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Earn 15,000 Virgin miles with new Hilton promotion

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Hilton HHonors have teamed up to offer a surprisingly generous promotion for the Autumn.

Between September 1st and November 30th (yes, this promotion was not advertised until two weeks after it started!), you can earn bonus Flying Club miles on most of your Hilton Group stays.

To take part, you must:

Register your Hilton HHonors account at this website and

Set your Hilton HHonors account to earn ‘points and miles’ with Virgin Flying Club as your airline partner

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You will earn the following bonus miles on top of the standard 2 miles per $1 spent:

1st stay: 1,000 bonus miles

2nd stay: 2,000 bonus miles

3rd stay: 3,000 bonus miles

4th stay: 4,000 bonus miles

5th stay: 5,000 bonus miles

If you value Virgin miles at 1p each, you are effectively getting a £30 rebate back on every stay – and that is before factoring in the Hilton HHonors points and the base Virgin miles per stay!

Note that stays at Hampton, Homewood Suites and Home2Suites only receive 1,000 bonus miles.  That replaces the standard bonus you would receive for that stay – there is NOT a catch-up process.

You need to stay at a Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Waldorf-Astoria etc in order to receive the full bonus miles.

These rules produce strong DISincentives to make certain stays.  Let’s imagine that you have made 3 Hilton stays and earned the 1000, 2000 and 3000 miles bonuses.

If your next stay is at a Hampton, you only receive 1000 bonus miles.  If your next stay is at a Hilton, you would receive 4000 miles!  It therefore makes sense to move that Hampton stay to a Holiday Inn, Marriott or other non Hilton brand.

Full rules and registration can be found here.

This promotion should double up with the global ‘Triple Your Trip’ promotion which runs until the end of October.  This means you could be earning triple base points for your stay plus a slug of Virgin miles as well.  My article on ‘Triple Your Trip’ is here.

(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles? Click here to see recent articles on Virgin Atlantic, Little Red and Flying Club, and click here for the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

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Comments

  1. kevin cottrell says:

    Does anybody know if you book 2 rooms for the same 1 night, does it count as 2 stays or just 1?

    • Just 1 however officially you can get points for both rooms if the 2nd room is a family member

  2. is a stay booked with points ‘eligible’ if i make some spend on my folio?
    thanks in advance

  3. Does anyone know if this bonus applies to Hilton Garden Inn, I booked a stay there (Canada) last Friday, I registered for the promo first. The points I have received from Hilton is way more than I expected ! 2500 barclays 1st stay bonus, 750 myway pref, 500 Barcl activation, 278 gold vip, 222 virgin double dip! That was a pleasant surprise. Will I still get the 1000 1st stay virgin bonus ? if so anyone know how long it takes?
    Also I have an Orlando stay booked in December, its 5 nights but because I’ve used points/free cert nights & miles plus points, they are all 5 booked as separate nights, Will this trigger all the bonuses 🙂 prob not … but worth an ask !

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