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Get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points!

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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!

For Canadians, it’s tough to get Hilton Honors points. Indeed, the only way with credit cards is to transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors, with a 1:1 conversion ratio.

For example, you can convert 30,000 Membership Rewards points into 30,000 Hilton Honors points.

Besides that, there are three solutions:

If we do not recommend purchasing points during a regular period, it may be worthwhile during a promotional offer like now.

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):

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No foreign transaction fee

The transaction is in U.S. dollars. We recommend using a credit card that does not charge a foreign transaction fee such as:

You will save 2.5% on this foreign currency transaction!

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

Hilton Honors sweet spots

Hilton Honors does not have an award chart by category like Marriott Bonvoy. Points needed are adjusted to the cash rate.

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).

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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.

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Paying for your 5-night stay would cost US$2,065.51 (including US$175 resort fees).

hilton orlando stay —- cash

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!

hilton orlando stay —- 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$.

US$1,000 savings

Here, in this specific case, you would save close to US$1,070 for your 5-night stay after buying points!

Malaysia

There are several hotels in Malaysia available for only 10,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

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Examples include these hotels, available for as low as 10,000 Hilton Honors points per night:

As part of the promotion to buy points at 0.5 cents/point, it’s like paying 50 US$ for one night!

Poland

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.

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Egypt

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:

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Compared to the public rate, these 5,000 Hilton Honors points save you around US$76. It’s worthwhile after buying those same 5,000 points for only 25 US$!

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Or the Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort, still for 5,000 points instead of $95!

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Conclusion

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

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