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TRIPLE or QUADRUPLE Avios points with Hilton stays this Autumn

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Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘Power Up’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2021. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

You will receive a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 30th September 2021. You can buy by clicking here.

British Airways Executive Club and Hilton HHonors have launched a new mileage deal for the Autumn.

For some people, this may be more attractive than the main Hilton HHonors promotion ‘Triple Your Trip‘. That offered double Hilton points (ONLY on base points) on weekday stays and triple points on weekend stays as this article explains.

The BA / Hilton promotion can be found here.

There are some odd quirks which you should understand:

The BA offer offers quadruple Avios at London hotels and triple Avios at other participating hotels

The day of the week has no impact, unlike ‘Triple Your Trip’.  This makes the calculation different for each stay – a Monday in London would mean double Hilton HHonors points or quadruple Avios but a Saturday in Leeds would mean triple points or triple Avios.

Many hotels are NOT participating in the Avios deal – it only covers the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa and there are numerous non-participating hotels on top.  A list is published on the promotion website.

‘Triple Your Trip’ ends on 31st December.  Bonus Avios ends on 13th December.

As a reminder of the earning rates:

If you choose points, you earn 10 base points and 5 Hilton HHonors bonus points per $1 spent

If you choose miles, you earn 10 base points and 1 British Airways Avios per $1 spent

Based on what day of the week you are staying and whether you are staying in London or not, you should think about which option is best.  If it helps, I tend to value a Hilton HHonors point at 0.3p and an Avios point at 0.75p – 1p.

You MUST register for your preferred promotion.  Nothing stops you registering for both and switching your account from ‘points’ to ‘miles’ for each stay.  The registration page, list of non-participating hotels etc is here.


British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (41)

  • Nick Burch says:

    I stayed at a Hilton near-ish London on Thursday night. Account set to points+miles, signed up for both the BA and the HHonors promos. Points have just posted, I got double HHonors points (second set under “2015 TRIPLE YOUR TRIP OFFER”), and quadruple BA avios (3x under “BRITISH AIRWAYS UP TO QUADRUPLE AVIOS”)

  • Roger says:

    I’ve just done something I’ve not done before – checked in online for a prepaid stay tomorrow.

    For various reasons, I’d prefer not to stay, though I understand a no show would normally deny me points. Does checking in online alter that, or do I really need to turn up and ruffle the sheets?

    Thanks.

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