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