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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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  • Eric says:

    Hi Head for Points,
    How do they usually treat status bonuses in these kind of campaigns?
    I’m Diamond would I earn “more” avioses in the campaign and if so would that bonus be multiplied?
    Thanks for a great blog.

    • Rob says:

      We need to wait for the small print,but usually just base points doubled.

  • What's the Point says:

    As of 7.30 am today, the link to register is still not operational.

    • Alan says:

      Guess it might not be active until morning US time/afternoon our time. Remember you can still change your earnings preference until 23:59 MST on the day of checkout if necessary.

  • nobbynobchops says:

    Just registered – followed the link from the Iberia offers page

    Looks like quadruple is unlimited stays see here:

    Double Avios is applicable for the first stay booked and completed at the Participating Properties at any eligible rate. Triple Avios is applicable for the second stay booked and completed at the Participating Properties at any eligible rate, and Quadruple Avios is applicable for the third stay, and any subsequent stays during the offer period booked and completed at the Participating Properties at any eligible rate. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same Participating Property, i.e. from check-in to check-out irrespective of the length of stay.

    • RC_Hammer says:

      I’ve done the same (via the Iberia Plus offers page)since the link in the article doesn’t work) but when I try to register with my Honours details I get an error “Credenciales de usuario invalids” (invalid user credentials). It doesn’t help that everything is in Spanish so not sure if I’m doing something wrong. Anyone else having problems registering?

  • Boi says:

    I am collecting virgin miles too. Does this promo make Iberia better? I have 2(possibly 3) stays coming up, max spend £300/stay.

    • Boi says:

      Also is the hilton double points and points earning still not even better?

      • Rob says:

        Depends how many stays you would do under the IB promo since you end up at 4x miles.

      • Alan says:

        Based on all other similar Hilton promos you’ll still get Double Points under the existing offer that you did – this one will stack with it but only for those that change their preferences to points+miles.

  • nobbynobchops says:

    Still doesn’t register – just spoke to Hilton and they cant see the promotion registering their side. Staying tonight so hope they get it sorted

  • Gareth Morgan says:

    Same problem here. I also read the google translated terms which seem to say that stays must be booked on or after 12th. I’m in a Garden In in Birmingham tonight which will make my 3rd stay a useful 8 nights in the Grand Hilton Seoul. As that has been booked for ages, I shall be very unhappy if I don’t get the points because i switch collection to Iberia specifically for this offer.

    • Alan says:

      IIRC all previous HHonors promos have been valid for existing bookings

  • World Traveller says:

    Registration for this promo has Benin fixed overnight, it’s now working and I successfully registered.

    Here is the important bit of small print we didn’t have before:
    “Stays can be booked prior to registration; stay completion required after registration. Additionally, members must register prior to check-out in order for their stay to qualify.”

    • Sididdly says:

      I had a stay which finished on the 12th and I couldn’t register for the promo until yesterday (13th). However, it has still posted as double miles so I’ve hit the first target already.
      Also, can confirm that it stacks up with the double points promo.

      • Rob says:

        Excellent! Hoped it would.

      • Alan says:

        Good news, that’s how it has always worked before with Hilton promos so glad to hear the same again this time! 🙂

        • Ambient says:

          I’m getting double hhonors points and double avios, but the double hhonors isn’t double Base points – anyone else?

          • Alan says:

            What’s it posting as?

          • ambient says:

            This is the breakdown for my recent stay last week:
            BASE BONUS MILES
            Base Points 12969 0 0
            2016 UNLIMITED BONUS OFFER 0 12969 0
            GOLD VIP BONUS – 25% 2016 0 3242 0
            IBERIA – AVIOS DOUBLE DIP 0 0 1000

            Not complaining as I think I’ve done quite well out of it but I had thought, perhaps mistakenly, that the “double base points” meant just that!

          • Alan says:

            Thanks, mine posting OK now too although sometimes the IB bonus seems to post separately.

            Don’t quite follow you re double base points, they look numerically correct, do you mean that you thought they’d count towards status? If so, sorry but Hilton don’t offer it that way, it’s always just an equivalent number of points as non-status earning points that they award in these sort of promos.

  • World Traveller says:

    That’s a development / UAT (user acceptance test) site so using it won’t register you for the promotion.

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