UPDATE – AUGUST 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
You will receive an 80% to 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 18th September. The annual cap is doubled to 160,000 points plus your bonus. You can buy here.
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 and status from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 with:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)