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Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘Double Your Stay’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking 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.


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 (October 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 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 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 Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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

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.

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.

Comments (55)

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  • Andrew says:

    How quickly would you expect miles earned via a Hilton stay to credit to nominated airline account?
    I normally take points and points, but switched to points and miles for a couple of stays during the 2k per stay promo in August – I checked out of the last one a good 7 weeks ago. The miles show in my Hilton account, but are yet to transfer to BA.

    • Paulm says:

      Usually within a week but sometimes they do take a bit longer. For 7 weeks I would email Hilton and ask them to look into. I had to do this in the same situation and they sorted within a few days

    • BillB says:

      Mine all posted on my BAEC within 24hrs of the Hilton stay registering in my Hilton account. Not sure about other airline accounts.

  • Rash says:

    Slightly OT, but hilton related: I recently queried 6,000 points disappearing from my account! Got a not very useful reply back, in that it doesn’t state which hotel and which promotion. Something others may not have noticed if you haven’t checked your account recently.The reply is below. :

    Thanks for contacting us, and yes, you may have noticed a higher Point balance in your account due to a system error that credited the incorrect number of Points from a recent stay. We’ve identified the error and have corrected your account to reflect the correct number of Points. We have requested a printout of all the points you have earned and redeemed for the last 12 months. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery to the address that we have on file for you. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

  • James J says:


    Slightly OT but I was hoping someone could help.
    My mum got the Hilton credit card and now has the free night certificate.
    Can she give it to me or does she have to use it herself?

  • Ron says:

    OT Trying to plan a diamond status match with hilton. Does anyone know if the 90 days period is from the time of application or the time they process the status match ?

    • Paulm says:

      Time they process it, from experience 4-5 days after application anyway

    • Rob says:

      From the day they email you saying you’re accepted, which in my case was 5 days later IIRC.

    • Ron says:

      Thanks! Will apply 5 business days before the first planned days then.

  • may says:

    OT – I’m booking a return Heathrow Express ticket for £37 and it says there’s a promotion for 20 avios per £1 spent. However when I get to the checkout page it states that avios to be rewarded is 200 avios only? Can someone clarify T&Cs maybe? i tried reading but it doesn’t seem to say anything regarding a lower reward other than child fares not being applicable.

    • Stevie G says:

      In the past, despite also getting that message, the double Avios do post in two hits. It’ll be ok.

  • hotaeke says:

    [Semi-OT] Is it possible to generate two (mine and hers) Hilton vouchers (through the Barclaycard) and use them for a single booking? I understand that if the Hilton search shows a Standard Room Reward option for my desired dates it means that I can use my vouchers on those dates? Thanks for your help, guys!

    • Genghis says:

      1) yes on separate cards. You make one booking, your partner makes another booking. Email hotel to link bookings.
      2) yes

      • hotaeke says:

        Thanks for taking the time to reply Genghis. Let’s complicate the scenario a little bit more. On a 5 day stay would I be able to…
        – Day 1: Single booking to use my Barclaycard voucher
        – Day 2: Single booking to use her Barclaycard voucher
        – Day 3: Single booking for a night using my HHonors points
        – Day 4: Pay cash
        – Day 5: Pay cash
        And then call them to link all the bookings? Would this make sense from a voucher/money/points usage perspective?

        • Alex W says:

          Beware if you mix redemptions and cash you might not get the points for the cash nights. It’s in the Hilton t&C’s. So if you want the points to credit to your account, put the preceding night as a redemption from her account then the following cash nights booked using your account.

        • Wally1976 says:

          I’m planning something similar – Thursday night on Honors points and Fri/Sat nights on vouchers from the credit cards. Remember the Barclaycard vouchers can only be used on Fri/Sat/Sun night stays.

    • TripRep says:

      Yes we did exactly that for my 12 night Maldives trip earlier this year, awesome way of using them.

      My Visa cert
      My wife’s visa cert
      My points for remainding 10 nights

      The Conrad Rangali management kindly allowed us to use my Gold benefits for the entire stay despite my wife only being Silver.

  • BA-Flyer says:

    Does anyone know if the Amex ‘spend £250 or more, earn 3000 MR points’ offer, covers cumulative spend? Also, does an advance payment count, as the conditions say it’s meant to be at checkout. Thanks.

  • Jack says:

    Can’t tell from the language or ts & cs, does this mean staying on new years eve until new years day counts for the triple avios or not?

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