I am never a big fan of buying hotel or airline loyalty points. I think the nerd in me sees it as cheating , but it's also rarely particularly good value even when big bonuses are offered. However, as I hope I have duly highlighted in this blog post, if you plan to stay at a lower end (Category 1 or 2) Hilton, you could save yourself a small fortune by buying the points in the current 80% bonus sale. And if anyone's ever stayed at the sole Hilton Category 1 hotel in the UK, I'd be very interested to know what it's like. If my experience of Hamptons is anything to go by, I'd imagine it was really quite good.