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Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (7th June 2018) is the last day to take advantage of the current Hilton 100% bonus points sale
You need to buy 5,000+ Hilton Honors Points to trigger the bonus (so 10,000 in total) and can buy up to a maximum of 80,000 Points per year (not including the bonus 80,000!).
Don’t forget that Hilton Honors now allows you to share Points freely and easily, so the annual purchase limits aren’t really too draconian.
Hilton Honors offers a variation on this deal quite frequently, so unless you think you’ll need the Points soon, I wouldn’t be in a rush to stock up in a big way. That said, I do always find it useful to have at least a small stash of different hotel points handy for the sort of unexpected last-minute bookings that life can throw up, so if I didn’t already have a decent balance I’d be a buyer.
The 100% bonus means that you would effectively be buying Hilton Points at a rate of ~0.37p (0.5 cents) per Point, which is a little under what I value them at. You would struggle to lose money buying at that price and with a specific redemption in mind could get good value here. Examples include:
- Category 1 and Category 2 stays for ~£18.50 and ~£37 per night
- A few very expensive high Category hotels, like the Conrad Maldives
- ‘5th night free’ redemptions for Silver, Gold and Diamond members
If you find a low Category hotel that you want to stay 5 nights at, you could potentially book it from as little as £14.80 per night, by combining the Points bonus with a 5th night free redemption. If you don’t have elite status with HIlton yet, they offer a very good status match option.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that Points bookings are flexible, 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).
We recently covered a ‘real life’ example of how buying Hilton Points could knock nearly 75% off your hotel bill, so it’s certainly worth crunching the numbers if you’ve got a stay coming up.
As always, 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 so there’s no real need to stockpile.
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 with a minimum 5,000 Points purchase is available for purchases made between April 20, 2018, at 12:01am ET and June 7, 2018, 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 are subject to Hilton HonorsTM Terms and Conditions, available at HiltonHonors.com/terms.
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. 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.