News in brief:
New HSBC to Avios transfer bonus coming?
We may be about to see a new transfer bonus between HSBC Premier credit cards and British Airways Executive Club.
A HfP reader, ZW, found a PDF on the HSBC website.
It shows a 25% bonus on transfers made between 1st December and 31st December.
This could obviously change between now and Sunday, however, so don’t rush out to make a transfer until you’ve seen the offer on the HSBC Premier website.
PS. Our recent article on the top 10 reasons why you should get the HSBC Premier World Elite credit card is here.
Excellent Hilton ‘50% off’ flash sale for Japan and Hong Kong
Hilton has launched a short flash sale covering its hotels in Japan, Korea, Guam & Hong Kong.
There are some VERY good deals here, particularly for Japan. I saw in the comments yesterday that a few readers had snapped up a bargain. Some hotels are only discounting executive rooms or suites, but in these cases it is still worth a look as the prices are often down to the level of the undiscounted standard rooms.
The sale ends at 5am GMT on Friday. This means, effectively, you need to book before you go to bed tonight, Thursday.
The standard discount is 40% with an additional 10% for logged-in Hilton Honors members. However, you don’t genuinely get 50% off because the discount is based on the refundable rate. These sales rates are non-refundable. You should, however, be saving at least 33% on the usual non-refundable rate.
Stays must be completed by 30th June.
You can find out more on this page of the Hilton website here. You must book today.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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 Premium 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 (30,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)