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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UPDATE – JUNE 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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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  • R says:

    Marriott really needs to wake up …

  • JohnT says:

    How could you stack with any Amex offer if one arrives? Can you part pay on Amex but use Barclays HH card for checkout balance?

    • Brian says:

      Just pay using the Amex and forego the extra point (so just get double, rather than triple, points).

  • Mark says:

    What happens if your stay starts the 6th and check out the 8th? I’m registered for both offers will I get a different offer for each night?

  • Stephen says:

    Well hallelujah that’s great timing – I have 20+nights of Hilton stays between late Sept and end of year incl. 6nts at Conrad Maldives (if we ever get there) plus the HH Visa Card – its gonna be raining points 🙂

  • Ikaz says:

    If I manage to get to the WA Maldives next month (I have a week booked on points), I will try and pay part of the bill with the Hilton Visa and see what that does to the points.

    • John says:

      In a 2016(?) promo just having the Hilton card on file was sufficient to get the bonus points even when no money was paid to the hotel

    • Stephen says:

      Well I am due to be there 26th Sept to 3rd Oct with luck on points (tho have paid to upgrade 2 nights to the overwater villa) plus I have managed to bag CW return using 241 (originally PE but separately managed to upgrade both legs). If you happen to be there at same time look out for the 6ft6 white guy because that will be me so say hi! Nice to have the fall back of any date business class return if they cancel due to it staying on red list 🙂

  • Ian says:

    My existing booking in mid-September already has a 2x points deal – any chance I’ll now get 4x? I’d settle for 3x too, although I don’t have the HH Barclaycard.

  • Alexander says:

    If you’re a Hilton Gold member through having an Amex Platinum card, and then stay 10 nights, do you get upgraded to Diamond?

  • Scandinavian traveler says:

    The T&Cs state that these are bonus points and not base points as set out in this article. Consequently, the extra points should not qualify for status purposes, correct?

    • Rob says:

      Correct. The bonus is based on base points but they are not treated as base points.

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