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 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.
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.
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.
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).
(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.)