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American Express is running an exclusive competition with Hilton just for its Platinum charge card holders.  This means that your chances of winning are decent, especially as it is a niche prize.

On Saturday 24th March, Hilton is organising another sleepover at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking.   This is to tie in with the Australian grand prix.

This is what you win:

Hilton Honors, Hilton’s award winning loyalty programme, is giving American Express Platinum Cardmembers a chance to win a unique money-can’t-buy sleepover experience at the state of the art McLaren Technology Centre (MTC).

You and your guest will have the chance to soak up the atmosphere from your very own Hilton Hotels & Resorts Bed, take part in a unique tour of the facility and in interactive activities throughout the night.

As the sun rises, the highly anticipated first race of the season will be broadcast live from Albert Park, Melbourne, with access to McLaren’s bespoke circuit-data feed, timing and telemetry systems straight from the track, brought to you by Hilton Honors and American Express.

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Where: McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, UK

This package includes:
One (1) night stay with breakfast in the McLaren Technology Centre in a Hilton Hotels & Resorts bed
Viewing of the first race of the 2018 season, including a live feed from the track and race debrief
Photo with one of McLaren’s race winning cars
Tour of the MTC
Screening of a car-themed movie on the Boulevard

This is well worth a look, especially if you have a child who is keen on Formula 1.  Entries must be received by Monday via this website here.   Remember that you MUST have an Amex Platinum card to enter.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors 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.)

Comments (39)

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  • Dave says:

    Goodwood are running a competition on their Facebook page with the same prize. As others have commented why restrict the entry to this one to platinum card holders if it is a scam.

    • Bagoly says:

      So that the quality of the information stolen through ‘phone calls resulting from is higher?
      (Higher credit limits means more opportunity to steal before detection)

  • Jimmy says:

    Rob – only my opinion, but if you’re unable to verify the authenticity of this competition, I’d suggest you pull this article pronto as it is encouraging unsuspecting readers to open themselves up to potential fraud. You may also wish to email all readers to warn anyone who has already provided their contact details about this potential fraud.

    • Rob says:

      You don’t have a lifetime experience of Hilton and Amex’s flakey IT though 🙂

      Sometimes the level of amateurishness with these things is a sign it is genuine.

  • Alexey says:

    check who registered site i.e. some individual in Gloucester , it is definitely looks suspicious to me

    • RussellH says:

      It is not “some individual in Gloucester”. The Gloucester details are those for, the hosting company, who are well known. ( I have zilch experience of their services, though – I try to steer well clear of large firms of this type ).

      Of course, this does not mean it is not a scam.

      I take Rob’s point about Hilton and Amex’s IT – I have benefited nicely from Hilton’s, with extra p[oints just turning up in my account, and suffered from Amex’s, But I fully accept that it looks a little odd.

      I do think, though, that the time for real caution is if/when people win. If lots of people win, then it is a scam, I would think, but at this stage no card details have been harvested.

  • Jday says:

    Everyone needs to chill out. Funny how everyone seems to be a phishing expert now. As stated above this is the company behind the promotional website – and they have a track record of doing promotions with Amex.

  • Ryan says:

    I have a question about the AMEX platinum, unrelated to this competition. Lets say I apply for the plantinum card, get the 30,000 points bonus and then apply for the standard green american express rewards card and open it on the same reards account. I then cancel the platinum card for a pro-rata refund but keep my account open with the green card.

    Will I still keep the 30,000 bonus points or are amex likely to take them away from me because I’d be cancelling the platinum card after just a month or two?

    • Genghis says:

      Or ARCC?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      You can change/apply for any MR earning card and you won’t lose your points.

      ARCC would be a good choice

  • Tom1 says:

    Ok a bit more info for you all to put some minds at rest and give you the opportunity to enter before the deadline. I saw it on Thursday, posted in the comments here on hfp, then found the link to send to Rob late on Friday – not long before midnight. I have taken a lot from the members of this site so rather than keep it to myself I felt I should reciprocate. I didn’t intend to create a rivalry of who is the best at avoiding scams!

    In Facebook , by clicking the menu and choosing ‘recent ad activity’ , you can see the ads you have interacted with. So i have found it.

    The ad was posted by (not on) the official American Express UK Facebook page – It has the blue authenticity tick by the name. Clicking the page title takes you straight to the @AmericanExpressUK Facebook page – but the article isn’t posted in their page. I suspect it was a targeted add hence why not for all to see.

    Interestingly the link printed on the ad is actually – but it is truncated so you can’t see the full link (at least not from the app). Only when clicking the link did it redirect to the dodgy looking one that is shared above. So Amex I assume never intended for anyone to see the promo entries link – only a link to their own site that redirects to the one above.

    Before I entered I did a quick risk/reward and was happy with the the balance.
    So up to you all if you want to enter – if anyone does receive any correspondence I suggest you take the advice above and take care to verify the authenticity of the promo before sharing more of your identity.
    Good luck ????

    (rob I’ll send you the screenshot of the ad)

    • Rob says:

      Now added in to the article, thanks Tom.

    • Phil Huff says:

      The ‘dodgy looking’ domain is registered to a Jeremy Stern in Pinner. By coincidence, there’s a Jeremy Stern who’s a director of PromoVeritas Ltd in Pinner. That company has worked with AmEx many times over the years.

      Added to the information above, it’s quite clear that it’s all legit.

  • TripRep says:

    Virgin Holidays Orlando Competition…. (legit I promise)


    Here’s your chance to join Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway for the live finale at Universal Orlando Resort™! What are you waiting for? Entry details and T&Cs here:

  • Dale says:

    Irresponsible to promote this without verifying it first. There could well be liability if people have given details based solely on the information provided by this site.

    Like others I am wondering why this wasn’t promoted to Platinum cardholders direct by AMEX

    • Rob says:

      As you can see from the screenshot, Amex’s own Facebook account is promoting this. Not sure what other proof you need.

      Our journalism wouldn’t get very far if we needed a higher standard of proof than that for what we write 🙂

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