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Earn up to quadruple Avios on Hilton hotel stays this Summer

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UPDATE – DECEMBER 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.

Hilton is also running a separate ‘Double Elite Nights’ promotion – click here for our article – which also runs until 31st December 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here. You can register for both promotions and both will credit on the same stay.

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.

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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.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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 10,500 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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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  • Andrew H says:

    Nice to see title winning managers can still take their time out to read and contribute to HFP 🙂

    • Yuff says:

      He seems a shrewd manager, he must have used points for that private Jet on Monday.
      Vardy’s fiancées’ parking, at school, was bad enough before he hit the headlines – I’m surprised she just doesn’t leave it in the middle of the road- she’s come pretty close mind you. She was there nice and early on Tuesday, after they won the league, mind you driving passed her house that morning I’m not surprised she wanted to get away from the camera crews, beer cans etc!!!!

    • Brian says:

      Isn’t HFP the reason why Leicester won the title? :))

  • Lambs says:

    Hi
    Off topic sorry
    Does anyone know if you can refer someone for a virgin card & if extra bonus points? Also if you go for the black to receive the extra bonus is the fee prorata if you close early? Thx

    • Rob says:

      You could, but they just pulled it ahead of a relaunch in the Summer.

      • Nick M says:

        I think somebody is telling me to calm down on the credit card apps… Was going to apply for the Virgin one just before the deadline but there is a possibility of a mortgage application soon – hopefully it’s a positive sign then!!

        • harry says:

          There’s no somebody or sign. It’s your brain taking cues from external data (and mis-labelling it, perhaps frivolously for these boards).

          If you are going to apply for a mortgage, you need to get the big tick of yes he’s good by whichever agency your lender will use. So, yes – cut back on new credit cards.

  • Dave Barron says:

    Thanks for the tip! My Gold recently expired but I can confirm I have immediately been reinstated as Gold

  • AndyR says:

    Does the 1000 Avios cap per stay with Iberia apply to the bonus points too? For example if you spend $500 which gets 750 Avios as standard and then potentially 4x to 3000, is it then capped at 1000? Thanks.

    • Rob says:

      Not sure …. the T&C’s of Hilton HHonors are not clear on this.

      • nobbynobchops says:

        Another very good question re: 1000 cap for Iberia, does this apply to BAEC too? I’m about spend $1500 with Hilton on one stay – so understanding the limitations would be very useful!

        • Rob says:

          The BA cap is 10,000 Avios so you won’t hit that. You would break the Iberia cap easily with that spend. Perhaps wait until the day before check-in to register in case a BA double points offer appears?

          Note that Virgin earns 2 miles per $1 with Hilton so even better than Iberia – as long as you want Virgin miles – in normal circumstances. There isn’t a double up Virgin promo yet though.

          • nobbynobchops says:

            Thanks Rob – no, never want Virgin, only Avios and I need a lot now as just spanked a boat load on my Wifes 50th present flying First to Vegas!

  • Joey Forks says:

    Slightly OT but if I book a Hilton room for somebody else do I need to contact the hotel and inform them the name of the person checking in ?

    • Rob says:

      My understanding (although I’ve never done it) is that if you ring Hilton to book they will put the other persons name onto the booking as lead guest so there are no issues at all.

      • Jerry says:

        Excellent, many thanks for you help Rob. Cheers J

  • Eric says:

    Hi Headforpoints,
    On topic, I guess that for this to work I would need to register for miles and points and not points and points right?
    Cheers,
    E

  • Simon B says:

    A couple of questions:
    1) Do you only get bonus Avios for 3 stays i.e. no bonus for a 4th stay
    2) What happens if you have a reward stay in-between (which isn’t eligible for miles)? Does it count towards one of the 3 stays and therefore you lose the bonus on any subsequent paid bookings?

  • nobbynobchops says:

    Hi Rob

    This Iberia Hilton promo looks ideal for me – can I please clarify though that the quadruple bonus is capped on 3rd stay only, not 4,5,6 etc?

    Thanks

    Chris

    • Rob says:

      We won’t know until the small print appears on the registration page tomorrow.

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