UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Back in April Hilton Honors removed its ‘points and miles’ feature. It is no longer possible to earn a mix of Hilton Honors points and airline miles when you stay – the only option is to receive points. You can, of course, still transfer over Hilton Honors points in lumps sums to airline schemes although the transfer rate is poor.
At the time Hilton said that it would continue to run mileage promotions with the airlines. Here is the first one I’ve seen, and it is impressive.
Hilton Honors is offering a very generous 2,500 Lufthansa Miles & More miles on every stay between 1st August and 31st October.
You need to register here.
On the face of it this is a very generous deal. I would value a Miles & More mile at 1p – with the caveat that they are only really worth having if you earn enough for long-haul premium class redemptions – which would mean you’re getting back £25 of miles per stay!
Even if you don’t collect Miles & More miles, remember that they can be transferred into Heathrow shopping vouchers via Heathrow Rewards. Details are here (log-in required). 7,500 Miles & More miles gets you £20 of Heathrow shopping vouchers and you get an additional £5 for every 1,875 miles on top.
You will notice that, when you register (click here), you are not asked for your Miles & More account number. I am guessing that Hilton will work from your ‘Preferred Travel Partners’ list in your Hilton Honors profile. Makes sure that your Miles & More account is on that list and, importantly, set to ‘Preferred’. I am guessing that the offer won’t work unless you do this.
I am assuming that you receive these miles ON TOP of your usual Hilton Honors base points and, until 9th September, your bonus from the current Hilton Honors ‘double points’ promotion (details here). There is nothing on the Lufthansa or Hilton websites to suggest otherwise.
The offer is NOT valid on reward stays. The rules are silent on this but reports from those who have registered confirm it.
Here is the small print:
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 2022)
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.
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.
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 with:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
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