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New Amex deal: £50 off £250 spend at Hilton Hotels

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You may remember last Winter that American Express launched a partnership with TripAdvisor.  They were paying £5 to every Amex cardholder who linked their American Express card to their UK TripAdvisor account and wrote one review.

This partnership seems to be deepening, as American Express and TripAdvisor have launched a number of cashback / ‘statement credit’ deals together.

The best of the first batch is £50 cashback when you spend £250 at a Hilton hotel in the UK.  The beautiful Hilton Leeds is pictured below!

Hilton Leeds

The rules are a bit fiddly but are straightforward:

First, you must link your American Express card to your TripAdvisor account via this page

Secondly, you must visit this page on the TripAdvisor website (log-in required) and click ‘Save To Card’ where it describes the Hilton offer.

That is all you have to do.  Once you make a qualifying booking with Hilton, Amex will credit £50 to your card statement.  The rules on what makes a qualifying booking are stringent:

A charge of £250+ must be made to your Amex card and hit your statement between now and 31 May.

If you have booked a flexible rate (pay on departure) then your check-out must take place before 31 May.

If you book a pre-paid hotel, your stay could be for a date after 31 May.  However, the hotel would need to charge your card before 31 May.  I don’t know how quickly Hilton charges prepaid stays – many IHG properties only charge a week or so before arrival.

Only UK hotels qualify.  There are 70 properties listed which I presume is all of them.

Only Hilton-branded hotels qualify.  Hampton, Doubletree or Waldorf-Astoria properties do not count.

All pre-paid bookings must be made via  It doesn’t matter how you book a ‘pay on departure’ rate.

Only 1 x £50 credit per card – although you can register numerous cards.

It is limited to 15,000 people, although I very much doubt that will be an issue given that they struggled to give away 25,000 £5 ‘money for nothing’ credits last year.

Full details of the offer can be found here – you don’t need to log-in to read the rules.

This offer will stack with any Hilton promotions, including the generous 40% discount rate for anyone who has a public-sector job in the UK.

Don’t forget to sign up for the current Weekend Rewards promotion as well (despite the name, it is valid all week!).

TripAdvisor and Amex also have three other promotions running if you are out in London:

£10 back when you spend £50 at Asia de Cuba

£5 back when you spend £25 at The Light Bar or The Long Bar

£10 back when you spend £50 at Suka

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Comments (50)

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  • Kipto says:

    Re the weekend rewards promotion I believe the weekend is classed as Thursday to Sunday ?

    • Phillip says:

      Yes. You get 1000 for each night of the week regardless, and if you clock in two “weekend” days, you get an extra 5000 on top of it. So if staying somewhere for a week, Saturday to Saturday, you get two 5000 weekend bonuses for having two sets of weekend stays. One for Saturday and Sunday and another for Thursday and Friday.

  • Nathan says:

    Is this for 1 night/stay or will it work if I book the next 15 Sunday nights?

  • tony says:

    Nuts. This was going so well until you got to the bit about “UK only…”

    As always, thanks for posting, though!

    • John says:

      Yeah… even with public sector rate I could theoretically spend £200 for a £416 stay, but then how am I going to get rid of my 100000 HH points and 200000 IHG points…

    • Rob says:

      I thought the same when I first read it, as my wife has 5 nights at a Hilton in, erm, South Korea next week!

  • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    Looks like third-party Amex cards are eligible too.

  • Kipto says:

    Just out of interest how long does it take for points earned at hilton to appear on the account. Their website says 6-8 weeks. Surely not ?

  • Anup says:

    Does this have to be all in one transaction? Or can it be spread over, say, two stays?

    • Rob says:

      Must be one transaction.

      Upside is that a £500 bill could be split across 2 Amex cards and you’d get £100 back!

  • David says:

    After logging into my Tripadvisor account, I receive an error message: “Unfortunately, the system is having trouble connecting your Card at this time. Please try again later.”

    This is before entering any of my Amex details.

    • Jason says:


      Just had the same message using my iPad, however I closed the error window, went back to HFP blog, clicked on the second link to access the offer and it took me through to the correct page, entered my Amex details, clicked continue and then save offers. Seemed to work ok, haven’t checked Amex yet though.

      • Fenny says:

        I can get through to the page to enter my Amex details, but it isn’t actually connecting the two. Tried 3 times so far and nothing. So I’ll wait until tomorrow and try again.

  • Mark says:

    Off Topic: The BAEC Wine Club offer that Raffles posted before Christmas still seems to be active:

    12 bottles of wine with glasses just arrived 🙂

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