News in brief:
Get 1p per Nectar point with Virgin Trains East Coast
Last weekend I wrote about the widely targetted offer of 40,000 Nectar points for getting the American Express Nectar credit card.
I said that, whilst 40,000 points is usually worth £200, occasional deals lifted that to 1p per point. Here is one such deal.
Until 12th October, you can redeem your Nectar points for Virgin Trains East Coast vouchers and get 1p per Nectar point. Vouchers can only be used for First or Standard Class Advance tickets.
Full details are in this Shopper Points article from yesterday.
Visit the McLaren-Honda factory with Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors has arranged another tour of the McLaren-Honda factory at the Norman Foster-designed McLaren Technology Centre in Woking.
Last time I wrote about this offer, HFP readers bought the seven available packages by 9am. If you are interested in this – there are 4 packages available as at 7pm Saturday – do not hang around.
The date is the afternoon of Wednesday 9th November. The cost is 75,000 Hilton HHonors points for two people which is a 50% price rise on the previous trip.
The factory is not normally open to the public so this is a rare opportunity to take a look inside. It is a shame that the timing won’t work for children who will be back at school by then.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2022)
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.
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.
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 (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)