HSBC Premier has brought back its ‘free hotel nights’ offer on its free HSBC Premier Mastercard credit card.
If you take out the HSBC Premier credit card before 9th November you can claim a free night in one of a number of – surprisingly decent – UK hotels.
You need to have a HSBC Premier current account in order to get the credit card, and strict financial criteria apply. There is a similar offer available if you do not already have the current account, so you would get two free nights if you applied for both.
The credit card offer requires you to apply by 9th November and spend £1,000 on the card, or make a £1,000 balance transfer, within 30 days.
The offer does not apply to the £195 HSBC Premier World Elite credit card.
This offer comes with a catch, to the extent that you need to give HSBC three possible dates and three possible hotels from the list. This leads to a fairly decent chance that they will not be able to find anything you can use. I am guessing they refuse to make rooms available if the cash price on that particular night is above a certain level.
The HSBC Premier credit card is the most generous free Visa or Mastercard available if you want to earn Avios. You get 1 HSBC point, which converts to 0.5 Avios, per £1 spent. You can also choose to earn Etihad Guest, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer or Asia Miles.
(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards? Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)