Hilton has enabled registration for their first quarter points promotion. The promo officially launches on January 7, 2013 and covers stays between then and March 31. HHonors members can choose to earn either double points or double miles for all stays during the promo period.

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For members choosing double points only the base points will be doubled. For members choosing double miles either the variable or fixed miles earnt will be doubled. The promo covers all nights during the promo period, even if check-in/check-out occur outside the promo dates. Also be aware of the hotels not participating in the promo; the list is rather long.

Once a particular earning style is chosen it cannot be changed. Choose wisely, else you suffer the fate of so many who have chosen poorly.

This promo still isn’t enough to sway my hotel spending patterns. That said, if you’re already an HHonors aficionado the bonus earning won’t hurt. I’ll still be registering for double miles just in case I have a stay.