Hilton / Amex ‘£50 cashback on £250 booking’ offer is back, covering UK and European hotels

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American Express and Hilton Hotels have brought back their generous ‘£50 cashback for spending £250’ promotion.

It is restricted to the first 10,000 American Express cardholders to register their card.  To see if you are targetted, you need to log in to the Amex website and click on the ‘Offers’ tab on the online statement for ALL of your cards.

I got it on my Platinum card but not my BA Premium Plus card or, perhaps unsurprisingly, my SPG card.

This offer will NOT work with any MBNA, Lloyds or Barclays-issued Amex.  However, keep an eye on the Amex Connect offers site – if it appears there (and it hasn’t so far) you can take part.  The Amex Connect site appears to be dying off, to be honest, as Amex prepares to pull the plug on its licensed cards business.

Hilton Paris Opera lobby

The Hilton cashback rules are relatively simple:

You must register your card number in advance (there is a cap of 10,000 registrations)

Valid for stays until 30th November

Minimum spend of £250 in one transaction

Valid only at UK and European hotels in this PDF file. It includes all brands – Hilton, Hampton, Doubletree, Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria.  European countries taking part are Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

This would work perfectly well in conjunction with the current Hilton ‘double points’ promotion which I wrote about here.

PS.  The relatively new Hilton Paris Opera, pictured above, is included in the offer and will be reviewed on Head for Points later this month.

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

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  1. Any chance that buying Points under the 50% discount offer would trigger the £50 offer too? Was thinking of buying some anyway so might be worth a try?

  2. O/T La Compagnie have reduced 1-way tickets out of/ into Luton to £349 if you can travel before 24th September

  3. Do Amex FHR always settle the total bill at check out? Looking at the WA Caledonian in Edinburgh and the room is £229 obviously food and drink will send that above £250 but don’t want to get there and they have already charged the room rate to the card

    • Keep an eye on the points and money that pops up now and then for the WA Caledonian as it works out a good deal especially if you have status. The breakfast is excellent too. Views of the castle from certain rooms are nice too especially as it’s lit up in the evening.

  4. for the IHG accelerate deal can someone please confirm the holiday inn and the holiday inn express are classed as different brands as it I need to stay at 2 of there ihg Hotel brands .

    thanks in advance

    • Yes they are two different brands.

      The ones to watch out for are Holiday Inn Garden Court (if any oft house are still not rebranded) – gets classed as a HI.

      And in North America you get the HI Suites and HIX Suites branded versions which get counted as the HI or HIX respectively.

  5. Gin and Tonic Please says:

    I was just thinking about the Hilton Paris Opera. Can you give a sneak preview – thumbs up or thumbs down? Also, any idea if they’ll give me my Diamond benefits if I book through Amex Travel (who offer a $75 credit for non-room spend for about £13 more than booking direct with the hotel)?

  6. VFRonTop says:

    Do Amex Corporate charge cards quality for these kind of offers? I’ve had a look on the website but can’t find the offer section.

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