American Express and Hilton Hotels have brought back their generous ‘£50 cashback for spending £250’ promotion.
It is restricted to the first 15,000 American Express cardholders to register their card via this website. This offer should work with any UK Amex card, whether issued by MBNA, Lloyds or directly from Amex.
The rules are relatively simple:
Valid for stays until 30th September
Minimum spend of £250 in one transaction
Valid at Hilton, Waldorf-Astoria and Doubletree properties (except Doubletree Liverpool)
NOT valid at Hampton properties
Valid only at UK hotels
The site states that you need to book directly at hilton.co.uk. For advanced purchase stays this is correct. However, if you are booking a ‘pay at check-out’ rate then I doubt it makes the slightest difference whether you book via the Hilton website or Hotels.com etc. Amex will pay the bonus regardless as long as it sees the relevant Hilton reference on your card statement.
This offer is hugely convenient for me because we will be spending £500 at a UK Hilton property this weekend. I will be splitting that bill across two cards.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (December 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 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 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 points), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus 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.)