UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
You will receive a 100% bonus when you buy 15,000+ Hilton Honors points by 5th March. Click here for more details.
Lufthansa‘s Miles & More programme has launched a special promotion with Hilton HHonors that is worth a look.
For stays at weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights) until December 15th, you will earn 1,500 Miles & More miles per NIGHT. Hampton Inn stays will only earn 500 bonus miles.
If you value a Miles & More mile at 1p, this is a pretty decent rebate on a cheap weekend night. Remember that you will ALSO earn Hilton HHonors points as well – and those will be doubled or tripled under the current ‘Triple Your Trip’ promotion until the end of October.
If you have a collection of Lufthansa miles, this looks pretty interesting. Miles & More miles are trickier to earn if you live in the UK than Avios points or Virgin Flying Club miles. Miles & More is not an American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner. Whilst there is a dedicated Miles & More credit card in the UK the sign-up bonus is very low at just 1,500 miles for much of the year.
This bonus runs until December 15th.
The other Hilton HHonors promotions for miles collectors are:
15,000 Virgin miles with five stays before November 30th (this bonus is based on stays, not nights, but is valid on every night of the week unlike the Lufthansa deal)
Triple or quadruple Avios on all stays before November 30th (this bonus is spend-based at 3-4 Avios per $1 spent so is less lucrative unless you have a large bill)
You need to register for all of these promotions via the relevant link and then set your Hilton account to ‘points and miles’ with the relevant airline selected. I am guessing, although I am not 100% certain, that you could register for all of them. You could then switch your airline preference before each stay based on the most lucrative option – or switch to Avios or Miles & More if you had already maxed out your five Virgin stays. The Lufthansa promotion also runs for two weeks after the Virgin and Avios deals end so it may be the best option for stays in early December.
Don’t forget that the Hilton Flash Sale continues until Sunday night – including the Millennium Bangkok pictured above.
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.
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