Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Earn TRIPLE Avios on Hilton stays this Autumn – register now

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

UPDATE – AUGUST 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

You will receive an 80% to 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 18th September. The annual cap is doubled to 160,000 points plus your bonus. You can buy here.

The main Hilton Honors promotion this Autumn, ‘Double Points’ (click here to register), offers you double Hilton Honors points on every stay you make before 31st December.

I wrote about ‘Double Points’ in detail here.

To give credit to Hilton, it is very straightforward.  All hotels are taking part and there is no minimum stay requirement.

If you are not totally focused on Hilton Honors points, British Airways Executive Club and Hilton Honors have launched a new mileage deal for the Autumn which offers an alternative deal.

hilton-paris-opera-grand-salon

The BA / Hilton promotion details can be found here – you need to register.  You will receive triple Avios on every stay until the 30th January 2018.

As a reminder, this is how Hilton Honors works:

If you choose ‘points and points’ from your stays, you earn 10 base points and 5 Hilton Honors bonus points per $1 spent

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

Under this promotion you would earn 3 Avios per $1 spent instead of 1 per $1.

There is an extra bonus on top ….

Based on the last few times this offer has run, anyone who selects ‘points and miles’ and who registers for BOTH ‘Double Points’ and ‘triple Avios’ will receive both.

This means that you should get 20 base points and 3 Avios per $1 spent on stays between now and the end of the year.

Arguably, if you value an Avios point at a conservative 0.75p and a Hilton point at 0.3p, ‘Triple Avios’ is the way to go.

Under ‘Double Up’, you receive 25 Hilton points per $1 worth 7.5p

Under ‘Triple Avios’, you will receive 20 Hilton points per $1 plus 3 Avios worth 8.25p

This does assume that you get double base points with ‘Points and Miles’ by registering for both offers.

Two more things to note …..

The registration page for triple Avios refers to a list of non-participating hotels. The link is not a link, however, so it isn’t clear if such a list actually exists or not.

Secondly, the rules say “Offer available for new bookings made between 15 October ….”.  Existing bookings may not count and, for safety, you may want to stick with ‘points and points’.  (The comments suggest that Hilton is not actually applying this rule.)

Remember that you MUST register for these offers.

You can register for the new triple Avios promotion here.

If you haven’t already registered for it, the registration link for the main ‘Double Points’ promotion is here.

PS.  The picture above is the new Hilton Paris Opera we reviewed here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2022)

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

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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 (55)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • Crafty says:

    Sort of OT: Now that Happy Mondays has left us, any remaining good tricks for good value London hotel rooms on a Saturday night? Need something end November, flexible on location. Have points with Hilton, Carlson and IHG but no good deals that I could see on any of them.

  • Mark says:

    Where would the current ‘get 500 extra points’ for booking using the app fit in?

  • Rts says:

    Get an error on the registration page.

  • LR says:

    I don’t think it’s as simple as comparing 5hh points vs 3 avios. In the past after registering for avios but sticking with points + points you get extra points on lieu of avios.

    In fact My stay on 17th Oct booked before the promo but on p+p has posted as

    Base points 1547 0. 0
    HH Double up 0 1547 0
    Ba Triple Avios 0 1547 0
    My way bonus 0 1000 0
    50% bonus 0 773 0
    Diamond 50% 0 773 0
    App booking 0 500 0

    I’ve had this on previous avios promos but don’t know if it always happens.

  • Colin JE says:

    Still getting an error on the registration page. Even using the BA registration link. Must be something at Hilton’s end.

  • Colin JE says:

    Oops, keep trying, it eventually worked.

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.