Hilton Honors has rolled out its ‘Tickets with Points’ feature in the UK.
This allows you to use your Hilton Honors points to purchase tickets to sporting events, concerts, comedy shows and theatre productions from Ticketmaster.
You don’t need to have enough Hilton points to pay for your entire ticket. You can use as few as 5 Hilton Honors points which makes this a good way of using up a small Hilton balance if you have one.
The big question, of course, is what value do you get? The answer is ‘not great’. 500 Hilton Honors points gets you $1 equivalent off your purchase so 0.2 cents per point.
This compares very badly with our valuation of Hilton Honors points of 0.33p (0.4c) per point. You should also be able to beat our valuation if you’re smart or selective about when you redeem.
If you’re interested, you can get started by linking your Hilton and ticketmaster.co.uk accounts here.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (February 2023)
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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
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:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)