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REGISTER NOW: Hilton launches new ‘double points’ promotion for September to January

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Hilton Honors has just launched its new Autumn promotion which is now open for registration.

The promotion is called ‘Power Up‘.

To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with virtually no small print.

You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 9th September and 5th January.

Pay with the (not available to new cardholders) Hilton Honors UK credit card, issued by Barclaycard, and you get TRIPLE points!  For our German readers, the DKB Hilton credit card also earns triple points, as of course do all of the US-issued Hilton credit cards.

There is NO ‘starting with your second stay’ rule.  You get double points from your first stay during the promotional period.

For most brands, you will earn 10 base points per $1 spent, plus an additional 10 promotional points plus any status bonus.

Hilton Power Up promotion Autumn 2019

Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, you are getting a good return on your spending here.  20 points per $1 is an 8% rebate and that is before you add in any status bonus.

If you still have the Hilton Honors Barclaycard then it is an even better deal for UK stays.  This card has a 3% foreign exchange fee, however, so I would be ambivalent about this part of the offer for stays outside the UK.  You are getting 3.3p of extra points per $1 in return for a 2.95p foreign exchange fee for every £1 you spend.  This initially seems OK, but you need to remember that you only get points on the ex-VAT part of your bill.  You’ll also be incurring the 3% FX fee on all non-qualifying charges.

You can register for the offer here.

Hilton Honors Go More Get More Summer 2019 promotion

There is not much small print except that you need to register in advance via the Hilton website

Apart from that, all is good:

There is no minimum stay requirement

Existing bookings still count

All Hilton Family properties (Hilton, Hampton, Curio, Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad etc) are taking part – there is no list of non-participating hotels

Remember that the Home2 Suites and Tru brands earn a lower 5 base points per $1.status purposes.

Hilton Go More Get More promo 2019

And remember that Hilton is still offering a status match

If you have top tier status with another hotel programme, Hilton Honors will give you a 90 day free trial of Hilton Gold status.  You can request a status match here.

You need to supply a screenshot showing your top tier status in another programme plus a screenshot showing a paid stay in the previous 12 months.

If you complete 18 nights during the 90 days you will be upgraded to Diamond status until 31st March 2021.  If you manage 10 nights you will retain Gold status until 31st March 2021.  If you don’t manage 10 nights, you will drop back to Blue after your 90 day trial.

Register for ‘Power Up’ now

Hilton’s new ‘double base points’ is a decent offer, especially for people doing longer, more expensive stays.  (I’m very happy, as I have a £1000 Hilton stay booked for October!)

You should make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next four months.

Even without Hilton Honors status, you will be earning 20 points (which I value at 6.6p) per $1.  This is an 8% rebate on your spending.  Anyone with Hilton status will do even better..

Even if you don’t have any stays planned, it is still worth registering just in case – a lot can happen between now and 5th January.

You can sign up here.

Hilton Power Up promotion Autumn 2019

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!

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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

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.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. I just received a text saying my Barclaycard account closes 31/8 !! Only card I have with them is the Hilton? Is this confirmed or maybe a rouge text generation?

    • ankomonkey says:

      My only Barclaycard is the Hilton Visa. I have not had any such communication about my account closing. That’s not to say I’m not about to get something, but nothing so far.

      • Andrew L says:

        Nothing received by me either. I was always expecting the Hilton credit card to come to an end at some stage but hoped that would be after the announcement of a new Hilton credit card.

        The 31st August seems a little short notice though. When the Barclaycard IHG credit card came to an end I was given 6 to 8 weeks notice.

    • Not received anything yet. But that will be huge disappointment when they just launched a promotion based on the card

    • Strange. They only text me yesterday to say a new card is on the way, despite the expiry being 2021. Something about general ‘ongoing fraud protection’ but they didn’t suggest mine was being replaced in isolation

      • Richmond says:

        They replacing cards for new ones with better chips. That was in my letter and I received new cards which had the same numbers as before.

    • Nothing here. Phone them?

  2. BrotherBear says:

    O/T

    Can you pay for extra leg room seats if you buy a return virgin economy light flight?

    Thanks

  3. Aldo barnacle says:

    Their annoying website never lets me log in.

    • Pangolin says:

      I had a similar problem once. I solved it by setting another username as a nickname (rather than the numerical HH ID) and it’s worked fine ever since.

      Of course, you need to be able to log in at least once to do that!

  4. Looks like I’m booking my Istanbul trip on my Hilton Visa to get the x3 points, going for the Conrad.

    Any recommendations for current decent sites when booking Hilton and Turkish airlines? (deciding to pay extra and avoid BA + LHR)

  5. Are there any sign up links, as I cannot see one in this topic and recently I have noticed a number of articles without links.

    • You’re using an adblocker. This makes HFP virtually impossible to read since ALL the links, and much of the text, and 80% of the images, are deleted.

      Your HFP experience will improve 500% if you whitelist the site. It’s not as if we’re ramming the ads in your face.

      I am more interested in how the heck anyone actually manages to read the site when every hyperlink – many of which are normal text – and almost all the images are wiped …..

  6. O/T:

    I am going away tomorrow I would like to know which is better : Revolut or Curve (linked with a point earning credit card) for foreign spend

  7. Do you know if you like curve to hilton Barclaycard whether it will trigger triple points?

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