Hilton Honors has launched a generous competition which is only for UK residents and is not being widely promoted. When they ran one of these last year, a Head for Points reader was the winner – let’s see if we can get lucky again.
In association with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team, Hilton Honors is giving away two great family experiences and 10 runners-up prizes via this website.
The two main prizes are worth winning:
Become the McLaren-Honda’s team mascot for the British Grand Prix
Win a family holiday in Abu Dhabi, including flights
The third prize requires you to be a bit of a Formula 1 fan:
Win 1 of 10 caps signed by Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne
The first prize is a one night stay at the Hilton Northampton on 15th July (not, usually, very exciting) and the opportunity for one child to be the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team mascot for the British Grand Priz on 16th July.
This does sound great if your child is a F1 fan. The winner will be involved in:
Escorting the McLaren-Honda drivers to media engagements throughout the day
Escorting a McLaren-Honda driver to the garage before the race, helping to carry their race kit
Assisting the McLaren-Honda drivers with their pre-race preparation in the McLaren-Honda team motorhome
Various photo opportunities throughout the day
Being in the garage as both McLaren-Honda cars leave for the grid before the race
Taking a seat beside the McLaren-Honda pit crew to watch the race unfold
The second prize is a 5-night stay at the Hilton Abu Dhabi for four including flights. This prize has to be used before 1st January 2018.
You cannot choose which prize you’d like to win, which is a little unfortunate as I think they appeal to totally different markets.
To enter the prize draw you must join Hilton Honors – free – before 11th June via the form at the bottom of this page if you are not already a member.
You must be 18 years old and a legal resident of the UK. The restriction to the UK means the chances for a HfP reader to win are quite high.
If you are already a member of Hilton Honors you can enter straight away by logging into your account at the bottom of this website. You can also find more information here about the prizes.
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.)