Another Chance To Stock Up On Cheap Hilton Points – Good Deal?

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Once again it’s a day ending in “y”, so 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 15th July 2020, 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 0.4p 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:

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


    • Joe Deeney says

      Generally a fair point, although I do still like to always have a good range of different points available. For example, I’ve got about 100k hilton at the moment and am not really looking to add to that for now, but I think I’ve only got 20k-30k Marriott Points and could potentially be tempted to buy more if the price was right.

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