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Earn 3,500 Miles & More miles with two Hilton stays

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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘Power Up’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2021. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

You will receive a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 30th September 2021. You can buy by clicking here.

I covered the two recent Iberia and British Airways Hilton promotions in recent days.  The best one is the Iberia Plus version (compare with the BA Hilton promo here) which gets you:

double Avios on your first stay

triple Avios on your second stay

quadruple Avios on your third and subsequent stays

Lufthansa and Hilton have launched a similar promotion.  This is more generous than the Avios offer unless you are spending substantial sums on your stay.  If you collect Miles & More miles this is well worth a look.


Full details and the registration page can be found here.  You need to:

register via this page

change your Hilton HHonors earning profile to ‘points and miles’ and

select ‘Miles & More’ as your airline partner

For your next two Hilton Group stays before 31st August you would receive:

1,500 bonus Miles & More miles on your first stay

2,000 bonus Miles & More miles on your second stay

You would ALSO receive double points on the ‘points’ bit of ‘points and miles’ if you register for the ‘Unlimited Bonus’ promotion as well – see here for details.

If you value Miles & More miles at 1p, this is an additional £15 to £20 rebate per stay on top of your base points and your base miles.  That is not a bad result, especially on a cheap stay.  The fact that you cannot buy Miles & More miles* means that opportunities to pick them up easily should be taken seriously.

(* whilst you can’t oficially buy Miles & More miles, there is a decent workaround.  Buy Starwood Preferred Guest points and convert those.  The price is not far off what you would expect to pay for Miles & More miles if they were sold directly.)

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2021)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (15)

  • JamesLHR says:

    I had registered for the double HH points and also for the Iberia bonus and only got the double HH show, are the bonuses stackable?

    • Alan says:

      Definitely, has been confirmed by quite a few of us and also fits with how Hilton historically handle these deals. Did you register for the Iberia offer? Did you change your earning preference to points and miles? Did you confirm they had your Iberia number at checkin/checkout? What posted to your account?

    • Boi says:

      i received both as- stayed 2 nights in London last week and got 10770HH points and 1170 Avios (Iberia).

      NB: I also received 2500 bonus HH (taking total for that stay to 13020HH) coz before booking I contacted Hilton to see if they can entice me: offered 2500 if I stay within 30 days of making enquiry.

    • Rob says:

      Yes, readers have already got both.

  • Nick M says:

    Is it worth opening a Miles and More account specifically for this or not really? – we have a stay booked this week and I’d be surprised if we weren’t in another Hilton before the end of August

  • Liz says:

    Do you have to charge something to the room to get all theses bonuses? We have two stays booked in Aug in USa but haven’t paid for the rooms yet? Is the room bill enough to trigger theses bonuses and also the 2500 pts for the credit card in the first year?

    • World Traveller says:

      On a non-reward stay the room charge is all that’s needed to trigger earning points & any bonus points. This includes ‘pay at time of booking’ stays.

      If it’s a reward stay then you will need to charge something (room service, drinks in the bar, etc) to the room.

      • Alan says:

        Agree, although as Diamond I’ve found I always get the points anyway as you get the 1000 points per stay regardless and that seems to be enough to trigger the rest.

  • Paul says:


    For Lufthansa Miles and more do I give hilton the card number or customer number? Thanks.

  • Paul says:

    Thanks Rob

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