One of the more interesting Clubcard Boost redemptions is for UK Hilton Hotels. You can see details on this page of the Clubcard website.
Tesco and Hilton have made some positive changes to this redemption over the years which improved it:
you no longer have to book for at least two nights
you can now book certain hotels during the week, if that particular hotel chooses to participate
all Hilton brands (Hampton, Conrad etc) now participate – not just the main Hilton brand
These are all good changes.
There are other positive features about this deal:
rooms always include breakfast
all room categories are included, so if you need a bigger room or a suite then you can often book one, as long as you have enough Clubcard points
Recently there has been a further positive change – Tesco and Hilton have launched a dedicated website (click here) for booking rooms online.
In the past you had to ring the call centre, which was time consuming and – if you had a variety of hotels and dates to choose from – slow. Looking at reports on the Clubcard site, you would also receive a hard sell to book a room for cash if no redemptions were available.
How to exchange your Clubcard points
You can exchange your Clubcard points on this website. £2.50 in Clubcard points with give you £7.50 to spend at Hilton Hotels UK & Ireland. Your tokens are emailed to you within 30 minutes and can then be used on the Tesco / Hilton booking website.
The tokens are valid for 6 months from the day you redeem. Bookings must be made up to four days in advance.
Are Hilton Hotels a good way to spend your Clubcard points?
It’s not bad as you receive 300% of the face value of your vouchers.
But note that the price charged is the cancellable bed and breakfast rate. However, the booking you make will not be cancellable. This means that you are not getting a true 3 x face value redemption with Hilton because you should be comparing it with the price of a non-cancellable bed and breakfast rate.
Therefore it depends on the difference between the cheapest non-cancellable and cancellable rate that the hotel is offering at the time whether or not Hilton Hotels is a good way to spend your Clubcard points.
You can check out pricing and availability on the Tesco/Hilton booking page here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (January 2021)
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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade 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 in three Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.
(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.)