Receive 100% Bonus on Hilton Honors Points Purchases Through May 3, 2017

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

Hilton has launched a promotion where you can receive a 100% bonus on purchased Hilton Honors points through May 3, 2017.

The offer is relatively straightforward with few terms and conditions:

  • Valid through May 3, 2017
  • Minimum purchase of 5,000 points to receive the 100% bonus
  • Maximum purchase per year 80,000 points

Purchase 5000 Hilton Honors Points For 100 Bonus

Regarding costs, buying the maximum amount of points will yield a total of 160,000 points, which works out to 0.5 cents per point.

Purchase 5000 Hilton Honors Points For 100 Bonus Cost

Maximizing Value from The Offer

If you have some stays planned, you can take advantage of the offer to save yourself quite a bit of cash. Even with purchasing points, the cost for a night will generally work out cheaper at high-end Hilton properties using points rather than paying cash.

You can get more value if you have status with Hilton since Silver, Gold, and Diamond members receive the 5th-night free perk. At a high-end Hilton property, this can lead to substantial savings. If you do not have status with Hilton, you could consider signing up for one of the Hilton co-branded credit cards from either Citibank or American Express which come with either complimentary Silver or Gold status within the Honors program. Cards to consider include:

Summary

Buying points or miles speculatively is generally not recommended; it is always better to hold cash. However, with a generous 100% bonus, you should consider taking advantage of this offer, particularly if you have some stays planned at Hilton Hotels in the next year or so, then you can enjoy some great savings with this timely promotion.

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Comments

  • Binita Patel says:

    Thanks for the info – might have to look into it for some upcoming stays!

  • Prashant Gangwal says:

    Great deal if you need points to top off for a Hilton stay!

  • When you say 0.05 cents are you meaning 5 cents or half a cent or 5/100th of one cent?

  • dawoodman1 says:

    I’m trying to comprehend why Hilton offers so many points sales with bonuses. Especially considering the recent (mostly consumer positive) changes to the Honors program, you’d think that Hilton would be more stingy with their points now. The only thing that I can think of is that in the loyalty competition between SPG/Marriott, IHG, Hyatt, and Hilton, Hilton is taking the route of making points SOOOO available that you’ll stay with them more, buy points, etc. because the reward nights will seem easier to achieve/closer in hand. Thoughts?

  • This is almost breakeven for Hilton points.

  • What is the value of one Hilton Honors point?

  • anyone else buying points under this offer? 800 USD for 2-3 rooms (average redemption rate for places looking to go) seems too high compared to cash price.

  • Yes, I would only purchase points if there are specific stays ahead of time, where purchasing the points comes out ahead of paying for the hotel night outright.

  • I guess good deal only if you need a top-up.

  • This deal may work for me. Will this be considered a travel purchase on my credit card like when staying at a Hilton?

  • I’m not sure this would work out cheaper to buy points to stay at high end Hilton properties. Example I used Grand wailea 130k per nt or $450 per nt. so $800 for 160k pts does not seem worth it to me.

    • Exactly, one always needs to do the math to see if purchasing points will actually result in a discount on the ACV of the room one wants to book. In your example, obviously it is not.

  • Totally worth it to top-off.

  • Definitely going to depend on the redemption rate for the specific hotel and date wanted. Point redemption amount doesnt change but the cash price can differ a lot. I’m sure there will be some worth using the points and some won’t be. don’t forget to factor in that free nights using points don’t earn points but paying cash does.

  • no bargains here

  • I would never buy Hilton points. They are not that valuable and can easily be obtained without buying them.

  • What is the best strategy right now – accumulate those HH points for future use or use them immediately?

    • The best strategy as a general rule (there are always exceptions) is earn and burn. We can’t predict the future but history has shown us that the value of points and miles within any specific program decreases over time — and these things don’t earn interest.

  • It’s great that the bonus starts at only 5k. Good for top ups I’d say!

  • We will see more and more of these bonuses, since Honors points are basically worth no more than 0.5 cents.

  • ADAM PARSONS says:

    Another great bonus point offer for purchasing. Consider the cash cost of some of the high end Hilton rooms, you can save lots of money.

  • I think that if I was close to an award and stay then it would be worth it. Otherwise, I don’t think I’ll take advantage of this. I love these things when I need to keep my points going in a short amount of time and can’t wait for another way.

  • Great offer! I will take advantage of it.

  • There are some good deals especially at the bottom levels: category 1 and category 2.

  • Great offer. need to top off my balance.

  • no great deal, as I normally transfer to airline miles

  • I have taken advantage of this offer in each of the last two years, but this time I think I will give it a miss. I think the recent changes have removed a lot of value and the removal of categories will make it very easy to devalue further very quickly.

  • Excellent point about low vs high properties. Next trip is out to Wyoming where prices are very low.

  • They run these deals so often throughout the year that I’ll give it a pass

  • Not gonna lie, sounds interesting. You can’t you book suites or anything fancier like that with points though right?

  • I fly from the Lower 48 to Juneau, AK a lot to see family and always overnight in Seattle at the airport DoubleTree. It’s a Hilton property I really like so topping off my Hilton acct w/this offer is very appealing.

  • amzsinger@gmail.com says:

    I’ve never felt “buying” points was worth it. I’m still not sold on this idea.

  • amzsinger@gmail.com says:

    Great offer! Just got the benefit of this bonus!

  • I’ve heard there is a Points-Pooling now – how is that done?

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