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Redeem a lot of Hilton Honors points for a McLaren track day

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If you are keen on fast cars, Hilton Honors and McLaren have got together to organise another exceptional track day.

This is what you get:

Here’s your chance to score the ultimate McLaren track day experience at the famous Dunsfold Circuit.  You and a guest will have the opportunity to experience the full capabilities of a McLaren road car, combined with the highest standard of hospitality.

Dunsfold Circuit is designed to deliver a fun mix of low and high-speed corners as well as a series of straights, offering the optimal track for this McLaren track day experience.

This experience for two (2) includes:

Opportunity to drive both a McLaren 570S and 720S alongside professionally qualified driving coaches

Hot Lap, where the driving coach will take the wheel and show you how to maximize car performance around the track

VIP hospitality throughout the day, including lunch

Please note this package does not include rail, airfare or hotel accommodations. Must be 25+ years of age and have valid international driving license.

If you know anything about performance cars you’ll know what an opportunity this is.  If you don’t, it’s not for you anyway!  The date is 24th October.

Last year this was a ‘buy it now’ deal for 275,000 Hilton Honors points.  This year it is being auctioned, and by coincidence the price is currently 275,000 points but could obviously go higher.

It isn’t cheap – based on my 0.33p per point valuation, you are ‘paying’ close to £900 at the current bid – but it would be an amazing day out.  You can bid here.

Hilton Honors Auctions McLaren track day

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!

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which 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 Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (122)

  • VP says:

    OT: A big thanks to Rob. My BA companion voucher was about to expire during the BA strike dates and I read his comment about someone managing to get it extended by 6 months during the articles on strike. Called up BA thrice was refused twice. (once was asked to contact Amex as it is given by Amex).Nevertheless dropped a message via website and was surprised to receive a reply within 48 hrs grating a 6 months extension!!!!
    I was originally under the impression that you need to book by expiry date so had left the booking last minute but you need to fly the outbound before expiry and I would surely have lost the voucher had it not been for Rob’s comment.

  • Ian M says:

    OT – Marriott peak/off peak redemption pricing..

    I’ve spent 20min this morning looking at various dates over the coming 12 months at different hotels I visit and I am yet to find ANY off peak redemption rates. Only peak and standard..

    Seems like a bigger devaluation than I feared.

    • Rob says:

      Marriott has sent me a list. New York is off peak is Jan-Feb for example, although not all hotels in all days.

      • Freddy says:

        I have checked a booking of mine for London in March 2020 where I was using points advance. Good news for me in that the points required has dropped from 60k to 50k per night without me having to rebook.

        However may be worth others checking their bookings to check it hasn’t gone the other way for peak times!

    • Will says:

      My personal approach is to assume everything is now peak and see it as a bonus discount if it’s standard or off peak.

    • Munch says:

      Agree with the devaluation comment – I do fancy a stay at Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai which shows off peak in May if you can stand the heat. Is it still full board for a redemption? I’m only gold in Marriott so usually push my points towards Hilton where I’m Diamond.

      On the positive The Langley is showing plenty of dates at only 30,000 points – probably the best value redemption in the UK? When I stayed I received free breakfast as Gold not sure if this was an error?

    • Pangolin says:

      Leap Days are off peak. Not sure about anything else.

      • Lady London says:

        🙂

        And just in case they accidentally left any days as not Peak, don’t forget they will be reviewing off-peak dates (or is that peak dates?) monthly.

        Dynamic pricing, pretty much.

  • Will says:

    The chap with his hands in the air and tongue stuck out on the Hilton/mclaren promotional slots is a HfP reader;)

  • Ryan M says:

    OT:

    Do AA release all of the reward seats at once for domestics? Looking for seats ORD- Kansas City in April and only options on the return are very early morning or via Charlotte with 50 minute connection which I do not fancy at all. Nothing showing on the later direct flights.

    Every flight that IS available has 7 seats.

    Will buy cash if I need to, but if something is likely to come up I will wait.

    • Anna says:

      IME AA release award seats quite unpredictably and they can appear any time up until a few days before the date of travel. We once got 3 award seats in AA first from MIA to BOS a week before we flew for whatever the avios rate was plus $4 each in taxes, which was an extremely pleasant way to fly and also a bargain as it included seat selection and checked luggage. Bear in mind they often seem to be delayed which could have a knock on effect on a connecting fight – but we might just have been unlucky!

  • Shoestring says:

    GATWICK will become the first British airport to permanently use facial recognition technology, in a move that will allow passengers to travel without being checked by staff.

    The airport, which conducted several trials in a joint venture with easyJet, will use the face-scanning technology on eight departure gates after the runway extension in 2022.

    Heathrow airport is expected to announce similar plans before the end of this year, as executives are understood to be in advanced talks to roll out technology permanently after a £50million trial this summer.

  • @mkcol says:

    The worst thing about the Europcar £1 One Way offer is this…. https://www.europcar.co.uk/deals/one-way-uk.step?fromHP=true&place=small-1

    Utterly abysmal & possibly the most painful website I’ve ever encountered.

    • @mkcol says:

      And once you have managed to force their site to take your money you’re presented with a variety of antiquated things other big brand hire companies don’t demand, including “UK and non-UK residents should bring a PAPER BASED PROOF OF ADDRESS (such as a bank statement or utility bill) that is less than 3 months old).”

      If it wasn’t for the £1 One Way rates then I wouldn’t bother with this bunch ever again.

      • Drew says:

        So don’t bother … Doubt they will miss your £1 lol

        • Shoestring says:

          you can speed up the website by scrolling the map and clicking on your departure point, eg Newquay airport is 10

          I can’t see that bringing a bit of paper with your address (eg credit card statemnt!) on it is too difficult!

          • @mkcol says:

            When your life is digital & you don’t possess a printer, that’s when it gets difficult.
            The only paper bill or statement I get now which would comply is my annual council tax notification.

  • Anna says:

    The new Marriott points pricing structure seems to be based on days of the week rather than periods in the year, e.g. Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday and Thursday are standard while the rest of the month is peak.

  • Shoestring says:

    Important week coming up for Thomas Cook
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/15/thomas-cook-in-race-to-secure-rescue-deal

    [Thomas Cook will on Monday request a delay to a key bondholders’ meeting on Wednesday to try to maximise the chances of securing a £1.1bn emergency rescue package to help stave off imminent financial collapse…The 178-year-old global travel group also needs to persuade the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – which administers the Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (Atol) scheme covering travel companies – that it should renew its licence at the end of September for another 12 months.]