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Until 3rd May 2017, Hilton Honors is offering a 100% Hilton Points bonus when purchasing 5,000+ Points.
My account allows me to buy up to 80,000 Points (+ 80,000 bonus Points) per year, but others seem to have a higher maximum.
Hilton Honors offers a variation on this deal quite frequently, so unless you need the Points soon, I wouldn’t be in a rush.
The 100% bonus means that you would effectively be buying Hilton Points at a rate of ~0.4p (0.5 cents) per Point, which is pretty much spot on what I value them at, making speculative purchases unattractive. With a specific redemption in mind though, you can still get good value here. Examples include:
- Category 1 and Category 2 stays for ~£20 and ~£40 per night
- A few very expensive high Category hotels, like the Conrad Maldives
- Properties that charge expensive resort fees on cash bookings
It’s also worth bearing in mind that Points bookings are flexible and that there isn’t any additional tax to pay, so you need to compare like with like when calculating whether buying and redeeming Points is better value than paying cash (also factor in the Points you would earn from a cash stay though). Silver, Gold and Diamond members receive the 5th night free when using Points, which can also impact the value you get.
As ever, whether the Hilton Points bonus is worth taking advantage of depends entirely on your circumstances. It’s about as good an offer as we ever see from Hilton, but it pops up regularly and is available this time until 3rd May, so there’s no rush.
Points purchased do not count towards elite tier qualification. Points.com and Hilton Honors reserve the right to terminate bonus promotions at any time. All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HiltonHonors.com. The 100% Points bonus campaign is available for purchases made between March 16, 2017, at 12:01am ET and May 3, 2017, at 11:59pm ET. Members may purchase a maximum of 80,000 points per calendar year. All purchases are non-refundable. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Points will be posted to the recipients Hilton Honors account within 24 hours of the completed transaction. All Hilton Honors program Terms and Conditions apply. Hilton HonorsTM membership, earning of Points and MilesTM and redemption of Points are subject to Honors Terms and Conditions.
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Points purchased are final and not refundable and are applicable towards all Honors Terms and Conditions. Email address is required and will only be used for transaction and marketing communications related to this purchase. Purchased points do not count towards Honors status upgrades.