(EXPIRED) Buy Hilton points for 0.5c each

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Hilton is offering a sale on points that won’t make sense for buying speculatively, but I’m actually buying some points this time around because I was making a reservation last night where I’ll be able to get great value for them.

The Deal

  • Buy Hilton Honors points with a 100% bonus (0.5cpp) in the following quantities:
    • 80,000 total points (40K + 40K) = $400
    • 160,000 total points (80K + 80K) = $800
  • Direct link to log in and purchase points (our affiliate link) — or go to Points.com through a shopping portal and save a little more. TopCashBack is offering 2.5% cash back here.

Key Terms

  • All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HiltonHonors.com.
  • The 100% Points bonus promotion on 3,500 packages of 40,000 points is available for purchases made between September 12, 2018, at 12:01am ET and September 20, 2018, at 11:59pm ET or when all 3,500 packages sell out – whichever is first.
  • Members may purchase a maximum of 2 (two) 40,000 Points packages during this promotion outside the 80,000 maximum points purchase limit per calendar year.
  • All purchases are non-refundable.
  • Points will be posted to the recipients Hilton Honors account within 24 hours of the completed transaction.
  • See promotion page for full details

Quick Thoughts

Our Reasonable Redemption Value for Hilton points is 0.45 cents each, meaning that you can reasonably expect to get that much value out of them. Though it is possible to get more value out of them with strategic redemption, it wouldn’t be wise to buy points unless you know what you intend to do with them.

In my case, I was making a reservation last night for two rooms (one for me and one for a family member) in a large city for a big event. My family member was prepared to pay a cash rate, but I instead booked on points. As you can see below, cash rates for standard rooms were $329 or $339 — with tax they came to just under $400 per night — or just 40,000 Hilton points.

In other words, the cash rate would have been nearly $800. Paying $400 for the points instead sounded like a much better deal to them.

If you have a redemption like that in mind, this sale might make sense. Note that the sale is on until September 20th or when 3500 packages sell out, whichever happens first. Hilton points come around for this price often enough that you don’t need to rush and buy unless you have a good use in mind.

H/T: View from the Wing

Last updated on September 22nd, 2018

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Hsn

hi there
I Just wanna make sure if hilton resorts are included in moments made bigger promotion because I made a booking at hilton resort phuket, thailand so i could earn 50 points per $
$1 * 10 base points = 10
Gold member earn extra 80% = 8
Promotion 2 * points = 20
Hilton ascend card 12 * $1 = 12
Total 50 points per $
Please correct me if i am wrong.

Steve
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Steve

Best value is booking with points in areas with HIGH taxes and fees. Those are zero, boosting your value well beyond 1/2 cent

Gary70
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Gary70

Am I missing something or this an example of what NOT to do?

Not only you paying for points the same amount as you would for the room itself, but you are missing out on earning of 50 or so points per dollar or 40k points on your stay. Therefore, ultimately paying 1.5 times for room.

AlexL
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AlexL

Option 1:
Buy Hilton Honors points with a 100% bonus (0.5cpp) in the following quantities:
80,000 total points (40K + 40K) = $400
So 2 rooms for $400

Or
Option 2:
$329 with tax= just under $400 per night per room
so 2 rooms for almost $800
If you count the 40k points on the stay, the cost will be $800-$180=$620

I think Nick picked the better option, which is option 1.

bobby carnivale
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bobby carnivale

How is this a deal?

Lynn
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Lynn

Do the Hilton points and bonus post immediately?

R Johnson
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R Johnson

Are there Hilton properties in Honolulu that would make these a good value?

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