UPDATE – OCTOBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘Double Rewards’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
Hilton is also offering a 100% bonus when you buy points until 31st December 2020. The website to buy points, and find out more, is here.
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.
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.