificates can be redeemed at nearly any Hilton property worldwide. There are just a few notable exclusions, including all-inclusive property and so-called distinctive properties, but properties like the ultra-high-end Waldorf Astoria Maldives and Conrad Maldives are both available for use with these certificates.
Hot Tip: The Amex Aspire card also comes with a $250 annual resort credit that you can stretch out for stays of multiple nights!
It’s been years since Hilton’s free weekend night certificates launched, and it’s always been an issue that finding them was a matter of sorting through your email. Now you can at least spot them in your Hilton Honors account online, although you’ll still need to call in to redeem them.
The information for the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card and Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.