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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 Bonvoy Amex however ….

You will receive £50 cashback when you spend £200 on your card with Hilton by 16th December.

£50 American Express and Hilton cashback offer launched

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 are fine as long as they are not already pre-paid. There is no need to rebook anything, unless you do what I did and swap a points stay – which was already 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.

Hilton’s Autumn offer is called ‘Double Your Stay’.  You can register here.  Our full article is here. It runs until 31st December.

It is a two part offer, which is interesting.

£50 American Express and Hilton cashback
Hilton St George’s Park

You will earn double base points on all stays.

You will earn an additional 2,000 bonus Hilton Honors points per stay if you check out on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

We value 2,000 Hilton Honors points at £6.66 so – when you factor in double base points, any elite status bonus and the American Express cashback – this is very attractive for cheap, short midweek stays.

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.

Comments (34)

  • martin says:

    The terms say charged in GBP.
    who does that outside the UK??

    • johnny_c-l says:

      You can ignore it. So long as it converts to £200+ (ex-FX fee I think) it will trigger.

    • John says:

      It means your card has to be in GBP, which it will be. The offer works perfectly fine with the non-UK hotels on the list.

      You do have to pay the Amex 3% forex fee but this can be part of the £200, so with a euro exchange rate of 1.15, a bill of €224 should trigger it.

    • Manya says:

      Most people as it’s better to pay in your native currency than in the local currency as the fx conversion rate offered by the merchant is likely to be horrendous.

      • Andrew J says:

        And that’s not possible for Amex cards anyway, only Visa and Mastercards allow this to be offered by merchants.

      • Blenz101 says:

        This is not correct. You should always pay in the local currency to avoid the merchant setting the FX rate when using Visa / Mastercard.

        • lumma says:

          Exactly. The practice should be banned, especially those EURONET ATMs that tend to be in airports and tourist areas. Had one in Venice quote me £84 to withdraw €80 if I accepted their rate.

          I think some banks still charge an overseas fee even if you accept to pay in pounds too

          • RussellH says:

            Entirely agree. Those ATMs should come with a very clear health warning – like those on fag packets.

  • Katy says:

    Can you prepay and get credit or does it have to be pay on check out?

  • DevonDiamond says:

    I saved it last night but it has disappeared. In any case, while I’ve got 88k of points bookings in the next two months, they are currently pricing up as “Diamond Guarantee” so not worth changing my bookings.

  • Rich says:

    Thanks for this Rob, I have a stay tomorrow in Austria and am paying at check-out. I used my BA Amex to book the room and have a restaurant booking in place to get the £150 Platinum card cash back on it international dining! 😀

  • Nick says:

    Only got the offer on my BA Amex, nothing on Platinum

  • MattB says:

    Looking at a couple of nights in Bath, can get them for just over £200 but not sure which is best, the DT or Hampton? Hampton seems newer and closer to the station so leaning towards that unless anyone can suggest otherwise?

    • Rob says:

      Indigo is best bet if you can do IHG. I think DT was refurbed when rebranded from Hilton but check – was a dump. Hampton is brand new.

      • MattB says:

        The Indigo does look nice but is £100 more in total vs Hampton after accounting for the £50 Amex rebate.

        DT reviews are not great, still looks a dump from some of the recent pics on tripadvisor.

    • Brian says:

      DT is decent, since the refurb. If you’re Diamond, you’re likely to get upgraded to a room overlooking the river, with views of Pulteney Bridge (from the back). Breakfast is ok. Location is good – a short walk to the Abbey. Bath is small and walkable anyway, so there’s no real difference in the location, I’d have thought.

      Indigo is okay, though the decor is not to everybody’s taste – those stair carpets!!! Definitely not worth paying a premium for, especially if you have Hilton status and wouldn’t get free brekky at Indigo.

  • MRC60 says:

    Unfortunately the Royal Senses Curio Hotel in Crete, where I am going next week, is not on the list of ‘participating hotels’. I might put the spend needed on one of my amex cards which has the offer, to see if it triggers as Amex may have used an old list!

  • BajanNation says:

    Would this work for spend in a Hilton restaurant i.e. exclusive spend on food and beverage?

    • NorthernLass says:

      It usually does IF the restaurant and the hotel use the same billing system. If it’s a completely independent restaurant operating in a Hilton building, then no. If you’re staying at the hotel, the safest method is to have any purchases charged to your room.

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