The Hilton Honors rewards program is offering an easy way to earn 10,000 points—worth roughly $50—without spending any money. The only requirement is that you have to sign up as a new Hilton Honors member and fill out at least one marketing survey (although the program also offers a range of ongoing surveys available to all members that can be redeemed for between 50-300 points each). Here’s what you need to know.
What are Hilton Honors points?
Hilton Honors is a loyalty program in which you earn rewards points for staying at Hilton hotels (typically 10 points per $1 spent on bookings), spending with a Hilton-branded credit card, or by transferring over Amex Membership Rewards points. These points are typically redeemed for free hotel nights at more than 5,500 properties, but they can also be exchanged for rental cars, Hilton Experiences, and Lyft rides, or used for Amazon shopping.
Typically, you have to spend a lot of money using a rewards card to earn a big chunk of rewards points for an associated loyalty program (either through welcome bonuses or via spending categories that offer bonus points), but in the case of this promotion, you aren’t required to make a purchase—you qualify for roughly $50 worth of points (according to ValuePenguin) just by filling out one survey.
How to earn even more Hilton Honors points through surveys
First, you’ll need to sign up as a new Hilton Honors member and acquire a Hilton Honors account number by clicking here. Then, proceed to this page and click on “Join Guest Opinion Rewards.” You’ll be prompted to enter your information, along with your new account number, then taken to a dashboard with a selection of surveys.
The surveys are used to collect market research, so you’ll be asked initial questions about your demographic information along with your buying habits. Based on what you fill out, you may or may not qualify to take the full survey, which allows you to earn reward points only once it’s completed (for what it’s worth, I didn’t have any issue qualifying for a handful of surveys I tried).
The surveys take about 10-20 minutes to complete, and each will earn you 50-300 in Hilton Honors points. However, the first survey that you complete as a new member earns 10,000 points.