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

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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.

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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 (May 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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 120,000 Hilton Honors points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

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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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  • Munch says:

    OT staying at the Ritz-Carlton Central Park. Whats the etiquette for tipping?

    • Deb says:

      Usually $1 per bag for the bell boys but being a Ritz Carlton, I’d say at least $2 per bag if not $5 per bag! It’s normal in the US, NYC in particular. Similar amount if the doorman hails a taxi for you.

      If OMAAT posts are to be believed, then a daily tip of $10 -$20 for housekeeping to be left on the desk in your room, is appreciated. In my experience I have left the tip on the day I check out. Lots of American friends tell me that leaving a daily tip results in the housekeeping staff leaving extra toiletries and bottles of water in the room for the guest to enjoy.

      20% of the total for cab rides is the norm. Ditto for restaurants, although they will ‘helpfully’ list various amounts on the bill…er…check for the diner to select the amount. There are those who argue that the tax shouldn’t be included in the total when calculating the tip, but that’s your call.

      Enjoy your time in NYC!

      • Peter K says:

        Handy hint for tipping in restaurants, double the tax on the food gives about 15% tip and easy to work out.

    • Russ says:

      If only going one night I wouldn’t tip but I’m mean like that anyway.

  • Joe Carr says:

    Don’t know if anyone else got this, but mine said triple points per stay, not double?!

  • Lynn says:

    Does anyone know what has happened to the Hampton by Hilton, Newport? It isn’t coming up under any searches. The only 10,000 redemption left in the UK

  • Neal says:

    Is there any lawyers here? Got a question re S75.
    I bought 2 airberlin tickets using Topbonus miles and paid the taxes and fees using an UK issued credit card when AB was still around. Everyone knows what happened to AB after and my ticket became useless.
    Essentially I made a part payment using the credit card towards the cost of tickets, and I think I would be able to claim the value of the miles with the card issuer as well ?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      The miles are surely worthless?

      S75 claim probably would have worked for equivalent flights

      • Lady London says:

        I think you would be able to claim for replacement tickets under s.75. You are claiming for the cost to purchase like for like replacement tickets. just don’t use the words ‘value of the miles’. the miles are gone and were used to purchase the ticket which has a value. Which is now costing you money to replace.

        Therefore it’s breach of contract or similar to a supplier going bust which AB definitely did.
        Not sure if you would fall foul of any time limits for claiming, though, since AB is gone a while? so your travel date is now long in the past? I am not sure if there could be a problem due to late claim.

        Why not ask your credit card issuer if it qualifies for a s.75 claim? remember – you are replacing tickets to fly in a certain class to a certain placeon the date – not miles. one of my card companies has been exceedingly helpful in advising – you can always review if you don’t get the answer you are hoping for. some travel insurance also covers insolvency of a supplier – again a prompt claim might have been necessary.

        • Neal says:

          Thanks for this. The travel date was for July-August 2018. I did not travel in the end. and couldn’t be arsed to do the dispute with my CC provider (Lloyds, Avios Rewards Amex which is dead now) till now… Terminal stage procrastination.

          I have sent in my claim documents now and will call to see what they say.

  • Spaghetti Town says:

    OT: Anyone else had issues adding amex to apple pay? Trying to add it but it says “Contact card issuer”

  • Clive says:

    Hi can anyone please confirm if the Amex spend £500 get £100 back for Hilton in the IS is cumulative on spend. Thank you

  • Clive says:

    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.

    • Lee says:

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

    • Alex says:

      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.

    • Crafty says:

      Nothing here. Phone them?

  • BrotherBear says:


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


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