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Hilton Int'l Sale vs. HHonors Points

Talent312

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A minor dilemma...
Hilton has put its international hotel rooms on sale. They call it the "January Sale." You get 50% off and free breakfast on weekends thru August, if you book and prepay this month.

It just so happens that I'll be in Edinburgh and a double at the Caledonian that goes for $240 USD can be had for $120 USD (w-breakfast). Its a good deal, but what if you could use your HH-points to book a room there for free?

Do I take advantage of the sale and save my points for some other time? Or do I use my points for a free-stay?
 

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I'd take advantage of the sale, purchase it with my HHonors credit card (Amex or Visa) and get the Hhonors points that come with the stay.
 

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Is this for everyone, or only Hilton owners? Is Friday part of the deal? Is London included?
 

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This sale is open to the public.
Fridays are included.
All Hilton's in London are included (19 of 'em listed).

This page on Hilton's website explains: http://tinyurl.com/9f7med
Some Fine Print:
Discount relates to the hotel’s regular BED AND BREAKFAST rate. Book by 31/1/09 and stay by 31/8/09. Offer valid for a maximum stay of 3 nights for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some hotels vary regarding day of stay requirements. Rates are per room/per night and exclude taxes, gratuities and incidental charges. Local market defines weekend and as such, weekend benefits may only be valid on a Friday and Saturday. Late checkout subject to availability at some hotels.
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BTW, I concur with saving my points. If I can get the room for 1/2-price, using points would devalue them by 1/2... better to use them for a non-sale date.
 
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