100% Bonus on Hilton Honors Points – Good Deal?

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Hilton Honors is once again offering a 100% bonus when you purchase Honors Points.

The 100% bonus is available until 20th September 2018 (or until 3,500 packages are bought – whichever is first).

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 100%  bonus means that you would effectively be 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 (or ‘resort fees’) 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, so I wouldn’t really be in a rush to buy unless you have a short term use.


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. Timing and order of purchases will be determined by Hilton Honors in its sole discretion. The 100% Points bonus promotion on 3,500 packages of 40,000 points is available for purchases made between September 12, 2018, at 12:01am ET and September 20, 2018, at 11:59pm ET or when all 3,500 packages sell out – whichever is first. Members may purchase a maximum of 2 (two) 40,000 Points packages during this promotion outside the 80,000 maximum points purchase limit 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.


    • Craig Sowerby says

      Well. The devaluation has already happened, in the sense that many hotels now work on the basis of dynamic pricing of award nights.

      You are unlikely to lose out badly by buying points at this price (apart from missing promos such as the 2,500 LH miles per paid stay), but at the same time there are very few sweetspots left for getting substantially more value out of Honors points.

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