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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.
Tucked away in the Iberia magazine this month are details of a forthcoming Hilton HHonors promotion.
You cannot register for it yet but it should be live on Thursday.
For some people, this may be more attractive than the main Hilton HHonors promotion ‘Unlimited Bonus‘. This offers double Hilton points on all your stays as this article explains. It may also be possible to double dip by registering for both offers.
The Hilton / Iberia promotion will work like this:
It will run from 12th May to 30th August
You must register, set your Hilton acccount to ‘Points and Miles’ and select Iberia as your airline partner
You will receive double Avios on your first stay
You will receive triple Avios on your second stay
You will receive quadruple Avios on your third stay
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 (doubled under the ‘Unlimited Bonus’ promotion)
If you choose miles, you earn 10 base points per $1 and 15 Iberia Plus Avios per $10 spent (with the Avios doubled, tripled or quadrupled under this promotion)
Based on what happened last year, you may be able to double dip with Unlimited Bonus AND this mileage offer. Register for both offers and it is possible that your stay will generate double base points (20 Hilton HHonors points per $1) AND 2x / 3x / 4x Avios.
This could be very lucrative if you could double up. A £100 stay would translate to $140. Assuming it was your 3rd stay during the period, you would receive:
1,400 base Hilton HHonors points
1,400 ‘Unlimited Bonus’ bonus points
Based on a valuation of 1p per Avios and 0.3p per Hilton HHonors point, your rebate would be 17%.
You MUST register for the bonus Avios promotion. The registration link will be here from Thursday but is not currently active.
Whilst this is an Iberia Plus offer, I expect a similar BA offer to appear as well. It is more lucrative to credit Hilton stays to Iberia, however, since the rate is 15 points per $10 rather than 1 point per $1 for BA.
Remember that you can move Avios from Iberia Plus to British Airways Executive Club via ‘Combine My Avios’ as long as your Iberia account is 90 days old.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
Until 9th April 2021, American Express is running the biggest sign-up bonuses ever seen on a UK payment card.
You will earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Platinum (apply here) and 50,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Gold (apply here) which is FREE for your first year. Points transfer 1:1 into Avios. Here are links to our reviews:
Here are your other options. There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
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