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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 ‘Power Up’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2021. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

You will receive a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 30th September 2021. You can buy by clicking here.

Get triple Hilton Honors points on your next stay with this special link.

Hilton Honors has been sending out targeted offers to some members who have not stayed recently.  I got one myself, offering 5,000 bonus points if I complete a two-night stay before the end of June.

This link – click here – leads to another option: triple points on your next stay before 30th June.

Hilton triple points

It seems that anyone can register for this offer, even if they did not receive the email.  The points are posting successfully looking at reports online.  It is up to you whether you want to sign up despite not being targeted, but so far the triple points seem to be arriving without any trouble.

Triple points helps make up for the fact that, with the new ‘Go More, Get More’ promotion (article here) you DON’T get double points on your first stay after 6th May – only stays 2+!

The link to register is here if you want to give it a go.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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 via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.

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 (153)

  • guesswho2000 says:

    Can confirm that the Hilton offer works, rego’d Sunday after I’d checked in, checked out Monday evening, points posted yesterday.

  • Shoestring says:

    Datapoint: got the second 5000 mile bonus credited on my free Virgin card, so 10K bonus points as expected. All good.

    • Michael says:

      Please can you confirm if you hold or have hold the fee paying card as well, as in that case I am tempted to apply as well, as already having the free card.

      • Shoestring says:

        No, just the free card. If I were you, I’d wait a while – the new points offer on Virgin credit cards lasts until 30 June so you have 8 weeks – and see if others in your position start getting the points. The sign-up process makes it quite clear Virgin Money don’t want people having 2 active cards & this is against the rules, so if you managed to sign up for card #2 (which is probably easy enough), there’s no guarantee you’ll get the points.

        • Michael says:

          Thank you. I hope for people to feedback here soon. According to Rob’s post last week., everyone who is accepted will receive the bonus points. Virgin Money were previously ok with people having both cards and bonuses. I wonder why they changed their mind. Will stop many people applying for the fee card.

  • S P says:

    Anyone have any experience of the international euro amex showing progress towards the 5k eur spend? Tried over 2 days and multiple logins but nothing showing. Thanks.

  • SL says:


    Took out my first personal Amex gold just before sign up changes. Is there anyway of keeping my points/not have to convert them while also being able to get sign up bonus on Amex gold business?

    My business is a small one so I estimate I can get 30K Avios using Capital on Tap (including the sign up bonus) for the £250 fee…is this worth it/good value? Is it possible to pay a student loan using this card as it’s technically not a credit card?


    • Rob says:

      No, no way of getting Gold Business whilst keeping your existing points alive. (Well, technically you could open an Amex ICC Euro card, transfer your points to that, cancel your Gold, wait six months, get Gold business, move back your points from ICC Euro, but I doubt that is worth the bother.)

      30k for £250 via COT is not bad – and if HMRC treats it as a debit card I would guess that other people will too. No guarantees of course. You also need to factor in the opportunity cost, of course, since the COT spending could be directed elsewhere.

  • Taylor says:

    OT: if I book hotel stays on Marriott app do I pay a Foreign transaction fee if paying in dollars? I assume so.

    What’s the best foreign transaction fee free card?

    • Shoestring says:

      I’d say Halifax Clarity but others have their favourites.

      Clarity lets you take money out at the ATM abroad – free of charges from Clarity and with a perfect Mastercard rate – then fund the account back home that day – and you won’t pay any interest either

      • Alan says:

        For credit card I would agree with Shoestring about the Clarity card. I also use Revolut now when on my travels but, of course, that isn’t a credit card

        • Genghis says:

          For cash withdrawals, I use Starling – fee free and doesn’t show up on credit report (unlike Clarity). For purchases, I use Revolut with Clarity a trusty back up.

  • Kevin says:

    I am planning to have a stay Hilton Garden Inn and supposed it would qualify and count as my 1st stay prior to the following Hilton stays?

  • Bootlace says:

    O/T I hold BAPP and Plat, is it possible to self refer or another Plat holder ( Mrs Bootlace) to refer me for Gold Business and get still points?

    • Anna says:

      I think that’s a yes but Rob did an article on this very recently which would have all the relevant details.

    • Peter K says:

      You wouldn’t get bonus spend points.

    • Alex W says:

      You would get the referral points but not the sign-up bonus.

  • Bootlace says:

    or even still get!!

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