UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘Points Unlimited’ promotion which runs until 2nd May 2021. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
You will receive a 100% bonus when you buy 15,000+ Hilton Honors points by 5th March. Click here for more details.
There are two interesting Hilton HHonors promotions running until December, both of which I have covered on Head for Points before:
For points collectors, on the ‘points and points’ option, you have ‘Triple Your Trip‘ which I covered here. You receive double base points on weekday stays and triple base points on weekend stays. No minimum stay required. This offer ends on 31st December.
For Avios collectors, on the ‘points and miles’ option, you have a special BA / Hilton promotion which I covered here. This offers quadruple Avios at London hotels and triple Avios at other participating Hilton hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. No minimum stay required. This offer ends on 13th December.
I had assumed that these offers were mutually exclusive. It seems not.
Here is a reminder of the usual Hilton HHonors earning options, ignoring the bonuses above:
If you choose ‘points and points’, you earn 10 base points and 5 Hilton HHonors bonus points per $1 spent
If you choose ‘points and miles’, you earn 10 base points and 1 British Airways Avios per $1 spent
If you register for both promotions, and set your Hilton HHonors earning preference to ‘points and miles’ with BA as your airline partner, it seems that you will receive:
double or triple points on the ‘points’ element and
triple or quadruple Avios on ‘miles’ element
Let’s assume that you spend the equivalent of $1,000 (£660) on a London hotel on midweek dates. You would receive:
20,000 Hilton HHonors points (10 x $1,000 x double points) which I would value at £60, and
4,000 Avios points (1 x $1,000 x 4) which I would value at £40
That is a 15% return on your spending, which is not a bad return for a hotel promotion during the busy Autumn period.
Even if you don’t want to earn Avios from Hilton stays, you should still register for the British Airways promotion. Here is a screenshot from a HFP reader:
His account was set to ‘points and points’. For some odd reason Hilton worked out how many Avios he would have earned, had he chosen ‘points and miles’, and then gave it to him as additional points!
There is no guarantee that this will work for you but it does absolutely no harm to register for the BA offer and see what happens on your next ‘points and points’ stay.
How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (January 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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted in three 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.
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