News in brief:
Get up to 35% bonus when you buy Avios
If everything went to plan, a new ‘buy Avios’ bonus should now be live over at avios.com. I’m not sure if ba.com will have it or not on the BAEC ‘buy Avios’ page. Historically you could get a better deal via the Iberia ‘buy Avios’ page but the fall in the value of the £ makes that less likely.
Between now and 26th September, you will receive:
1,000 – 15,000 Avios = 10% bonus
16,000 – 34,000 Avios = 20% bonus
35,000 – 80,000 Avios = 30% bonus
85,000 – 100,000 Avios = 35% bonus
The page to buy is here. This is certainly not a bargain – at the top end, you are still paying £1,615 for 135,000 which is a toppy 1.2p each. If you need to buy a few to get your account up to the right level for a redemption, however, you will find you get a better deal today than you did yesterday.
Hilton HHonors launches triple Miles & More miles – triple Avios to follow?
Hilton HHonors has launched a new promotion with Lufthansa’s Miles & More programme. This allows you to earn TRIPLE Miles & More miles when you choose ‘points and miles’ and credit the miles element to M&M.
It is valid for stays until 30th November. You need to register here.
This would mean you earn double Hilton HHonors points via ‘Double Up’ and triple Lufthansa miles on the same transaction.
It is now likely that a similar triple Avios deal will be launched by Hilton over the next couple of weeks. This would follow the pattern of recent promotional periods. I will let you know when it turns up.
PS. The photo above is the Hilton in Venice
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.)