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Hilton has announced its first promotion of the year, offering a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points through February 19, 2020. Taking advantage of this promo, you can purchase a maximum of 80,000 points and receive a further 80,000 points as a bonus for a total of 160,000 Hilton Honors points.
- The promotion is valid for purchases through February 19, 2020, at 11:59 pm ET.
- Receive a 100% bonus when you purchase Hilton Honors points.
- To be eligible for the bonus, you must buy a minimum of 10,000 points.
- You can purchase a maximum of 80,000 Hilton Points per year.
- Allow up to 24 hours for the bonus points to post to your account.
If you take full advantage of the promotion and purchase the maximum 80,000 points, you will end up with 160,000 points at a cost of $800. This prices out at half a cent per point, the lowest price you can achieve when purchasing Hilton Honors points.
Is it Worth It?
Award nights at Hilton Properties can cost a lot of points when compared with other programs, especially at the premium end of the award chart (or lack thereof). Having said that, 160,000 points is enough for 2 to 4 nights at higher tier Hilton properties, or you can leverage your Hilton points for 30+ nights at category 1-2 properties.
One thing to remember is that if you hold Elite status with Hilton, you can use the 5th-night free benefit to extract even more value from your points. Acquiring Hilton status is relatively easy as there are plenty of travel rewards cards offering Hilton elite status as a benefit. Both The Platinum Card® from American Express (Terms Apply) and Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card (Terms Apply) receive complimentary gold status, while holders of the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card receive complimentary Diamond status.
If you are looking for an easy way to boost your Hilton points balance, you can currently pick up Hilton Honors points for as little as 0.5¢ each. However, we don't recommend purchasing points speculatively. If you don't have firm travel plans on the horizon that will allow you to leverage purchased points for a higher value, you are better off keeping your cash in hand and your options open.
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