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Use your Hilton HHonors points to buy a Priority Pass

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I posted last week about the half-price Priority Pass available (still available) via Amazon Local.  This costs £34 instead of £68 and gets you airport lounge access for £15 per visit.

(Priority Pass is an independent network of over 600 airport lounges across the world, although there is nothing in Heathrow Terminal 5!)

The company has now partnered with Hilton HHonors to offer you the chance to redeem your Hilton points for a Priority Pass!

Priority Pass

It is not a fantastic deal, though.  Here are the rates and the standard UK price:

  • 36,500 HHonors Points = Standard Membership (£69)
  • 101,500 HHonors Points = Standard Plus Membership (£159)
  • 161,500 HHonors Points = Prestige Membership (£259)

Standard Membership requires a £15 fee per visit and is the card than Amazon Local was selling.  Standard Plus includes your first 10 lounge visits.  Prestige includes unlimited lounge visits.

(Oddly, the version you get free with an American Express Platinum card is even better than the Prestige one, since that also allows you to bring a guest for free.)

Following the devaluation, I tend to value Hilton points at around 0.3p, although you can do better.  This offer values them at well under 0.2p, which is terrible value for money!

Obviously, if you have huge numbers of Hilton HHonors points and no plans to use them, this does give you another option.  For that reason alone, this offer should be welcomed.  However, I would think twice before using it.

The Hilton press release is here.  You will see that they are also offering a handful of Hilton points if you pay for a Priority Pass at full retail price.


Earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (January 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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade 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 in three 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.)

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