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See the British Grand Prix with your Hilton Honors points

One of the biggest perks of being a UK-based member of Hilton Honors is the ability to benefit from Hilton’s sponsorship of the McLaren Formula 1 team.

There are numerous McLaren events thoughout the year which are available for Hilton Honors points, but the big one is always tickets for the British Grand Prix.

Tickets for the 2021 event, on 18th July at Silverstone, are now up for auction.

There are three auctions:

  • Qualifying Day – Friday 16th July – 4 packages for 2 people – current bid 75,000 points
  • Sprint Race – Saturday 17th July – 4 packages for 2 people – current bid 100,000 points
  • Race Day – Sunday 18th July – 4 packages for 2 people – current bid 162,500 points

Full details are here for the 16th, here for the 17th and here for the 18th.

All packages are for two people and include:

  • VIP access
  • Entry to the McLaren Formula 1 Experience Paddock Club Suite
  • A virtual tour of the McLaren Formula 1 team garage
  • A one-night stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milton Keynes including breakfast (the stay is for the evening after your event)

All auctions end on 24th June.

British Grand Prix tickets with Hilton points

Jersey brings back local authority-level quarantine rules

Just a few weeks after it moved the whole of the UK to its Green List, Jersey has brought back restrictions at the UK local authority level.

What is worse is that the list is being revised twice per week. This makes it impossible to say with any certainty whether you will allowed into Jersey without the need for lengthy quarantine. Changes will come into effect 48 hours after being announced.

If you live in a ‘Green’ area you can still fly to Jersey with minimal restrictions. If you are double vaccinated you need to take a test on arrival but can do what you like whilst waiting for the result. If you are not double vaccinated, you need to remain in your hotel for 6-12 hours until the test result comes in, and take a second test on Day 8 if you are still in Jersey at that point.

If you live in an ‘Amber’ area and are fully vaccinated then the same rules apply.

If you live in an ‘Amber’ or ‘Red’ area and are not fully vaccinated then you will need to quarantine for 5 or 10 days which clearly makes a holiday out of the question.

All of London is currently ‘Green’ except Hounslow which is ‘Red’, which shows the arbitrary nature of the system.

Full details are on the Jersey Government website here.

Get a 4-month free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

In the run up to Amazon Prime Day on 21st and 22nd June, Amazon Music Unlimited is offering a 4-month free trial for a limited period as long as you sign up via this link.

You must be an Amazon Prime member to take part. A four month free trial is the longest ever offered.

Your trial gives you full access to the Amazon Music Unlimited library of 70 million songs, which is on a par with what you get via Spotify or Apple Music. 

We subscribe to this ourselves – my son has it linked to his Echo Dot whilst we have a Sonos One (2nd Gen) which sits in our kitchen. You can also run it off your mobile phone via the Amazon Music app, or any other Alexa-controlled device.

This is totally off-topic, I admit, except for the fact that I use it myself and I think you may appreciate it if you’re still working at home. We also receive a commission from Amazon which keeps us ticking over despite the lack of travel advertising.

After four months your subscription auto-renews at £7.99 per month, which is the discounted rate for Prime members. You can cancel at any point via your Amazon account.

The offer is only available to new customers who have not had a trial of, or signed up for, Amazon Music Unlimited in the past. If you don’t see the 4-month offer when you click through and sign in, you don’t qualify.

The link to sign up is here. The offer runs until 22nd June.

Comments (39)

  • Richie says:

    The children’s book Air Miles is available to pre-order on Amazon, will there be an HfP Amazin affiliate link for this?

  • PJJ says:

    Still on the Grand Prix theme but the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Secret escapes have 9 day cruise around UAE, tickets to GP, includes flights from £1999
    https://www.secretescapes.com/emirates-cruise-grand-prix-corniche-hotel-dubai-abu-dhabi-manama-doha-and-more-uae/sale
    For those interested

  • Dutchy says:

    Does anyone have any recent data points on the Virgin Points to Hilton points transfer time – website says up to 30 days, but wanted to get a sense of how long it actually takes

  • Graham says:

    I got an Amazon letter today offering 4 months but when I applied it only gave me one month. Might be worth checking expiry if not intending to keep.

  • Babyg says:

    Hmm just noticed they are having 4 winners per auction… “Four (4) packages are available for the highest bidders and one (1) guest each. “… the used to run 4 different auctions.. this is new.??
    XXXXX3212 Winning Jun 5, 2021 05:54:30 PM EDT 1 350,000 pts
    XXXXX6651 Winning Jun 9, 2021 07:04:28 AM EDT 1 350,000 pts
    XXXXX6327 Winning Jun 8, 2021 08:02:42 AM EDT 1 350,000 pts
    XXXXX8983 Winning Jun 9, 2021 03:20:49 AM EDT 1 350,000 pts

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