Last November, we completed a free stay in Orlando through Hilton Grand Vacations. After the two-hour timeshare presentation, they refunded the money I paid for the trip and gave us a $200 Spend A Night on Us rebate. Here’s everything you need to know about redeeming the Spend A Night on Us offer.
Choosing A Hotel
One of the biggest limitations of this offer is that you have to choose which Hilton portfolio you plan to use the certificate before you leave the timeshare presentation. I believe we were offered a choice of Hilton, Doubletree by Hilton, and Hampton Inn, but the terms and conditions also note Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites Hotels, and Homewood Suites. I ended up selecting Hilton.
When choosing a hotel, remember that you will only be reimbursed up to $200 for a one night stay and this does not include taxes.
Using the Spend A Night On Us Offer
Using the offer was easy enough. You can book the hotel online like you normally would. Keep in mind that you must complete your stay within six months of the date of issuance. I was afraid we wouldn’t get a chance to use ours, but luckily we had a wedding to attend and there was Hilton nearby. I needed to use mine by May 11th and I just fit it in by completing my stay on May 6th.
Make sure to ask for a hard copy of your folio at checkout. Mail the completed rebate form and folio to Hilton and then wait for the email confirming they received it!
We completed our stay on May 6th, mailed the rebate on May 8th, and received the confirmation email on May 18th. I received my reimbursement on June 14th, so the entire process took about five weeks.
The $200 Spend a Night on Us certificate made our timeshare presentation offer even sweeter. This rebate isn’t as good as cash since there is a chance you might not use it, but if you do have a use for it, it’s a decent deal. However, I was disappointed that the rebate was in the form of a gift card rather than a check (like it used to be). At least I earned points on my credit card when I booked the hotel!
Leave your experiences with the Spend a Night on Us rebate offer in the comments below!