A new Hilton cashback offer has appeared on a lot of American Express accounts. To see if you are targetted, visit the Amex website and take a look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the online statement page for each of your cards.
You will receive £50 cashback when you spend £250 or more at selected UK and European Hilton, Doubletree, Waldorf-Astoria, Curio and Conrad hotels before 31st December. (Hilton Paris Opera is pictured below.)
Not all hotels are participating. Make sure that you check the list of hotels on the Amex website before booking – it is only UK and European hotels, and not all of them. In theory you also need to book ‘pay at checkout’ rates to get this deal. In reality, pre-paid rates will probably also trigger it as they are processed by the hotel in the same way as a ‘pay at checkout’ rate.
In the past, these offers have been triggered by cumulative spend. There is no mention of this – so you are not guaranteed to receive it if the £250 is not hit in one transaction – but it is likely to work.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 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.
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 American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus 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.)