Until September 20, 2020, you can get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points! Is that interesting? Yes and no!
Get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points!
100% more points when buying Hilton Honors points
For a limited time, you could get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points.
The maximum number of points may be different depending on each Hilton Honors account. Some, like us, have had a limit of 160,000 points while for others, it is only 80,000 points.
In our case, we can get a maximum of 160,000 points (including 80,000 bonus points) for US$800 or $0.005 per point.
To get this rate, you must buy at least 10,000 Hilton Honors points (in our case):
Ordinarily, buying Hilton Honors points costs US$0.01/point (CA$0.013): the saving you get with this bonus is substantial at 0.005 US$ (0.0066CA$)
Is it worthwhile to buy Hilton Honors points?
The answer to this question is yes and no:
- If you don’t have any travel plans – or if these are not in the sweet spots area we will see later: do not buy points
- If you have a well-defined travel plan with Hilton hotels in mind, yes, it’s worthwhile to buy Hilton Honors points!
Hilton Honors sweet spots
However, there are so-called“geographical sweet spots.” And don’t forget: if you get four nights with points, the fifth is complimentary(for Hilton Honors members with Silver or higher status).
Orlando - Disney World
When you redeem Hilton Honors points, you don’t have to pay resort fees at most of the group’s hotels!
So this is an attractive option for some destinations including Orlando!
Here is, for example, the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs Area, for five nights during the holiday season.
Paying for your 5-night stay would cost US$2,065.51 (including US$175 resort fees).
Whereas redeeming points, it costs 50,000 points per night or 200,000 points (with the fifth night free). And there is no other charge when you use points!
As part of the promotion of buying points at 0.5 cents/point, if you want to get 200,000 points, you have to buy 100,000 points for 1,000 US$.
There are several hotels in Malaysia available for only 10,000 Hilton Honors points per night.
Examples include these hotels, available for as low as 10,000 Hilton Honors points per night:
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North
- Hilton Petaling Jaya
- DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang
- Hilton Kuching
As part of the promotion to buy points at 0.5 cents/point, it’s like paying 50 US$ for one night!
In Eastern Europe, you could get a great value for your Hilton Honors points! Here are some hotels available between 10,000 and 20,000 Hilton Honors points per night in Poland.
In Egypt, you can make a good deal using Hilton Honors points. There are hotels available for as low as 5, 000 points a night, like the Hilton Hurghada Resort:
Compared to the public rate, these 5,000 Hilton Honors points save you around US$76. It’s worthwhile after buying those same 5,000 points for only 25 US$!
Or the Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort, still for 5,000 points instead of $95!
Buying Hilton Honors points can, therefore, be interesting for some, whether for a specific travel goal and/or to complete a points balance to get a free night.
But if you are not in one of these situations, we do not recommend buying points. It will be more profitable to apply for:
Cover photo: Conrad Maldives – Credit: hilton.com