Back in August, I wrote about a good Iberia / Hilton promotion. This was offering 1,000 bonus Avios for every weekend night you stayed – a Friday / Saturday / Sunday night would pick up 3,000 Avios! This is on top of the usual 750 Iberia Plus Avios that you would earn from your Hilton stay.
A British Airways version of this promotion has now appeared. This means that you do not need to bother about opening an Iberia Plus account and transferring the points across.
Full details can be found here. All Hilton brands are included – Hilton, Conrad, Hampton Inn, Waldorf-Astoria etc, although Hampton and Homewood Suites only offer 200 bonus points per weekend night.
The offer is valid for all weekend stays up to 16th December. You MUST register via the link above to receive the bonus.
Hilton is running a three-day ‘flash sale’, starting today. It offers up to 33% off standard rates at weekends for the rest of the year, at properties across the UK, Europe and Middle East.
Hilton is also offering a ‘Winning Weekends’ promotion for its London hotels.
You need to stay a Friday / Saturday or Saturday / Sunday (ie two nights) and will receive a 25% discount on the Best Flexible Bed & Breakfast rate. You also get a scratch card for a Hilton competition at check-in!
These rates may or may not be cheaper than the ‘Flash Sale’ rates. However, both should show automatically so it will be easy to compare.
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.
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 (20,000 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.
(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.)