Hilton HHonors launched their richest buy buy points offering 100% bonus last week that is valid for purchases made between April 21 – June 3, 2016, and open for all members.
All members can buy up to 80,000 Hilton HHonors points yearly that are doubled to 160,000 under this promotion. Some members have had their purchase limit doubled for the duration of this campaign to 160,000 points that would come to 320,000 with the bonus. The price of a purchased point is 0.5 cents each.
You can access this offer on Hilton’s website here and see if you had your yearly purchased limit double for the duration of this sale.
Here’s the information from the post I made last week:
Here’s the price display:
Does it make sense to purchase Hilton HHonors points?
As is the case with all points purchases, the answer is yes and now. There are advantages when using points such as the fifth night free and no minimum stay requirements for Diamonds (sometimes hotel may have 3 day minimum around the holiday).
You can sometimes save a lot when doing Cash + Points reservation.
Here are some cases that are good use for Hilton HHonors points:
New York On New Years Eve
This is an examples where minimum stay required has been waived for a Diamond account. The hotels that only show the price using points are those that would require you to book a multiple night stays. The DoubleTree Times Square is very expensive at this time of the year and is very good use of points.
Waldorf-Astoria Palm Jumeirah Cash + Points
I have used Cash + Points at this property previously and it tends to offer the best value. The price is $329++ per night, 60,000 points or 24,000 points + 367 AED.
The best value is the Cash + Points even when you purchase the points: 24,000 points is $120 and the 367 AED is $99.91 + you only have tp pay the ++ (tax and service charge) on the cash portion and not on the full amount.
There are number of properties in Egypt that offer very good value. The Ramses Hilton in Cairo is just $50 per night if you purchase the points required per night. There are number of resorts on Egypt that are 5,000 points per night, although many of those are very cheap using paid rates too.
It is interesting that Hilton HHonors is here testing doubling the number of points that some members can buy. Buying 320,000 points would allow higher end award redemptions using the fifth night free option bringing the average nightly cost down.
Buying Hilton HHonors points when they offer 100% bonus makes sense if you use them during high occupancy periods during which the prices are throughout the roof. Cash + Points also allows you to save quite a bit at specific properties.
This is the cheapest price that Hilton HHonors sells points once or twice a year. There are occasionally targeted offers with the same bonus.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Points purchased do not count towards elite tier qualification. Points.com and Hilton HHonors reserve the right to terminate bonus promotions at any time. All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HHonors.com.The 100% bonus Points purchase is available for purchases made between April 21, 2016, at 12:01am ET and June 3, 2016, at 11:59pm ET. Members may purchase a maximum of 80,000 points per calendar year. All purchases are non-refundable. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Points will be posted to the recipients Hilton HHonors account within 24 hours of the completed transaction. All Hilton HHonors program Terms and Conditions apply.Hilton HHonorsTM membership, earning of Points and MilesTM and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.