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Last chance to book in Hilton’s Winter hotel sale

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This is your last chance to book in the Hilton Winter Sale and lock in decent weekend deals across Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Full details are on the Hilton website here.

The sale offers up to 30% off the standard Best Available Rate if you are a Hilton Honors member.

That said ….. basing the ‘30% saving’ on the Best Available Bed & Breakfast rate is not exactly fair. Sale rates are non refundable so it is cheeky to compare them to a refundable rate but these deals do usually offer a saving on the usual ‘advanced purchase’ price. Full pre-payment needs to be made at time of booking.

This rate is only available for weekend stays.  The good news is that you can lock in prices for stays between now and as far out as 31st August.  Rooms must be booked by TOMORROW, 28th January.

The 30% savings are for Hilton Honors members only. The normal sale discount rate is 25%. If you aren’t a Hilton Honors member – very unlikely I admit if you are a regular HfP reader – you can sign up when booking your stay.

Don’t forget to register for the new Spring promotion

Hilton Honors has launched its new Spring promotion, Points Unlimitedwhich is now open for registration.

To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print:

You will earn 2,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every stay between 6th January and 3rd May.

Even better, you will earn an additional 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every TEN nights you complete.

There is no cap to what you can earn and there are no minimum stay requirements.  The bonus should also trigger on reward stays given how similar promotions have worked in the past.

You can register for the offer here.

Hilton winter sale

…. and also don’t forget Hilton’s generous status match offer

Finally, remember that if you have top or mid-tier status with another hotel loyalty scheme, Hilton will match you to Gold for 90 days and give you an opportunity to keep it until March 2021 or even be upgraded to Diamond.

Details of how you can claim your status match are in this article.

Top-tier Diamond status comes with guaranteed Executive Lounge access and (on request) late check-out at most brands.  Gold – which you are given instantly as part of the match – gets you free breakfast and some sort of upgrade.  If you have status elsewhere that you can match, and can pick up a sale deal at a property with a decent lounge, you should get a good deal.

Full sale details and the booking site are here.


How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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 and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 points – special offer to 9th November 2021), 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).

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 (131)

  • nick says:

    Comes up at 19.99 for me?

    A while back, there was a special link (antonio?) giving any shirt and a tie for under 20

  • nicko says:

    I’m super keen for a solo trip to beirut (BA deal for £225)

    Safe on the ground there?

    • memesweeper says:

      Planning a trip later this year. FCO advise against travel in a number of areas of The Lebanon, including the southern suburbs of Beirut.

    • Graeme says:

      Went in June last year. Felt safe as houses the whole time wandering around Beirut and while touring outside Beirut. Absolutely wonderful place.

  • Nick_C says:

    Another Monese Gift Card Promotion.

    “Here’s something to help you beat the January blues.

    Enjoy 15% off when you buy a £100 gift card

    That means you’ll get a £100 gift card for just £85 – but hurry, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

    How does it work?

    Add BEATBLUES as your promo code in the Monese app

    You’ll be charged £85 for your £100 gift card

    Check your in-app notifications to find your gift card”

    In stock at time of posting

  • Robman says:

    Off topic.
    Can anyone recommend a nice hotel in Seoul. I will be there in a few days time but have not booked somewhere to stay. We’d like someone central and normally at least 3 stars.
    I have Hilton Diamond ( for a few more months) and IHG Spire Ambassador. Thanks for any advice.

    • Genghis says:

      We stayed at courtyard namdaemun in late 2018. Nothing fancy but decent hotel in v good location.

  • Andrew says:

    Glad I popped by and got my Monese Gift Card!

    Other Bits courtesy of First Direct Visa Offers:-

    Waitrose – 5% until 29th January
    LNER – 5% until 10th February (remember you can buy gift voucher that last 12 months)
    Now TV – 25% until 10th February (2 months for the price of one Pass offers too)

    And probably most importantly for this site

    Holiday Inn – 5% until 7th February Instore and Online, Maximum reward £100

    It warns that “Not all Holiday Inn sites are monitored by Visa Offers”, not sure if that means they are ineligible or if they’ll need a nudge to push it through.

    • Shoestring says:

      there was a good one on Halifax today – Europcar 10% max £30 – & free to cancel once that hits the a/c 🙂

      somewhat puts me back in a good mood after my Monese cr/app (blocked)

      • BJ says:

        I cannot get decent Lloyds Group offers for love nor money. Only thing I have had in last 6 months are Butlins, NowTV and IdealHomes.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Monese offer finished already.

    • Nick_C says:

      Didn’t know about the LNER gift vouchers. Great tip! Currently getting 5pc back on my BAPP. Ends tomorrow so a voucher will be great. Thanks.

  • Harry T says:

    @Shoestring
    Likely going to be renting a car in Tasmania later this year, and would be cool to get a nice upgrade to a big ute. What was your trick for getting top tier status with Hertz and co?

  • Sina says:

    O/T Accor Limitless: I bought 5 shares in Accor hotels and completed their Shareholder club form here: https://group.accor.com/en/investors/individual-shareholders/shareholders-club

    And I was upgraded to gold for two years! I can even sell the shares if I want to! So easy and almost for free! (Paid €10 for buying the shares)

    They upgraded me in 3 days!

    • EwanG says:

      Thanks. I was considering taking out the Ibis Business offer to get gold but looks as though only one share needed to join the Shareholders Club!

      • Sina says:

        Yeah! Go for this instead! Just a note: shares are £35 each, but I paid €10 in fees.

  • Andrew says:

    10 Avios per £ on Gate 365 at Lewin

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