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Hilton launches its Autumn promotion

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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘Double Your Stay’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

‘Triple Your Trip’ is the name of Hilton HHonor‘s third quarter promotion this year, running from 1 July to 30 September.  Registration is required via this link.

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.

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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 and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 2022)

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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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