UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Click here for our article on Hilton’s current ‘Points Unlimited’ promotion which runs until 2nd May 2021. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
At present, you have two options when you stay with Hilton:
Choose ‘points and points’ earning, which gets you 10 Hilton base points per $1 plus a bonus of 5 points per $1
Choose ‘points and miles’ earning, which gets you 10 Hilton base points per $1 plus (for Miles & More) 1 mile per $1
During this promotion, you will receive double Miles & More miles on your 2nd stay, triple miles on your 3rd stay and quadruple miles on your 4th and subsequent stays.
Whether this makes sense for you depends on your valuation of both Hilton points and Miles & More miles. I tend to value Hilton points at 0.3p these days. This means, under normal circumstances, ‘points and points’ makes more sense than ‘points and miles’.
However, at double, triple or quadruple miles, the miles would be more valuable – assuming you have a use for them.
You need to register for the promotion here and, of course, change your Hilton account over to so that you are collecting ‘points and miles’ with Miles & More set as your default airline partner.
It is valid for stays from April 1st to June 30th.
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.
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.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)