80% Bonus on Hilton Honors Points Purchases Through December 29, 2017

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This Hilton Points Purchase promotion has ended, however, you can still purchase Hilton points.

Hilton Honors has announced a promotion offering 80% bonus on points purchases through December 29, 2017. One thing to note with this latest promotion is that it is targeted and there may be some variation depending on your account. You’ll have to log into your account to determine exactly which bonus is offered.

Key Terms of Our Offer

  • Promotion valid through December 29, 2017
  • Purchase a minimum of 10,000 points to earn a 60% bonus
  • Purchase a minimum of 20,000 points to earn an 80% bonus
  • You can purchase a maximum of 80,000 points excluding the bonus per year

Is It Worth It?

If you buy the maximum number of points, 80,000, you will earn 144,000 points with the 80% bonus for a cost of $800, which works out at 0.55 cents apiece. Since Hilton moved to a dynamic award pricing model, you will have to compare the dollar price to the points needed for a stay. Category 9 properties can cost up to 80,000 points a night. At the current price of 0.55 cents that is $444 per night.

If for example, you wanted to book a room at the Waldorf Astoria Park City in June, this would set you back $350, which would be terrible value.

Waldorf Astoria Park City Rate Comparison

On the other hand, if you wanted to get some skiing done in January, that same hotel would set you back $779, which compared to $444 is nice savings.

Waldorf Astoria Park City Rate Comparison Winter

Whether the promo is worth it or not depends on what exactly you are planning on doing with the points and when. Considering their price, it is not worth purchasing Hilton points with an 80% bonus speculatively.


Maximizing The Offer

Hilton points purchases are processed by points.com, which eliminates any special category bonuses from most credit cards. To maximize your earnings, you would be better off using a card that is optimized for everyday earnings.

Our Take

Hilton typically offers bonuses ranging from 50% to 100%; if you have a specific use in mind which offers an excellent value, then this promo makes sense. On the other hand, you are probably better off waiting for a 100% bonus, especially if you have some flexibility and several other options in play.

Source:  One Mile At A Time

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