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New Hilton and American Express hotel cashback promotion launched

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Hilton has launched a new American Express promotion.  This may be found on some, all or none of your Amex cards, under the ‘Offer’ tab on your online statement page.

There are a few variants, looking at reader comments yesterday.  My version is ‘get 4,000 Membership Rewards points for spending £350 by 31st August’.

The £350 must be spent at selected European hotels only.  Because of the 3% foreign exchange fee charged by American Express, the offer is less attractive if used outside the UK if you could otherwise pay on a 0% FX fees card.

Whilst the rules do not specify this, Hilton offers have historically triggered on cumulative spend.  It does not all need to be done in one transaction.

PS.  I also have ‘£50 back on a £500 Bicester Village spend’ on my Platinum card which would double up with their generous deals with various airlines and hotel groups, including Avios and Virgin Flying Club.  This HfP article looks at earning miles and points at Bicester Village.

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 (134)

  • Marcw says:

    Royal Air Maroc can be booked already with Avios. However, I’m way more interested in the option to book Fiji Airways flights with Avios. any news on this?

    • Rob says:

      No, not yet

      True – RAM can be booked via IB, although non-refundable

  • Trevor says:

    Have given up trying to find my ‘Profile’ on the CURVE app to enter promo code as above…. Any ideas or am I just being dense? 🙂


  • Gin and Tonic Please says:

    OT. Random data point – I just received £30 of Amex statement credits for World Duty Free purchases from December 2018. They hadn’t tracked due to WDF creating a new ‘T5 Haute Parfumerie’ area (and till) for the posh brands (Dior, Acqua di Parma, etc). Good to know these are now officially part of WDF again! 😀

  • Lloyd says:

    OT how does one pay HMRC in multiple transactions to get around Curve’s daily limit?

    • Peter K says:

      By paying small amounts over the course of several days?
      I’ve paid £650 in one go before successfully.

    • Crafty says:

      Plan ahead.

      I’ve been able to do £2,000 or so at a time without issue but others appear to be more restricted.

    • Rooster says:

      Upto 2.5k is usually not a problem leave it a few days in between however

      • Rob says:

        You pay HMRC in chunks. I used to pay everything in £2k chunks but it was taking literally weeks.

        • Rooster says:

          Only if using the IHG card, yes it takes a while but you can start paying early if you are paying a large bill

      • The Savage Squirrel says:

        I’ve paid day-after-day chunks up to my 3.75k daily limit without any problems.

        • Rooster says:

          Not managed more than 3k on a creation card though

          • Neil says:

            I’ve managed £4.5k chunks daily on my Creation IHG Card. I’ll be interested to see how/if the Miles & More card works as they have a habit of declining most larger purchases I’ve tried to make.

  • Michael says:

    You didn’t hit your spending limit did you?

    • Stella64 says:

      No – spending has been relatively small but frequent amounts. This was the biggest amount by far but not unusual spend for the VA card. It went straight through when I used the VA card directly. This suggests to me that it is an issue with Curve.

      • The Savage Squirrel says:

        I think Michael is referring to your Curve limit, not the VA card. What’s your daily spend limit with Curve?

  • Eugene says:

    Thanks AMEX for some reasons I got a £30 off a £100 spend AND a £20 off a £100 spend at Harvey Nichols and was able to redeem against one transaction!

  • Howard says:

    Re cancellation.

    Thank you all so much for this information.

    Our friends are at the back plane. 2 Club seats (we are club) available in front us and they would not move them saying flight crew have no power to move them.

    Thanks again all.

    • lev441 says:

      Depends who you know! I’ve seen staff clearly on staff travel be moved from economy to cw when space has opened up!

      • Michael says:

        I’ve done staff travel myself and I’ve always been assigned a seat in Club World, but on occasion If the flight is v full you (apparently) can get seated in Economy or PE and then wait for no shows in Club.

    • IanMac says:

      BA CSD/CSM have used their discretion in the past for moves forward in the cabin.
      (Whether it was legit or not is another matter)

  • Russ says:

    Talking about Jiang articles, what happened …. 🙂

    • Rob says:

      Messed up, was amending an older article and the update accidentally got pushed out to social media for a few minutes.

      • Russ says:

        Fair enough. Will be interesting to many when the ball gets rolling.

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