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Earn triple or quadruple Avios points with Hilton stays this Autumn

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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 from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) 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.

Comments (40)

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  • nick says:

    As if ba hadn’t already fine enough to upset those outside of London!

    • Brian says:

      I rather suspect that those living in London don’t stay in London Hilton hotels! So this is actually good for those living outside of London, since they are more likely to be using such hotels.

      Time to get the chip off the shoulder, I think…

      • RICO says:

        Oh I don’t know I kind of like the idea of popping over the road for a nights sleep with a nice breakfast for £90+.

  • Simon says:

    I am pretty sure that this offer is stackable with ‘Triple your Trip’. So if you select points and miles you should receive double/treble points and treble/quad miles depending on where/when you stay.

    • John says:

      That’s what I thought and got excited as I’ve an expensive Hilton 10 night stay in December. Then I realised that the Avios deal runs out on the 13th Dec, the exact day I start my trip! .

    • Peter K says:

      T&Cs say:
      This offer is non-transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other British Airways or HHonors offer or promotion.

    • Rob says:

      Might work …. in theory Triple Your Trip works if you have miles selected as just base points tripled.

      I am too cowardly to suggest this in the main article though ….

      • DW201 says:

        Ive a one night stay direct with Hilton tonight – ill report back on whether this works as I have registered for both promos and have ‘points and miles’ with BA set on my HH account.

        On a side note I got a bonus offer on the TYT offer – 4000 bonus points with my 4th stay….

        • DW201 says:

          Not a bad haul for a £100 stay:
          Base Points
          1313 0 0

          0 1313 0

          0 1000 0

          DIAMOND VIP BONUS – 50% 2015
          0 656 0

          BA DOUBLE DIP
          0 0 131

          0 0 262

          • Rob says:

            Ok ….. so you can mix Triple Your Trip with Triple Avios, handy!

          • RedDom says:

            Weirdly I registered for both, but had points and points set. I have received points for triple your trip and points! (not avios) for quadruple avios. As well as some extra points I wasn’t expecting…
            2015 TRIPLE YOUR TRIP OFFER
            0 11292 0

            Base Points
            5646 0 0

            0 5646 0

            50% BONUS ON BASE POINTS
            0 2823 0

            0 2000 0

            SILVER VIP BONUS – 15% 2015
            0 846 0

  • Robert says:

    Can anyone get the link to the participating hotels to work? Doesn’t load for me.

  • mark2 says:

    If you registered for the Amex Argos offer you can buy a £50 M&S gift voucher and get £10 back!
    or any other gift voucher although the range varies enormously between stores.
    I am assuming that M&S accept their own gift vouchers online.

    • Jude says:

      Yes they do!

      • Liz says:

        Do you have to buy them in batches of £25 to use the 3V cards or will they accept more that one 3V card in one transaction. Normally I buy from HSV but have to pay for them in lots of £25.

      • Liz says:

        OK so that theory didn’t work – I can’t get the TopGiftCards site to accept the 3V cards!!!

      • James67 says:

        Thanks, good to know.

      • Liz says:

        TopGiftVouchers didn’t take the 3V cards, nor do they accept Amex and there is a 1.2% credit card charge so think I will stick to my High Street Vouchers route using the 3V cards and then online at M&S when there is a double or triple points offer.

    • Liz says:

      I did register for the offer. Can you buy the M&S gift card online or do you have to go in to the store to purchase and then use online?

  • Danksy says:

    It’s weird I’ve signed the Mrs up and we are staying in a Hilton tonight, but it keeps reporting an invalid Exec Club number… mine is accepted fine; but on entering hers it says “The member number entered is invalid for the selected partner”

    The number of digits are the same and I’ve tried cut and paste as well as manually entering… plain weird.

    I hope that their customer services can sort it… I’ve emailed and hope we’ll get the additional points/miles for tonight!


    • Alan says:

      I’d give the BA number to reception staff at checkin (and double check at checkout) – that’s probably your best way to ensure they post to your account properly.

  • Dave says:

    Not sure how this would would with TA bookings:

    “•Offer is subject to availability, advanced reservation is required. BAEC membership number must be quoted at the time of booking. “

    • Danksy says:

      Their customer services sorted me out 😀 I have to say Hilton’s customer service agents are very knowledgable and responsive 😀

  • Jono says:

    Sorry this is totally OT and a newbie question, but if anyone knows the answer I’d appreciate it: If I refer somebody in my family for an Amex MR card but they have held one within the last 6 months, is it only they who do not receive the bonus points or do I also not receive the referral points? Thnx.

    • Worzel says:

      Mrs Gummidge slipped-up recently(OK, I did!) in referring me for the Gold card within the 6 months period.
      Mrs Gummidge got the 9000 referral bonus. Realising her mistake I decided not to go for the 2k in 90 days and instead put spend through elsewhere. That said all of the offers that have shown up on the card have been well used.

  • Dom says:

    Just seen there is currently a £50 off £250 amex offer deal on my amex gold card.

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