News in brief:
500 free United MileagePlus miles
(EDIT: If you do NOT have a US mailing address, there appear to be issues with changing your address to the US and then changing it back – see the comments. Do not do this unless you your United account is only semi-active.)
MileagePlus Dining, the programme which awards you United Airlines miles for eating in certain US restaurants, isn’t of much interest to United members in the UK.
However, for a limited period, you will receive 500 United MileagePlus miles just for signing up.
If you have a United account, you might as well give it a go. The link is here and the offer runs until 30th March.
You will need to temporarily change your account address to a US one first judging by the comments below.
Ramada London Docklands hotel now the DoubleTree by Hilton London Excel
This story ties in nicely with two recent Head for Points articles:
I stayed in the Ramada London Docklands for the grand sum of £20 during a promotion a couple of years ago – I reviewed it here. The hotel was in need of refurbishment but it was an acceptable property with a decent pub just behind.
It is now the DoubleTree by Hilton London Excel. Looking at the room photo above, it has seen some money spent on it. I imagine rates will be low when Excel is closed and, via the DLR, you can get into Central London quickly via the Jubilee Line at Canning Town.
It is an absolute stinker of a Hilton HHonors redemption at off-peak dates. In February, for example, I found it at a shocking 50,000 points per night on a day when the cash rate was just £80!
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.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)