UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Last week I wrote about the ‘quadruple Avios’ promotion which Iberia has launched in association with Hilton.
The terms of the deal are identical:
earn double Avios on your first stay
earn triple Avios on your second stay
earn quadruple Avios on your third and subsequent stays
….. until the end of August.
You earn 1 Avios point for every $1 you spend.
However, you should not sign up to this offer.
Five years after the launch of Avios, Hilton has still not aligned the earnings rate between Iberia and British Airways.
With BA, you earn 1 Avios for every $1 spent
With Iberia, you earn 15 Avios for every $10 spent
You are 50% better off taking Avios in Iberia Plus and then transferring them to BA.
The ONLY exception is this. There is a cap of 1,000 Avios (pre bonus) per stay with Iberia. The British Airways cap is 10,000 Avios. If you will spend more than $1,000, you should credit to BA as you will be better off.
The link to the Iberia offer is here. Remember to set your Hilton HHonors earning preference to ‘points and miles’ with Iberia Plus as your airline programme of choice.
Earn double points too!
We now know that this promotion doubles up with the current Unlimited Bonus double points offer.
As well as registering for bonus Avios, you should also register for Unlimited Bonus via this link. I wrote about Unlimited Bonus here.
You will then earn double points for the points bit of ‘points and miles’ as well as double, triple or quadruple miles. That is not a bad return on your forthcoming Hilton nights.
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.