UPDATE – JUNE 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Click here for our article on Hilton’s current ‘More Nights More Points’ promotion which runs until 6th September 2021. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
You will receive a 100% bonus when you buy 15,000+ Hilton Honors points by 8th July. Click here for more details.
The rules appear complex, but the essence is simple. Hilton will work out your average spend per night for each stay, and the number of weekday (Monday to Thursday) and weekend nights stayed, and then base the bonus for that stay on these averages. It is NOT based on your actual spend on weekdays versus weekends. The bonus will post in arrears, 6 to 8 weeks after the stay.
The bonus is only applied to base points, ie 10 points per $. If your average spend over a 10 night stay was $100, the bonus would therefore be 1,000 extra points per weekday night and 2,000 extra points per weekend night. You can get credit for up to 2 rooms per stay and you will receive bonus points even if your earnings choice is ‘Points and Miles’ rather than just ‘Points and Points’.
There is a long list of excluded properties which is my main bug-bear with Hilton promotions. The excluded properties are usually 95% in the US, but this time almost all of the London hotels have opted out as well, presumably due to the Olympics.
Overall, this is not an outstanding promotion, but it is worth registering anyway if you think you may have a Hilton stay over the period.
How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (June 2021)
There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.
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