Hilton HHonors launched last last week 80% bonus for buying points that is only valid for 96 hours and ends later today (July 18, 2016).
All members can buy up to 80,000 Hilton HHonors points yearly that are bonused to 144,000 under this promotion. During previous sales some members had their purchase amount doubled to 160,000 before any possible bonuses. Not sure if this is case this time as well.
You can access this offer on Hilton’s website here.
Price under this promotion:
The price of a point is 0.56 cents under this offer.
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.
Hilton HHonors sells points at 100% bonus couple of times a year. If you don’t need points right now, you can score better price by waiting…
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
HHonors Points purchased do not count towards elite tier qualification. Hilton HHonorsTM and Points.com reserve the right to change or terminate the bonus promotion at any time. All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HHonors.com. The HHonors Points 80% Bonus is available on Points purchases made between July 14, 2016, at 12:01am ET and July 18, 2016, at 11:59pm ET. When gifting HHonors Points the HHonors member receiving the Points will receive 80% more Points as a bonus. All purchases are non-refundable. HHonors Members may purchase a maximum of 80,000 HHonors Points per calendar year. 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. Buy transactions are final and non-refundable. 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.