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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 – 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 from UK credit cards (July 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.

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 via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.

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 (23)

  • Jason says:

    Does the free night have any black out days expect it has to be friday / saturday sunday nights?

    • Rob says:

      There must be reward availability for a standard Hilton HHonors redemption at the basic rate.

  • James67 says:

    HiRaffles. Do you know if the 2500 points for first 4 stays applies to all Hilton brands? Also, are points awarded on statement during month reservation is made or after completion of stay? Do you think I would get the bonus if I paid a money plus points stay with the card? Thx and have a great weekend.

    • Rob says:

      Yes, all brands.

      The 2500 points post randomly in arrears, they could take some time. They definitely will not post with your stay points.

      Not sure if points and money count, my stays were all cash ones when I had the card.

  • Rasheed says:

    Hi Raffles, I used to have this card over 6 months ago, can I still re-apply and get the offer again?

  • BritBronco says:

    How long is the voucher valid for?

    • James67 says:

      The voucher is only valid for 6 months from date of issue so bear that in mind when considering date of application and date when you reach £750 spend to trigger it. I got caught out with this. I assumed the voucher would be valid for a year and was left needing to use it within the winter months when much less useful to me.

    • Roger says:

      I asked HHonors. The voucher has to be redeemed for a reservation within the six months but the reservation can be for beyond that – I was asking about nine months hence but presume it could be up to 12 months ahead.

      • James67 says:

        Huh, wish I had known that. Thx for info. I will know if I apply again.

  • Superbad says:

    Does the cardholder have to use the free night voucher? Was thinking about applying and giving the voucher to my daughter to use

    • Rob says:

      Should be OK. It is treated like any other Hilton reward. For safety, book for 2 people and put your name and hers on the reservation.

  • Mike Jones says:

    Thank you for this! I have just applied and got it, even though I already have two Barclaycards. I think i’ll bag the points and free night on this one and then cancel. I’ve just recently been accepted for the AA cards so I now need to be careful and not apply again for anything for a while. Amex keep refusing me for a Platinum card (even though I have BA PP card) so I suppose I should reduce my card count to show responsibility.

    • James67 says:

      Amex also refusing me. I am curious why but they will divulge nothing despite considerable probing and appeals on my part. They say it is internal and nothing to do with my external credit rating!

  • Trickster says:

    Anyone know whether maccepance is based in household or personal income?

  • Rob says:

    You can but ring and ask. Or be cheeky and ring later, claiming you did use that link …

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