Hilton Honors made number of announcements back in February (read more here) from new Points & Money awards to pooling of points without any fees.
The Points Pooling was supposed to be introduced earlier but it has finally been enabled now.
You can access Hilton Honors Points Pooling here.
Things to note:
– Minimum transfer is 1,000 points and maximum 500,000
– Each member can send maximum of 500,000 points or receive 2,000,000 every calendar year.
– Maximum of 6 each of member to member or Point Pooling transactions every calendar year.
– New accounts eligible after 30 days if any qualifying transactions or 90 days if no transactions.
Points Pooling can make sense for those that wish to combine points from more than one account to an award reservation or when random family member has an account with some points about to expire.
Seems that Points.com is handling this points pooling on Hilton’s behalf. This is the same company that handles their point sales to the public.
Here are the terms and conditions of Hilton Honors Points Pooling
Hilton Honors Points Pooling and Points Transfer
Hilton Honors Members can transfer Hilton Honors Points to another Hilton Honors Member through Points Pooling or 1-to-1 transfer in increments of 1,000 Points and up to 500,000 Points.
Each Hilton Honors Member is limited to sending no more than five hundred thousand (500,000) Points and receiving two million (2,000,000) Points via Points Pooling or Transfers combined per calendar year.
Each Hilton Honors Member is limited to making six (6) transfers to other member accounts and six (6) Hilton PointsPooling transactions per calendar year. Invitations to join a Points Pool is not considered transactional. Transactions refer to the transfer of Points to another member account either through 1-to-1 account transfers or through Points Pooling. Any points beyond these limits will not be posted to any Member’s account. Limits are at the sole discretion of Hilton Honors Worldwide L.L.C., subject to change.
A new Hilton Honors Member can pool, transfer, or receive Points 30 days after enrollment providing they have activity on their account. After 90 days of a new Member is eligible to pool, transfer, or receive Points regardless of their account activity.