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REGISTER NOW: Hilton Honors launches new ‘double points’ hotel promotion to 31st December

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UPDATE – JUNE 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.  We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above. 

You get a bonus of 80% to 100% when you buy Hilton Honors points by 19th July. The annual purchase limit, pre bonus, is also doubled to 160,000 points. You can buy here.

Click here for our article on Hilton’s ‘More Nights, More Points’ promotion which runs until 5th September 2022. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

Hilton Honors has just launched its new Autumn promotion which is now open for registration.

The promotion is called ‘Power Up‘.

To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with virtually no small print.

You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 7th September and 31st December.

Hilton Honors Power Up double points 2021

Pay with the (not available to new cardholders) Hilton Honors UK credit card, issued by Barclaycard, and you get TRIPLE points.  The registration page talks about paying with a ‘Hilton American Express’ but the terms and conditions make it clear that your Barclaycard works just as well.

There is NO ‘starting with your second stay’ rule.  You get double points from your first stay during the promotional period.

For most brands, you will earn 10 base points per $1 spent, plus an additional 10 promotional points plus any status bonus.

Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, you are getting a good return on your spending here.  20 points per $1 is an 9% rebate and that is before you add in any status bonus. A Diamond would be getting 13.5% back.

Be wary of using your Hilton Barclaycard outside the UK

If you still have the Hilton Honors Barclaycard then it is an even better deal for UK stays, where you will receive triple base points PLUS your status bonus. A Diamond member would be getting 40 points per $1, so 18% back. 

This card has a 3% foreign exchange fee, however, so I would be ambivalent about this part of the offer for stays outside the UK. 

You are getting 3.3p of extra points per $1 in return for a 2.95p foreign exchange fee for every £1 you spend.  This initially seems OK, but you need to remember that you only get points on the ex-VAT part of your bill.  You’ll also be incurring the 3% FX fee on all non-qualifying charges on your bill (this includes food and drink at Hampton properties).

The maths may not work if you have another credit card with 0% FX fees.

Hilton Honors double points power up offer 2021

The offer is refreshingly free of small print

There is not much small print except that you need to register in advance via the Hilton website here

Apart from that, all is good:

  • There is no minimum stay requirement
  • Existing bookings still count
  • All Hilton Family properties (Hilton, Hampton, Curio, Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad etc) are taking part – there is no list of non-participating hotels

Remember that the Home2 Suites and Tru brands earn a lower 5 base points per $1.

Register for ‘Power Up’ now

Hilton’s new ‘double base points’ is a decent offer, especially for people doing longer, more expensive stays.

You should make sure you register here if you have any Hilton stays coming up over the next four months.

Even without Hilton Honors status, you will be earning 20 points (which I value at 6.6p) per $1.  This is an 9% rebate on your spending.  Anyone with Hilton status will do even better..

Even if you don’t have any stays planned, it is still worth registering just in case – a lot can happen between now and 31st December.

If you’re lucky, American Express may launch another Hilton cashback offer which would double up with this and provide an even greater return.

You can sign up for ‘Power Up’ here.

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

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of 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:

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 (60)

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  • John says:

    Any ideas how they track the card? Can you just have the Hilton card on file and then pay manually with something else?

  • Nathan says:

    So glad I kept the Hilton Barclay card!

    • Nick says:

      Yup, still using the HH Barclaycard. However, it personally suits me best, usually, using it purely for the £10K spend every year to maintain HH Gold status (although I’ve had Diamond for well over 2 years now from the status match originally, followed by the Covid extensions). This latest promotion though is useful, giving the triple points and Diamond extra points.

      Sadly, IMHO, IHG has lost a trick, yet again, requiring two stays for their promotions to kick in. That’s on top of even Spire giving very little, whatsoever, especially in comparison to even HH Gold (Free breakfast!).

  • James says:

    The registration page seems to be broken “ Oops! We’ve encountered a problem.
    Our online registration isn’t working at the moment.
    Please check back later or contact
    Hilton Customer Support for assistance.”

  • Ian M says:

    Nice promotion. Hopefully Marriott will join the party and actually offer something before the year ends as well!

  • Olly says:

    Anyone know if the Hilton status match is still running? I get a website error using the link from the last HfP article on the subject from January

    • Blenz101 says:

      You will have to keep trying I’m afraid. My guess would be that if they had pulled matching that the website would have been updated to say they aren’t currently offering matches rather than the 503 error currently found.

      That said as things return to normal for much of the world the number of extensions, rollovers and double nights offered by various programmes over the past 18 months makes now not a great time to be introducing ever greater numbers of top tier members into a programme.

    • Rob says:

      No, suspended

  • Robert says:

    Does anyone recognise the WA in the photo, wondering if it’s in UK please?

  • Lee says:

    It is a shame that several lounges remain shut (Ageas Bowl and Hilton T4 to name but two) and others have had poor reputation since covid.

    I have read very poor reviews of several former great Hiltons. Places that I have recommended and stayed in many times.

    Hilton Ageas Bowl was always a great hotel for Diamonds (have enjoyed some great stays), but from the latest reports Diamond benefits are gone as have upgrades and breakfast is poor and lifts not working.

    Normally I would be all over this with my HH Credit Card, but my next stay is in a Marriott in London as I have my status for this year secure, so why ‘enjoy’ a substandard hotel?

    • Save East Coast Rewards says:

      On the other hand some hotels such as the Conrad are operating normally now and with rates in London still cheaper than usual it’s a great time to try out hotels that are normally out of budget.

      The Conrad has had their lounge open for months – when the restrictions were in place it was table service only.

  • CP says:

    Miami beach

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