UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 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 (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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.