UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘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.
To give credit to Hilton, it is very straightforward. All hotels are taking part and there is no minimum stay requirement.
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.
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 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.