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REGISTER NOW: Hilton Honors launches new ‘double points’ hotel promotion to January

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You get a bonus of 80% to 100% when you buy Hilton Honors points by 19th July. The annual purchase limit, pre bonus, is also doubled to 160,000 points. You can buy here.

Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

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.

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.

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

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 £1,000 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.


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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 2022)

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 with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

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 (87)

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  • Jon says:

    How do you register?

    • Genghis says:

      Erm, turn off your ad blocker and click on the link

    • BJ says:

      And if you cannot register via the link then sign into your account and you will find it under your offers where you can click on it to activate it.

  • Marko says:

    I have 3 bookings between Sep and Dec using my HH points – would I still get this promo or is it only if you pay for it with money?

    Thanks

    • TripRep says:

      Marko, the article states;

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

      The 2x points is calculated on your base $$$ spent.

      If you don’t spend any money, you get twice that amount, ie zero.

    • RussellH says:

      If you part pay with cash and part pay with points, then you will get points on the cash portion. Equally, unless you stay at Hampton (or a few other cheaper places), you will get points for food and drink charged to the room.

  • Spurs Debs says:

    Something I actually qualify for, I Booked a 6 night stay in the Hilton sale at a Waldorf and now double points. 😁

  • SJ says:

    Any news update from any credit companies or Hilton themselves as to a possible launch date for a new Hilton branded U.K. credit card? Barclaycard closed theirs to new applicants circa 18 months ago now. Thank you.

  • Charlie says:

    “Congratulations! You’re registered for the Power Up Promotion, which means you’ll earn Triple Points on stays completed between 9 September–5 January. As a Barclaycard Hilton Honors Credit Card Member, Triple Points is in addition to what you already earn with your Card.”

    Curiously I haven’t had the card in a really, really long time.

    • TripRep says:

      Triple points for Barclaycard Visa?

      Or Amex?

      • TGLoyalty says:

        In the uk there was only a barclaycard visa wasn’t there?

        If you no longer have the card then only 2x as you must pay with the branded card to get 3x

        But with IT you never know.

      • Isolde says:

        The “Fine Print” includes Barclaycard Hilton Honors credit card

        ““Triple Points” means for each dollar spent using your Hilton Honors Credit Card on stays at a property within the Hilton portfolio during the Promotion Period, you will receive a bonus equal to twice the number of Base Points earned during a stay. Hilton Honors Credit Cards include: Hilton Honors American Express Card, Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card, Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, Hilton Honors Visa Classic Sumitomo Card, Hilton Honors Visa Gold Sumitomo Card, Hilton Honors Visa Platinum Sumitomo Card, Barclaycard Hilton Honors credit card and DKB German. For examples and further details, please see the FAQ page. “

        • TripRep says:

          Looks like I need to phone Hilton Honours, I hold the Barclaycard Visa but was only offered X2 points.

  • TripRep says:

    btw thanks for the advice on staying in Istanbul, now considering the Conrad, grateful for any recent feedback from there.

    • Jonny says:

      I stayed in the Conrad a year ago or so. I was impressed. Dedicated gold/plat check in area, got upgraded to a room with executive lounge access and because of the weakness of the lira it was all quite cheap. Slightly out of the way of the city centre, but there is a bus stop almost opposite, as well as a tram stop close by. In the evening there’s a really bustling open area a few mins walk from the hotel where there are lots of good restaurants and shops.

      • Chabuddy geezy says:

        I stayed in May and also got a free upgrade to A Bosphorus view room and executive lounge access as gold. The pool area is nice too. We also stayed in the Doubletree Sirkeci on the same trip which was pretty bog standard but close to a lot of the main tourist sites.

  • Ian M says:

    “You are getting 3.3p of extra points in return for a 2.95p foreign exchange fee for every £1 you spend”

    Shouldn’t that be 3.3p of extra points for every $1 you spend? And a 2.95p FX fee for every £1?

    At the current exchange rate (and based on your valuation Rob) I make it just over 4p worth of extra points for every £1 spent.

    I only redeem Hilton points when I’m getting at least 0.5p value. So for me I think it’s definitely worth the FX fee.

    • Rob says:

      Fair point – but you need to adjust for the VAT and any other non earning transactions on your bill.

    • John says:

      There is also 1 extra point from Barclays for spending at Hilton (normally not worth it with the fx fee) so that improves things too

  • Lee says:

    Got a few prepaid stays using other AMEX card. If settle the final bill using Hilton card, what points do I get? Unsure how their IT will handle.

    • Crafty says:

      Should get the relevant points on the portion that you pay with your Hilton Barclaycard, but I don’t suppose we will know for sure until somebody tries it after the start date.

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