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Hilton Honors Extends Free Night Certificates for Amex Cardholders

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For many travelers, finding ways to redeem their hotel credit card’s free night certificates has been quite difficult over the past 15 months. Fortunately, virtually every hotel program has done the right thing by extending these certificates to a more reasonable redemption timeline.

Now Hilton Honors has extended these certificates once again in an effort to provide more flexibility to its members. So, if you’re a Hilton Honors credit cardholder, here are the details of the latest extension.

Hilton Honors Extends Free Night Certificates

Hilton Honors credit cardholders with free night certificates issued before May 1, 2020, that were set to expire August 31, 2021, are now valid until January 3, 2022.

Free night certificates that were issued after May 1, 2020, but before December 31, 2020, are valid for 24 months from their issue date. Certificates issued between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, will expire on December 31, 2022.

Hot Tip: With a few Hilton Honors credit cards to choose from, how are you to know which is the best one for you? Compare the benefits and perks of the Amex Hilton Honors credit cards in our helpful guide.

Use Your Free Night Certificate for a Caribbean Getaway

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Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels Resorts. Image Credit: Hilton

You could redeem your free night certificate at the Zemi Beach House in Anguilla, a 2-time winner of the Best Resort in the Caribbean that offers a complimentary breakfast each morning and views overlooking Shoal Bay.

Standard rooms start at 95,000 Hilton Honors points, or about $500 per night, making the property a high-value option for your free night certificate.

Need more ideas? See the best Hilton luxury hotels to book with points for maximum value.

Final Thoughts

While travel is beginning to pick back up, this is certainly a welcome extension for many Hilton Honors members who were facing a rapidly approaching use-it-or-lose-it scenario with their free night certificates. Fortunately, with all certificates being extended until at least 2022, this is no longer something that they need to worry about!

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About Jarrod West

Boasting a portfolio of over 20 cards, Jarrod has been an expert in the points and miles space for over 6 years. He earns and redeems over 1 million points per year and his work has been featured in outlets like The New York Times.


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