Let F1 driver Lando Norris drive your child to school – pay with Hilton Honors points
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If the school run is getting boring, Hilton Honors has the answer.
One Hilton Honors member can have their child driven to school by Formula 1 driver Lando Norris. You don’t need to worry about your insurance, because Lando will bring his own McLaren supercar to make the trip.
The event is fixed for 6th July. Check the dates before you bid – my daughter’s school finishes on Friday 2nd July, although my son has a week left.
You need to live within 25 miles of Woking to bid. Most of London is within 25 miles of Woking as the crow flies, but the usual M4 / M25 route is over 30 miles – it isn’t clear how McLaren will decide if you are eligible.
You can bid for this genuinely unique Hilton / McLaren experience here. The current high bid is 60,000 points.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (March 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.
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable 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 (20,000 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)
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points.
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