Buy Hilton Points With a 100% Bonus Through February 19, 2020

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

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.

Buy Hilton Honors points with a 100 percent bonus

Key Terms

  • 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 and Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card receive complimentary gold status, while holders of the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card receive complimentary Diamond status.

Our Take

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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Comments

  • Nice to have a bonus for Hilton points. Would only do this if I need them for a high value redemption right away. Otherwise Hilton points are easy to accumulate by other means.

  • The best deal of Hilton Honors points..

  • I’m hoping this year Hilton will have a points purchase promotion higher than 100%.

  • I have gotten great value from Hilton redemptions but I’d rather earn the point through credit card spend than buying them.

  • Nice opportunity to top off your points for an exquisite stay at a place like Grand Wailea in Maui. Using points with status free night, added extra upgrade, and bonuses,and savings on resort fees
    It’s a win-win!!!

  • Brendan B Patman says:

    This is what the regular, constant price of HH points should be–or a little less! Most redemptions nowadays, including Cash & Points, yield $4–5 per 1000 points. It could be a good deal for a few properties.

  • I think these points can be used easily with planning given Hilton’s large presence.

  • I think buying the points with bonus and then using the points for 30 rewards night is the best deal.

    • Not always. It all comes down to the property you choose. Sometimes you can find a gem – high cash rate, low points redemption rate – but those are rare. Figure out the total cash price then extrapolate. That’ll tell you the best bargain.

      • And don’t brag about a great redemption rate if a room normally goes for $150 but you used points to get that room when it was $680. Don’t misconstrue sticker price as value.

  • ron_vaughn@hotmail.com says:

    How do you find a list of the cat 1 and 2 properties?

  • Buying points for award nights in cities such as Amsterdam or Sydney might not be a good deal.

  • Using all points, rather than points+cash, is typically a much better value, especially at high end resorts that would also add the resort fee when paying any cash. Look to utilize this with a 5th night free and you’re all set!

  • Perfect timing as I need the Hilton points to top up for a stay at the Conrad Maldives

  • I always balked at buying HHonors points…. until I found myself in a situation where I needed about 8000 more for a redemption last year. So, its a very YMMV thing.

  • I often find myself comparing Hilton vs. Marriott. Would be great to see a detailed comparison between the two, especially looking at their credit cards.

  • This is an awesome I heard after a long time for Hilton Honors program.

  • Good start to the year

  • Everyone shoukd take advantage of these 100% bonus deals, some of the higher end resorts make it a very good deal.

  • Before buying new points I would like to spend the points in my portfolio.
    Very hard indeed to find good opportunities for me.

  • I agree that if you’re trying to top off for a vacation I would go for it. They have these a lot and know when I’ll need something it’ll probably be out there. I like Hilton because of how large they are but whew redeeming is interesting.

    I usually redeem for those one nights I get stuck somewhere and don’t want to pay for a nice place to stay.

  • I think it is the right time to book the next trip.

  • Yeah, I am checking Tokyo now

  • Need a long stay for this to be worthwhile for us

  • The 5th night free elite benefit is an invaluable but often overlooked benefit 🙂

  • I’ve seen a few of these posts, and I’m wondering if it’s worth it to purchase points? It seems awfully expensive to purchase points when I thought the idea was to save money on travel expenses by finding work-arounds to earn the points without extraneous spending.

    • I would say never buy points unless you are a few short of a planned redemption where buying a few will just push you over what you need.

      • Yes, I’d say you should go with Darren’s advice. The very few times I have purchased points, it was to get me a short distance of points to a specific redemption that I wanted to do in a certain time frame.

  • Thanks. Just starting to really look at doing deals for points and miles. Always good to know what’s out there.

  • I would have never considered this promo before but since Marriott bonvoyed suddenly this is more appealing.

  • Its very hard with Hilton to get more than 0.5 c worth of value from Hilton points. In most cases, i’ve noticed that this becomes valuable only for high end properties where you do a 5 night booking and get the 5th night free. Then the points may provide better value than the paid cost.

  • It can be a decent promotion at high end properties during peak times. it’s not great to buy them speculatively.

  • A great way to top up those points!

  • There used to be a couple of 10000 point hotels that I stayed at regularly which were good value compared to the cash price. However a couple of years ago the price doubled to 20000 without warning. Before the increase I would have definitely used this offer, but now I would only consider buying points if I had an immediate use for them as a sudden devaluation is always a big risk.

  • It really is a great promotion for those close to using it, otherwise speculation sometimes does not work well.

  • Any good examples of how to use those points?

  • Am usually flush with HIlton points but if not these bonus offers are a way to pick up points + bonus if you have a need.

  • only worth for high end properties where you do a 5 night booking and get the 5th night free

  • Is anyone having trouble buying the points online? I’ve tried at least 10 times with different credit cards and browsers but I keep getting an error. The authorization goes thru on my credit card but then drops off after a few days. I’ve called Hilton, they said to contact their vendor Points.com. I called Points.com and they said to contact Hilton.

  • That’s worth buying only if you are staying in very expensive places. For the regular stays it doesn’t pay out…

  • It is almost never worth it to buy points (or miles) unless a small amount that is missing to redeem an award

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