COMPETITION: – win Hilton Gold status for 2021

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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 3 January 2021. You can enter at the bottom of the page.

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 one in-room movie1 per stay

LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree 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 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. 

This year Hilton is offering a 50% off earning status – you can read more here


Enter the Hilton competition here

Hilton Honors Gold



196 Comments on "COMPETITION: – win Hilton Gold status for 2021"

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

    Great article

  2. I would like to win Hilton Gold please.

  3. Gail Oswald | 2 January 2019 at 7:17 am |

    It certainly pays to be loyal to one brand!

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

    Entered! Happy new year!

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

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

  6. Nice promotion, thanks.

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

    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. Alex Soares | 2 January 2019 at 8:29 am |

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

  11. Fingers crossed

  12. Entered!

    Happy New Year to all! 🙂

  13. Fingers crossed!

  14. Great desl

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

  16. Happy New Year.

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

  18. Happy New Year! 🙂

  19. Chris Mabbs | 2 January 2019 at 9:06 am |

    Sounds great, fingers crossed

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

  21. Good luck, everyone!

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

    Great Prize!

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

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

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

    Sounds good

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

  27. Nice start to 2019

  28. Nice one!

  29. I would like to win

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

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

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

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

  33. Adrian Hyde | 2 January 2019 at 9:26 am |

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

  34. Really great prize!

  35. Great comp

  36. 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 !

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


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

  39. I want to win!

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

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

  41. Looks like a great competition!

  42. Thanks for the chance to win

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

    Good one.

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

  45. Would love to win Hilton Gold! Thanks!

  46. Would be a nice prize to win!

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

    Good luck great competition

  48. Great promo!

  49. Tina Hammond | 2 January 2019 at 10:26 am |

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

  50. Great competition

  51. Would be very useful

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

    Happy New Year

  53. Would be great to win

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

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

    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!

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

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

  58. Would love to win! Thanks!

  59. A really goof competition.

  60. Good luck everyone!

  61. Great Competition!

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

    Loving TLFL and there’s even a competition.

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

    Happy new year have a golden 2019 😉

  64. Barry Graham | 2 January 2019 at 12:41 pm |

    What an amazing prize! Thanks!

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

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

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

  67. Yes please!

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

    Thank you! Happy New Year!

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


    Great informative article as always

    Happy New Year

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

  71. Jonathan Somers | 2 January 2019 at 2:08 pm |

    Great site – and excellent competition 😉

  72. Would like to enter to win.

  73. Thank you for the competition and Happy New Year

  74. Ann Stimson | 2 January 2019 at 3:32 pm |

    Great competition thank you. Love reading your articles

  75. Thanks for the chance!

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

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

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

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

    Wee struggle to find how to enter !

  80. John McEvoy | 2 January 2019 at 5:38 pm |

    Keen to enter. John

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

    This would be wonderful

  82. Lady London | 2 January 2019 at 6:23 pm |

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

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

  84. 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.

  85. Exciting competition. Thank you

  86. Yes please.

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

    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!

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

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

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

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

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

    Great article!

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

  93. 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!!

  94. Great article

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

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

  97. Nice offer, Happy New Year.

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

  99. Happy New Year. Great giveaway.

  100. Mr Nagin Lad | 3 January 2019 at 12:23 am |

    Never got past Silvet so Gold would make 2019

  101. Whoop! Free breakfast.

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

  103. Good luck everyone

  104. Entering <3

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

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

    HNY! Interesting article. Great prize.

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

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

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

    Awesome prize!

  109. Good luck.

  110. Thanks guys for letting me know

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

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

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

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

    Great article and would love to win this prize !

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

    Count me in!

  116. A lovely prize!

  117. Great opportunity, thanks!!

  118. Would love to get Gold status. Have got a number of trips planned for 2021.

  119. What a great prize to offer a traveller who hasn’t travelled for the past 10 months. Thanks for offering Michele

  120. Great prize, fingers crossed!

  121. That’s a great prize.

  122. This is a great prize as I can’t imagine gaining any sort of status the way our plans are disrupted at the moment. Keep up the hard work and Happy New Year!

  123. Fingers crossed . Great competition

  124. What a great way to start a hopefully better anew Year!!

  125. Amazing prize! That would be a great way to start 2021 🙂

  126. Wilma Partridge | 27 December 2020 at 8:44 am |

    Wonderful prize – good luck everyone 🍾🥂

  127. My fingers and toes are crossed. Happy new year to you all.

  128. Happy New Year to you all at TLFL. I love reading your articles!


  129. Keep the offers coming

  130. What fun! Also got a status match with Marriott but in Tier4 so could be difficult!

  131. I did earn myself Gold once somewhat briefly & it was great!

  132. Fabulous pics!

  133. With any luck, if I win, this year I will get the chance to use it!!
    Happy New and better Year

  134. Guess what, I’ve entered.

  135. I’m in, hope I win!

  136. Great prize. Happy New Year!

  137. Great!

  138. Scott Fraser | 27 December 2020 at 9:49 am |

    Awesome prize, you gotta be init to winit!

  139. Great prize and really interesting article – thanks

  140. Let’s get back out there for 2021!

  141. Fingers crossed!

  142. Steve Eewards | 27 December 2020 at 10:11 am |

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this. Best wishes to all for 2021

  143. Nice one!

  144. Great prize, fingers crossed

  145. Good article and thanks for offering gold membership. Crossing my fingers for 2021 travel to Grand Caymen!

  146. Chris Nichols | 27 December 2020 at 10:23 am |

    Fingers crossed

  147. Howard Pitfield | 27 December 2020 at 10:36 am |

    Excellent…would make Frankfurt layovers much better.

  148. With luck and good will we can make 2021 a better year and one where we can travel again.

  149. Season’s greetings

  150. Would be an excellent prize to start the new year. Season’s greetings

  151. Tim Schofield | 27 December 2020 at 10:43 am |

    Yes please. Gold status eh?

  152. Currently in Barbados where I’ve been making use of your really useful advice. Thank you!!

  153. This competition is the highlight of the otherwise lousy year.

  154. Amazing prize

  155. You can always rely on TLFL to givereliable up to date information and great advice. Thank you for the chance to enter the competition.

  156. Would be a fantastic start to 2021

  157. Here.s hoping, and a better 2021 to everyone

  158. Wishing all the best to the TFL team for 2021!

  159. Great prize! Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2021!

  160. Entered. Good luck all!

  161. Great prize

  162. Aleksander Domanski | 27 December 2020 at 3:21 pm |

    Fingers Crossed!

  163. David+Wright | 27 December 2020 at 3:27 pm |

    Fantastic Prize

  164. I would like to win Hilton Gold please.

  165. Hilton Gold is a fab benefit – genuine value unlike the other big hotel loyalty programmes

  166. Great, thanks!

  167. OMG fingers and toes crossed!!! Happy New Year xx

  168. Great prize. Happy New Year

  169. Great competition! I’m looking forward to winning. There’s confidence for the New Year!

  170. Marc Loterijman | 28 December 2020 at 3:45 pm |

    I hope to be as good as gold!

  171. Going for gold…

  172. Dmitry Brown | 29 December 2020 at 6:17 am |

    Happy New Year and fingers crossed!

  173. Count me in

  174. Hoping this can mark a brighter 2021…HNY all!

  175. Great prize

  176. Great article and the whole blog, i’m new here 🙂

  177. Had planned to get Gold status in 2020 and had enough nights booked but unfortunately all our trips were cancelled.

  178. Had enough stays to get Gold status this year but unfortunately all our trips were cancelled. This will be really helpful next year.

  179. Amazing ⭐

  180. Lovely competition, thanks for the opportunity.

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