Flaw in Hilton's Rewards Program Allows You to Achieve Instant HHonors Gold Status for Free
Are you constantly traveling? Well, as a Hilton HHonors member, you can enjoy special treatment at all of their hotels and resorts. It's free to register, but the difficulty lies in climbing up their membership level. To reach Gold elite status, Hilton HHonors requires that you have a minimum of 20 stays, 40 nights, or 75,000 base points—all in one year.
While this may very will be easily attainable for those with jobs that revolve around traveling, it's almost damn near impossible for the rest of us.
So why should you care? Why should you want to have Gold status for the Hilton Hotel branch? What do you get out of it? Well, these are just some of the few perks you'll enjoy as a Gold elite tier member:
- Quick reservations and check-ins (based on your room preferences)
- Late and express check-out
- Spouse stays free
- Complimentary access to fitness centers and health clubs
- Two complimentary bottles of water per stay
- Select your room and check-in online up to 24 hours in advance
- Complimentary in-room, high-speed internet access
- Space-available upgrade to a preferred room (where available)
- Points that you can redeem for rewards like free stays and meals
If that doesn't sound great to you, then I seriously don't know what does. Room upgrades, late check-outs, free internet, and water bottles could all be yours, if only you were a Gold member.
Well thanks to this nifty hack, you can now turn yourself into a Gold elite tier member...
Hilton HHonors is currently offering Gold status to anyone that can provide a valid Visa Infinite card number. The only problem with that is that the Visa Infinite credit card is highly exclusive and only available to those of a particularly wealth.
But... it seems that it's very easy to bypass Hilton's verification process, simply by generating your own valid 16 digit card number with the use of the Luhn algorithm, a formula that's used to validate such things as credit card numbers.
Head over to the Points To Be Made blog for the full step by step instructions on how to use the Luhn algorithm to generate a fake credit card number that will qualify you for the HHonors promo.
One you're done, just log in with your HHonors account and you should see that you now have a certified Gold tier account!
Now, feel free to enjoy da finer things in life.