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New £50 American Express and Hilton cashback offer launched

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American Express has launched a new cashback deal with Hilton, covering selected European hotels.

If you are targetted, you will see the deal on the ‘Offers’ page of one or more of your Amex cards on the app or website. Don’t waste your time checking your Marriott Amex however ….

You will receive £50 cashback when you spend £200 on your card with Hilton by 30th June.

The rules confirm that cumulative spend counts – you don’t need to do £200 in one transaction. The list of participating hotels is here.

There are a huge number of UK hotels listed – albeit with some missing – along with a large number in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Existing bookings count. There is no need to rebook anything, unless you do what I did and swap a points stay – which was marginal on a ‘pence per point’ basis – for a cash booking.

This offer stacks with the current Hilton promotion

Don’t forget to register for Hilton’s new promotion if you are planning a stay during April.

Hilton has a Spring offer called ‘Points Unlimited’.  You can register here.  Our full article is here.

You will earn 2,500 bonus Hilton Honors points for every stay between now, once you have registered, and 1st May

This promotion clearly works best for short, cheap stays.

Hilton American Express cashback offer

Given that I value a Hilton Honors point at around 0.33p, a £50 one-night stay would get you an impressive bonus points which I’d value at £8.33. You would also receive your base points and any elite bonus – plus your £50 Amex cashback when your total spend over the period hits £200.

£8.33 of bonus points is less impressive on a week-long stay at a Waldorf-Astoria costing £2,500, of course …..

You need to register in advance of your stay via the Hilton website here.  Existing bookings count and all Hilton Honors hotels are taking part.

The Hilton booking page is here.

Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points

Talking of Hilton, it’s worth reminding you that Hilton is currently offering a 100% bonus when you purchase points.

The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here. The page has been buggy recently so don’t be surprised if you get an error.

What makes this offer different to the last one is that the annual purchase limit has been increased for many people. If targetted you can now buy 160,000 points, which would double up to 320,000 points with the bonus

320,000 points is what you need to book a 5-night stay at an 80,000 points per night luxury hotel, given the ‘5 for 4’ deal given to all elite Hilton Honors members.

This is the deal I used to book 5 nights at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Dubai over Christmas, saving over 60% on the cash price. I wrote about how I did that in this article.

The page to buy points is here if you are interested. The offer ends on 6th May.


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 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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 120,000 Hilton Honors points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 (39)

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  • David S says:

    Anyone know why certain countries are ALWAYS missing from the Hilton offers. Portugal never gets a mention and need to book a couple of days in June

  • BuildBackBetter says:

    The only consolation is that the offers are on free cards, so need to worry about cancelling.

  • Geoggy says:

    I’m not getting 100% offer on points purchase. More like 80%? Am I using the right link?

  • DanielP says:

    Asking for a friend who drinks too much:
    At a conference in a gaudy Hilton next few weeks, thank god not staying there, but will have the odd overpriced after work drink with clients at the bar. If the offer is indeed based on cumulative spending, would 3 “bar” visits over 3 days á £67 count? O_o

    • Rob says:

      If the bar is run by the hotel and uses the same credit card ID reference, yes. If it has its own card reference and charges show as ‘Pete’s Bar’ then no.

      I once triggered one at the Costa Coffee on Kensington High Street which is technically part of the Hilton Olympia and comes up on your card as that.

  • Irons80 says:

    There is an IHG one too (at least I got it)

    • John says:

      Been there for a month or more on my cards. Also 10% holiday inn express on Barclays rewards (and Lloyds but expired)

  • @mkcol says:

    What’s the new public sector discount code for Hilton that replaced PR11PN please?

    I know it was mentioned in the last few months but I’ve forgotten 🤦🏼‍♂️

    • @mkcol says:

      Disregard, I’ve found it.

      For those who are wonder it’s LHH1PN

  • Fabien says:

    I booked a Hilton in Italy online with a prepaid link but my card has not been charged yet. The hotel contacted me separately and wants me to pay the balance via a payment gateway named HotelPay, will the offer work if I pay this way?

    • Rob says:

      No, it won’t work.

      • Fabien says:

        I did see in the other comments the below

        Pre-pay rates are processed directly at the hotel on the usual credit card account and so are seen to have been done ‘in hotel’

        Why don’t they just charge the card when we make the online booking via the official website ?

      • Fabien says:

        I did see in the other comments something about pre paid rates triggering the discount

        Why don’t they just charge the card when we make the online booking via the official website ?

  • Fabien says:

    I did see in the other comments something about pre paid rates triggering the discount

    Why don’t they just charge the card when we make the online booking via the official website ?

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