UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
At the time, it wasn’t clear if this would double up with the main Hilton Honors ‘2000 bonus points per night’ promotion. I outlined the ‘2k Every Day’ deal in this article.
I now have enough evidence from readers to know that it does stack.
What does this mean in practice?
What this means is that the Avios promotion now looks well worth signing up for.
The BA / Hilton promotion can be found here if you want to register. It is valid for stays until 30th April.
These are your two choices:
Keep registered for ‘points and points’. As well as your 10 Hilton Honors base points per $1, you will receive an additional 5 bonus points per $1
Change to ‘points and miles’ and set British Airways Executive Club as your mileage partner. You will receive 1 mile per $1.
If you choose to register for the BA offer, you will receive:
double Avios on your second stay
triple Avios on your third stay
quadruple Avios on your fourth and subsequent stays
Irrespective, you will still receive 2,000 bonus Hilton points for every night as long as you have registered at this page of hilton.com.
Which option is better?
I tend to value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, although I may revise this upwards when I have more experience of how the new redemption system is working in practice.
Under ‘points and points’, 5 bonus Hilton points is worth 1.66p per $1 spent.
Under ‘points and miles’, 1 Avios per $1 is worth 1p per $1 spent (if you value an Avios point at 1p). If you will do at least two Hilton stays before the end of April, and so earn 2-4 Avios per $1 as the multiplier kicks in, ‘points and miles’ is better.
Other things to note
There are two other points to note about the Avios offer:
There is a list of non-participating hotels, but the link to the list is dead
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. Readers are telling me that this is not true – they are getting the bonus Avios irrespective of how and when they booked.
PS. The photo above shows the impressive 33-room Gran Hotel Montesol in Ibiza which we reviewed here.
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).
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