Hilton Honors 100% Bonus Promo is Back

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Hilton Honors is once again offering a 100% bonus when you buy points. The promotion will run from 9 April until 28 May, 2019.

Since points usually cost 1 US cents each, this promotion reduces that cost to 0.5 US cents.  In sterling terms, that works out to roughly 0.38p each. You do need to make a minimum purchase – my account requires a 5,000 point minimum purchase (pre-bonus) but your account may see a slightly different minimum amount.

At the moment, you are still capped at buying 80,000 points (or 160,000 points post-bonus) per calendar year, although later in the year this restriction is sometimes lifted…

There is no specific landing page for this promotion. You simply should log in to your Hilton Honors account and look for the subheading entitled “Buy, Gift, Pool & Transfer”.

However, don’t forget to re-read this post about how you can earn cashback when buying points from hotel chains such as Hilton.


Does This Deal Make Sense?

Since Hilton Honors moved to a dynamic pricing model, you will struggle to obtain much more than 0.4p in value for your Hilton points. But you will also find it pretty straightforward to spend those points without losing any money.  Some of the ways to obtain outsized value from your Hilton points are:

  • High-end properties such as the Conrad Maldives
  • Peak season at hotels still respecting a cap on standard room reward pricing
  • Fifth night free award bookings for Silver, Gold and Diamond members
  • Hotels costing 5,000, 10,000 or sometimes 20,000 points per night

I happen to be holding a couple of reservations for August in Scotland. A Hampton hotel in Edinburgh wants to charge me £249 per night. I would never pay that (I’d just go elsewhere or travel at a different time of year), but I’m happy to pay 24,000 points per night (£90 by buying the points through this promotion via cashback) for a five-night stay…

Do you ever buy hotel points? Let us know in the comments section…

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