Hilton Honors is offering up to 5,000 bonus points if you sign up as a new member.
As you can see from this page, new Hilton Honors members will receive:
- 2,000 bonus points after your first stay within 6 months
- 3,000 bonus points after your second stay within 6 months
This is on top of your standard points plus any points for the regular Hilton Honors bonus promotions.
As a regular Head for Points reader you are probably already a member of Hilton Honors. However, you could potentially sign up your partner and use that account for your next two stays.
Do not do this if you have Hilton Honors status, however, as it would mean the loss of elite status benefits and the loss of your status bonus.
Hilton Honors points can be transferred for FREE to any other member via the transfer page of hilton.com here. You do not need to have the same address. This means that your partner could move the points over to you after the stay. My wife does this after any work-related Hilton stays she does, as my status is higher than hers and it makes sense than any redemptions we do are booked from my account.
The sign-up bonus runs for the whole of 2020. There does not appear to be a special sign-up link so it seems to apply to all new members. Full details are on hilton.com here.
If you have status with another hotel group, read this article to learn how to match it to Hilton Honors status.
How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (August 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.
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 via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.
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