Instant Hilton Gold Status?

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Hilton has a promotion for HHonors Gold status through 05/31/13 with a Visa Infinite card.
You’ll also get 40,000 points for making 4 stays by 05/31/12.

Fatal flaw? They only ask for the first 6 digits, which are generic…hello 411945.

The program is intended for residents of “Australia, Hong Kong, China, Korea Singapore, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Philippines” Still it worked just fine on my account.

Of course they’ll probably shut this down once they realize once they’ve done and may even revoke the Gold status of those that register, time will tell! Just don’t come whining to me when they do revoke your gold status as you’ve been warned…

Benefits themselves are meager with the main benefits being discounted award stays (which you get anyways for life with the permanent Silver status you get if you have the free Hilton Visa card)and free internet, but you may be able to use it to status match or challenge to other programs like Hyatt Diamond, where you get 4 free confirmed suite upgrades after matching and you get 2 free nights in a suite for applying for the Hyatt Visa Card as a diamond.  Many Hyatt hotels will even give free kosher breakfasts and wine/champagne to diamonds.  Then again Hyatt has gotten stricter about matching (especially after the last Hilton Gold debacle when they were bombarded with requests) and may require a minimum amount of stays in your Hilton account to match.

HT: Gary

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Misterstuf

Already getting an error when I try it… Might be DOA.

shimon

got it thanks!!

Columbiadorm

Got it. Ty !

Yitzi

Not working by me. Wats infinite visa?

HyShai

Got it. For some reason only worked in Chrome and not FF.

Misterstuf

Now it’s working.
Thanks Dan!

joeb1

im in..u get gold status immediately?

moo

error. boooo

yos

thanks got it!

Coach

Worked…..for now.

joeb1

@moo:

do it again

joeb1

By completing four qualifying stays at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio by 31 May 2012 —and paying with their Visa Infinite card—-, all registered HHonors Members will also earn a one-time additional bonus of 40,000

yos

@joeb1: yes immediate

moo

whoops, made a mistake. Now i got it Thanks dan!!
Can this be matched for Hyatt diamond?

David

Worked with Chrome. Not FF.

News

Thanks Dan, just signed up for the program, this is what it shows on my account

#: 3313******
HHonors Gold

0 TOTAL POINTS

Qualifying Summary  what’s this?

Stays Completed: 0
Nights Completed: 0
Base Points: 0

News

Can you explain what matching means? Im pretty new to this

Thanks

yos

I have 100,000 points whats good to redeem for?

Reuven

Didn’t work on FF, or Chrome the first time, but worked the second time on Chrome

moo

Yah, it worked for me in chrome

alef

not working on both ff and chrome.

Nd

Wow instant upgrade to gold what happens if I cancel my reservation do I lose gold?

joeb1

@Nd: u dont need a reservation

Nd

@joeb1: But do u still get the 40,000 points if u don’t stay?

joeb1

no

Deal Guy

Thanks! After a number of tries it worked

ShmuliT

Got Gold! Thanks.
Used chrome and put in a relatives Australian address.
Then added a USA address and requested a card to it.

Sam

The internet access is only if I have a room in the hotel, right? (not sitting in the lobby?)

Josh

got it!

zev

worked like a charm, just signed up for hhonors then followed link, and boom instant gold.

Zev XXXXX
HHonors #: 33XXX23XX

HHonors Gold

0 TOTAL POINTS

Qualifying Summary what’s this?

Stays Completed: 0
Nights Completed: 0
Base Points: 0

Gary

Do I ask the status match to hyatt diamond during the cc application or after being approved i need to call csr? Got it btw – thx dan

Tova

Still worked for me now, Friday morning!

Steve

Just tried it, used the generic 6 digits entered my HH logon info and done. I have a question with 4 stays, I am planning 2 stays of 2 nights each, Should I book one night and then rebook after the first night for each of my stays so that it seems like it was 4 stays?
Thanks
S

Shlomo

Worked for me! Thanks Dan

different

anyone tried in last hour seems dead to me i tried alredy with 3 browsers

Joesol

Got gold, thanks Dan!!
How do you Status match?

Yong

Just wanted to comment that Hyatt Diamond status is the equivalent of Hilton Diamond status, not Gold, so I don’t think you’d be able to status match to Hyatt that way. If anything, they’d just give you Hyatt Platinum status, which normally requires 5 stays or 15 nights to attain.

phone201

just got it…thanks

hilton

An error came up when I tried to do it. Possibly dead?

hilton

worked the 2nd time. Thanks

Dan
ND

I called to get status match and the only thing they offered was a trial for 60 days and to keep it I would have to stay 15 nights. Is there a way to get matched for a year?

Dan

@ND:
They stopped doing full year matches.
However the 60 day match is long enough to get the 4 free suite upgrades and to apply for the Hyatt Visa card and get 2 free nights in a suite at any Hyatt in the world.

A

I applied for a status match in the first week of August and they gave me 90 days to complete the offer.

Judah

Just did it. Worked.

No clue yet how any of this status match stuff works and if this is even worth anything to me…

justin

Worked for me! Awesome. free gold status 🙂

Mendel

Worked 4 me thanks

Scott

On the HHonors statement that gets emailed to you monthly, does status read “Gold” or “Gold VIP”?

dov

just did it and it worked!! Thanks Dan!!

Postville

Tnx! it worked for me!

How i ask Hayatt to enroll me in their Diamond program?

I have Gold Status with BestWestern, i stay about twice a week on a Ramada & 4 times a month in a BestWestern. its better to get their points, the Hayatt or Hilton? ( i dont have any of their CC)

Tnx

lol@13$

so how much is 40k hhonors points actually worth?

eds

The 40,000 pts will only post if you use a Visa Infinte card for the 4 stays. Hyatt and Starwood has gotten very strict on the status matches, they pretty much want some indication that you are going to be a continuing valuable customer.

eds

@Postville:

If you are staying that much in hotels and there are starwood, hilton, or hyatt’s available you should switch in a heartbeat. Ramada (Wyndham rewards and BW’s programs are not even in the same ballpark. Starwood points are well known to be the most valuable. Run, don’t walk to one of those three programs. Plus, with that many stays you should probably pick two of the major programs and get top tier status in each.

eds

@lol@13$:

Most people would give hilton points to have a value of around $.006-007 each.

Miguel

Dan, the 411945 number is NOT generic. It is for Russia! Is Russia considered to be part of Central Europe??

David

Instant Gold…
HOWEVER… I suppose this won´t work to status match to Hyatt within the next 72 hours and upgrade my 2 nights at the Park Hyatt Place Vendome in Paris to a suite. Wishful thinking! I´ll wait on the status match request until I´m looking at a Hyatt stay coming up later on.

joeb1

@Scott:
same thing

APoshiterYid

Account instantly switched from Blue to Gold!
Thanks Dan!

Dude

If hyatt agress to a 60 day status match. Do the suites need to b usd withn that period?

Erica

Does this still work? I tried it, but need to reserve a room. Anyone else have that problem? Or did I wait too long?

sruli

I did exactly as you said dan, and I stayed at the hilton in indianapolis and they gave me a free suite and free breakfast and the executive chef came over to me and said that if I ever come again to call before and he will arrange to have a kosher breakfast for me. He said I should do the same at any of their properties.

Mocha

DEAD

yossi

Is there another set of numbers that would work? 411945 comes up as invalid.

Dan

Is there another set of numbers that would work? 411945 comes up as invalid

Joel

456598 works

ben

456598 worked for me too

MaTi

Got it worked and the Kingfisher also!

Thanks DAN!!!!!!

Yehuda

I need another code becaus both of those are invalid

never a problem

442394 works

fubar

looks like they might have caught on… the codes are valid but I keep getting the message “Invalid Registration – Please contact the Hilton HHonors Service Center for assistance.” — anyone else run into this?

never a problem

Change the country of residence to match that of the Visa Infinite code. You can then change your address back in your HHonors account when Gold status is confirmed.

isac

@never a problem:

where is 442394 from, which country?

Marcus

FYI, still works if you change your HHonors address to Russia first.

Pinay Jodi

I don’t get it.. I’m staying here at the Oriental Hotels in the Philippines. Is there any Hilton Visa Cards here? Even I’m not in Hyatt?

Shmelly

Just worked for me using the original instructions.

Nechama

Anyone know if this still works? I am going to Paris is 2 weeks and would love to get hyatt diamond status and this seems to be the only way, when I went to the link it is asking for 16 numbers, does that mean that they fixed the glitch?
any other ideas???

greg

hey i think im missing something here..the 6 digits are coming up as an invalid cc. Am i supposed to be on the hh sign up page first?

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