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Were you at the Hilton Honors Jessie J concert?

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If you were at the Hilton Honors Jessie J concert at Abbey Road Studios the other week, you may find this review from the (ahem) Daily Star worth a quick read.

Hilton Honors Jessie J concert

It includes this picture.  If you click to enlarge, you might see yourself on there somewhere – I am there, my face partially hidden, in a grey jacket (look straight down from the barman top right in the white shirt), my wife is the blonde with the white top in front of me.  It was probably the oldest crowd she had ever played to ….


How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (August 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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 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 (115)

  • Shoestring says:

    @alexcruzmaybe
    Hi Sachin, I have reviewed your case and no compensation is due. Please can you stop tweeting the team? Thanks AC

    @skgore555
    @British_Airways It has been more than a week since I have received a reply from your side. Escalated to the, Ceo Alex Cruz yet no revert.
    This is such a disappointing experience from BA.
    I regret booking through BA.

  • David says:

    Are you not going to offer at least some explanation of how the Daily Star happened to feature in your daily media intake?

    • Rob says:

      My wife was reading a BBC News profile on her and it linked to it!

  • Matt B says:

    OT – is the curve blue £200 cash withdrawal monthly limit for both domestic and foreign withdrawals combined or seperate? So could I take out £200 in the UK and same again in Spain when I am on holiday next month?

    I’ve trawled the curve website but I can’t find a a definite answer.

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      I believe its £200 regardless of currency, but I’ve never heard of anything being charged for going over the £200 at home or abroad.

    • Julian says:

      When I was using more cash than I am now I went over the £200 monthly limit accidentally a couple of times and was not charged for the withdrawals. It seems this is because they don’t have an automated process in place to spot this and so would only do it manually if a card was being severely over taxed in terms of Fair Use.

      But my experience of making regular large cash withdrawals ended in January this year when we sold my late mother’s house and I no longer had to pay both a gardener and a cleaning lady weekly in cash. So their policy might have changed since then…….

  • Andrew says:

    If you’re PAYE, check your staff benefit scheme if it’s powered by NextJump.

    12% on all Virgin Flights for the next 7 days is showing up on mine.

    Perfect timing if you’re thinking of weaponising the May bank holidays next year to enjoy a longer break. Virgin will be releasing seats on the 23, 24 & 25 May over the next 3 days.

  • Anna says:

    I love the fake Alex Cruz tweet about not letting honeymooners sit together but upgrading travel bloggers to F 😂

  • Graeme says:

    OT – Curve, with an underlying IHG card – does anyone know if foreign currency exchange transactions are classed as normal purchases for the purposes of the IHG card or cash advances.

    Will be using Curve/Revolut where possible on my next trip but will also need a fair amount of cash due to local conditions.

    TIA

    • jane says:

      same question but with underlying Hilton Barclaycard too please !

    • Neil says:

      Naturally they are considered as normal purchases as Curve converts your foreign currency transaction in to sterling and then charges the underlying card in sterling. As a result, Curve & Revolut are great cards for travelling.

      Same applies to the Hilton card Jane.

      • jane says:

        Great – thank you very much.

      • Graeme says:

        Perhaps I am misunderstanding your reply, or did not make my question clear enough. I am specifically talking about buying foreign currency at a UK airport with Curve, not making transaction abroad. I am familiar with how both Curve and Revolut cards work in regard to transactions made abroad.

        Thanks

        • Bagoly says:

          I would have thought that the bad exchange rate at the airport would overwhelm any advantage from using Curve?
          E.g. for Cuba cheapest option is to draw CUCs from local ATM (on a card from a non-US bank)

          Of course, if you are expensing this at the exchange rate that you get, then I understand!

          • Graeme says:

            The rate isn’t too bad if you pre-order, its the walk up rates that are horrendous, plus if I use the price promises with Travelex it gets better. If I withdraw locally there are cash machine charges plus the curve cash withdrawal charges from curve above the £200. Was hoping to get a few points from the transaction that’s all.

      • Anna says:

        I used Curve linked to Lloyds MC to top up my Cash Passport in $ and got charged £3 by Lloyds. I couldn’t be bothered challenging it and in any case, now Curve doesn’t seem to work with Cash Passport at all.

        • Jill (Kinkell) says:

          My Avios CashPassport was out of date and on attempting to renew was told that MC was no longer supporting this. My only option was to cash out the currencies on it and have the fee waived. It’s been a useful card , although I recognise the exchange rates have not been brilliant

          • Anna says:

            Thanks Jill, that explains it! I like to use it like a little savings account for holidays to cover meals out so we don’t have a huge credit card bill on top of our hotel bill. But once my Lloyds cards finally bite the dust (still no letter), I should probably move over to Revolut.

  • Neil Donoghue says:

    Naturally they are considered as normal purchases as Curve converts your foreign currency transaction in to sterling and then charges the underlying card in sterling. As a result, Curve & Revolut are great cards for travelling.

    Same applies to the Hilton card Jane.

  • TW says:

    OT – Does earning Avios impact your BAEC start/year end?

    I have not yet signed up to BAEC but plan to travel in September this year.

    I have roughly 400 Avios to convert from Shell Drivers Club before they close on 30 June.
    If I earn Avios before flying BA will my year start early? Thanks.

    • Shoestring says:

      no – for tier point purposes
      yes – for 3 year Avios staying alive purposes but surely you can’t be thinking of that ?!!! transfer them over now & start earning free Avios for heaven’s sake, every time you earn another point all your stash gets another 3 years’ life

      • Shoestring says:

        not that I’m 100% sure about (1) 🙂

        • TW says:

          Thanks for the reply. i didn’t want the yearly end date to be 8 July instead of 8 September. I will sign up today after one more 3/4 tank of petrol.

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