Earn Hilton HHonors points and redspottedhanky £££ with Fantasy Formula 1!

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Both Hilton HHonors and redspottedhanky.com are running Fantasy Formula 1 competitions for the 2nd time this year.  You still have two weeks to sign up before the first race.

The redspottedhanky.com one is especially valuable as all players can earn up to £20 in redspottedhanky train tickets credit.

First up, let’s look at Hilton.

The home page and registration site for the competition is here.

Hilton F1

The prize, for the overall winner, is pretty good.  You get five nights in ANY Hilton Group property worldwide (Maldives sounds good to me ….) which is the equivalent of 380,000 Hilton HHonors points if used at a peak resort at peak time.  They also give you $580 in cash towards your tax liability for the prize – which, as a UK resident, will be nothing!  (The competition is open to various countries, including the UK and US.)

There will also be four quarterly prizes of a 3-night stay at any Hilton Group property, plus $365.

Perhaps more interestingly (ie realistically) there are 30 weekly prizes to be won.  The highest scorer each week gets 50,000 Hilton HHonors points, with a decreasing scale down to 5,000 for 30th place.

I have entered teams for myself and my wife.  I have no intention at all of tweaking my team during the competition – I will just let it sit there and hope I get lucky one week!


redspottedhanky.com has also brought back its Fantasy Formula 1 competition (based on identical software to the Hilton one!).  The overall prizes are less exciting, with an iPad being the best on offer.  It’s not quite 5 nights in The Maldives …..

However, ALL PLAYERS will receive redspottedhanky.com loyalty points.  This is effectively FREE MONEY.

redspottedhanky Fantasy Formula 1

They have changed the format this year, for the better.

Instead of only paying you at the end of the year, you will be paid out in June, August, October and January 2015.

Your Fantasy Formula 1 points will be divided by five, and your payout will be capped at £5 per period, so a maximum of £20 over the year.

There are three ways to approach this:

For the super-lazy – sign up and let RSH randomly pick a team for you, then sit back and wait for the points to arrive

For the fairly lazy (me) – sign up, think strategically about your team, but then sit back and wait for the points to arrive and never change it

For the active – sign up, think strategically about your team and then transfer drivers in and out throughout the season in an attempt to maximise your money

Whatever you do, though, do something!  It would be a waste to let a few pounds of RSH credit go astray.

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  1. squills says:

    Volker – I was talking about the RSH one

  2. squills says:

    You should receive an email today showing your team’s points after the first F1 GP.

    If this does not arrive, more than likely you have not yet ‘submitted’ your team (probably because you left one or more boxes empty).

    Your team would still be sitting there in your a/c, saved but not submitted.

    There is still plenty of time to earn loadsa points in the remaining races, so worth a double check.

    • squills says:

      Free Transfer Window:
      Up until 17:00 on 14th March 2014 GMT there is a transfer amnesty – you can shuffle your team around to your heart’s content without using your transfers. Transfers made after this time will be taken from the transfer allocation for that transfer period (for details see Transfer Section below)

      All teams that are completed by the transfer amnesty deadline of 17:00 on 14th March 2014 GMT will be submitted automatically. Any teams that are incomplete, or entered after the transfer amnesty, will need to be manually submitted to start scoring points. To do this, press the ‘SAVE’ button which will appear on the ‘Team’ page once your team is FULLY built. In this case you may not score at the qualifying. Whether or not you will qualify to score in any subsequent qualifying or race depends on whether you meet the respective deadlines set out in the below Transfer Section. The manual submission of your initial will not be deducted from your transfer allocation.

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