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Generous £75 off £250 Hilton spend with new Amex deal – plus an Amex offers round-up

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One of the most popular American Express cashback deals has returned.  And this one is surprisingly generous.

If you have a look at the ‘Offers’ section on ALL of your Amex online statement pages, you might see a new Hilton offer available for registration.

You will get £75 cashback on your next American Express statement when you spend – cumulatively – £250 with Hilton in the UK and Europe before 15th May.

There is potentially one problem:

“Offer excludes online payments and is only valid on checkout spend.”

This means that you can’t use the offer to book an Advanced Purchase room rate.  You would either:

need to pay more for a ‘pay on departure’ room or

spend £250 in the hotel on food or other services billed at check-out

If you normally book ‘pay on departure’ rates then, of course, you are getting the full benefit of the £75 credit.  If you normally pay in advance then you will lose out.

However ….. I get a funny feeling that Amex may not be able to differentiate between payment at check-out and a hotel processing your ‘pay in advance’ booking.  Definitely register just in case.

The small print does NOT say that cumulative spend counts.  Versions of this offer have run a few times in recent years, however, and all have paid out on cumulative spend without the rules specifically saying it would.

Not all UK and European hotels are taking partClick here to download a PDF with the participating list.

As it happens, we have a 3-night Hilton stay at a participating hotel planned for April.  We have already pre-paid the room, but I reckon we can get to £250 via two evening meals and possibly a spa treatment.  Another way of padding out your bill would be to arrange an airport transfer via the hotel and have it charged to your room.

If you want a ski hotel, the Grand Tirolia in Kitzbuhel, Austria is on the list:

Grand Tirolia Kitzbuhel Hilton Curio

Don’t forget to register for Hilton’s current promotion

Hilton is currently running a decent bonus points offer called ‘Points Unlimited’.  You can register here.

You will earn 2,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every stay until 5th May.  This will stack with the American Express cashback deal.

Even better,you will earn an additional 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every FIVE stays OR TEN nights you complete, whichever comes first.

Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, you are getting a good return on your spending here.  Someone who only ever spends one night at a time in a hotel would be earning – when you include the 10,000 bonus points per five stays – 4,000 bonus points per stay.  I would value that at £13 which is a VERY good return especially as it doesn’t include your base points or any status bonus.

There is no small print except that you need to register in advance via the Hilton website here.  Existing bookings count, there is no minimum stay rule and all Hilton Honors hotels are taking part.

Hilton is still status matching too.  If you have status with another hotel programme, Hilton will match you to Gold or Diamond for 90 days – I explain how to do it in this article.

The Hilton booking page is here.

How to earn Hilton Honors points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Hilton Honors points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

Hilton Park Lane cashback deal

What other Amex travel cashback deals are running? 

Other deals currently circulating include:

£100 off £500 Marriott spend (expires 31st March)

£20 off £150 Avis spend (expires 30th April)

£100 off £400 Melia spend (expires 27th May)

£75 off £300 spend at Claridge’s, The Connaught & The Berkeley (expires 31st March)

£25 off £75 spend at restaurants and bars of Firmdale Hotels in London (expires 27th March)

£100 off £800 Emirates spend (expires 31st March)

10% back on bookings made via The Good Hotel Guide (expires 14th April)

£50 off £250 spend at Red Carnation Hotels (expires 24th May, some good London hotels and Ashford Castle in Ireland)

£100 off £500 Cheval Residences spend (short term apartments, expires 31st March)

£20 off £100 Eurowings spend (expires 19th March)

Check the small print before you book anything.  Some offers are restricted to certain hotels or certain countries.  Remember that you need to pay with your Amex to get the deal which means, outside the UK, incurring a 3% FX fee which eats into the saving if you have a 0% FX fee card in your wallet or purse.

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Comments

  1. Michael Mayer says:

    I have a question about the Melia offer. I have booked the Gran Melia hotel in Tenerife through the Melia website. On checking, this hotel is included in the offer. However, the hotel will charge me on checkout in Euros. On the terms of the offer it states ‘Offer only applies to spend settled in Great British Pound (GBP)’ Further down however it states ‘Cardmembers will be charged a non-Sterling transaction fee of 2.99% for transactions made in a currency other than Great British Pound (GBP).’

    This is a bit of a contradiction in my mind. I plan on paying with the Plat but insisting that it is charged in GBP. Hope I remember.

    • You CAN’T pay in £ on an Amex. Direct Currency Conversion is banned by Amex 🙂

      This is the usual rubbish in the Amex T&Cs.

    • I booked online via Melia.com. Melia always charges in EUR, but the Melia offer worked without any problem.

  2. OT Amex related. Does anyone know whether the Plat credit card also get cancelled when you cancel the Plat charge card?

  3. Chris Cannon says:

    Not on BAPP Amex nor wife’s

  4. Had hoped to use the Eurowings offer, but Eurowings/Lufthansa no longer have direct flights to HAJ after Brexit!

  5. Shoestring says:

    Account specific so you might not get it

  6. Definitely exists but no guarantee you are targeted.

  7. Sadly, not been targeted on either card

  8. Can I double dip on this and use it on both my own card and on my husband’s supplementary card? Going to try the new Lincoln Plaza Curio Collection property in April (need multiple rooms).

  9. Didn’t have this offer initially, but is showing up now on my main and supp cards.

  10. Only £50 on £250 for me, but luckily I have a £250 stay booked this weekend so I’m very happy, thanks for the heads-up!

    OT: I’ve still had no luck trying to refer myself to a BAPP from my wife’s Platinum charge card. Seems it’s just not possible any more. Sad times.

  11. Calvin says:

    Confirm that the offer works with advance purchase bookings. Just make sure that the charge is applied before the end of the promotion.

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