Hilton recently announced their Q2 2012 promotion and it offers double points or double miles. This promotion runs from April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012 and is the same one that ran in Q3 2011. I wish I had more insight to share about this promotion but there isn’t much new to say. It seems like they’re just recycling promotions but offering them in different quarters.
The Q1 2012 promotion is similar to the Q2 2011 promotion. The only difference is the 5,000 bonus points for a 2-night weekend stay. As you can see, the pattern (if you can call it that) that’s starting to emerge is that the 2012 promos are working on a delayed schedule from 2011.
Assuming this pattern continues, the Q3 2012 promotion would be the Q4 2011 promotion. That promotion offered one free night for every four stays but I don’t see that happening. The third quarter would run from July through the end of September. Two-thirds of Q3 are made up of summer months where families are traveling and going on vacations. A free nights promotion doesn’t seem like one that would run during these months. This why Hilton ran it in Q4 when the kids are back in school and there is less family travel.