COMPETITION: – win Hilton Gold status for 2019 + latest Hilton promotions

To celebrate the New Year we will be giving away Hilton Honors Gold Status to one lucky reader. The competition will run until midnight on Sunday 6 January 2019. You can enter at the bottom of the page and this time you don’t need social media to enter!

What do you get with Hilton Gold Status?

Normally to get Hilton Gold status you would need 20 stays, 40 nights or 75,000 Hilton Honors Base Points but TLFL is giving this away free. The benefits I value most for this is the free breakfast which can be worth a lot in somewhere like a Conrad and the room upgrades. You also get:


With Gold elite status, you automatically receive a 80% bonus on all the Hilton Honors Base Points you earn.


Silver, Gold and Diamond members will get every 5th night free when booking a reward stay of five nights or more using all Points.


Members with Gold status receive all the benefits in the lower tiers:

  • Guaranteed Discount: A discounted, changeable & refundable rate is exclusively available for Hilton Honors Members.
  • Digital Check-In: choose your room, and customize your stay from your mobile device up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Complimentary in-room and lobby Standard Internet access during stays at Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Canopy™ by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Tapestry Collection by Hilton™, Embassy Suites Hotels™ and Hilton Grand Vacations™
  • Quick reservations and check-ins based on your room preferences
  • Late check-out
  • 2nd Guest stays free
  • Two complimentary bottles of water per stay (at Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Tapestry Collection by Hilton™ Embassy Suites Hotels™, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Hilton Grand Vacations™ hotels)


Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts

  • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
  • 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or a daily complimentary continental breakfast in the hotel’s designated restaurant for you and up to one additional guest registered to the same room each day of your stay

LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™ and Tapestry Collection by Hilton™

  • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
  • 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or a complimentary continental breakfast for you and up to one additional guest registered to the same room each day of your stay

Canopy™ by Hilton

  • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
  • 500 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay

Embassy Suites Hotels™

  • 500 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or two snack/refreshment choices per stay

Hilton Garden Inn™

  • 750 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or a complimentary Hot Cooked-to-Order Breakfast for you and up to one additional guest registered to the same room each day of your stay

Hampton by Hilton™

  • 250 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or choice of snack and non-alcoholic beverage

Tru by Hilton™

  • 250 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or choice of snack and 2 bottles of water per stay

Homewood Suites by Hilton™

  • 250 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or two bottles of water and sweet snack per stay

Home2 Suites by Hilton™

  • 100 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or choice of snack and bottled water per stay

Hilton Grand Vacations™

  • 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay

For Members visiting our properties in the Maldives, please click here to view our specific Hilton Honors offerings in this region.

How else can you get Hilton Honors Gold?

If you don’t win there are several other ways you can get Hilton Honors Gold status without staying with Hilton for the required amount of nights. If you take out an American Express Platinum card this comes with Hilton Gold status along with several other hotel statuses. Similarly, the Founders card which is not a credit card but a paid for card which gets you exclusive benefits also comes with Hilton Gold. Finally, you could also try a status match with Hilton if you have status with another hotel chain. You can apply for a status match on this page. 

Hilton latest promotions

If you are after points Hilton’s latest promotion starts on 4 January offering a 2000 point bonus on every stay until 5 May 2019. You also earn an extra 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every five stays or ten nights you complete, whichever you achieve first. Existing bookings prior to registration will still count. The registration page is here.

If you need to book some hotels there are two sales going on:

Asia Pacific which you can read about here

Europe, Middle East and Africa which is here

Enter the Hilton competition here

Hilton Honors Gold



121 Comments on "COMPETITION: – win Hilton Gold status for 2019 + latest Hilton promotions"

  1. Vincent Chan | 2 January 2019 at 6:43 am | Reply

    Great article

  2. I would like to win Hilton Gold please.

  3. It certainly pays to be loyal to one brand!

  4. Donna GODDARD | 2 January 2019 at 7:24 am | Reply

    Entered! Happy new year!

  5. Marcia Costa | 2 January 2019 at 7:42 am | Reply

    Lovely prize! Hoping to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. Nice promotion, thanks.

  7. David Hunter | 2 January 2019 at 7:58 am | Reply

    Great competition. Always enjoy reading your advice.

  8. I know this is for a competition but it is really interesting to find out what you actually get with Hilton gold membership. Thank you. Becca

  9. Thank you for the information on status matching.

  10. I lost elite status a few years ago, it would be nice to have it again

  11. Fingers crossed

  12. HNY!

  13. Entered!

    Happy New Year to all! 🙂

  14. Fingers crossed!

  15. Great desl

  16. I would love to win this, love the blog, read every day

  17. Happy New Year.

  18. Great competition to start the year with! Hope you have a chance to do more of these in 2019! 🙂

  19. Happy New Year! 🙂

  20. Sounds great, fingers crossed

  21. Happy New Year. Let’s hope Qatar decide to have some great deals very soon as well!!!!

  22. Good luck, everyone!

  23. James McMorrow | 2 January 2019 at 9:12 am | Reply

    Great Prize!

  24. Just short of 3 stays to be Gold…just love the Hilton Brand..ReLly hope we’re lucky…

  25. I have entered. Love this blog, keep up the good work!!

  26. Robert Akers | 2 January 2019 at 9:16 am | Reply

    Sounds good

  27. Loving the status match link! Thanks. Lovely promotion. Appreciated.

  28. Nice start to 2019

  29. Nice one!

  30. I would like to win

  31. Thank you for providing daily and informative articles. One of the few mail shots that i read in full regularly, Thank you.

  32. Sarju Mistry | 2 January 2019 at 9:25 am | Reply

    Keep up the good work, hoping to hear more about Star Alliance as well.

  33. As ever, loads to learn on TLFL! Thanks folks!

  34. I never even knew there was such a thing as status matching. Thanks TLFL, and happy new year.

  35. Really great prize!

  36. Great comp

  37. Interesting reading this:
    As a gold member of Marriott rewards for some years now it may be time to defect as since their acquisition their room upgrades are occasional and the free breakfast absent !

  38. Anthony simms | 2 January 2019 at 9:36 am | Reply


  39. Not being social media savvy I assume this will allow me to be entered into this comp- thanks v much!

  40. I want to win!

  41. John Kavanagh | 2 January 2019 at 9:40 am | Reply

    Anyone got recent (2018) experience of status matching? Interested to hear about Marriott especially.

  42. Looks like a great competition!

  43. Thanks for the chance to win

  44. Peter Macaulay | 2 January 2019 at 10:01 am | Reply

    Good one.

  45. Yes please! happy new year to all !!

  46. Would love to win Hilton Gold! Thanks!

  47. Would be a nice prize to win!

  48. Elizabeth Rourke | 2 January 2019 at 10:22 am | Reply

    Good luck great competition

  49. Great promo!

  50. Would be great to win: Hilton and Marriott are my most used hotel chains 🙂

  51. Great competition

  52. Would be very useful

  53. Phillip Speer | 2 January 2019 at 10:41 am | Reply

    Happy New Year

  54. Would be great to win

  55. Great post with helpful info, thanks a lot.

  56. stephen murphy | 2 January 2019 at 10:48 am | Reply

    Great competition to start the New Year! I once had HH Gold through AMEX Platinum and it was a great perk, especially the early check in and late checkout. Good luck everyone!

  57. Another well written article, gold status here we come.

  58. Another well written and researched article, great work as always.

  59. Would love to win! Thanks!

  60. A really goof competition.

  61. Good luck everyone!

  62. Great Competition!

  63. Colin Houston | 2 January 2019 at 11:55 am | Reply

    Loving TLFL and there’s even a competition.

  64. Kyle Fielding | 2 January 2019 at 12:24 pm | Reply

    Happy new year have a golden 2019 😉

  65. What an amazing prize! Thanks!

  66. Allan Jackson | 2 January 2019 at 12:45 pm | Reply

    Really appreciate this blog. Great first tickets to Cape Town this year, directly as a result. Super job!

  67. Hotel status is one of the things I find hardest to achieve, but yet the higher tiers offer the best rewards.

  68. Yes please!

  69. Muhammad Chowdhry | 2 January 2019 at 1:25 pm | Reply

    Thank you! Happy New Year!

  70. Richard Harris | 2 January 2019 at 1:36 pm | Reply


    Great informative article as always

    Happy New Year

  71. Lovely prize!! Good luck everybody. Always brilliant to hear about the latest offers here first!!!

  72. Jonathan Somers | 2 January 2019 at 2:08 pm | Reply

    Great site – and excellent competition 😉

  73. Would like to enter to win.

  74. Thank you for the competition and Happy New Year

  75. Great competition thank you. Love reading your articles

  76. Thanks for the chance!

  77. Love Hilton Gold – up for renewal soon!
    Would love to win!!!

  78. +1

  79. Great chance to be a Gold Member, thanks TLFL and Hilton

  80. Great competition, would love to be Hilton Gold!!

  81. Frances Morris | 2 January 2019 at 4:50 pm | Reply

    Wee struggle to find how to enter !

  82. Keen to enter. John

  83. Mrs Susan Mason | 2 January 2019 at 5:45 pm | Reply

    This would be wonderful

  84. Looking for an excuse to switch my stays to Hilton. This would give me a good start.

  85. Sounds like a great prize and good run down of the gold status perks

  86. Surely the most comments ever?!

    • Yes it is. We only offered the option as people wanted a way to enter without social media as it was the most cost effective way to do it.

  87. Exciting competition. Thank you

  88. Yes please.

  89. Domenico Marino | 2 January 2019 at 8:03 pm | Reply

    Happy New Year! Hope you get the BA Executive Club Gold Guest List. I’m trying for it too, thanks to your much appreciated advice!

  90. More great info and a chance to with sometning worth winning, thanks foir all the hard work ( Is flying first hard work?)

  91. Marc Loterijman | 2 January 2019 at 8:18 pm | Reply

    I would also really like to win. Keep up the good work.

  92. Hope I can win. Got a stay in Conrad in sjnglsofr coming up. Hope can get a nice upgrade.

  93. Best of luck!

  94. Ebbi Buchmann | 2 January 2019 at 9:09 pm | Reply

    Great article!

  95. Winning this would be a great start to 2019 and make travel a bit easier…

  96. Thanks for the info guys! V helpful to know the full benefits. Huge fan of TFLF and avid daily reader – especially when you flag those flight deals! This Hilton status would be heavily used!!

  97. Great article

  98. Fantastic competition! My favourites are Conrad Hilton and Millennium Hilton Bangkok… I’d love to win! X

  99. Fab giveaway – have stayed in hampton and doubletrees a number of times and was not even aware this existed until now

  100. Nice offer, Happy New Year.

  101. Great promotional idea … don’t think I’ve seen so many posts in recent times 😎

  102. Happy New Year. Great giveaway.

  103. Never got past Silvet so Gold would make 2019

  104. Whoop! Free breakfast.

  105. Don’t use Hilton enough to get status so would love this..thanks for running this..

  106. Good luck everyone

  107. Nice

  108. Entering <3

  109. What a lovely idea. Fingers crossed for me, but good luck to everyone else who has entered.

  110. Hilary Jones | 4 January 2019 at 7:47 am | Reply

    HNY! Interesting article. Great prize.

  111. Deborah Dartnell | 4 January 2019 at 11:05 am | Reply

    Well my husband has silver status – so I would love to up our game!

  112. Anne-Marie Coxon | 4 January 2019 at 2:59 pm | Reply

    Awesome prize!

  113. Good luck.

  114. Thanks guys for letting me know

  115. Hilton Gold free renewal would be nice, as I won’t qualify otherwise!

  116. Entered! Would be nice for a stay in the States later in the year…

  117. Wonderful, what a way to kick off the New Year! What better excuse to take advantage of some Hilton stays in 2019 🙂

  118. Michael Pawley | 6 January 2019 at 12:54 pm | Reply

    Great article and would love to win this prize !

  119. Susan Bonnar | 6 January 2019 at 1:22 pm | Reply

    Count me in!

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