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BA and Hilton launch confusing ‘up to quadruple Avios’ promotion

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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.

British Airways Executive Club and Hilton Honors have launched a new mileage deal for the Spring.

For some people – but not many – this may be more attractive than the main Hilton Honors ‘2000 bonus points per night’ promotion.  I outlined the ‘2k Every Day’ deal in this article.

The BA / Hilton promotion can be found here.

It is valid for stays until 30th April.

hilton-ibiza

If you choose to register for this offer, you will receive:

double Avios on your second stay

triple Avios on your third stay

quadruple Avios on your fourth and subsequent stays

You should compare this with:

2,000 bonus Hilton points for every night

which is the alternative offer.

As a reminder of the earning rates:

If you choose points, you earn 10 base points and 5 Hilton Honors bonus points per $1 spent

If you choose miles, you earn 10 base points and 1 British Airways Avios per $1 spent

There is no easy answer to which offer is better.  It depends on how much you are spending and how many stays you will do.

However …. I would value 2,000 bonus Hilton points at £6 – £7.  You also need to factor in the value of the extra 5 Hilton points per £1 under the ‘points’ option.

I would value an Avios point, for the purposes of this example, at 1p.  For most people, you would struggle to get more than £6 per night of value from ‘up to quadruple Avios’.

It only makes sense if you are doing lots of stays this Spring (so you will hit the ‘quadruple Avios’ level quickly) and those stays are of high value per night (to outweigh the value of the flat 2,000 bonus points under the alternative option).

There are two other problems with this offer:

There is a list of non-participating hotels, but the link to the list is dead.  The main ‘2,000 bonus points per night’ Hilton promo has NO non-participating hotels.

In theory, bookings under ‘quadruple Avios’ must be booked via www.honors.com/BAQ12017 – but that URL just loops back to the promo home page.  I don’t believe this is actually true – it is only mentioned in the small print, not in the main text, and the small print also says that you can book by telephone too.

My verdict

Unless you are desperate for every single Avios you can hoover up, 95% of HfP readers will get more value from the main ‘2,000 bonus points per night’ Hilton promotion this Spring.

There is also the possibility that Iberia – which has a better Avios earning rate with Hilton than British Airways Executive Club – launches its own Avios promotion.  This is likely to be more generous than this BA offer.

That said, nothing stops you registering for both offers and switching your account from ‘points’ to ‘miles’ for each stay.  The registration page for ‘up to quadruple Avios’ is here.

PS.  The photo shows the impressive 33-room Gran Hotel Montesol in Ibiza which we reviewed here.


British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

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

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (31)

  • S879 says:

    Booked a points stay (4 night) and got 5th free. Currently staying at the hotel. I have made some calls and also bought a travel adaptor that got charged to the room. Will these two charges be enough to trigger the 2k points per night at checkout? I am checking out tomorrow but my account is not showing even Myway 1000 points. I am a Diamond member.

    • Alan says:

      Any charges should be fine. Your online account won’t show anything until a few days after checkout.

    • Rob says:

      Travel adaptor – unlikely. Phone call – yes, should be OK.

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