Back In November, I participated in a Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare presentation in Las Vegas at The Hilton Elara (Part 1 and Part 2). As part of my “reward” for going to the timeshare presentation, I was awarded a $200 “Spend A Night On Us” gift certificate for any US-based Hilton Hotel. Here is how the rebate process works…
The certificate is only valid for 6 months from the date of your timeshare presentation, so you gotta act fast. Instead of bringing the certificate to a Hilton Hotel and presenting it to the front desk, they make you pay for the entire stay and submit a rebate form (see below) and wait 6-8 weeks for the rebate check to arrive.
Fast forward to mid January, I spent one night at the lovely Hilton SFO Bayfront Hotel (hotel and lounge review here).
During checkout, I used my Citi® Hilton HHonors Reserve Card to pay for the stay. When I got back home from my trip, I submitted a copy of my Hilton Portfolio along with the complete rebate form (above) to the Hilton Grand Vacations department.
I checked out of the hotel on 1/18/14 and submitted the rebate shortly after 2/3/14. It was until 3/17/14 that I received the rebate check. Along the way, you can check the status of your rebate online.
About a week ago, I received an email that said my rebate check had been approved. Looking at the rebate amount, I see that I only received $139, instead of the $156.43 I originally paid for the stay. It appears that you will only be compensated for the price of the hotel room, not any applicable city or state taxes. Bummer.
Just yesterday I received my official rebate check from Hilton Grand Vacations.
If you are interested in going to a Hilton Grand Vacations time share presentations, all you have to do is call Hilton regarding your Hilton HHonors account. It can be about anything. Toward the end of the call, they will ask you if you would like to hear about an “exciting offer exclusively for Hilton HHonors members”. You say yes. They transfer you to the time share department. You answer a few questions. They ask you if you would like to visit Las Vegas, Orlando, or New York City. You chose whichever city you want to visit. They have 3 day / 2 night stay and 4 day / 3 night stay packages. Unfortunately, you have to prepay for your stay package. They give you a great nightly rate, plus they offer a ton of freebies. I received the $200 “Stay A Night On Us” certificate, 15,000 Hilton HHonors Points, and 2 free dinner and show tickets for a show in Vegas (which I haven’t had a chance to use yet…). Orlando and New York may have other freebies.