If you have been thinking that the current options of spending your miles and points are a bit, well, dull, Hilton Honors has the answer.
Via their Hilton Auctions platform, you can bid to do a tandem skydive:
Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush as you jump from 15,000 feet – the highest you can skydive from in the UK. After 20 minutes instruction, you are ready for the rush of freefall and a 5 minute canopy ride.
Tandem skydiving allows you to experience the thrill of freefall skydiving without any extensive training as you will be accompanied by an experienced instructor who will also be your own personal cameraman to film and photograph your experience.
This package for two (2) includes:
– Tandem Skydive Experience, including 20 minute instruction
– Video and pictures of your skydive experience
– Dinner at The Grill Restaurant
– One night stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort (Yorkshire) including breakfast
There are no bids so far. The minimum acceptable bid is just 45,000 Hilton Honors points. Place your bid here.
The hotel website is here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (December 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. 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 with:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
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.
(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.)