‘Cheap’ Hilton Points Are Back (Again!) – Good Deal?

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It’s a day ending in “y”, so naturally there is yet another Hilton Honors Points ‘Flash Sale’ offering a 100% bonus when you buy 10,000 or more points. This particular promotion will run until 19th February, but I’m sure there will be another one shortly after.

Points usually cost 1 US cents each, so this promotion reduces that cost to 0.5 US cents. In sterling terms, you’ll pay about 0.38p per point.

Does this deal make sense?

Since Hilton Honors moved to a dynamic pricing model, it can be tricky to regularly obtain much more than 0.4p in value from your Hilton points. Craig recently took a look at the value of an Honors point and came to the conclusion that they are only worth 0.4 cents (0.33p), although I generally manage to do a bit better than that.

That said, there are still ways to come out ahead by buying points during this promo and spending them right away.  Some of the best 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 (there aren’t too many good ones left)

Earn Cashback

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

You can even do Craig a favour by using his refer-a-friend link for the USA version of Topcashback: https://www.topcashback.com/ref/member413556745309

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

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