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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘Double Your Stay’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

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 registration link should be here from Thursday.

Hilton Park Lane

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

840 Avios

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 points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (81)

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  • Boris says:

    Just checked up my points on a recent 4 day stay at the Conrad Istanbul.

    Thanks to Raffles various posts and schemes it was 21k HH points for a stay costing around £380. Not at shabby with almost everything else included.

    Cheers R.

  • Boris says:

    Bah.

    Not at all shabby.

    • Danny says:

      Can I ask when you check in/check out as I have a Conrad stay next week, and it would be good if the 3 promotions highlighted by Rob, which meant to finish at the end of April, are still working?

      https://headforpoints.com/2016/03/13/conrad-waldorf-astoria-bonus-points-hilton-hhonors/

      • Boris says:

        Sure.

        My stay was from Apr 28 to May 2nd, so I picked up some of those offers but not all. Don’t forget to sign up for the ones he listed this week.

        I’m HH Gold so I have early / late check-in/out. I checked in at midday and out at 2pm. If you want it suggest confirming by phone 24 hours plus beforehand so that you don’t clash with the consecutive person in the room.

        These are my points statement:

        Base Points 6175
        LRM 2K POINTS OFFER 6000
        LRM 5K POINTS OFFER 5000
        LRM BRAND 1ST STAY BONUS 2000
        GOLD VIP BONUS – 25% 2016 1543

        There’s also a bonus for your first Conrad stay (which this was for me), and some offers if you are paying full price here:
        http://conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/offers/index.htm

      • What's the Point says:

        I don’t think the WA promo is working anymore, I had 2 nights in May in a WA and got no extra points.

        • Rob says:

          It was meant to finally end 30th April. I pulled it from the Hotel Promos page last week.

  • Gabriel says:

    Off topic, but does anyone know what’s going on with HFP articles not showing up on Apple News anymore? I noticed they were missing some days ago…

    • Rob says:

      First I’ve heard, Apple hasn’t sent me any notification. I will take a look.

      I must be honest and say that I only go onto Apple News once every couple of weeks to check.

      • harry says:

        Apple News? lol

        • Mr Dee says:

          Agree lol!

          • Rob says:

            All fixed now hopefully – let’s see if it updates tomorrow.

            It costs zero time and zero effort (once you’ve got through the sign-up process, which is messy and slow) to put HFP on Apple News so I am happy to run with it. Whether I upgrade to Apple News Publisher – which allow Apple to run ads in the articles, thus making me a few pennies (literally), but requires more effort on my part – is a different question.

  • Chris says:

    What is the simplest/most advantageous way of signing up for an Iberia Plus account?

  • Yuff says:

    Rob, will you do a reminder on Thursday?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, I’ll do it as soon as the page is available.

  • RTS says:

    Quick question and OT… What is the standard valuation of 1 flying club mile worth, earning from the virgin white amex.

    Cheers

    • Boris says:

      IIRC 0.75-1p give or take.

      • Rob says:

        They are arguably worth more than Avios now because a) on Economy redemptions the taxes are lower and b) on Upper Class redemptions you need fewer miles.

        On the downside, Virgin has a smaller route network so you need to be happy spending them to get to those few places.

        • Rob says:

          …. which is 0.45p given my 0.3p Hilton valuation!

          They are worth more to IHG because of the 25,000 points bonus for triggering Spire, although the exact value depends on how close you are to Spire in the first place.

    • RTS says:

      thanks both. 🙂

      I am currently on a cool down churn at the moment, so decising whether I want to put day to day spend on virgin for flying club miles or nectar for effectively, easyjet ££

  • RTS says:

    Another OT.. My BA Comp voucher expires in March 17. Is it possible to use the voucher before March 17 but for a flight after this date?

    • Rob says:

      You must take the OUTBOUND flight before the expiry. It doesn’t matter when you come back.

      • RTS says:

        Ah thanks. What happens if I then cancel the flight, do I get the companion voucher back or does I lose it?

  • Boris says:

    Since this is today’s OT thread, can I ask a q about the Emirates New Zealand deal from the other day.

    Emirates are Oneworld, and currently I’m focused on reaching Star Gold, but New Zealand and back is a lot of miles.

    I may be going with a friend (non-family), but how do I capture the points/miles from their ticket, since they don’t collect themselves?

    It could be via the “Friend” transfers or Raffles round-about route from a couple of years ago.

    Are there Oneworld airlines that allow me to create an account for a friend (not family), and then combine the points with my own later?

    Cheers

    • Rob says:

      You mean the Qatar deal?

      Your friend can be in a BA household account with you. However, you will get so many Avios from this trip that you don’t need to do this. Simply open a BA account for them (with your address) and then redeem the miles on a ticket for yourself. If there aren’t enough, you can merge them into a household account with you.

      The only ‘snag’ is that your friend will be very close to BA Silver status after the trip and it would be a bit unfair not to let them know and give them the chance to make it.

      • Boris says:

        Yes – Qatar deal.

        Thanks.

        I will examine my conscience !

      • Boris says:

        Are there other airlines which do similarly flexible household deals?

        Clearly the ME ones probably will not, but what about Air Berlin etc?

        • j says:

          Etihad do which is quite handy for combining credit card bonuses and amex Mr. But they literally take the points out of the other accounts an give them to the head, rather than having a separate household balance

          • Boris says:

            Thanks.

            I see also that Qatar miles can be credited to Asiana, who are my Star Alliance programme.

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