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 – especially with the recent Hilton HHonors devaluation – 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 Hilton HHonors credit card review from a few weeks ago.
However, it gets better.
Neil 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! Even post devaluation, I still value Hilton points at £3-4 per 1,000 – more if you use the cash and points option when redeeming – so you are getting an extra £30+ 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 get it. The issuer is Barclays, so it may clash with a Barclaycard or Priority Club credit card if you hold those.
The deadline for this offer is 10th June, so there is no rush.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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.
The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.
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 American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).
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