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Hilton extends its current ‘double points’ hotel promotion to 31st August

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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.

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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  The original list of non-participants has been withdrawn and from June 1st you are guaranteed to receive double points wherever you go.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.

However, both Iberia Plus and Virgin Flying Club are exceptions to the ‘1 mile per £1’ rule. Here is the list of Hilton airline partners. You will see that:

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 and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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 and they come with generous sign-up bonuses. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors 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.)

Comments (23)

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  • Danksy says:

    A bit O/T but I’ve just booked my works Xmas party for 50 of us at our local doubletree. I handed over my Hilton Barclaycard just hoping to pick up a few points for the deposit and was told..” I see you’re a hilton member, would you like me to add it to the booking?… I think it might be double points at Christmas too!”

    Needless to say I was very pleased to hand my details over

  • Sarah Murray says:

    Has anyone with a UK address managed to buy HHonors points?! My card always gets declined and other forums say this is common. I called them and they said that they could sell me points but more expensively than online. Maybe there is some special trick with the format of the postcode?

    • Kai says:

      Bought 20k points with Supercard.

    • Rob says:

      Try an Amex. Set the country of residence to USA. Use your real street address. For zip code, use the NUMBERS from your UK post code and add zeros at the end to get to five digits.

    • James says:

      I bought 25K with my regular Amex without a problem

  • Waribai says:

    I bought 100k last week without a problem using a mastercard

  • Yaron says:

    For anyone who’s already had a stay at a Hilton property in June and noticed that “Double Points”
    are not included in their points’ credit – it seems HHonors are aware of this issue.

    This is a quote from an email response

    “The Double Points offer was extended to August 31, 2015. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks from the promotion end date to receive the bonus points for stays completed within the period of June 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015.”

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