Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.
Ready to book your next Hilton award stay? Despite a recent devaluation affecting Hilton’s top-tier properties, members can now purchase Hilton Honors points for as little as 0.5 cents apiece.
Let’s take a look at all the details of this promotion.
Hilton Honors is out with a new offer that allows members to buy points with up to a 100% bonus, dropping the per-point cost to just 0.5 cents.
For reference, we value Hilton Honors points at 0.5 cents each. Generally speaking, Hilton Honors members can purchase up to 80,000 points per year. With this offer, you’ll be able to buy 160,000 points and receive 160,000 more — bringing up your annual total to 320,000 points.
Here’s some more information you should know about this latest promo:
- Offer valid now through September 18, 2022
- 100% bonus kicks in when purchasing 5,000 points or more
- Purchases are nonrefundable
- Points do not count towards elite status
Is It Worth It?
There are certainly times when purchasing points make sense, especially in situations where cash prices are high. Although Hilton Honors has recently hit its best properties with a no-notice devaluation (looking at you, Conrad Maldives, and Conrad Bora Bora), there are still instances when a promotion like this can be of value.
Hilton Honors doesn’t publish an award chart, but it does feature standard award levels and premium room award levels. For the most part, standard room rewards cap out at 120,000 points. Premium room rewards, meanwhile, have no limit and can frequently cost around 1 million points per night — those are never worth it.
However, when you can find standard award availability, there’s still great value to be had. Here’s a look at the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, where rates for standard award rooms start around 120,000 points per night:
Hilton Honors gives you the fifth night free on award stays, which means a 5-night stay here will run you 480,000 points. You won’t be able to purchase that many points with this sale, but it can get you well on your way — and Hilton Honors points are otherwise easy to earn.
As you can see in the screenshot below, paid rates at this property easily exceed $1,000 per night. Here’s the total cost of a sample stay in cash:
If you were to use Hilton Honors points for this stay, you’d be redeeming them for a value of 1.6 cents per point — more than 3 times the value at which you’d purchase those points.
Other Ways To Earn Hilton Honors Points
The above example is great, but as we mentioned, Hilton Honors puts a cap on the number of points you can purchase each year. Luckily, if you’re dreaming of a luxurious vacation, there are other ways to earn plenty of Hilton Honors points:
- Co-branded Credit Cards: Hilton Honors has a handful of co-branded credit cards offering welcome bonuses of more than 100,000 points.
- Points Pooling: Hilton Honors allows you to pool your points with up to 10 people for free. This means you, your mom, your sister, and a few friends can all max out this bonus and pool your points together for a fabulous vacation.
- Transfer Points: You can transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards at a 1:2 ratio, meaning 1 Amex point becomes 2 Hilton Honors points.
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It doesn’t usually make sense to purchase points without a specific redemption in mind. However, if you can find a good use for these points — and it makes sense to purchase them when you compare that to the cash price of the stay — this promotion is as good as it gets.
Otherwise, you’ll want to rely on co-branded credit cards, transferring points, or your friends and family to bulk up your balance of Hilton Honors points.
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