News in brief:
Exciting British Airways bacon roll news
According to the latest newsletter sent to members of the British Airways ‘Future Lab’ survey panel, as a result of their feedback bacon rolls will soon be available in the Heathrow Galleries Club lounges until 11am. The same goes for their vegetarian equivalent.
This is the most positive news to come out of British Airways for some time!
Slightly disturbingly, Future Lab reported that a “business case” had to be prepared in order to sanction an extra hour or so of bacon rolls, but luckily for us it was approved.
1,200 Avios with My Little Pony
Tesco Direct is running a good extra Clubcard points offer with My Little Pony.
You will get 500 Tesco Clubcard points (worth 1,200 Avios) when spending £30 on My Little Pony before 2nd April.
Win a trip to LA with Hilton and The Boss Baby
Hilton and DreamWorks are running a competition giving away a family trip to L.A.
All you need to do is sign up for Hilton Honors (although I assume most HFP readers are already members) and fill out a form on the Hilton / The Boss Baby website – click ‘Go back to see the boss’.
The trailer, also on the entry page, has echoes of a horror movie to me but it is apparently a fun family film if you are looking for somewhere to take the kids this Easter.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (August 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 (5,000 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.)