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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.

British Grand Prix tickets with Hilton points

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.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 and they come with generous sign-up bonuses. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

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

(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 (39)

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  • Danny says:

    Regarding the Amazon Music offer, non-Prime members can get 3 months for free.

  • Bean says:

    “If you live in an ‘Amber’ or ‘Red’ area then you will need to quarantine for 5 or 10 days which clearly makes a holiday out of the question.”
    This is not correct if you are double vaccinated and arrive from an amber zone then:-
    “If you’ve been fully vaccinated in UK, Republic of Ireland, Guernsey or Isle of Man you’ll need a test on arrival but won’t need to isolate“

  • Anna says:

    I can’t see the rationale for Jersey. There are loads of people who live in the red areas but but spend very little time there, and conversely people who work in those areas (including in hospitals!) who don’t live there. Also you could have a double jabbed visitor from a red area and a non-jabbed one from a green area. Ludicrous.

    • Yuff says:

      It was looking quite good until it stated vaccinated people from red areas have to isolate.
      Why have the jab if you are still going to have to isolate, either places accept the jabs work, as early data shows it does.
      By the time the clowns pull their heads, from where the sun don’t shine, everyone will be needing boosters.
      What are these idiots thinking…….

      • Chris Heyes says:

        Yuff Hmmmm you don’t know why people have the Jab ?

        • Yuff says:

          I’m sure the majority of people getting vaccinated are because they want to go back to a normal life, this current situation is far from normal and becomes more of a joke daily …..

    • BuildBackBetter says:

      It’s not about vaccination. It’s about how likely u r to carry the new variants irrespective of vaccination

      • Alan says:

        Which is pretty darn unlikely if you’ve had both doses!

  • Ja says:


    Re Jersey

    Do you know the criteria for going from green to amber? Eg Is it when you reach a certain number of cases per hundred thousand. Is it known which two days of the week they will do any changes?. Due to be going there next week

    • ThinkSquare says:

      See the linked page then ‘how we assess…’.

    • planeconcorde says:

      From “Individual regions or countries may be reclassified Red (Emergency Brake) when there is evidence of very high risk through infection rates or variants of concern or both.

      The emergency brake data will be run twice a week and we aim to give 48 hours’ notice before any changes. The Red classification will apply for a minimum of 14 days.”
      In the past they have published re-classification on Thursdays. The first emergency brake red areas were all places identified with the delta variant.

  • Mike says:

    Apparently I live in a red area, although I work in a green area. Not planning any travel until Easter 22 at the earliest, although willing to slip to Jun 22

  • ChrisW says:

    I’ve noticed these monthly subscriptions for things like Amazon music are all the rage right now. While £7 – £10 a month doesn’t sound like much, especially when your first month or two or three is free, it really does add up especially if you end up paying for things you rarely or never use.

    How much do people think they’re currently paying on total for discretionary entertainment subscriptions each months? (So not things like mobile phone or wifi or gym membership). I’m talking things like streaming TV, music, kindle, gaming, free delivery shopping etc. More than £100 per month? £200?

    • mr_jetlag says:

      Gym alone can be more than £100. music and TV streaming £30+ depending on the service, then there’s all the fancy packaged dinner services at £20+/mo. I’ve culled all my subscriptions other than Netflix/Prime and saved about £120/mo.

      • Nick says:

        I pay for Apple Music and use it daily, so am very happy to do so. I don’t go to the gym and never would, so don’t buy that. Yes subscriptions can add up, and yes you do need to question whether you’re getting value, but they can be good products and really it’s no different from buying anything else you like and use.

        • C says:

          Those of us of a certain age (and not particularly old) used to pay for magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Amazon, Netflix, et al are just the modern versions. And people used to have the same discussions about magazines arriving every month and being unread or barely read.

          • Andrew says:

            Magazine subscriptions really aren’t the same. If you stop paying you can still re-read all of the magazines you’ve ever received. Stop paying for Apple Music and you’ve got literally nothing to show for the months/years you’ve been paying. Seriously: put the money aside and just buy the music you like. There’s a reason entertainment companies push subscription services so heavily and it’s not because they want to offer you more choice or convenience.

    • Laura says:

      Gym membership at £25/month and Peloton Digital membership at £12.99 (bought a spin bike in lockdown).

      No other recurring payments. I use my dad’s netflix.

      • Sloth says:

        This is the best way… I use my parents sky go and they (well my dad) use my bt sports sub

    • DT says:

      Use a VPN if you want cheaper services. The VPN is only required to sign up, once you turn it off your service will be connected to the country you are in.

      I pay monthly –
      Netflix 4K plan – £2.50 via Argentina
      YouTube Premium Family – £1.40 via Turkey
      Spotify Family Plan – £5 via Australia (this is more difficult as it’s not VPN dependant but you need a payment card from that country)

      In total around £9 per month, with all the plans being multi user plans I’ve sold a slot on each service as a package deal with friends. 5 slots on each service paying me £20 a year.

      Putting my yearly cost for those services at around £25 a year.

      Amazon Prime £3.99/month with any .ac email account, don’t have to be a Student.

      A VPN can also help you get sports packages for much cheaper than Sky.

    • Chris Heyes says:

      ChrisW My spend nothing Partner pays for Internet, phone included, Amazon £3.99 month
      My spend mobile phone £10 every 2 months payg

    • J says:

      We have Prime and half of a Netflix sub – but because of those we don’t bother with live tv, so save £159 a year on a tv license.

  • Babyg says:

    well there goes any chance of winning a cheap auction….

    • FFoxSake says:

      A virtual tour of the garage, no pitwalks, no access to the paddock. I think I’ll pass on this until we get back to some sense of “normal”…

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Agreed. Assuming that it’s mostly HfP readers taking part in the absence of an article, publicising the auctions like this is just a value transfer from the readership to Hilton. Better to promote ‘buy it now’ packages or highlight reader successes from past auctions.

  • Ben says:

    Don’t forget if you’re double jabbed then you are considered ‘green’ when arriving from a green or amber area.

    • trader363 says:

      Are you sure? If I understand that correctly, you’re saying I could go to an Amber country and return to LHR without having any quarantine as I have had both jabs?

      • Yuff says:

        Ben is talking about Jersey’s restrictions.
        Why should a double jabbed person be penalised fir living in a red area, dies that mean the vaccine doesn’t work as well in those areas……🤡🤡🤡

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