UPDATE – DECEMBER 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘Power Up’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2021. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
You will get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 7th December 2021. Click here to buy or learn more.
Here is a coda to my stay at the Conrad New York last week.
Despite being on a reward booking, I earned over 8,000 Hilton HHonors points from my stay. This is despite making only a nominal charge to my room during the three days.
This was due to two special promotions which I first wrote about in February. Both paid out on this stay, even though a) I wasn’t orginally targetted for them and b) I was on a reward stay.
The first offer is for 2,000 bonus Hilton HHonors points for every NIGHT at a Conrad or Waldorf-Astoria hotel during 2014.
The registration page is here. Whilst it states that the bonus posts 6-8 weeks after your stay, I received it with my standard points. As I stayed three nights, I received 6,000 points from this.
The second offer is for bonus points on your next three stays at Conrad or Waldorf-Astoria hotels during 2014.
Your first stay will trigger 2,000 bonus points, your second 3,000 and your third 5,000.
The registration page for this offer is here. As this was my first stay of the year at these brands, I received 2,000 points.
If you have any Conrad or Waldorf-Astoria branded stays coming up, make sure you register for these promos. Make sure you make a nominal charge to your room bill, even just a coffee, so that points are triggered and the bonus added.
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.)