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HFP reader wins 1 million Hilton HHonors points!

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Back in May, I wrote about a competition that Hilton HHonors was running to win 1 million Hilton points. This was only available to UK residents so I thought it was worth promoting.

I’m delighted to say that a HFP reader was the winner! 

Hilton competition

Even at my lowly valuation of 0.3p per point, he will get over £3,000 of free stays from his prize – and potentially far more.

1,000,000 points would get you 12 nights at the Conrad Rangali resort in The Maldives, for example, which is worth around £12,000.  (This assumes you are a Hilton elite member and get 5 nights for the price of 4 – and you get Hilton Silver status for free just by taking out the Hilton credit card.)

Well done!

Earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards

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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

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 (41)

  • tangey says:

    For reward flight options, if you have an Amex membership reward balance, look at both Emirates and Etihad.

    Etihad can do biz return from LHR via AUH for 100K MR points per person (plus around £300). I’m not familiar with Emirates redemptions.

    Or if you happen to have AA miles, you can redeem AA miles on Etihad. 60K plus £80 for 2 biz returns DUB-MLE (via AUH) is a steal. Will be higher taxes out of LHR.

    But remember, you have a lot of options with those 1M Hhonor points, MLE is just one of them.

  • tangey says:

    “err. that should be 60K plus £40 for 1 biz return DUB-MLE”

    • Tim says:

      Thanks Tangey,

      I’m Avios rich but sadly, Rewards poor as although I have Amex Plat, I find BA’s Premium Amex card to be much more lucrative, particularly with the 2for1.

      As to other destinations, I appreciate there are others apart from Malé but my difficulty is finding something similar as we’d prefer to have a “wow” beach holiday such as this one.

      All suggestions welcome!

      All the best,

  • Danksy says:

    Congratulations; I didn’t win anything but that’s normal haha 😛

  • Liz says:

    OT: Can you link your Amex MR rewards to your account of choice without actually redeeming at the same time so that your account is linked in readiness for a future redemption. Or does it only get linked to a particular account after you have made the first transfer? If you can pre-link it where do you do this?

    • Rob says:

      Yes. Some can be pre-linked via the MR website (go to the redemption page but do not make a redemption, it should let you just verify your partner account details).

      If not, you can ring Amex (all calls go to Brighton, very helpful bunch) and they can do the link for you.

  • Steve says:

    Hi, I have an Amex Premium card and will most likely (definitely) spend £10K this year (ends in Feb 2016) so will get the 2for1 and also will end up with around 125,000 Avios. I use my Amex whenever i can but need another card. I’m going to bin my Natwest Visa (no rewards) so wondered if a Hilton (silver?) Visa was the way to go? Cheers Steve

    • mark2 says:

      I can definitely recommend the Hilton Visa as you get a free night for only a £750 spend, so easy for both of you to get it. It is also easy to get Gold status and there are lots of offers on points etc.

  • DUS says:

    Is it standard practice for competitions like this one that the winners have to sign and send back affidavits?

    • Tim says:

      I’m guessing you won too and if so, well done! I queried this when they asked for the same thing from me and it is normal apparently in order to verify age. However, they confirmed they don’t need it to be signed by a “notary” as we’re not in the US – just complete all the other details but by all means feel free to double check this with the organisers so you have it from them directly.


    • Rob says:

      When Rocketmiles did the Apple Watch competition with HFP earlier this year, they made the winner sign one. May be a US thing.

  • DUS says:

    Thank you, Tim!

  • Kevin says:

    Congratulation to Tim and other runner up