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If you have been reading Head for Points for a while, you will realise that I am very keen on the Hilton HHonors Platinum Visa credit card.

It is not the greatest card in the world for long-term spending, but the sign-up bonus is great. This is the standard package – you get a free night at any Hilton Group property just for spending £750 on the card within 90 days. If you use this at a Conrad or Waldorf-Astoria hotel, you are likely to get over £200 in value from this. Importantly, the card is free with no annual fee.

The other short-term benefits are also OK, such as 2,500 bonus Hilton points for your first four stays charged to the card. Here is my full review.

However ….

Hilton Visa

Reader Paul sent me details of this offer. As you can see, it offers all of the usual benefits of the Hilton card. You also receive a further 10,000 Hilton Hhonors points on top! I value Hilton points at £5 per 1,000, so you are getting an extra £50 of value by applying via this link.

In theory the link above is targetted to recipients of a mailshot. In reality, I am pretty sure anyone who uses it will get the extra 10,000 Hilton Hhonors points. You have nothing to lose, since the worst that can happen is that they give you the standard package you would have received anyway.

If you’ve been considering the Hilton card, now is as good a time to jump in as any. The issuer is Barclays, so it may clash with a Barclaycard or Priority Club credit card if you hold those.

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Comments (15)

  • gagravarr says:

    Don’t suppose anyone has heard how long you have to have cancelled the Hilton Visa card for, before you can apply again + earn another 1 night cert? (Unlike Amex, they don’t seem to list that in the small print)

  • abdulmalik says:

    good day I stay out us how I can get it?

  • trickster says:

    I hold both the Priority Club Visa and this card so ,credit worthiness aside, there should be problems applying if you already have the PC card.

    Shame I can’t go for this, but I think I may sign up my wife instead!

    • trickster says:

      Obviously I mean to say “there should NOT be problems applying if you already have the PC card”!

      • Raffles says:

        It depends how Barclays treat people who want the PC and Hilton cards. If you got turned down, a quick call to Barclays offering to split your existing credit limit from the PC card across both cards should hopefully satisfy them.

  • niggle says:

    Hi this may be a daft question but is the free room just for 1 person or can you take your partner. thanks niggle

    • Raffles says:

      You can have however many the hotel allows in the room! 2 adults always OK. Basically, you will get the room category that Hilton Hhonors offers up for standard reward nights in whatever hotel you want.

      If you want to take a child, you may need to call the hotel first to check whether a rollaway bed will fit in a standard room. A cot is almost always OK.

      The free night is room only, so you need to pay for breakfast if you want it (but of course it is optional). We used our free night at the Waldorf-Astoria Syon Park outside London for a break with the kids- there is a pool, big grounds to explore and a kids play centre 2 minutes walk away. Was selling for about £200.

      If you can find a promotion somewhere offering a free trial of Hilton Gold status, that would get you free breakfast and free internet as well (except at Waldorf Astorias).

  • Gus says:

    Can the free room be upgraded with HHonors status? (I’m a HH Diamond)

    • Raffles says:

      Yes, it is treated like a normal Hilton award booking.

      • Gus says:

        Thanks Raffles. So glad I found this site. Been reading all the Boarding Area guys for 2-3 years now but didn’t realise there was a UK specific site. You’re just the tonic I needed 🙂

  • Steve Blower says:

    Both my partner and I have the HH card and the PC cards, seemed to be no problem for Barclays to give us both.