Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Finally, the British Airways version of Hilton’s Q4 promotions

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UPDATE – JUNE 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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. 

You get a bonus of 80% to 100% when you buy Hilton Honors points by 19th July. The annual purchase limit, pre bonus, is also doubled to 160,000 points. You can buy here.

Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

I have written a few posts in recent weeks about specific airline promotions running with Hilton.

The Virgin Atlantic promotion I covered here is probably the most generous.  Other versions include:

Miles & More – up to 2,000 miles per stay (no maximum earning)

Emirates – 5,000 Skywards miles after 2 stays (once only per Hilton account)

Virgin Australia – triple Velocity points (no maximum earning)

Delta – 250 Medallion Qualifying Miles per stay (no maximum earning)

The British Airways / Avios variant has now appearedThe link to sign up is here.    It is not desperately exciting, though. 

Once you have registered via the link above, you will earn a one-off bonus on your next Hilton stay.  The bonus is 1,000 Avios for a BAEC Blue member, 1,500 for a Bronze member, 2,000 for a Silver member and 3,000 Avios for a Gold member.

The deadline for completing your stay is 31st December.  Your account must be set to ‘points and fixed miles’ in order to receive the bonus, with BA selected as your airline partner.

This is hardly going to set the world alight.  You can, however, claim it alongside Hilton’s other promotion – “1,000 Reasons” – which I wrote about here, so letting you claim 2 bonuses on one stay.

Think seriously about the Virgin promotion before signing up for the BA one, though, as that is far more generous if you are a regular Hilton visitor.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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.)

Comments (4)

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  • Tom says:

    NB deadline is 31 December 2013, not 2012.

  • Raffles says:

    You’re right! I missed that. And it is repeated twice, so you begin to wonder whether it is a mistake or if it really is 2013. All I would say is that it is a bit odd to link the competition (closing Nov 2012) to a promo which in theory doesn’t end until Dec 2013!

    However, I am now going to sign myself and my wife up for this. I hadn’t bothered as we had no stays planned for the next 8 weeks, but if it does run into 2013 then I will happily bag the miles.

  • PhilH says:

    The text in the link states that the earnings rates are: “1,000 Avios for Blue members, 1,500 for Bronze, 2,000 for Silver and 3,000 for Gold members.” which is a bit more than you’ve got in your post, Raffles.

    • Raffles says:

      Erm, yes. Corrected! A typo on my part, I knew it started at 1,000 and went up in 500 increments, then forgot about Bronze existing and didn’t double check the Gold number ….!

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