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Last chance to book Hilton’s 40%-off ‘Great Getaway’ sale rates

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I wrote back in July about the Hilton HHonors big promotion entitled “Great Getaway”, offering discounts of up to 40% on rooms in Europe. A smaller discount of up to 25% applies elsewhere in North America, the Middle East and Africa, and 20% in Asia-Pacific.

Hilton Gold

Tomorrow, September 2nd, is the last day to book rooms under this promotion.  You can book for stays at any point up to the end of the year.

Rooms will require prepayment at the time of booking. Note that the ‘40% discount’ claim is based on the discount from the refundable rate for that night, so the saving on the standard pre-paid rate will be lower than 40%. You also need to book 7 days in advance.

No Hilton promotional code is required.  The rates will come up automatically when you search on the Hilton website.


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

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

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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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  • Rob says:

    Wow, so it is. I’ve updated the article, thanks.

  • PalCsaky says:

    Hilton website says promotion runs until 30 September.

    • Nick Burch says:

      Hmm, looks like they’ve extended it! It was certainly showing the 2nd as the date for Europe a few days ago, but I think the Middle East and Africa always had a different deadline

      • Raffles says:

        That is weird. Hilton actually emailed me last week (because of my affiliate link) to remind me that this promotion ends on the 2nd.

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