We’ve mentioned in the past that credit card rewards schemes in the UK are generally very poor compared to the deals on offer in the USA.
That’s why – when you see a UK credit card with a decent sign-up bonus – it’s imperative to take advantage of it.
Today we look the Hilton HHonors Platinum Visa card from Barclaycard.
Let’s get straight to the point – what’s the signup bonus on offer?
Simply spend £750 in the first 90 days of having the card and you’ll receive a free night at ANY Hilton hotel worldwide. The free night covers the entire Hilton group – so that includes hotels such as Conrad or Waldorf-Astoria properties.  That free night could be worth over £250+ – so it’s certainly worth pursuing.
It’s an easy process to take advantage of.
First – sign up to the Hilton HHonors loyalty program here. You’ll receive a membership number instantly.
Then apply for the credit card quoting your HHonors membership number.
Once you receive the card – spend the £750 within 90 days and you’ll qualify for the free night. An e-certificate will be sent to your email address. However it can take up to six weeks for the e-certificate to be sent out.
You’ll then need to call the service centre to book your free room.
Another perk of the card is that you’ll receive Hilton Silver Elite Status for as long as you have the card. This gets you complimentary access to fitness centres and health clubs and late checkout when available.
You’ll also receive two Hilton HHonors points per £1 spent or three points per £1 spent at Hilton properties. However given that a night in a top London or NYC Hilton hotel would cost around 80,000 points – this could take a while to achieve.
But given that the card has no annual fee and the spending requirements are not huge, it’s definitely worth signing up for the card simply for the sign-up bonus.
For more information – check out the Barclaycard website here.Second photo courtesy of Trip Advisor

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