(EXPIRED) Hilton Offer: Get $100 back on $500 in the UK

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This morning, Stephen posted a quick deal for a new Hilton offer on Hilton / Canopy / Curio Collection (See: Hilton, Curio Collection & Canopy Amex Offer: Spend $250, Get $50 / 5K Back (Targeted)). There is an additional offer aimed at Hilton Hotels in the UK. This one is also targeted, but it’s good for $100 back for those with $500+ in paid stays in the UK.

The Deal

  • Targeted Amex Offer: Spend $500+ at Hilton properties in the UK, get $100 back

Key Terms

  • Only valid at Hilton properties in the UK from 6/25/18 to 9/30/18
  • Excludes prepaid rates
  • Excludes gift card purchases
  • See offer for full terms

Quick Thoughts

This is a nice offer if you have travel plans in the UK over the next couple of months. If your stay is coming up in July and you are a holder of a Hilton Honors card from American Express, you can earn triple points (See: Hilton Q2 Double Points Promo; Triple Points In July With Hilton Amex) if you have any of the following cards.

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

FM Mini Review: This card is loaded with valuable perks that are more than worth the card's annual fee if you stay in Hilton resorts at least once per year, and other Hilton properties a few times a year..


Annual Fee: $450

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Earning rate: ⚬ 14X Hilton spend ⚬ 7X US restaurants, flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, select car rental companies ⚬ 3X everywhere else ⚬ Terms & Limitations Apply.

Big spend bonus: Second free weekend night after $60K spend in calendar year

Noteworthy perks: ⚬Annual Weekend Night Reward upon signup and every year upon renewal ⚬ Free Diamond Status ⚬ Priority Pass w/ 2 free guests ⚬ $250 Hilton Resort Credit per membership year ⚬ $250 Airline Incidental Fee Credit per calendar year ⚬ $100 on-property credit w/ Aspire Card package ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Amex Hilton Aspire In-Depth Review

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

FM Mini Review: Easy way to secure Hilton Gold status (which offers free breakfast among other perks). Those who want Diamond status may be better off with the Aspire card.


Annual Fee: $95

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Earning rate: ⚬ 12X Hilton spend ⚬ 6X U.S. restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ⚬ 3X everywhere else

Big spend bonus:
⚬ Free weekend night after $15K spend in calendar year ⚬ Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend ⚬ Terms apply

Noteworthy perks: ⚬Free Gold status. Diamond status w/ $40K spend. ⚬ 10 free Priority Pass lounge visits per calendar year ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.

Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

FM Mini Review: Easy way to secure Hilton Gold status (which offers free breakfast among other perks). Amex business cards do not count towards 5/24 status so will not hurt chances of applying for Chase cards.


Annual Fee: $95

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Earning rate: ⚬ 12X Hilton spend ⚬ 6X on Select Business &Travel Purchases ⚬ 3X everywhere else

Big spend bonus:
Free weekend night after $15K spend in calendar year and another after $60K spend

Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free Gold status. Diamond status w/ $40K spend. ⚬ 10 free Priority Pass lounge visits per calendar year ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.

Hilton Honors American Express Card

FM Mini Review: This card isn't particularly rewarding, but it's good to keep primarily for targeted Amex upgrade offers to the Ascend card.


Annual Fee: $0

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Earning rate: ⚬ 7X Hilton spend ⚬ 5X US restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ⚬ 3X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Gold elite status with $20K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free Silver status; Gold status with $20K spend. ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.


As Stephen notes in that post, Aspire cardholders can earn 54 points per dollar on Hilton stays in the month of July, so you can bank a bunch of points on top of the offer.

It’s worth noting that a reader recently reached out about the results of a similar offer for Hilton hotels in Hawaii. Whereas in most cases, Amex Offers post as an Amex statement credit (and therefore do not affect the points earned from your stay), in her case the Amex Offer posted as a credit from the hotel in Hawaii. This reduced her spend at the hotel and therefore the points she earned from the stay.

To illustrate that more clearly, a Diamond member paying for a $500 stay with the Aspire card in July 2018 can earn 27,000 Hilton points, broken down as follows:

  • 10 base points per dollar (5,000 points)
  • 20 bonus points per dollar (10,000 points)
  • 10 points per dollar for Diamond members (5,000 points)
  • 14 points per dollar for paying with the Aspire (7,000 points)

The first three bullet points are from Hilton Honors based on the $500 you paid at the time of your stay. The last 14x comes from Amex for Hilton spend on the Aspire. In the past, an Amex Offer would not have influenced the 40 points per dollar from Hilton. As far as Hilton was concerned, you’d have spent $500 — the Amex credit was from Amex and therefore didn’t affect your spend at the hotel level.

However, the reader who reached out indicated that the Amex Offer instead came as a credit directly from the hotel and therefore the points for that spend were removed from her Hilton account.

Applied to this Hilton UK offer, that would drop that qualified spend down to $400, therefore earning 21,600 points.

I don’t know for sure that the same will apply, but thought it was worth noting that you may end up earning a few less points than you expect with this offer. Still, a hundred bucks back is enough to make it worth looking to see if rates are competitive at any Hilton properties for your upcoming UK stays.

As always, we have added these offers to our Current Amex offers database, where you can always check to find the lastest offers we’ve discovered on our accounts.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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So I used the similar offer in Hawaii. Seems like the terms and conditions are the same. Stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn and they ended up splitting our room charges (Valet parking) with the actual room charges on my card. My understanding is I should still get credit for the offer but haven’t gotten any indication from Amex that I’ve met the requirements. Does it usually take longer for these things to post? It’s been a month now.

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Do you have to spend $500 in a single stay, or can you have multiple stays during the promo period that add up to $500 in room rates?