In early October, Hilton launched an offer to buy Honors points with a 100% bonus combined with an increased limit to some that is about to end. You must purchase by December 31, 2020.
Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points every calendar year before any bonus, although the limit is now doubled for most if not all members (check the purchase page).
You can access Hilton’s web page for buying points here.
Note that you need to buy a minimum of 10,000 points to get a 100% bonus. The account that receives the points must have been open for a minimum of 90 days (without any other activity) or 30 days if there is a stay or other credit.
Here’s the price at 100% bonus:
The cost of a purchased point under this offer is 0.5 cents each.
Hilton award charts:
You can redeem at just 5,000 or 10,000 points per night at more than 100 Hilton Honors affiliated hotels.
Examples of good awards to buy points instead of paying cash:
Zemi Beach House
Five-night stay would cost $3,600 or 380,000 points (you can buy them for $1,900).
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
This is rather a pricey hotel. The cost of a five-night stay would set you back $8,175 or 480,000 points ($2,400 if you buy the points).
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Roughly $4,000 or 356,000 points (you can buy them for $1,780).
The award availability is good at the moment, and reward reservations are usually flexible in case of last-minute cancellations or modifications (always check the cancellation deadline!).
You have to keep in mind that Honors awards include all fees and taxes that sometimes can be an additional 30% on top of the initial rate displayed.
The best use of Hilton Honors points is when the paid rates are through the roof, such as the examples above and lower cat properties that have high paid rates.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
Points purchased do not count towards elite tier qualification. Points.com and Hilton Honors reserve the right to terminate bonus promotions at any time. All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HiltonHonors.com. The 100% Points bonus campaign is available for purchases of 10,000 or more Points made between October 1, 2020, at 12:01am ET and December 31, 2020, at 11:59pm ET. Through December 31, 2020 members may purchase a maximum of 160,000 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 Honors account within 48 hours of the completed transaction. All Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions apply. Hilton HonorsTM membership, earning and redemption of Points are subject to Honors Terms and Conditions, available at HiltonHonors.com/Terms.
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. QST will be charged to Quebec residents. Points purchased are final and not refundable and are applicable towards all Honors Terms and Conditions. Email address is required and will only be used for transaction and marketing communications related to this purchase. Purchased points do not count towards Honors status upgrades.