UPDATE – JULY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 current ‘More Nights More Points’ promotion which runs until 6th September 2021. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
At the end of March, Hilton Honors will no longer let you earn airline miles from your stays. ‘Points and Miles’ will be stopped and the only option will be taking points. I explained it in detail in this article.
Lufthansa Miles & More is going out with a bang, however.
For stays between now and 25th March you will earn:
1,500 Miles & More miles on your first stay
2,000 Miles & More miles on your second stay
2,500 Miles & More miles on your third and subsequent stays, with no cap
You must register for this offer via this page of hilton.com.
This is a VERY generous deal. Miles & More miles are valuable for long-haul redemptions (rubbish, admittedly, for European short-haul due to taxes). Dubai in Business Class, for example, is 70,000 Miles & More miles from the UK, changing in Germany or Switzerland. British Airways wants 100,000 to 120,000 Avios for the same route depending on whether it is a peak or off-peak date.
That said, I would only recommend this offer if you have an existing Miles & More account and want to add to it. You are unlikely to earn enough from Hilton alone to get a decent redemption.
Remember that Hilton Honors is also offering a status match at the moment which may now look attractive. Diamond needs 8 stays if you have top tier status in another hotel scheme, Gold needs 4 stays if you have mid tier status elsewhere.
A mattress run to get the required stays could make sense if tied in with this offer. If you had a Hilton or Hampton near you that was, say, £50 at a weekend then it looks good. You would be getting £25+ of Miles & More miles from your 3rd stay plus the base miles plus the base Hilton Honors points! The net cost of that £50 stay suddenly looks a lot lower. Details of the status match are in this article.
You MUST register for the Miles & More offer which you can do on the Hilton site here. You will also need to change your Hilton account to earning ‘Points & Miles’ on your stays with Lufthansa as your preferred airline.
How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (July 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.
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 via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.
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