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Hilton Honors has an interesting auction package up for grabs to see the Spice Girls at Wembley on 14th June.  Interestingly, it has been sitting on the site for a couple of weeks now with only three bids, and is currently at 84,000 points.

This is what you get:

Hilton Honors spice girls auction

Two tickets to the Spice Girls concert at Wembley Stadium on June 14, 2019

3-course dining experience at Association Restaurant at Hilton London Wembley on June 14, 2019

Pre-concert drinks in Sky Bar 9

Two night stay at Hilton London Wembley from June 13-15, 2019, including daily breakfast

Given the concert sold out in minutes, this is a pretty valuable package.  You can bid or find out more here.  The auction closes on 1st April.


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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 2021)

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.

The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

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 (101)

  • Cuchlainn says:

    OT ( already !! ) :
    Flying domestic on BA into LHR pm on Mon 15th April, for onward connection to JFK at 11.20am next morning again with BA. Couple of queries please :
    1. Can I check our hold baggage right through from BHD-LHR-JFK ? ( 4 pax, all on one ticket )
    2. Best way to get from Terminal 5 to 4 for overnight hotel lodging ?
    3. Transit time to get from Terminal 4 to 5 next morning and through security at Terminal 5 ? ( approx )
    TIA

    • John says:

      1. Yes, as it’s less than 24 hours. But some staff will claim that you can’t because of “security”, these are people who lie and make stuff up when they don’t know the answer or don’t know how to do their job.

      2,3. Easiest way is local buses 482 and 490 – it’s free within the airport, so just walk on, no need to do anything. Takes about 20 mins, around every 15 mins unless you’re arriving very late at night.

      You can also take the tube or train, but you need to change at Terminal 2/3. For the tube you need to use a contactless bank card but won’t be charged, for the train you can also do that, or get a free transfer ticket from a machine. It may be faster or slower than the bus depending on your luck, as you need to wait for 2 tubes or trains. The tube to T5 is every 10 mins, T4 every 8 mins, and the big trains are every 15 mins.

      Security at T5 is variable, but as it’s a Tuesday and not at the start of school holidays you’ll probably be OK, I guess 5-20 mins.

      • Andy says:

        There is no direct tube from T2/T3 to T4, so going from T5 to T4 on the tube you need to change at Hattons Cross. You can go from T4 to T2/T3 direct however in that direction only.

      • Cuchlainn says:

        Thanks John

    • Anna says:

      Don’t forget your flight to JFK will depart from the B or C concourse so you’ll need to factor in a bit of extra time to get over there. If you’re flying in J, the B lounge is usually quieter than the main T5 one.

      • Cuchlainn says:

        Good thinking Anna – yes, ticketed in J too !

        • Alan says:

          Remember you can also book spa treatments in B lounges from the A lounge spa if you’re not heading straight across to B!

    • marcw says:

      No more 737 MAX Flying in the USA either until further notice.

      • Shoestring says:

        https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/business/canada-737-max.html

        President Trump announced that the United States was grounding Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, reversing an earlier decision by American regulators to keep the jets flying in the wake of a second deadly crash involving one of the jets in Ethiopia.

        The Federal Aviation Administration had for days resisted calls to ground the plane even as safety regulators in some 42 countries had banned flights by the jets. As recently as Tuesday, the agency said it had seen “no systemic performance issues” that would prompt it to halt flights of the jet.

        “The safety of the American people, of all people, is our paramount concern,” Mr. Trump said.

        The order came hours after Canada’s transport minister said that newly available satellite-tracking data suggested similarities between the crash in Ethiopia and another accident last October.

  • roger says:

    OT- Amex Apple Offer

    Has anyone received the offer redeemed email?
    I have used the offer but so far not received the email.

    • Doug M says:

      No email, no cash back.

      • Barry says:

        Same – made iPhone XR purchase on 7th March. Transaction moved from pending to processed on the 12th. No email, no credit yet.

    • Grant says:

      Not Apple, but I’ve had the same experience this week with offers from Virgin Trains and Gousto

      • Mzungu says:

        Likewise, not Apple but another offer. I called as had not received an email – was told it was all OK, but could take up to 60(!!) days to post.

    • AndyW says:

      Had some take a few days recently.

  • Matt says:

    O/T last night I impulsively booked outbound F tickets to Sydney next Feb using 2-4-1 voucher. At D-355, do non-UK call centres still allow me to add return leg to my existing 2-4-1 booking? Thanks!

    • Genghis says:

      Yes. Good luck getting through and booking ex-SYD. I struggled getting to US call centre (confirmed next morning by UK their call volumes were ridiculous) but luckily booked online and sorted the numbers in the morning.

      • Pf says:

        Thanks Genghis, just to make sure I am clear on booking return leg online – You booked a separate redemption flight SYD-LHR online for full points and then called next morning to add it to the outbound flight and therefore get half points back as it’s part of 2-4-1?

        • Genghis says:

          I didn’t book ex-SYD but yes.

        • pauldb says:

          I also did it this week – very straightforward call to get it adjusted. You’ll also save £33pp by paying Oz YQ instead of UK YQ oneway. It’s not “added” to the outbound, in the sense you retain two separate bookings.

      • Neil says:

        It’s a shame this entire process isn’t automated! Honestly, how difficult could it really be to just write a script.

    • Paul Stevens says:

      I did a similar thing last year. Got the F flight out to Sydney but there were no returns available, even at D-355. Had add the return leg from Singapore and get a cheap flight there. Advantage of this was the Singapore – London flight was on a A380 whereas the London – Sing – Sydney flight was all on 777.

    • Bonglim says:

      I have done it a few times at D-355 from the Japan call centre. They have always been really helpful.

      There is a slight problem if you want to book a flight back on a wednesday etc as the call centres don’t tend to be open on a sat night/ sunday morning. But if a weekend flight then calling midweek worked really well.

  • Jovanna says:

    My Radisson status dropped from gold to silver at the beginning of the month. I had gold status through Amex Platinum. I still have the Amex Plat card. I can’t apply through Amex again, having applied already. The box is greyed out.

    • Andrew says:

      When I’ve dealt with Radisson Rewards they’ve always been very helpful. Explaining to them your situation in a cheery manner has usually got them to resolve it (aka re-upgrade your tier) without any hassle.

    • john says:

      Interesting. Mine says I earned Gold again despite not having stayed and no longer having Platinum.. for nearly a year

    • Olly says:

      I had the same, dropping from Gold through Amex to Silver, as well as someone accessing my account and treating themselves to a two night stay at Niagra Falls Grand Hotel with my points. A short conversation with Patty at Radisson CS got both issues resolved there and then.

      • Alan says:

        Hope they don’t inform the person that nicked your points and they arrive at Niagara to find no room waiting for them!

    • James says:

      I always have to chase this up. Radisson (Club Carlson) always ask me to have Amex email them that I’m still eligible.

  • stevenhp1987 says:

    O/T – How long does it take to get the £10k voucher on the Virgin Rewards+ card? Had the card just over 2 weeks and have had over £11k post on it thus far (it posted past £10k Monday) – no sign of any voucher in my FC account (my last activity was a +750 points for a Virgin Wine purchase in January…)

    • Neil says:

      It should show up in the next few days on your account summary “Virgin Atlantic Reward +”

  • Dale says:

    The Spice Girls HH offer must be pretty new, it wasn’t there last week when I checked out the various global auction/offers.
    Good deal but going to be well into 6 figures of points, Wembley Hilton when these events are on is mega expensive.

    If you fancy something really cool, Sunday at the Masters in Augusta is an eye-watering 620,000 points and will go higher.

    https://experiences.hiltonhonors.com/iSynApp/auctionDisplay.action?auctionId=2594006&pgmode1=$pgmode1&pgcust1=americas&pgmode3=livebid&

    • Rob says:

      The hotel room must be worth 100k for 2 nights. No need to even do the concert to get value 🙂

  • Sussex Bantam says:

    I hadn’t looked at the Hilton site for some time. Some of the pricing on there is “interesting”….

    A helicopter ride over Netherlands and 2 nights in the Waldorf Amsterdam – yours for just 2 Million points !!

    • S says:

      probably Americans who can print millions of points doing large scale manufactured spend. Fixed price redemptions are pretty opaque but these auctions bring out how low some people value their points

  • Lee says:

    OT – how much do you value for Hilton points?
    Booked 2 nights for Conrad New York using Amex £200 off offer plus third night using points.
    Now if book 3 days in cash will only cost £250 more.
    Really need to get my head around, will you pay £250 more to save about 95000 points + diamond benefits (mainly brekky maybe upgrade). Thanks

    • Brian says:

      If you’ve booked via Amex, you may not get Diamond benefits for those nights. I’ve even had Accor refuse to give me status benefits for a paid stay tagged on to an Amex booking – not sure if the Conrad will do the same. Whether the third night is booked with points or cash shouldn’t make any difference to that, so the only question is whether you prefer to keep 250 pounds or 95000 points.

      • Dale says:

        95000 points worth more than £250 imho

        • Neil says:

          I would also value the 95,000 points to be more worth more than £250.00. Opt for the cash booking and don’t forget the points you will earn for the booking.

    • Lee says:

      Thanks, I will go for the cash booking through Hilton.

    • Rob says:

      Because of the fixed value floor to Hilton points it is almost impossibly to be worse off if you switch. You will always get at least £250 for 95k points and usually more.

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