News in brief:
400 Avios with six bottle of rioja
The British Airways Wine Club, run by Laithwaites, is fairly well known. Far fewer people know that Iberia has its own UK-delivery wine deal with vinoseleccion.
Here is their latest offer. You receive a half-price case of six bottles of award-winning Rioja Reservas for just £40, including free UK delivery. You will also receive 400 Avios in Iberia Plus – which is a good way of ‘activating’ a new Iberia Plus account to allow transfers in and out.
LateRooms.com extends its £5 Amazon voucher offer
UK hotel booking site LateRooms.com has extended its current offer of a £5 Amazon.co.uk voucher when you book selected hotels. Not all hotels are included, but there is no minimum stay – this means that it represents a decent return on your expenditure.
You can find out more on the LateRooms.com site here. Hotels offering the voucher are shown clearly during the booking process. The offer will now run until at least 18th August although you can stay at any point.
Using your Hilton HHonors points at the new Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch in Egypt
There are only a handful of Category 1 Hilton HHonors properties in the world which are just 5,000 points per night (4,000 per night for 5 nights or more if you have status).
Three of them are in Alexandria in Egypt. Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch has literally just opened, and HfP reader Xavier was there last week.
He highly recommends the property – it is obviously in excellent condition, being new, and the facilities are excellent. These three photographs were taken by him.
To put this deal into comparison, you could stay here for free for 8 nights (10 nights if you have Hilton status) if you got the free American Express Gold card and converted the 20,000 Membership Rewards points into Hilton HHonors points. You can even get Hilton HHonors status for free – at Silver level – by taking out the Hilton credit card.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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 and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn 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.
(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.)