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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 (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 (39)

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  • Andrew J says:

    Cue lists of what cards people have the offer on and which they don’t.

  • patrick says:

    Thank you this, very useful as I have a few stays looming. I still get the error message when trying to buy points though, no matter which device I use.

  • AceWoking says:

    Cue lists of what other offers people currently have with their AMEX cards, including the £10 off a cumulative £100 spend across scores of stores on Regent St and St James

  • MikeL says:

    Only offered 80%, not worth it imo. My £50 Hilton offer has been on the system for at least 10 days.

  • dominic says:

    I’m staying at a Hilton right now but I couldn’t pay in gbp so I won’t qualify for the offer even if I use my Amex?

    • Andrew J says:

      No you’ll be fine – that’s just standard offer wording about GBP – you can pay in local currency and the offer will trigger if the hotel is on the list.

    • Rob says:

      Amex does not allow non-UK businesses to charge in £. It is banned. No idea why Amex keeps that line in.

  • GloryToTheHeroes says:

    Perhaps in response to complaints about postcode order not being ideal for London addresses, some genius has decided to order the list of participating locations by street, but not by city.

  • dominic says:

    Thanks but I didn’t bring my card as I didn’t think I’d use it. If I use Apple Pay will it fail due to using an “aggregator”?

    • Rob says:

      Apple Pay is ok usually. It’s PayPal etc that won’t work.

    • Graham Walsh says:

      I’ve had Apple Pay fail at Hilton before. I gave them CC number and they did a manual entry on the machine and got the Hilton offer still.

      Shame this offer is in store. I need book a stay for the end of June. Be easier if I could prepay. Guess I’ll just reserve now.

      • John says:

        Call hotel and ask them to charge now

      • Martin says:

        If this is “in-store” does it therefore exclude pre-pay rates and offers? Or are the T&Cs just badly worded on the Amex site?

        • Rob says:

          Badly worded.

          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’.

          • Tariq says:

            Indeed, did a few prepaid bookings in the app last night, and received emails from Amex to confirm offer had triggered

          • 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?

  • Matthew says:

    Good luck getting statement credits to post. I have two from 3 weeks ago still not posted…

    • Graham Walsh says:

      I’m chasing one too. Even had the email within minutes of purchase.

    • Andrew J says:

      And referral bonuses seem to be slow at the moment too.

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