The options to use your hotel and airline points for ‘experience’ packages has been thin on the ground recently, with latest lockdown measures putting an end to large sporting events and concerts.
Hilton Honors Experiences launched something which can be done from home. After a successful run last year, it is repeating the opportunity to race 20-year old British Formula 1 driver Lando Norris for 25,000 Hilton Honors points. Virtually.
It is a two-part event. There is a 60-minute practice session with McLaren esports academy drivers on Monday 19th April at 7pm, followed by the race and Q&A session with Lando on Thursday 22nd April at 6:45pm.
You need the Codemasters F1 2020 game for PC to take part:
“Open to PC/Steam platform only. Requires a PC and a copy of Codemasters F1 2020 game to enter. Recommended that participants use a wheel and pedal set compatible with the F1 2020 game and PC platform to participate. Standard controllers also usable however less optimal to benefit from McLaren Shadow training session. All assists and drivers’ levels will be accommodated.”
Participants must be 18+.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 120,000 Hilton Honors points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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 Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 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.
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