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Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
You will receive an 80% to 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 18th September. The annual cap is doubled to 160,000 points plus your bonus. You can buy 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 The original list of non-participants has been withdrawn and from June 1st you are guaranteed to receive double points wherever you go.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 and status from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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 and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)