UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 may remember an article I wrote a month ago where Hilton HHonors had opened up a public vote about what it should offer as its November to January promotion.
The public has spoken. Hilton HHonors is offering double points on all stays (from your 2nd stay) during November, December and January in a promotion called ‘Double Up’.
Double points only applies to the base points earned. It does not apply to any Gold or Diamond status bonuses or to the additional points you earn if you choose ‘points and points’ rather than ‘points and miles’ as your earning preference.
You need to register to take part. The registration page is here.
There is a long list of hotels which are not taking part in this offer although the majority are in the USA. The only UK properties not taking part are The Waldorf Hilton and The Trafalgar in London and, bizarrely, the Hilton Garden Inn in Aberdeen! The only other European opt-outs are Bonn and Schiphol.
You will only earn double points from your second stay during the promotional period. Based on my reading of the rules, this is your 2nd stay at a participating hotel. This means that, if your first stay during the period is at a hotel which is on the non-participating list, it does not count as your non-earning first stay! You need to have a wasted stay at a hotel which is participating in the promotion!
This promotion will combine with the current generous airline promotions which are currently running. You can earn extra Avios unti 30th November via this deal, earn extra Virgin Flying Club miles until 30th November via this deal or earn extra Lufthansa Miles & More miles until 15th December via this deal.
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.)