UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Back in March, Hilton HHonors launched ‘Double Your HHonors’ which was due to run until the end of May.
Rather than launch a new promotion for the Summer, Hilton has extended it until the end of August.
You need to register to take part if you have not already done so, and this can be done via the Hilton website here.
It is a simple offer:
You will earn EITHER double base points or double airline miles for every Hilton Family stay you make during the promotional period, after registration.
If you select double miles, you need to switch your earnings preference to ‘points and miles’ in your Hilton HHonors account.
You can earn credit for up to two rooms per stay. Existing reservations count.
ALL Hilton Group properties are now taking part in this promotion. The original list of non-participants has been withdrawn and from June 1st you are guaranteed to receive double points wherever you go.
Which option should I choose?
The standard earnings package is 10 base points per $1 plus either 5 bonus points or 1 bonus airline mile per $1. Some brands – more importantly Hampton – earn less.
British Airways earns 1 Avios point per $1
Iberia Plus earns 15 Avios points per $10 (a better deal)
Virgin Flying Club earns 2 miles per $1
Let’s assume a 0.75p valuation per airline mile and 0.33p valuation per Hilton HHonors point.
Double Points means double base points (20 per $1) plus 5 bonus points per $1. That is total earnings of 25 points per $1 with a value of 8.3p.
Double Miles means single base points (10 per $1) plus 3 Avios in Iberia or 4 miles in Virgin. I would value that at 5.5p per $1 with Avios or 6.3p per $1 with Virgin. With any other airline earning the standard 2 miles per $1 when doubled, the return is even worse at 4.8p per $1.
Double Points wins out.
Remember that you MUST register for ‘Double Your HHonors’ and it can be done here.
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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