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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 ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. You can register for the offer 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.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2022)

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

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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 (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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)

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  • 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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