50% Discount on Hilton Honors Points – Good Deal?

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Hilton Honors is once again offering a 50% discount when you purchase 5,000+ Honors Points.

The 50% discount is available until 15th August 2018.

Good deal?

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 50% discount means that you would be effectively buying Hilton Points at a rate of ~0.38p (0.5 cents) per Point, which is a tiny bit under what I value them at.  You’d 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 ~£19 and ~£38 per night
  • A few very expensive high Category hotels, like the Conrad Maldives
  • ‘5th night free’ redemptions for Silver, Gold and Diamond members

It’s also worth bearing in mind that Points bookings are flexible and that there aren’t any additional taxes 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).

Bottom line

As ever, whether the Hilton Points bonus is worth taking advantage of depends entirely on your circumstances. It’s as good an offer as we ever see from Hilton, but it pops up regularly and is available this time until 15th August, so there’s certainly no rush.

Terms

Points purchased do not count towards elite tier qualification. Points.com and Hilton Honors reserve the right to terminate discount promotions at any time. All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HiltonHonors.com. The 50% Points discount with a minimum 5,000 Points purchase campaign is available for purchases made between July 4, 2018, at 12:01am ET and August 15, 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 and redemption of Points are subject to Honors 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.

Comments

  1. Tilly71 says

    If your looking to use HH points to stay at the Conrad Maldives, AA shopping portal is offering 1500 AA bonus Miles for a £12 Economist sub, my points credited in 2 x days and using against the EY 1st Apartment to MLE.

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