(OFFER EXTENDED) 7 More Days To Buy Discounted Hilton Points – Good Deal?

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The current Hilton Honors Points ‘Flash Sale’ offering a 100% bonus when you buy 10,000 or more points was due to end today (27th May 2020) – but has now been extended until 3rd June 2020.

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 0.4p 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.  Some of the best ways to obtain outsized value from your Hilton Points (when travel finally returns) 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)

To be honest, given the state of global travel at the moment and how frequently this offer crops up, I’m not personally tempted to stock up at the moment.

Earn Cashback

If you do want to make a purchase, 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…


    • Craig Sowerby says

      If I recall, Hilton sold billions of points to American Express recently and surely promised to behave themselves.

      So I wouldn’t expect a lower price any time soon, except perhaps for one-offs like Black Friday or Daily Getaways.

    • Joe Deeney says

      Tricky one. As Craig says, Amex would presumably be a bit upset if they started generally selling them a lot cheaper directly, but it’s entirely possible that there might be some exception clauses for specific time-limited or amount-limited sales. The one thing you can be pretty sure of though is that there will be a similar offer within the next 3 months, so it really depends on when you need the points by.

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