UPDATE – JANUARY 2023: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 Up & Explore’ promotion which runs until 30th April 2023. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
Hilton Honors is offering a 100% bonus when you buy points by 7th March. Click here to buy.
You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios for EVERY weekend night (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) you spend in a Hilton Group property before 16th December. All brands are included – Hilton, Conrad, Hampton Inn, Waldorf-Astoria etc, although Hampton and Homewood Suites only offer 200 bonus points.
These points are on top of the usual 750 Avios points per stay that you earn when you credit a Hilton stay to Iberia Plus.
To take part, you need to register here. Some people have reported difficulty with registering – if it doesn’t work, try a different browser.
To earn the bonus Avios, you need to set your Hilton HHonors earning preference to either ‘Hilton Points & Fixed Miles’ (in which case you earn 750 base Avios plus the bonus) or ‘Hilton Points & Variable Miles’ (in which case you earn 1.5 Avios per US$1 plus the bonus). You do NOT get the bonus Avios if your account is set to ‘Hilton Points & Hilton Points’.
The rules say that stays must be booked after registration. My feeling, though, is that stays you have already booked will still qualify. That said, if you have a flexible booking and the price is the same then you may not want to take the risk.
The rules also say that the bonus Avios may take six weeks to appear in Iberia Plus. From there, you can move them to BA or avios.com using ‘Combine My Avios’.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
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 Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
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